Comments for The Green Optimistic | The Green Optimistic http://www.greenoptimistic.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:18:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-42015 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:18:06 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-42015 wombah0070 i really like your comments, but they would make more sense if you hit “reply” instead of just filling in the comment box. This one, for example, who are you responding to? :)

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by wombah0070http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-42013 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:46:40 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-42013 What rock have you been hiding under? Hydrogen powered fuel cell electric cars are now in very serious production by equally serious car makers! The Mercedes B Class F Cell & the Honda FCX Clarity are both fuel cell cars with their own websites. Toyota, Hyundai & others will have models available by 2015. This has gone way beyond someone with a “project” in their garage!

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by sovran7http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-42009 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:31:01 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-42009 It has already been proven. 
Go to see Mike Strizki @ http://www.hydrogenhouseproject.org and you will see the future.
One of Mike’s many projects includes the Genesis fuel cell vehicle which has won the longest distance in a fuel-cell vehicle.
It doubles the distance of any battery electric car.

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Comment on Tesla Motors Researching Graphene to Boost Energy Storage Capacity by lad2http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/29/tesla-motors-researching-graphene-boost-energy-storage-capacity/#comment-42005 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:24:46 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49058#comment-42005 If the “Better Battery” is mass produced, it will be Tesla that does it.  The other car makers are content with selling their ICE cars and moving into BEVs at as slow a pace as they can.  Yes, even Nissan. 
Why? you ask!……..because their legacy cars are profitable and their only goal, driven by Wall Street, is to make money for their shareholders.

On the other hand, Tesla is potentially the World’s Largest Battery Company, who at this point is developing a BEV market and a grid edge storage market for their future battery business.  They have a different goal.  Musk says he wants to save the human species by cleaning up the Planet.  In the process, I see him building a group of very profitable companies, especially the battery business.  Some say batteries are a multi-trillion dollar business.  

While car companies are sleeping, Elon is reaping!

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Comment on Portable Solar Power and Energy Storage – Off-Road or Off-Grid for just $700 by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/27/portable-solar-power-energy-storage-road-grid-just-700/#comment-42002 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:55:05 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49035#comment-42002 IronEdison well, part of the issue is not worrying about hooking up your entire home to this system. it’s still plenty of energy for minifridge, mobile phones, even laptops. on the other hand, you’d be out of luck trying to hook up an air conditioner, full home theatre system, hair dryer, or electric shower. full-home solar power systems are another matter altogether.

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Comment on Climate Change Risky, But Can We Adapt? by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/27/climate-change-risky-can-adapt/#comment-42001 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:48:58 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49031#comment-42001 DavidNutzuki “… sometimes even in the habitual course of life, the reality of this world disappears all at once, and we feel ourselves in the middle of its interests as we should at a ball, where we did not hear the music; the dancing that we saw there would appear insane.” 1813 –  Anne Louise Germaine de Staël in “De l’Allemagne”

Time to take the cotton balls out of your ears and listen to the music.

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Comment on Portable Solar Power and Energy Storage – Off-Road or Off-Grid for just $700 by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/27/portable-solar-power-energy-storage-road-grid-just-700/#comment-42000 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:45:53 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49035#comment-42000 @Jason Lancaster IronEdison Great points made by all. The main thing I’m thinking about, however, is that it enables reliable off-grid renewable energy. Investing in the proper technology: good solar panels, charge controllers, a good deep cycle battery pack – makes a big difference in making the whole system work.

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Comment on Climate Change Risky, But Can We Adapt? by Benji Jerewhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/27/climate-change-risky-can-adapt/#comment-41999 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:20:18 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49031#comment-41999 “… sometimes even in the habitual course of life, the reality of this world disappears all at once, and we feel ourselves in the middle of its interests as we should at a ball, where we did not hear the music; the dancing that we saw there would appear insane.” 1813 – Anne Louise Germaine de Staël in “De l’Allemagne”

Time to take the cotton balls out of your ears and listen to the music.

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Comment on Climate Change Risky, But Can We Adapt? by DavidNutzukihttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/27/climate-change-risky-can-adapt/#comment-41998 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:39:13 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49031#comment-41998 Ya right! How do you adapt to a GLOBAL CLIMATE CRISIS or as the lab coats call it; “a threat to the planet”?
It’s 32 years of nothing beyond “could be” and “95%” certainty from science so what’s to “believe”? You can’t tell kids science “believes” as much as you remaining eager “believers” do.
Is science also only 95% sure the planet isn’t flat when they say they are only 95% sure CO2 “could” cause a global climate crisis?
Try a word search with any IPCC warning from the last 30 years and you will not find any of these words;
“will be a crisis” or “proven” or “eventual” or “inevitable” or “100%” proven. 
But you will find these words of “certainty”;
“could be” and “possibly” and “likely” and their laughable; “95%” certainty that THE END IS NEAR.
Exaggeration of science by “believers” can’t be denied.

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Comment on Portable Solar Power and Energy Storage – Off-Road or Off-Grid for just $700 by Jason Lancasterhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/27/portable-solar-power-energy-storage-road-grid-just-700/#comment-41996 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:26:44 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49035#comment-41996 IronEdison First, it’s important to distinguish between deep-cycle batteries and standard starter batteries. While the battery chart you posted (which seems to have come from http://www.solarelectricsupply.com/solar-batteries/deka-solar-batteries) is for a deep-cycle battery, people reading might not realize that your recommendation of 30% is more in line with the discharge amount for a starting battery rather than a deep-cycle battery (which are frequently advertised as being rated for discharge at or near 50%).

Second, since I wrote the review about the ArkPak and have interviewed the folks making it, I can tell you that the charger/reconditioner in the unit is world-class. While a battery’s ability to recover from multiple deep discharges is largely determined by design and quality, a good smart charger makes a huge difference. The ArkPak’s charger has 7 modes, can push out as much as 6amps, and is carefully calibrated to help maximize the life of deep-cycle batteries.

Finally, just as your graph shows, daily discharges of 50% would still result in years of service.

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Comment on Undersea Methane Plumes – No Effect on Climate Change, Yet by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/26/undersea-methane-plumes-effect-climate-change-yet/#comment-41995 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:49:54 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49025#comment-41995 @ray from bristol i suppose it is fortunate that undersea methane is oxidizing as it surfaces, but the result of this oxidation is water and carbon dioxide, leading to ocean acidification and a host of other issues. add to this the fact that we have no idea how much is escaping. i wonder, however, is climate change driving methane plumes, or is it the other way around?

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Comment on Undersea Methane Plumes – No Effect on Climate Change, Yet by ray from bristolhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/26/undersea-methane-plumes-effect-climate-change-yet/#comment-41994 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:47:04 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49025#comment-41994 “Does methane trap heat? Yes. But carbon dioxide has caused three times more warming than methane.”  http://clmtr.lt/c/Lpm0Bbk0cMJ

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Comment on Portable Solar Power and Energy Storage – Off-Road or Off-Grid for just $700 by IronEdisonhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/27/portable-solar-power-energy-storage-road-grid-just-700/#comment-41993 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:39:07 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49035#comment-41993 93 Ah at 12 Volts = 1,116 Watts of total energy storage in this system.  
Check out the Vmp and Imp of your panel.  That 100 Watt panel would put out 6 Amps at 17V.  When you convert this to 120 Volts AC power, this is 0.83 Amps of standard electrical power coming from that solar panel.  
With a lead acid battery, it’s recommenced to use only 30% of the total battery capacity (50% max discharge).  Please see attached chart that compares Depth of Discharge with Cycle Life.  The 93Ah battery would then provide 334 Watts of available energy at 30% depth of discharge.  That’s not much.

