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    Hype In Green Land

    Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

    In February 2010 a Silicon Valley company named Bloom Energy touted a new revolutionary product that will change the energy future forever, or something to that degree. They gave a press conference lining up celebrities like Google’s Larry Page, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and high ranking executives from Ebay, […]


    Monday, February 22nd, 2010

    Last weekend my kids tried to count the pieces of litter they spotted while we were driving down 280 from San Francisco to San Jose. They counted at a frantic pace, but had to give up pretty soon: There were way too many pieces of garbage. Back at home they did a quick we web-research […]

    Big Numbers And Tiny Areas

    Friday, February 19th, 2010

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (I did not even know that such an administration exists) the United States as a whole consumed almost 100 Quadrillion Btu energy in 2008. There you have it, 100 Quadrillion Btu!!! All right, small problem here. What does this mean, 100 Quadrillion Btu? I mean this sounds like […]

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