• Tags

  • « Previous Entries

    The 2000 Watt Society

    Thursday, September 30th, 2010

    Currently each German uses 6000 Watts of energy around the clock. Researcher provide targets to reduce energy consumption to 2000 Watts around the clock. But this objective cannot be accomplished easily and is not necessary, if and when we switch away from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.

    When Disaster Hits Home

    Thursday, September 16th, 2010

    The San Bruno explosion and fire hit home way too close, and triggered thoughts about risks we are apparently willing to take to just avoid change. Will we wait to switch away from fossil fuels until it is too late?

    Electric Car’s Achilles’ Heel

    Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

    Batteries for electric cars do have a poor energy density compared to gasoline used for conventional cars. However, technological advancements and availability of distributed charging stations might be enough to make this disadvantage manageable for electric cars.

    « Previous Entries