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Comment on ‘Cold Pot’: A Bio Air Conditioner That Cools Down Air Using Only Water by ericforster38http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/04/07/cold-pot-bio-air-conditioner-cools-room-using-water/#comment-41990 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:39:54 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=46853#comment-41990 Wow its a cool instrument for daily use. It’s nice to read about this latest invention of bio-air conditioner. Lets see when it would come in the market and available for purchase. So far the best way to cool room is using  electronic ACs, The best place to purchase air conditioners is http://www.edsairconditioning.com

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Comment on A Solar Powered Boat – the perfect gift for a summer day by ericforster38http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/02/15/a-solar-powered-boat-the-perfect-gift-for-a-summers-day/#comment-41988 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:25:05 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/index.php/2008/02/15/a-solar-powered-boat-the-perfect-gift-for-a-summers-day/#comment-41988 Wow, great information and really a perfect gift for summer. I really enjoyed this information and would love to ride this solar powered boat. Very cool. A boat without Davits is not a full packed boat. We get all of our quality parts here: http://www.umtmarine.com/cranes-chocks/davits

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Comment on FDA Warns Pregnant Women of Dangerous Levels of Mercury In Tuna by J Matthishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/22/fda-warns-pregnant-women-dangerous-levels-mercury-tuna/#comment-41986 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:36:03 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48964#comment-41986 So why is she holding a trout in the picture. Oh and as far as believing the EPA or the FDA on anything….well the EPA says the puddle in my back yard is a wetlands and must be protected even though it’s not there 99.99% of the time….idiots. The FDA is the organization along with others that gave us the food recommendations and serving amounts taught in our schools for years that promoted the wrong diet and now America is fat and over weight. You know how it goes butter is bad and oil is good but later they change their minds and say oops we were wrong, sorry your fat and heart failure is rampant.  Give me a break.

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by kidmarchttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41985 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:38:51 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41985 “…and I suppose the last is to address Elon Musk’s famous assertion, that “hydrogen is so bs.”
Actually, he is asserting that fuel cells are BS. His assertion on H2 is dangerous and suited for upper stage rockets, not cars.
However,
the problem with this article is it does not address or rebut his
comment on fuel cells. If the article had pointed to current
developments in fuel cells and H2 that counter his statements, then it
would be worthy of posting. At the moment it only counters with Musk
having a dog/horse in this race.
Peace

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by kidmarchttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41983 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:45:43 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41983 Mick Segal  Here is your video:
          http://abclocal.go.com//story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=8310315

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Comment on Elon Musk Talks Tesla Motors and All-Electric All-Wheel Drive by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/02/11/elon-musk-talks-tesla-motors-electric-wheel-drive/#comment-41976 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:47:10 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=45810#comment-41976 Master_Synaps in-wheel motors would add a lot of unsprung weight, affecting handling. the model s uses a single motor with an open differential, using electro-hydraulic braking to effect some semblance of traction and stability control. the model x is expected to have two electric motors, front and rear, with open differentials, and similar brake-system traction control. i think it would be nice if the model x came with electronically-locking differentials, however.

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Comment on Elon Musk Talks Tesla Motors and All-Electric All-Wheel Drive by Master_Synapshttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/02/11/elon-musk-talks-tesla-motors-electric-wheel-drive/#comment-41975 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:53:43 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=45810#comment-41975 Why don’t they go all the way and  have one motor per wheel. Cuts out all gearing, can be run with controls that adjust power etc to individual wheels both in drive
and breaking. The motors would be smaller, and manufacturing volumes greater. Ideally for simplification, wheel hub motors would be ideal but too heavy for
good suspension performance, but inboard with shafts same as independent rear etc. Easy simple highly controllable

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Comment on Beautiful Floating Platforms May Supply Wind and Wave Power To Copenhagen by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/21/beautiful-floating-platforms-may-supply-wind-wave-power-copenhagen-2/#comment-41973 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:01:13 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48951#comment-41973 ugly

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Comment on Plug-and-play Nuclear Thermal Battery to Power Remote Areas by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/19/plug-play-nuclear-thermal-battery-power-remote-areas/#comment-41971 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:04:43 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48927#comment-41971 hey order a 2 MW nuclear battery for your remote village dissemble it and sell it to your local terrorist organization for dirty bombs and atomic bomb components!
Dont let them sell that!

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by wombah0070http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41970 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:48:22 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41970 The thing I really like about fuel cells in cars is that if we use our heads the complete process of fuel production to use can be ecofriendly & completely sustainable! If the power used in the electrolysis of water[this can be seawater therefore saving drinking water] to break it down into hydrogen & oxygen comes from PV solar arrays or solar thermal HEAT STORAGE power stations [There's currently an 80 Megawatt one of these in the Mojave desert - they can store heat generated by sunlight for "up to 7 days" so supplying base load overnight & during rainy periods isn't a problem!] the environmental impact is zero. Plus the process is completely cyclic! Water is broken down to make hydrogen which is later recombined with oxygen in the fuel cell to make electricity for the car & the only by-product is WATER vapour! What could be simpler & greener! This IS the doorway to sustainable motoring for us all! Ok, there’s an energy loss>>it takes more energy to break down the water than is given back when it reforms in the fuel cell, but seriously, who cares when we’re getting the energy free from the sun in the first place!

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by wombah0070http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41969 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:24:19 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41969 With all these myths circulating, it looks very much like there are those with vested interests in trying to keep fuel cell cars out of the market place & they’re prepared to push as much BS, not very cleverly disguised as “fact”, to achieve their goal! The fuel cell was mostly developed by NASA during the space race when they found that the power to weight ratio of the lead acid battery wasn’t good enough for space travel. All that’s happened in more recent times is that some car makers have now adapted this technology so it can be used in our everyday cars. Some of the absolute super magnified bull that has been wheeled out as fact is beyond belief! One being that “hydrogen can’t be stored because it leaks from any & all containers known to man”<<<Oh, really?? Our friend who said this was obviously completely unaware that the French were, even before their revolution, making hydrogen in large quantities,storing it & sending people aloft in hydrogen balloons! Their method of making it was so simple:  They dribbled water down the inside of an iron pipe that was externally heated by hot coals.The oxygen then bonded with the iron forming rust, liberating the hydrogen which they then STORED for use.

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Comment on Plug-and-play Nuclear Thermal Battery to Power Remote Areas by Joshhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/19/plug-play-nuclear-thermal-battery-power-remote-areas/#comment-41968 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:54:34 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48927#comment-41968 Wow, this is awesome. I wonder how small these battery’s could be made^.^

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Comment on Cheap Portable 3D Printed Wind Turbine Generates Clean Electricity and Saves Lives by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/18/cheap-portable-3d-printed-wind-turbine-generates-clean-electricity-saves-lives/#comment-41967 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:16:11 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48907#comment-41967 300 watts! SO WHAT!

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Comment on New Polymer Absorbs Carbon Dioxide Under Pressure by J Matthishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/18/new-polymer-absorbs-carbon-dioxide-pressure/#comment-41966 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:42:21 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48911#comment-41966 Ya got to love it when some one re-invents the wheel. We already have a system of carbon sequestration that can out pace anything that the human race can invent, it’s called LIFE. Plant a tree and when that tree is grown cut it down and make something that will be around for a long time out of it. Plant another tree and do the same thing. Oh why don’t we plant thousands of trees and then repeat this cycle? Truth is we do. The level of carbon sequestration has steadily increased over the years right along with the increase of carbon emissions. There may indeed be a gap between production of co2 and the sequestration of CO2  but no one is willing to even ask the question. You will find lots and lots of figures showing the produced CO2 but no one ever discloses the amounts that are removed from the carbon cycle. Without knowing the true difference based upon actual facts reduces everything else to propaganda. It falls in the realm of what one believes which can be based upon anything at all. 

