Category Archives: Clean

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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Critical Agreement Possibilities

It seems to me…. “The ability to compromise is not a diplomatic politeness toward a partner but rather taking into account and respecting your partner’s legitimate interests.” ~ Vladimir Putin[1]. It is very difficult to know what priorities President-Elect Trump … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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Solar Conversion

It seems to me… “It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system.” ~ Dan Quayle. Photovoltaics are the best-known method for generating electric power by using solar cells to convert energy from the sun into a flow … Continue reading

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Obama’s Legacy

It seems to me… “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.” ~ Earnest Benn. There definitely are times when, based on their statements and … 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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Nuclear Power

It seems to me… “Nuclear power is not a miracle key for the future.” ~ Tarja Halonen. Nuclear power advocates refuse to acknowledge that substantial problems remain with the technology. Some confusion also results in that considerable nuclear industry support … Continue reading

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