The Sussex Energy Group at the University of Sussex thinks the worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels to create energy could be phased out in a decade. The study sets out to be investigating the issue of time in global and national energy transitions by asking: “What does the mainstream academic literature suggest about the […]






Mark Jacobson, a Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering, and his colleague, Mark Delucchi of the University of California, Berkeley, have produced a series of plans, based on huge amounts of data churned through computer models, showing how each state in America could shift from fossil fuel to entirely renewable energy. With such a […]






University of Minnesota (UM) researchers found that vehicles using electricity from renewable energy could reduce the deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent. The study isn’t exactly simple. The findings come from a new life cycle analysis of conventional and alternative vehicles and their air pollution-related public health impacts. From another view the study […]






Hugh Byrd & Steve Matthewman have written an overview of what happens when electrical power goes out. Its not a pretty picture. Blackouts, a total loss of power on the main lines to homes and business are serious problems. For those in the developed world blackouts have, so far been annoyances with mild to moderate […]






Thank You 2012

January 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment

A “You’re Welcome” is due to Jim and NJY for yesterday’s comments, plus an odd sprinkling over the years from others. But factually, the thanks should go to the readers and visitors. This blog is here first to inform and amuse, primarily your humble writer, who gets to peruse the news each day for the […]






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