This site used to be about energy development along with sustainable technologies and every once in a while they do uncover something new and worthwhile to think about but for a while now it has been about propaganda and pushing one’s beliefs on who ever would listen. I’m not saying what you believe isn’t true what I’m saying is just because you believe it doesn’t make it true. When it comes to making decisions about anything I really like to have as many facts as can be found. If I make a decision based upon only half of the facts then I am an idiot. There are lots of ideas floating around based upon beliefs and not fact. 

The task of producing an automobile with very small CO2 output isn’t new there are lots of chemical reactions that will sequester the carbon. The idea of adding active calcium to an automobile catalytic converter to absorb the carbon has been in the tank for years, why don’t we do it? That’s high school chemistry. Ah but that would solve the problem and the giant industry surrounding carbon would dry up. We might fall faster into the next ice age but hey everything comes with a cost right?

Point is I can’t save you, you have to save yourselves. Present a better way and the world will beat a path to your door. Simply bashing and pointing out the flaws in the current way is not offering a solution. Show me the progress toward something better, show me how to do it better, replace what I have with something that meets the need and exceeds my expectations. Other wise stop wasting my time with hype and advocacy, I’ll choose what I believe.

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Comment on Building a New Car, Even a Tesla, is Harder Than Ever by Joshhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/14/building-new-car-even-tesla-harder-ever/#comment-41965 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:58:23 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48892#comment-41965 Yes they are and nothing is set in stone! but it’s exiting^.^!

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Comment on New Portable Wind Turbine Produces Electricity Anywhere And Is Operated By Just One Person by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/09/29/mobile-wind-turbine/#comment-41964 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 01:37:49 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=10780#comment-41964 Whats your idea, I can evaluate it for you.
Contact me at

vnbcinc@gmail.com
My webpage shows some of my scientific and technical work-
http://vulvox.tripod.com

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Comment on Tesla’s Self-Sustaining Electricity Generator by saeedhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/03/28/teslas-self-sustaining-electricity-generator/#comment-41963 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:37:32 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/index.php/2008/02/02/teslas-self-sustaining-electricity-generator/#comment-41963 i wondered cause i saw a tv show about an iranian inventor, who made a generator that can prepare itself’s energy by itself ! it just needed 20-30 sec electrical energy to start and then it can continue without using any energy from outside !

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41959 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:14:28 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41959 A cluster of hydrogen fueling stations will be built in Orange County over the next year, as the state lays out a welcome mat for what many believe will be the next big thing in zero-emission driving – fuel cells. 
The state plans to spend $50 million for 28 new, public hydrogen fueling stations and a mobile re-fueler. Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Orange are among the California cities slated to get stations by the end of next year, state energy officials announced this month.
As of Aug. 1, there were 10 operational hydrogen fueling stations in California, including outlets in Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Irvine, according to the California Energy Commission. The state expects to have 51 public hydrogen stations in operation by 2017 and 100 by 2020.
The new stations are coming on line as the auto industry is seeking to turn fuel cells into a mainstream method of powering cars and trucks, a shift some liken to the rise of hybrid vehicles in the early 2000s and, more recently, the rise of plug-in electric vehicles.
“These … fueling stations set the stage for hydrogen fuel cell electric cars to become commonplace on our streets and provide a new generation of long-range, zero-emission vehicles for California consumers,” Air Resources Board chairwoman Mary D. Nichols said.
The $50 million committed for the new hydrogen stations will come from fees for vehicle licenses, vessel registration and identification plates. To date, the state has committed about $110 million to make it easier for drivers to use fuel cell vehicles. 
The state is backing fuel cell driving because hydrogen doesn’t produce greenhouse gases when used, and fuel cell vehicles have better range, performance and refueling time than battery-only vehicles.
Linde starts production line for fuel cell car “filling stations”http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/14/linde-autos-hydrogen-idINL6N0PP4EK20140714(Reuters) – German industrial gases maker Linde opened what it said was the world’s first production line for hydrogen fuelling stations on Monday, in a bid to boost support networks for eco-friendly cars.

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Comment on Chevy Volt Naysayers Can Shut Up Now by arthttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/12/chevy-volt-naysayers-can-shut-now/#comment-41958 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:14:50 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48853#comment-41958 the next car i will buy will be the 2nd volt or the tesla model 3 . the tesla has to get 300 mile range, the volt 60 mile range fully loaded for under 40,000.00 the tesla almost fully loaded for under 60,000.00 . single car family retired and travel alot. these are the only two electrics that will work for us in the near future.

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Comment on Research to Boost Biofuel Capacity of Switchgrass – Michigan State University by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/research-boost-biofuel-capacity-switchgrass-michigan-state-university/#comment-41957 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:19:52 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48755#comment-41957 what the hell took so long to legalize it?

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Comment on Tesla Will Disrupt Centralized Power Companies, says Morgan Stanley by Ladsonhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/11/tesla-will-disrupt-centralized-power-companies-says-morgan-stanley/#comment-41956 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:47:18 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48827#comment-41956 Bob Wallace Ladson

Et al:  My point is I don’t trust stock analysts even if they are right because they have an agenda dictated by their bankster.  The idea is always to move a stock in a preferred direction.

I myself strive for as much independence from ongoing payouts; and, If the numbers worked out for me, I would be the first to cut the cable to the transformer.

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Comment on Tesla Will Disrupt Centralized Power Companies, says Morgan Stanley by Bob Wallacehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/11/tesla-will-disrupt-centralized-power-companies-says-morgan-stanley/#comment-41954 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:41:39 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48827#comment-41954 Ladson

Perhaps you should pay some attention to Australia where rooftop solar is disrupting  their conventional power producer’s business model.  And Australians are starting to add storage to their homes which will further disrupt.

We’re witnessing a great shakeup in the world of energy, at least those of us paying attention are….

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Comment on Toyota’s New Engines Improve Fuel Efficiency by Rajev Naikhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/04/11/toyotas-new-engines-improve-fuel-efficiency/#comment-41953 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:15:40 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=46978#comment-41953 Primary
purpose of an IC Engine is to give TORQUE.
All
IC Engines produce torque in SINE WAVE. Co sine components of forces acting on
piston are wasted as heat, noise & vibrations. This is so right since IC
Engine invention. No one else has so far EVEN POINTED IT OUT.
I
have done extensive research on this aspect & have invented TEJJ Constant
Torque IC Engine which eliminates all co sine component losses. It is Patent
pending in India. It offers following major advantages:
1.
Maximum possible continuous torque (for 4 cylinder engine) like an electric
motor.
2.
Smoother, cooler & quieter engine.
3.
Work done per power stroke increases by 55% compared to similar sized exiting
engines.
4.
Considerable fuel savings.
5.
Improvement in power & pick up.
6.
Reduction of green house gases.
7.
Existing 2nd, 3rd, 4th &5th gear ratios can be used for 1st to 4th gear in
vehicles with TEJJ IC Engine. 5th gear over drive ratio can be suitably
increased.
Detailed
advantages with graphics are available at http://www.patentauction.com/patent.php?nb=7706.
I
need some institutional or manufacturers support for developing the idea
further. It can really bring PARADIGM SHIFT IN ENTIRE INDUSTRY.
Any one interested can contact me at rp_naik@in.com or on my mobile number
+919424140739.

