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Hey California. Guess who’s paying for your neighbor to put “free” solar panels on their roof? That’s right. You. Subsidies and higher utility bills suck money out of your pocket so the guy next door can feel better.
… when it comes to lending standards and the vilification of private financial institutions processing mortgages that were either backed or bought up by government-sponsored enterprises, the Obama admin is firmly in the “do as we say, not as we do” camp…
“This has to work economically,” he said. “You have to come up with the money on the front end.”
It has to work economically before anyone will willingly give you money on the front end.
University of Minnesota engineering researchers in the College of Science and Engineering have recently discovered a new alloy material that converts heat directly into electricity. This revolutionary energy conversion method is in the early stages of development, but it could have wide-sweeping impact on creating environmentally friendly electricity from waste heat sources.
- New technology converts exhaust heat into cooling, electricity (reviews.cnet.com)
- Oil well taps wastewater for renewable energy (news.cnet.com)
- Prototype demonstrates success of advanced new energy technology (scienceblog.com)
molten salt reactors could actually deliver on nuclear power’s long-heralded promise of cheap and limitless energy.
The thorium community recognizes that the continuing disaster at Fukushima, Japan, is the wake-up call for a change in technology going forward, and we believe that it should be TMSR technology.
Washington, D.C.: Third TEA Conference: Theory Into Practice « Energy from Thorium
While previous conferences have focused on the theory of thorium power, and on educating a skeptical or ignorant public on the possibilities of a nuclear power industry based around cheap, safe and abundant thorium, this one was focused more on practice: on solving the actual challenges ahead for building thorium power plants.