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Cheap, Abundant Power: CSP

One option for cheap, abundant power is concentrated solar: CSP is an easy, inexpensive, environmentally friendly, and renewable source of energy. It sure beats coal and oil.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–And How it can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman

I finally got around to reading Thomas L. Friedman’s Hot, Flat, and Crowded. Friedman is one of the few columnists that I read on a regular basis and the book is on an interesting subject, so I was expecting to enjoy reading it. I didn’t. While I don’t agree with all his ideas, the main [...]

Green Santa in Fort Wayne

In surprising news, the Fort Wayne National Bank Santa Claus and Reindeer display is going green this year. The 24,717 incandescent bulbs are being replaced with LEDs. This will be a large energy savings. The 10W bulbs are being replaced with brighter 1W LEDs. The new LEDs cost around $2.80 each, and are expected to [...]

Electric airplanes

This is really cool. I thought of doing this myself, but it is too expensive for now. Randall Fishman built an electric ultralight. He is now selling them as the ElectraFlyer. Depending on the battery pack and propeller installed, it can fly for up to two hours. Instead of the short noisy propellers on most [...]