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Comment on Tesla Will Disrupt Centralized Power Companies, says Morgan Stanley by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/11/tesla-will-disrupt-centralized-power-companies-says-morgan-stanley/#comment-41952 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:06:08 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48827#comment-41952 Ladson well, i wouldn’t put it beneath them to do so. after all, we can thank financial companies for practically every depression and recession. on the other hand, i wonder if there’s a grain of truth to their claims.
there are already net-zero homes on the market, which would require just solar panels and backup batteries to drop right off the grid. the real question, i think, has to do with how many people are actually prepared to invest in renewable energy and backup energy storage systems.

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Comment on Tesla Will Disrupt Centralized Power Companies, says Morgan Stanley by Ladsonhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/11/tesla-will-disrupt-centralized-power-companies-says-morgan-stanley/#comment-41951 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:00:39 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48827#comment-41951 Pay no attention to these guys.  Morgan Stanley makes money by churning the stock market and betting on the ups and down of stocks.  This time I would say they are short on Tesla stock and are trying to drive the stock down.

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Comment on Rocks Made of Plastic Waste Mark New Geological Era of Human Irresponsibility by jamesadibhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/06/10/rocks-made-plastic-waste-mark-new-geological-era-human-irresponsibility/#comment-41948 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:41:29 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=47898#comment-41948 Fantastic website. Great Article. it’s Really Helpful and Enjoyable Post about Geological . Thank you very much for Sharing with
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Comment on Addressing Climate Change – Sustainia’s Optimistic Message by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/08/addressing-climate-change-optimistic-message/#comment-41946 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 17:51:32 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48802#comment-41946 Hi Wolfe… Just wanted to post these again… Can’t help but think many will see them and pass them along too!  Thanks…

The 12 Year Old Girl Who Silenced the World for 6 Minuteshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVsCnk1b5qc
If you think we do not have to worry about world oil reserves watch this. “Crude Awakening” on YouTube. Note the people being interviewed and who they are!”Crude Awakening” 

Video below of what is happening in California at municipal wastewater treatment plants using fuel cell technology to produce 3 value streams of electricity, hydrogen and heat all from a human waste! This is pretty impressive in my opinion for hydro-refueling infrastructure.”New fuel cell sewage gas station in Orange County, CA may be world’s first”http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=8310315″It is here today and it is deployable today,” said Tom Mutchler of Air Products and Chemicals Inc., a sponsor and developer of the project.Hyundai “Tuscon” Fuel Cell Vehicle
$499 per month w/ Free Fuel & Free Maintenance from Hyundai!!! (pure water for exhaust)
https://www.hyundaiusa.com/tucsonfuelcell/

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Comment on Solar Power Space Engine Uses No Propellant by xorpheushttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/07/solar-power-space-engine-uses-propellant/#comment-41944 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:31:16 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48788#comment-41944 I wonder how that level of thrust compares to the solar “wind” pressure exerted on the solar collectors required to power the engine?  In other words, can it sail into the wind?

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Comment on How to Build a Small-Scale Hydroelectric Generator by JakeVoigthttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/03/09/build-small-scale-hydroelectric-generator/#comment-41943 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 09:55:09 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=6903#comment-41943 THE HYDRO-ELECTRIC ENGINE
By Jason A.
Voigt
The three cycles in this system are closed loop systems
after start up energy is applyed. once opeerating temp of 152 to 190 degree is
acheived
then the three system just work in a loop so that the 1500 to 1
release of energy is done in the system form turning water in to steam
Using this system free energy can be acheived read on to learn more
about this.
The hydro electric engine
The basic of the
hydroelectric engine work like this. It works with steam on demand and energy
storage as heat with an electric cycle, mechanical cycle, coolant
cycle.
Instead of having a boiler and storing water in a tank and heating all
the water at once. This engine uses steam on demand technology. By taping into
the coolant system of the engine and connecting this line to the fuel injection
system. Then injecting the coolant on a heat plate between the cylinder head and
the block. It makes enough steam to push the piston down and the then the piston
push the steam out the exhaust. Where it goes back in to the block and condenses
back to coolant. Transferring the heat to rest of the coolant. The warmer the
coolant in the block is it takes less energy to turn into steam. Therefore, when
the coolant is at 190 degrees it only takes 22 degree more energy to reach the
boiling point of 212 degrees. At this point, it would be running at 90%
efficiency keeping 10% for safety. Then considering energy for start up of a
battery and then having a closed loop electric system and on outside energy
coming into the system it is really running 180%! 100% for engine operation and
up to 80% free energy and 10% to keep the system running and 10% for a safety
margin. This can be done with pistons or a turbine.
The Hydro
Electric Steam turbine
Coolant system closed loop with energy storage
as heat
Electric system closed loop
Turbine system with generator
for electrical out put
The coolant system has a large tank with 500
gallons of coolant. With extra room for expansion with a radiator and thermostat
to keep coolant from going above 190 degrees. The storage tank it also has a
pressure relief valve.
Coolant is pumped to an injection system. Where it is
injected into a tube with an electric heat plate that is at 500 degrees that
turns the coolant into steam the steam that builds pressure in the chamber the
chamber is coupled to a steam turbine witch turns a generator. The steam then
passes through a one-way check valve so the steam can only exit the turbine.
Then the steam goes back to the holding tank where it condenses back to a liquid
coolant this also transfers heat raising the temperature of all the coolant in
the tank. Therefore, when the coolant in the tank reaches 152 degrees this is
the break-even point. It is now taking the same amount of energy to heat the
coolant as you are getting
Out of the generator. So when the coolant in the
system reaches 190 degrees. It only takes 22 degree to reach 212 degree to turn
it back into steam at this point it is only using 10% of the energy that it
would take to heat cold coolant. Therefore, the system makes 90% more energy
than it does takes to produce the steam.
The system is now
self-sufficient and produces 40% extra power free.
In this system, 100%
is equal to 50% due to energy storage as heat with 10% free power
And 10%
for safety.
So the total over view is 200% total power.
100% the
complete loop of the system self sustaining
80% free energy
10% safety
margin
10% to keep the system running
By Jason A.
Voigt
3/16/2004
Hydro Electric Engine Electric
Cycle
#1
Start power from Battery
Into Inverter 12 V to 120
V
Inverter to Heat Controller
To 120V Electric
Heater
Thermo couple controls heat with Heat controller
Heater
heats Heat Plate
Battery provides power For Starter to turn over
engine
And provides power to the injectors
Alternator or Generator
draws power from the crank
To keep the battery charged and provides power to
the
Rest of the system
Electric cycle starts over again except for
the starter
The Hydro-Electric engine Coolant cycle
# 1 #2
Coolant Coolant reaches break even
Point of 106
Degrees
Electric Pump Between 106 Degrees and 190
Degrees 1% to 40%
Free Energy
Injectors Coolant Cycles starts over again
Coolant
sprayed on Heat plate
Steam
Steam
expands
Piston moves down
Crank
rotates
Exhausts valve opens
Piston moves
up
Exhausts
Steam move through one way Check Valve
Out
of the cylinder only
Steam moves through exhausts
pipe
Coolant condenses
Heat transfers to the rest of the
coolant
Coolant raises to a temp of – 40 to 190 degrees
Hydro-Electric
Engine Mechanical
Cycle
#1
Piston just past top dead
center
Steam Expands moving piston down and turning crank and
Flywheel
Piston moves past Bottom Dead Center
Exhaust Valve opens
Piston moves up steam is pushed out
Valve closes
Steam
passes through Check Valve
Cycle starts over

