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  • Understanding The Future Of Solar [View article]
    @Gumby: Concentrated solar thermal /w/ storage and wind power will also power the night time grid:)
    Coal is being phased out all across the USA. China will still add every kind of electrical generation possible for years to come.
    Oct 22 12:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Alternative Energy Stocks To Buy Before 2013 [View article]
    Fossil fuels & nuclear are all fueled by pollution and poison... Solar power is clean, free electricity from the sun. Distributed electrical generation needs little or no grid conection. Long term, solar is the better option. Actually, most renewable energy sources are better than fossil fuels or nuclear.
    Sep 27 09:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China's Solyndra Economy [View article]
    The very significant drop in price for Photovoltaic Panels is great for consumers! Now is a great time to buy PV systems for businesses and homes! Maybe the purchase of a PV system will be a better investment than buying the stock. Think about it, your cost for electricity will be paid for up front, then no increase for at least 25 years, probably a lot longer.
    Utilities should be glad to connect these distributed generation sources to extend the time before grid improvements are needed. Distributed generation reduces demand on the grid. PV produces peak power at nearly the same time that the grid demand is at peak also... Late afternoon in summer is generally peak demand from air conditioning.
    Sep 13 11:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gevo's Biobutanol And The 'Food Versus Fuel' Debate [View article]
    Mikey, I'm in favor of more alcohol fuels. I agree with everything you say in favor of ethanol, except that the EPA has tested ethanol percentages above 15% with no negative results... The additional of ethanol up to and above 85% can improve emmissions and reduce wear in engines. Methanol is what most internal combustion engines can't use for long, because of the solvent properties it has. The solution is a different plastic for fuel lines. An easy and inexpensive fix.
    Sep 10 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme: Expensive Fuel Is Not A Problem For A Profitable Future [View article]
    @yogert909: Well said!
    Sep 5 10:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme: Expensive Fuel Is Not A Problem For A Profitable Future [View article]
    @waditude: Ask your Congressmen to eliminate the subsidies to the petroleum companies if you are so set aginst Goverment money going to corporations.
    In my opinion it is about time to find a different solution than fossil fuels.
    Sep 4 09:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme: Expensive Fuel Is Not A Problem For A Profitable Future [View article]
    Kevin, Would you also look up what the military is spending to get each gallon of fuel to forward bases in Afganistan? The cost is upwards of $400 per gallon to purchase, transport and guard fuel supplies for those bases. The cost in lives is also high. I believe it is one dead American soldier for each 10 convoys. That is way to high a price to pay for any fuel!
    I also agree with you on the value of Solazyme oils. The fuel market is a relatively low price outlet in comparison to cosmetics, etc. Solazyme oils also need no miliary force to protect the source.
    Sep 2 11:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economics Of Syngas-To-Liquids, Part II [View article]
    What are the economics of Gasification to methanol, when the methanol is mixed in gasoline? M10 instead of E10 (10% ethanol-90% gasoline)?
    Couldn't we just skip the Exxon methanol to gasoline step? According to the Open Fuel Standard website, it costs less than $100 to include the ability to burn methanol in today's internal combustion engines if they are manufactured as a flex fuel vehicle. It only involves a coupe of different plastic parts and a software update to the engine control computer.
    Aug 24 01:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy Investing: The Drums Of August, Israel Is Not Bluffing [View article]
    @Dr. Barclay, Thank you for your service to our country.
    Diesel fuel here in Idaho was $3.65 a month ago. Yesterday diesel was $4.25! Good news travels fast!
    Aug 23 10:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A123 Systems (AONE), which yesterday closed at $0.38, receives notice from Nasdaq that it will be delisted from the exchange unless its share price recovers to $1 and stays there for 10 consecutive business days within the next six months. A123's shares have suffered due to its worsening cash position following a battery recall and slow demand. Shares +5.5%[View news story]
    If the oil industry wasn't so richly subsidized by the Federal government, the true cost of oil would be carged for their products. It makes no sense to be using petroleum, when we could be using electricity for energy in every way. AONE's products have many uses. How many times do we need our electrical grid to blackout before we realize that we have an American solution? How many years are we going to spend over a BILLION dollars a day to import crude oil? Electric vehicles cut petroleum use every time they are used!
    We need to vote those millionaires and billionaires out of Congress. They are not doing us any good!
