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Solar Batteries

My readers know that I have great optimism for the future of solar power. As the cost of solar cells drops, the challenge is to bridge the gap from sundown to sunrise. A recent article "'Major Discovery' Primed To Unleash Solar Revolution" suggests that "MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: [...]

The Alternative Energy Bandwagon

As I hear more people talk on this topic, I grow more hopeful that the pain we are feeling in our wallets at the gas pump will pave the way toward a better future. In an interview with the former mayor of New York, Ed Koch, I heard him call for a "Manhattan Project" for [...]

Another Cartoon Saturday

With all my discussion about Solar Energy and the rise in Gas prices, here's a timely Mike Keefe cartoon from the Denver Post; Enjoy the weekend! Joe

McCain’s $300 million dollar challenge?

I just caught a story titled "McCain call for $300 million prize for car battery". The prize is offered "for the development of a battery package that has the size, capacity, cost and power to leapfrog the commercially available plug-in hybrids or electric cars." There's a part of this that I think is great, regular [...]

How Dumb are our Congressmen?

Usually, such questions are rhetorical. By I have an answer to this one. They are so stupid that yesterday the Associated Press reported, "Republicans for the second time in a week prevented the Senate from taking up a tax bill providing more than $50 billion in renewable energy credits and tax breaks for families and [...]

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