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Comment on How to Build a Small-Scale Hydroelectric Generator by JakeVoigthttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/03/09/build-small-scale-hydroelectric-generator/#comment-41942 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 09:53:53 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=6903#comment-41942 Hydro Electric Engine Electric Cycle
#1
Start power from Battery
Into Inverter 12 V to 120 V
Inverter to Heat Controller
To
120V Electric Heater
Thermo couple controls heat with Heat
controller
Heater heats Heat Plate
Battery provides power For
Starter to turn over engine
And provides power to the
injectors
Alternator or Generator draws power from the crank
To keep
the battery charged and provides power to the
Rest of the
system
Electric cycle starts over again except for the starter
The Hydro-Electric engine Coolant cycle
# 1
#2
Coolant Coolant reaches break even
Point of 106
Degrees
Electric Pump Between 106 Degrees and 190
Degrees 1% to 40%
Free Energy
Injectors Coolant Cycles starts over again
Coolant
sprayed on Heat plate
Steam
Steam
expands
Piston moves down
Crank
rotates
Exhausts valve opens
Piston moves
up
Exhausts
Steam move through one way Check Valve
Out
of the cylinder only
Steam moves through exhausts
pipe
Coolant condenses
Heat transfers to the rest of the
coolant
Coolant raises to a temp of – 40 to 190 degrees
Hydro-Electric
Engine Mechanical
Cycle
#1
Piston just past top dead
center
Steam Expands moving piston down and turning crank and
Flywheel
Piston moves past Bottom Dead Center
Exhaust Valve opens
Piston moves up steam is pushed out
Valve closes
Steam
passes through Check Valve
Cycle starts over
Hydroelectric
Engine
By Jason A. Voigt
There are three major parts to the
engine
Electric
Water/coolant/stream
Mechanical
Electric
It
starts with Batteries to start warming the heat plate
This heat plate is on
top of the cylinders of the block and under the cylinder head
This plate can
be made of steal or any materiel that can transfer heat
This can also be
inserts in an insulated material
The heat in the plate comes from cartridge
heaters 120 volt that can reach 300 deg
Or higher so the heater can keep up
with heat demand with out dropping below 212
Degrees. The power comes from
the battery than into an inverter witch step the power from 12V dc to 120V ac it
is than ran through a temp control and thermo couple to control the heat. The
Cartridge heater witch makes the heat. There is also an alternator or a
generator to draw power off the crank to recharge the electrical system. Once
the heat plate is up to temperature, the heater is intermittent to keep up with
heat loss. There is also a starter to start the engine turning
over.
Water/Coolant/Steam
The coolant system in the engine is
where the water and coolant are normally used to collect heat from the engine
and dissipate it. I this design it is used feed coolant to the fuel injectors in
the cylinder head that are aimed at the heat plate to create steam on demand in
the cylinder. Water to steam has an expansion rate of 1500 to 1 this expansion
is what pushes the piston down. When the piston comes back up from inertial
force the coolant is exhausted to the to the exhaust manifold and the exhaust
pipe that has a one way check valve so the coolant steam can only travel out of
the engine. The exhaust pipe that is connected to a radiator to complete the
loop back to the coolant system. Where the steam condenses back to coolant. This
also warms the coolant so it takes less energy to heat it the next time around
up to the temperature of the thermostat. So in short, the energy used in the
engine is stored as heat. So when the engine reaches operating temperature of
190 degrees it only take 22 degrees of temperature to reach 212 degrees this
make the efficiency of the engine greater.
To push the piston down with
steam. There is also a radator cap set at 200 degrees
So the engine can
release energy keeping the engine safe if the thermostat
false
Mechanical
The piston moves past top dead center.
Coolant injects, steam, pushes the piston down.
And The flywheel on the
engine rotates. At bottom dead center the exhausts valve opens moves the piston
up pushing the steam out to the exhaust. The cam is on a one to one basis with
the crank so every rotation is power and exhaust. There is an oil system to
lubricate the engines moving parts.

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Comment on Elon Musk One of Time Magazine Top 100 Most Influential People by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/04/23/elon-musk-one-of-times-top-100-most-influential-people/#comment-41941 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:00:43 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=36520#comment-41941 This pretty much sums it up for me!

The 12 Year Old Girl Who Silenced the World for 6 Minutes

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Comment on Elon Musk’s New Teasing PR Strategy: “There are Things You Don’t Know About” by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/07/elon-musk-tease-us/#comment-41940 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:58:17 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48784#comment-41940 LoneWolffe Mick Segal I agree… Trying to “decmocratize” middle eastern and other country’s???  It needs to change and quickly.  It’s a combination of all of these things and then you throw in these ridiculous LOBBYISTS and Politicians who have no idea what is about to happen and you have a real problem domestically!!!  Are our govt. officials in the senate and congress really this blind?  YES they are!!!  Again…  I think the politician who can convey that taking OIL (in other country’s) is not the answer and that the new technology is the way to go will become a hero (President?).  Talk about creating jobs, clean the air ect… Wow!  Not saying we are going to replace all ICE’s with other tech just that we can really relieve the pressure and at the same time decrease the demand for oil (which may drop the price) and should give more disposable income for other things… ect… on and on and on…
I believe that this is why we are seeing very clearly now increased activity with regards to the deployment of Fuel Cell Technology. I mean the DOE, Toyota, Linde, Air Products, Japanese Govt…. These are all heavy hitters and when they take a position it is usually because they have done their homework!  That’s what cracks me up about all of these fuel cell naysayers… Do you really think with these players and the extensive R&D they have all done along with the geo politics that it is not going to happen?  It’s happening as we speak and a lot quicker than was anticipated!  “Crude Awakening” YouTube just validates it.  Those people being interviewed are at the forefront and understand the facts…

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Comment on Elon Musk’s New Teasing PR Strategy: “There are Things You Don’t Know About” by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/07/elon-musk-tease-us/#comment-41939 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:16:46 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48784#comment-41939 Mick Segal LoneWolffe Kinda makes me wonder how far the United States can stretch domestic fossil fuels to really gain energy independence. Instead of spending money to grab other people’s natural resources, the focus should be on spending money on technology to free us of fossil fuels altogether.

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Comment on Elon Musk’s New Teasing PR Strategy: “There are Things You Don’t Know About” by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/07/elon-musk-tease-us/#comment-41938 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:58:47 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48784#comment-41938 LoneWolffe Mick Segal Pretty sobering look especially when you realize these people talking are very well ingrained and knowledgeable within the oil industry.  Fuel Cell Technology along with Electric Vehicles (somewhat) will be the saving grace (hopefully).  If you have noticed how fast things are moving towards FCV’s and Stationary Distributed Power it seems to validate just what those people are saying.  People are tired of seeing American kids being sent to some foreign land to SECURE OIL PIPELINES???  Especially when we have the tech to relieve some of the pressure.  And to think China, India are just getting started with auto’s ect…. ???  Fuel Cell Technology can solve a few of these problems at once…  The Politician who can convey this will be a hero… Save the oil for everything but transportation fuel.

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Comment on Norway Tax Incentives Spur Tesla Model S Sales by James Robertsonhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/12/18/norway-tax-incentives-spur-tesla-model-s-sales/#comment-41937 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:30:49 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=44601#comment-41937 Norway doesn’t pay you anything to buy a Tesla.  Those tax “breaks” are merely taxes that aren’t added to the retail price in the first place.
Non-electric cars in Norway have “environment” taxes that equal approximately 120% of the cost of the car.  In other words, new cars in Norway (and Denmark, I believe) are over twice as expensive as new cars anywhere else in the world.

