Saturday, October 21, 2006
Nuclear energy power generation a waste
Nuclear plants long overdue at Tech Museum
One more scheme draining away your tax dollars.
Nuclear power is a terrible drain on our public funds under the cloak of **hidden economy funding**. The secretive nature of nuclear allows that, while a powerful lobby protects Nuclear power generating interests. Nuke plants belong in the tech museum.
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Dr. Hermann Scheer is General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE). Recipient of the First World Solar Prize by the 2nd World Conference on Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion in Vienna, 1998. [Awards list too long for here]
Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europa since 1987. President of the European Association for Renewable Energies EUROSOLAR. University studies in Heidelberg and Berlin, PhD at FU Berlin, Dr. h.c. of Technical University Varna, Bulgaria.
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An electrical generation capacity of 16,000 Megawatts has evolved in Germany over the last twelve years as a result of the renewable energy law. New facilities with 3000 Megawatts were realized in 2003 alone. If this initial rate were reproduced over the next 50 years, a total capacity of 166,000 Megawatts would result, equivalent to conventional capacities of 55,000 Megawatts.
Nevertheless it is a very widespread fallacy to think in isolated substitution steps and ignore increasing efficiency potentials. Renewable Energy has unimagined advantages. Short energy chains replace long energy chains from the mines to the final consumer with losses of energy at every step of conversion and transformation. A relatively few highly centralized power plants will be superseded by many decentralized facilities. The need for wide-area infrastructure development declines dramatically.
Four additional reasons speak against the future viability of nuclear power: ==============
- Their enormous water requirements for steam processes and cooling conflicts with intensified water emergencies due to climate change and the water needs of the growing world population.
- The excess heat of nuclear power plants is poorly suited for combined heat and power generation because of the high financial burdens of district heating systems appropriate to central nuclear power blocks.
- The danger of nuclear terrorism, not only by missile attacks on reactors, continues to grow with the intensification of asymmetrical conflicts.
- Full-load operation of capital-intensive nuclear reactors that is indispensable for their profitability can only be guaranteed if governments again regulate the electricity markets and obstruct alternatives. The nuclear economy remains a (concealed) state economy.
Renewable Energy News
This is the powerful lobby [Public Relations site] in Canada:
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Government spoof logo
**A spokesman for the Department of the Interior explained that their ultimate goal is to block all weblogs, not just conservative blogs. He gave two justifications for the policy: that blogs are not work-related, and that blogs are offensive.
Guess the thought to post a simple notice is too simple a solution.
Porn sites = Trojans and key loggers.
Poker sites = Viruses Loggers & Trojans
Severe penalties apply to accounts who expose
this PC station to compromise and/or infection:
You are warned! = *US Dept of Interior*
Some Interior employees complained that only conservative blog sites were being blocked. The news was broken by
Gates of Vienna, a conservative political blog. Gates of Vienna posted an e-mail from an Interior employee that listed 15 conservative sites that were blocked and seven liberal blogs that were not blocked. Quimby said a review of access to 22 blogs on Oct. 13 showed that only five of the 15 conservative sites were blocked while two of the seven liberal sites were blocked.
Either way, all blogs will be blocked as the new Internet filters are fully rolled out, Quimby said.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
US electric car firm launch a winner
Electric sports car maker sells out its first round of cars.
August 15, 2006 11:35 AM PDT
Will people pay $100,000 to plunk down on an electric sports car? Yes, says Tesla Motors.
Tesla, which has created an all-electric sports car, has already booked deposits for its first 100 cars, according to Martin Eberhard, Tesla's CEO. The $100,000 deposits guarantee that the buyers will get the cars, which will come out next year.
"All 100 are gone," he said.
The company unveiled its Tesla Roadster on July 19 in a glitzy event in Santa Monica. At the time, around 37 people had already plunked down deposits. Many early buyers, such as Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Ebay co-founder Jeff Skoll, are investors in Tesla. So far, only a few cars have been fully completed.
The Tesla Roadster goes from zero to sixty in about four seconds, about as fast as a Ferrari. But, unlike a Ferrari, it doesn't make a vrooming noise or smell like gas. It sort of makes an eerie hum, like those cars in the 70s cult classic Death Race 2000.
They are fun to ride in. See the video here.
From the excellent Cnet News ** = TG
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