Category Archives: Electrical

Our Decaying Infrastructure

It seems to me…. “This is our history – from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges – our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our … Continue reading

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Solar Power Development

It seems to me…. “Solar power is going to be absolutely essential to meeting growing energy demands while staving off climate change.” ~ Ramez Naam[1]. The U.S., as well as much of the entire world, is undergoing a sustainable-energy revolution … Continue reading

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Sun Power

It seems to me…. “All energy is ultimately derived for the sun and harvesting it directly through solar power seems to be the best way to transition to renewable energy.” ~ Peter Rive[1]. A growing number of countries are setting … Continue reading

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Solar Energy Advances

It seems to me… “Solar power, wind power, the way forward is to collaborate with nature – it’s the only way we are going to get to the other end of the 21st century.” ~ Bjork. Crescent Dunes in Tonopah, … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Investment

It seems to me… “To be sure, the United States has profound problems, not least our faltering educational and physical infrastructure.”  ~ Eric Liu. President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address presented his vision of how smart government could … Continue reading

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Improve Our Power Grid

It seems to me… “Today, we can see with our own eyes what global warming is doing.  In that context it becomes truly irresponsible, if not immoral, for us not to do something.”  ~ Joe Lieberman. The U.S. must accept … Continue reading

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