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Comment on A REAL and WORKING Magnetic Motor Spinning Indefinitely by RicepullernahiPartynahihttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/02/06/real-working-magnetic-motor/#comment-41936 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 08:22:50 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=32750#comment-41936 http://www.ricepullers.in/FANSI09425636422 + 09981011455rice puller nahi hota he party ki ma ki choot

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Comment on Elon Musk’s New Teasing PR Strategy: “There are Things You Don’t Know About” by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/07/elon-musk-tease-us/#comment-41935 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:34:08 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48784#comment-41935 Mick Segal That was the first on my list to watch when I was down with the flu last week. Crazy stuff, and most people have no idea what’s going on!

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Comment on Elon Musk’s New Teasing PR Strategy: “There are Things You Don’t Know About” by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/07/elon-musk-tease-us/#comment-41934 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 01:17:12 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48784#comment-41934 Everyone who cares needs to watch “Crude Awakening” on Youtube.

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41933 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:48:06 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41933 Video (Someone took down the video but the article still there) below of what is happening in California at municipal wastewater treatment plants using fuel cell technology to produce 3 value streams of electricity, hydrogen and heat all from a human waste! This is pretty impressive in my opinion for hydro-refueling infrastructure.

“New fuel cell sewage gas station in Orange County, CA may be world’s first”

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=8310315

“It is here today and it is deployable today,” said Tom Mutchler of Air Products and Chemicals Inc., a sponsor and developer of the project.

2.8MW fuel cell using biogas now operating; Largest PPA of its kind in North America

http://www.fuelcelltoday.com/news-events/news-archive/2012/october/28-mw-fuel-cell-using-biogas-now-operating-largest-ppa-of-its-kind-in-north-america

Microsoft Backs Away From Grid

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2012/11/20/microsoft-backs-away-slowly-from-the-grid/
Hyundai “Tuscon” Fuel Cell Vehicle$499 per month w/ Free Fuel & Free Maintenance from Hyundai!!! (pure water for exhaust)https://www.hyundaiusa.com/tucsonfuelcell/
Toyota joins California Hydrogen Push in Station Funding – Bloomberghttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-01/california-awards-46-6-million-for-hydrogen-car-stations.html

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41932 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 03:08:44 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41932 evlover LoneWolffe Yes, Tesla is far more efficient, but CO2 emissions can be calculated per mile just as with any other vehicle, ICE, HEV, PHEV, FCV, they’ve all got a footprint. I’ve crunched the numbers. I have to sit down and do the same for solar powered EVs and wind-powered FCVs, just to see how they compare to ICEs. Believe me, I was surprised when I saw the emissions numbers for the Nissan Leaf in heavy coal states.

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by evloverhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41931 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 03:02:20 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41931 LoneWolffe evlover Scion iQ or Toyota RAV4 can only use about 20-25% of the energy stored in gas to actually turn the wheels. A Tesla is about three times more efficient.  

Although coal power plants are dirty, but it’s a temporary solution for EV individuals to refuse to contribute to the millions of sources of pollution from running tail pipes in the first place, while government, business, and community can have the courage to get rid of coal power plants.

Beijing in China is experiencing a very bad pollution from both coal burning plants as well as ICE.  Their solution is to give incentives to EV and reduce ICE in the city.

If ICE is cleaner than a EV, Beijing wouldn’t give Domestic EV incentives and give each EV including Tesla owner a $15,000 license plate for free.

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41930 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 02:22:26 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41930 evlover until every single tesla model s is powered by solar panels, i don’t think you can really make that statement. a Tesla Model S in West Virginia is dirtier than a Scion iQ or even a Toyota RAV4.

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41929 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 02:19:59 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41929 evlover You’re right, but the ONLY reason that the Model S can do that is because of the Supercharger network. A Nissan Leaf isn’t making that trip, unless there’s a comparable CHAdeMO charging network across the US (not yet).
Will an HFC make the trip, yet? No, because there are not enough fueling stations, YET. It’ll come.

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by evloverhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41928 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 02:12:48 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41928 You could rephrase your illogical statement as:

“Musk’s investment in solar power and battery electric vehicles, perhaps just a grain of salt is needed before the whole writing-off of” FOSSIL FUEL.

He writes off fossil fuel because he does not believe in it.  It has nothing to do with his investment.

He does not use Fuel Cell for his cars because it’s impractical to do so today.  May be it’s possible in a very far future but he needs to ramp up his production fast, today!

This has nothing to do with his investment.

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by evloverhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41927 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 02:00:35 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41927 With Beta & VHS, you can watch a movie from start to finish.  However, today, and in a foreseeable future, Tesla Model S can run from LAX to NYC in 67 hours, 21 minutes while Fuel Cell vehicle is unable to do that.  Yes, it can be done with Fuel Cell if you can wait, but each minute you wait is another minute putting up with fossil fuel.  Very bad!

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Comment on Solar Panel Even More Efficient With Adaptive Optical Coating by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/solar-panel-even-efficient-adaptive-optical-coating/#comment-41926 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:56:53 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48758#comment-41926 show me a working panel that halves the cost of PV

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by Shumdithttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41925 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:45:22 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41925 LoneWolffe Shumdit

In regards to California being a small part, it’s still a significant number of vehicles. California is the USA’s largest auto market. One state representing 11% of all of USA sales is something no auto manufacturer can walk away from regardless of the losses they will take on the development and sales of those vehicles. Furthermore, by doing some of the R&D in other countries there are significant tax advantages for the company. This is why Japan and likely Europe will be involved in some way with the FCV program.

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Comment on How to Build a Small-Scale Hydroelectric Generator by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/03/09/build-small-scale-hydroelectric-generator/#comment-41924 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:31:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=6903#comment-41924 @Gabby I’m surprised that no one has gotten back to you on this. If I could answer your question, I would. From my way of thinking, the problem is making renewable energy available to the masses, the hypothesis is whether the average joe can pull it off with nothing but a little time on his hands and a few basic materials, and the objective would be to prove it. (Again, I could be way off, because I haven’t taken a science class in twenty years or so.)

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41923 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:41:42 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41923 Shumdit  While I agree that some automakers have pulled just such a stunt, such as with the Fiat 500e, even companies without ZEVs pay for their ZEV credits to sell in California. California may be the biggest market in the US, but on a worldwide scale is only a small part of Toyota’s marketplace.
What would be the point of Toyota’s involvement with Japan to advance fuel cell vehicles if California were the only target?

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Comment on How to Build a Small-Scale Hydroelectric Generator by Gabbyhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/03/09/build-small-scale-hydroelectric-generator/#comment-41922 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:34:38 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=6903#comment-41922 pls answer, help! anybody here?!

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Comment on How to Build a Small-Scale Hydroelectric Generator by Gabbyhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/03/09/build-small-scale-hydroelectric-generator/#comment-41921 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:49:37 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=6903#comment-41921 Could any of you pls. reply fast to what i asked awhile ago ?Because i really need this for my school project and its only until friday.Tnx!

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Comment on How to Build a Small-Scale Hydroelectric Generator by Gabbyhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/03/09/build-small-scale-hydroelectric-generator/#comment-41920 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:40:22 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=6903#comment-41920 Could any of you pls. help me to make a problem,hypothesis,and objectives for my science ip ?I really need it because I am going to use this idea and our deadline is near and this is the only nice one i saw. Thanks! :)

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Comment on How Would You Survive A World Without Fossil Fuels? by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/survive-world-without-fossil-fuels/#comment-41919 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:44:55 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48723#comment-41919 get solar panels on loan program from a utility

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Comment on Research to Boost Biofuel Capacity of Switchgrass – Michigan State University by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/research-boost-biofuel-capacity-switchgrass-michigan-state-university/#comment-41918 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:43:14 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48755#comment-41918 45 40 or fight. i figure the united states and southern parts of Canada can grow switch grass

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by Shumdithttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-41917 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:38:30 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-41917 Toyota has not staked its future on hydrogen cars. It has staked its future on conventionally powered internal combustion engine cars and is only making hydrogen powered cars for the credits it receives in California. Since California decided to reward more ZEV credits for cars with a range that hydrogen cars can currently reach (at least in theory) they can sell far fewer of them and still get enough credits to sell the conventional gasoline powered vehicles in California. They really have no interest at all in selling hydrogen cars and will sell every one they make at a considerable loss but they can amortize that loss out over the hundreds of thousands of gasoline cars they will sell as a result of the credits they earn from selling those hydrogen cars (or practically giving them away might be more appropriate to say). Toyota talks a big game and obviously the Prius and other hybrid cars have been big sellers for them but in reality their only interest is continuing to sell the same gasoline powered cars they have always sold. Tesla is a completely different company with a completely different mindset towards the future.

