Industrial Scale Wind & Solar Projects: What Works? And What Doesn’t?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1As problems with the large wind and solar projects in East County continue to surface, I suspect there will be a tendency to say Big = Bad. I’ve been doing that myself the last few weeks. I think we need to isolate the problems and deal with them one at a time. The real question with Industrial scale wind & solar projects: What works? And what doesn’t?
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What About Algae Parasite Impact On Scalable Algae Biofuel?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The prospects for an Algal biofuel were beginning to seem unlikely. The tests – in jets, cars and motorcycles – had all been successful.  Algal biofuels have 50% less greenhouse gases than conventional fuels – but their production costs are currently still three or four times higher. They are also only capable of supplying 5% of  the fuel America needsOne of Sapphire Energy’s executives said, these are problems “ … the industry has known about in its infancy and began to address immediately,” but there is one question not being answered. What about algae parasite impact on scalable algae biofuel? Continue reading What About Algae Parasite Impact On Scalable Algae Biofuel?

Washington, February 17: Say No to Climate Change!

The ECOreport looks into the demonstration in Washington, February 17: Say No to Climate Change!

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1President Obama was reputedly playing golf, in Florida, when a crowd estimated to number somewhere between 20,000 and 50,000  gathered under the shadow of the Washington Monument on Sunday. Students, scientists, indigenous community members and many others from more than 30 states (including Hawaii and California) as well as a number of Canadians joined together in the largest climate rally in U.S. history. Continue reading Washington, February 17: Say No to Climate Change!

Keystone Pipeline: 48 Arrested in Washington Demonstration

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Forty-eight environmental, civil rights, and community leaders from across the country were arrested, after blocking a main thoroughfare in front of the White House, yesterday. They demanded that President Obama deny the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and address the climate crisis. Continue reading Keystone Pipeline: 48 Arrested in Washington Demonstration

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