    Aug 23 10:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gevo's Biobutanol And The 'Food Versus Fuel' Debate [View article]
    There's another issue in regard to alcohol fuels. The average internal combustion engine is designed to run on gasoline. The engine's computer control module adjusts the spark timing to match the fuel/air mixture. Alcohol fuels, both ethanol and methanol have a different energy level. This can only be optimized with a flex fuel vehicle. Ford Motor Company (F) invented the modern flex fuel engine. Both Ford and GM manufacture flex fuel vehicles in Brazil. They are for sale in the US too. Unless you have a flex fuel engine you cannot take full advantage of E-85 fuel.
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    Aug 22 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gevo's Biobutanol And The 'Food Versus Fuel' Debate [View article]
    GEVO's biobutanol is not just for fuel... Biofuel is a relatively low value product compared to biobutanol's use as an industrial chemical. Compare the price of diesel fuel to the price of butanol. That's where GEVO will find their profits, not as a fuel replacement.
    Gevo has a deal with Coka-Cola (KO) to use biobutanol to make plastic bottles. This replaces a petrochemical with a sustainable, bio based chemical. Pepsi is also planning to use bio based chemicals for their plastic bottles.
    Regarding your food vs fuel debate... The oil companies started that slanderous BS when they realized their drop in revenue that was coming. The truth is that if corn prices are higher, the farmers in poor countries can sell their crops for more. This increases their economy.
    The real cause of starvation in developing countries is the outrageous price of fuel! Transportation costs hurt the poor the most. If a farmer can't afford to get his crop planted, cultivated or to market because of the cost of fuel, he cannot make a living.That is the smoking gun!
    The rainforest cutting is for the most part to grow biofuel crops to replace the over priced fuel! Again, the petro-terrorists are to blame.
    The world is transitioning away from petroleum and toward a sustainable, renewable world.
    Aug 22 01:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Energy Investing: The Drums Of August, Israel Is Not Bluffing [View article]
    So, We're talking about an escalated 'Oil War'. Energy prices will skyrocket if Isreal attacks Iran. This will affect global supply chains worldwide. Shortages will be the norm. During the 'Great Depression' the shortage most missed was toilet paper. We had better stock up now!
    I enjoyed the link to the 2008 article, 'Food has Similar Inventory Risks'. The author emphasized a food for fuel imbalance, which has not really happened. Food prices rising gives growers in emerging nations a chance to make a profit. It is the never ending oil crunch that hurts the profit margins. If the food produced can be sold locally, the farmer can make a profit. If there are any shipping distances involved, the oil company absorbs the farmer's profit, until the farmer is left with a sore back and a hungry family.
    As far as recommending investments in food... Buy a subscription to 'The Mother Earth News'. Plant a garden, if you have any dirt nearby, or plant in containers in your home. Pole beans and peas can be started now for harvest in the late fall. Canning or dehydrating your own food will give you a buffer against rising food prices. Frozen food must be kept frozen until needed, so you may need a back up generator or enough Photovoltaic solar panels with batteries to run your freezer.
    Winter will soon be upon us in the USA. If your furnace has an electric fan & thermostat, you risk freezing during an electrical outage. Buy a PV solar panel, a couple of batteries & an inverter to plug in your furnace when the electricity is out. If you heat source is the electrical grid, you should invest in an alternative heat source. A flat plate collector to heat air or water can be very cost effective. A wood stove is another option, if you can manage the labor involved with firewood.
    Aug 20 04:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Richmond Fire: Another Reason To Avoid Chevron? [View article]
    None of the oil companies mentioned give a damn about the environment or the people that live near their facilities. They are all about profit for the Uber-Rich. Damn the peasants! To Hell with the environment! Global warming, we are there!
    Aug 12 01:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Stocks Worth Buying: Tesla And Broadcom [View article]
    I also noticed the "defective batteries that were a fire hazard to drivers" phrase... I read the recall anouncements and found no fire hazard mentioned.
    Aone is an inovative company with new products coming out. Electric vehicles and Grid storage solutions are just a start. Battery improvements that Aone has developed, that will make residential, renewable energy storage affordable are coming. In cities that have 'time of use' pricing for utility sourced power, this can save homeowners a significant amount of money.
    Aug 9 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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