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Comment on Green Car Wars – Hydrogen Fuel Cell vs Electric by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/01/17/green-car-wars-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vs-electric/#comment-41916 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:30:39 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=45253#comment-41916 trique024 LoneWolffe I think that a common misconception is that we need to replace huge, centralized fossil fuel power production with huge, centralized renewable power production. The key is decentralization. For example, it has been calculated world energy needs could be satisfied by *cough* less than 1.5 million square kilometers of photovoltaic solar panels (http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/01/25/solar-power-earth-energy-needs/) or an area the size of Alaska. by the installation of some 500,000 km2 (200,000 mi2) of photovoltaic solar panels. People think, “Wow, we’d have to cover Alaska Peru with PV panels?” not realizing that a distributed, decentralized network, including rooftop solar panels on homes and businesses, maybe roads, make it so that even the few centralized renewable power generating facilities don’t need to be that expansive.
Updated my figures. I don’t know where I read the 1% of earth’s land surface, perhaps another post. I like how http://landartgenerator.org/blagi/archives/127 puts it. Very cool post.

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Comment on Green Car Wars – Hydrogen Fuel Cell vs Electric by trique024http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/01/17/green-car-wars-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vs-electric/#comment-41915 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:21:32 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=45253#comment-41915 LoneWolffe

Yes, I am very much fascinated with this.  Wind energy used to have so much economic draw back, as the wholesalers don’t get much $ / MWh during the late hours and night time.  Then, once demand kicks in hard for the day, the wind energy plummets….

It really could be as simple as using wind energy at night for hydrogen production adequate for the transportation sector, and then relying mainly on solar and some base loads plants during the day for grid supply.

Seeing as the hydrogen energy would need a 1-2 week ahead of time feedstock built up anyway, it would serve as a valuable back-up to the grid for when solar sucks, it can re-purpose extra solar power to H2 production when its peak is out of control, and can also provide extra on-demand power when needed.  A large scale fuel cell is much easier to turn on and off then a portion of a power plant, and they can be more strategically located.

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Comment on Green Car Wars – Hydrogen Fuel Cell vs Electric by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/01/17/green-car-wars-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vs-electric/#comment-41914 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:10:09 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=45253#comment-41914 trique024 KurtHansen NREL is working on just such a thing :) http://www.nrel.gov/hydrogen/proj_wind_hydrogen.html

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Comment on Green Car Wars – Hydrogen Fuel Cell vs Electric by trique024http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/01/17/green-car-wars-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vs-electric/#comment-41913 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:07:19 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=45253#comment-41913 KurtHansen
The most efficient electrolysis H2 generators need about 50kwh to produce 1kg of H2 (enough to run the vehicle about 75-80 miles)  Where do you suggest this 50kwh of electricity come from?

What you’re suggesting is a perpetual motion machine, which could then just be a stationary system that cracks your tap water, and has unlimited ability to charge H2 into anything.  But it’s not quite that simple…..   Now, if you have a 50kw wind turbine, that’s another story, but there needs to be the wind energy to harvest to be able to get your electricity to crack apart the water.

All a fuel cell does is the exact opposite of the electrolysis generator.  You cant crack the water, seperate and compress the hydrogen, and then reform it back into water and expect more energy.  In fact, it loses of lot of the power going back and forth through this process.  But that’s okay if the original source of the power is just wind…..

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Comment on Solar Panel Even More Efficient With Adaptive Optical Coating by EnergySagehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/solar-panel-even-efficient-adaptive-optical-coating/#comment-41912 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:08:40 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48758#comment-41912 This is exciting. There are so many new innovations that are being developed that it can be hard to know when to make an investment. Why go solar now when all this cool technology is right around the corner? The reality is that solar is here now and it’s affordable. And the sooner you make the solar switch, the sooner you’ll hedge against rising electricity costs and the more you’ll save. Learn more about deciding when you should go solar – http://bit.ly/Z3KxzF

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Comment on Are Desalination Plants Solution to World’s Fresh Water Crisis? by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/06/23/desalination-plants-solution-worlds-fresh-water-crisis/#comment-41911 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:54:33 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48118#comment-41911 The biggest cost of desalination plants is energy.

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Comment on Audi A2, Fuel Economy Ahead of its Time by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/04/audi-a2-fuel-economy-ahead-time/#comment-41910 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:25:25 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48744#comment-41910 If you think we do not have to worry about world oil reserves watch this.  “Crude Awakening” on YouTube.  Note the people being interviewed and who they are!
“Crude Awakening” 

Human waste turned to power, money at Inland Empire planthttp://www.dailybulletin.com/environment-and-nature/20140207/human-waste-turned-to-power-money-at-inland-empire-plant
Video below of what is happening in California at municipal wastewater treatment plants using fuel cell technology to produce 3 value streams of electricity, hydrogen and heat all from a human waste! This is pretty impressive in my opinion for hydro-refueling infrastructure.

“New fuel cell sewage gas station in Orange County, CA may be world’s first”

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=8310315

“It is here today and it is deployable today,” said Tom Mutchler of Air Products and Chemicals Inc., a sponsor and developer of the project.

Hyundai “Tuscon” Fuel Cell Vehicle$499 per month w/ Free Fuel & Free Maintenance from Hyundai!!! (pure water for exhaust)https://www.hyundaiusa.com/tucsonfuelcell/
Toyota joins California Hydrogen Push in Station Funding – Bloomberghttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-01/california-awards-46-6-million-for-hydrogen-car-stations.html

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Nine – One is “Obviously Better” than the Other by Bob Wallacehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/04/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-nine-one-obviously-better/#comment-41909 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:21:31 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48747#comment-41909 Let’s see.  The typical driver goes more than 150 mile on less than 5%  of all driving days.  Let’s see how that works out for an EV and a FCEV driver.

Let’s start with the 95+% days that they don’t go over 150 miles.  The EV driver gets into their charged car in the morning.  The FCEV driver may have to stop by the station and tank up.  The FCEV driver pays more than 2x as much per mile for fuel/charge for every mile driven, every day.

Then on the <5% of long distance travel.  

The EV driver drives 200 miles, stops 30 minutes for a 170 mile charge during which they eat/pee/check messages/walk the dog, drives 170, stops for 30 minutes for another 170 miles and pees/gets something to drink/checks messages and drives on.  More than 500 miles with an hour of non-driving time.

The FCEV driver drives 300 miles, stops 10 minutes to fill up.  Then stops 30 minutes to eat/pee/check messages/walk the dog.  Then they drive on, probably taking another 10 minute break to pee and grab something to drink.  Maybe a bit longer if there’s a message that needs returning.  

End of day.  FCEV driver gets there 10 – 20 minutes sooner.  Having spent over 2x as much per mile for fuel/charge.

Great! Save an average of 15 minutes a half dozen days a year in exchange for the privilege of paying more than 2x per mile to drive.

Pay for extra range?  And use it how often?  And it would save you how much time?

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Comment on Are Desalination Plants Solution to World’s Fresh Water Crisis? by h2bidhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/06/23/desalination-plants-solution-worlds-fresh-water-crisis/#comment-41908 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:48:58 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48118#comment-41908 Desalination is quite expensive but desalination plants are the new and much valuable sources of water.
http://www.h2bid.com/Bids/Bids?statusType=1&Keyword=desalination

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Seven – Hydrogen Fuel Stations are Too Expensive! by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-seven-hydrogen-fuel-stations-expensive/#comment-41907 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:24:23 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48726#comment-41907 Human waste turned to power, money at Inland Empire planthttp://www.dailybulletin.com/environment-and-nature/20140207/human-waste-turned-to-power-money-at-inland-empire-plant

Video below of what is happening in California at municipal wastewater treatment plants using fuel cell technology to produce 3 value streams of electricity, hydrogen and heat all from a human waste! This is pretty impressive in my opinion for hydro-refueling infrastructure.

“New fuel cell sewage gas station in Orange County, CA may be world’s first”

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=8310315

“It is here today and it is deployable today,” said Tom Mutchler of Air Products and Chemicals Inc., a sponsor and developer of the project.

Linde starts production line for fuel cell car “filling stations”http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/14/linde-autos-hydrogen-idINL6N0PP4EK20140714(Reuters) – German industrial gases maker Linde opened what it said was the world’s first production line for hydrogen fuelling stations on Monday, in a bid to boost support networks for eco-friendly cars.Fuel-cell cars, which compete with electric and hybrid vehicles in a race to capture environmentally conscious drivers, use a stack of cells that combine hydrogen with oxygen in the air to generate electricity.Their only emissions are water vapour and heat, but the technology has been held back by high costs and lack of infrastructure. Fuel-cell cars will go on sale starting at $70,000, and filling stations cost over $1 million to build.On the back of commercial launch announcements by Toyota and Hyundai and demand in Japan, Linde started up a production facility with an initial annual capacity of 50 stations a year. Until now, it has built them one by one.The company announced an order for 28 stations from Japanese gas trading company Iwatani, which put the first of its Linde stations into operation near Osaka on Monday, the first commercial hydrogen fuelling station in Japan. “It’s a chicken-and-egg situation,” Linde executive board member Aldo Belloni told Reuters on the sidelines of the opening ceremony in Vienna.Belloni declined to say how much Linde had invested since starting its fuel-cell research and development in 1988, centred in Vienna, but said it was “very much”.Fuel-cell cars can run five times longer than electric cars and fill a tank 10 times as fast.

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Eight – Hydrogen Fuel IS Emissions Intensive by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/01/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-eight-hydrogen-fuel-emissions-intensive/#comment-41906 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:21:53 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48732#comment-41906 Sewage with use of fuel cell technology is harvesting 3 value streams!!!  A HUMAN WASTE being converted to money… It’s happening now!

Video below of what is happening in California at municipal wastewater treatment plants using fuel cell technology to produce 3 value streams of electricity, hydrogen and heat all from a human waste! This is pretty impressive in my opinion for hydro-refueling infrastructure.

“New fuel cell sewage gas station in Orange County, CA may be world’s first”

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/orange_county&id=8310315

“It is here today and it is deployable today,” said Tom Mutchler of Air Products and Chemicals Inc., a sponsor and developer of the project.

2.8MW fuel cell using biogas now operating; Largest PPA of its kind in North America

http://www.fuelcelltoday.com/news-events/news-archive/2012/october/28-mw-fuel-cell-using-biogas-now-operating-largest-ppa-of-its-kind-in-north-america

Human waste turned to power, money at Inland Empire planthttp://www.dailybulletin.com/environment-and-nature/20140207/human-waste-turned-to-power-money-at-inland-empire-plant

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Comment on Climate Change – Pay Now or Pay Forever by J Matthishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/climate-change-pay-now-pay-forever/#comment-41905 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:47:34 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48729#comment-41905 You have just got to love ignorant people, what renewable energy jobs? Wind? Solar? Where are the jobs? We cant manufacture in this country because labor costs are way to high and once a renewable energy plant is built three people can run it. No jobs! But that’s the beauty of solar and wind if you can afford to install it after that the cost of running it is almost nil because it just sits there and cranks out the kilowatts. So no these coal workers will not be able to get jobs in the renewable energy sector. You cant truck sunshine or wind, don’t need any barges to haul it down river. Try and make a list of industries that would be affected by removing coal it will be just about everyone. The smoke from coal plants is far less destructive than the anti-coal smoke being blown up everyone’s (beep). Remember all those jobs saved or created? No doubt there were some but not in this country and not outside of government. Just drop the “CHANGE” out of climate change and get real the climate has always been in a state of constant change and always will be. Improvise, adapt, overcome or perish it’s the way the world has worked since the world began. Destroying ourselves will not stop climate change it will simply remove those complaining about it.

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Comment on Three Updates from Tesla Motors by trique024http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/18/three-updates-tesla-motors/#comment-41904 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:33:44 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48596#comment-41904 The Model S was supposed to be a $50,000 car.  Realistically, the one that can go 200+ miles end up being about $90,000 before taxes.  That’s missing the mark by $40,000.

So let’s scrap the aluminum frame (add more weight) – I’m sure by adding more weight to the frame, putting in a smaller battery, that magically, it will still go 200 miles!

They should take a hint from Nissan.  The $35,000 BEV is a <100 mile car.  (Most leaf owners only see 50-60 real life miles)
By doubling the battery size, they are adding another 500-600 pounds (15% weight gain) which would double the range, minus 15 percent.  That would make the Leaf more like a $45,000 car that can get 90-110 miles.

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Comment on Official – Panasonic Signs on Tesla Gigafactory Project by trique024http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/01/official-panasonic-signs-tesla-gigafactory-project/#comment-41903 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:24:03 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48740#comment-41903 This factory is never going to happen; it’s just a way to get free press and attention.  They can barely afford to ‘re-tool’ their factory a little bit, without having devastating impact on their bottom line, forcing more imaginative non-GAAP numbers to be released.

If you don’t like where I am going with this; maybe we should all get hot and bothered again by the great idea of ‘battery’ swap stations, and then look back at how far that went.

I can’t help but wonder if Panasonic is getting fed up with Tesla Motors.  They are not agreeing to help build the ‘gigafactory’ or even finance it.  All they agreed to do is rent space, and tool it for their own purpose.  In other words ;if the building is there, and the demand is there, yes, they will use the facility in cooperation with Tesla.  That says nothing about putting up huge upfront investment.

This whole thing is ‘wing it, wing it. wing it’  If they could never create an economy car without this factory, why was it not been planned from the get go?  Don’t you know, this is only 1 of 200 gigafactories that Elon thinks the world needs.  That’s $2T (going by his sci-fi imagination)

They outta just keep digging that site out in Reno, not for a battery factory, but so that we can have a pit to dump all these old wasted batteries into.  Maybe once it fills up with only a few hundred thousand batteries, they will start wondering why they didn’t just partner with Plug Power, and integrate an a simple H2 extender.

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Comment on How To Heat Up Your Room Using Just a Candle: Kandle Heeter! by maxmagnushttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/11/06/candle-room-heater/#comment-41902 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:18:17 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=1145#comment-41902 Most wax is polluted. Beekeepers know this. Wax for “beauty” products is imported from Africa since they are too poor there to treat their bee-hives with anything. Trust me you do not wish to inhale the residue from wax. I read recently that paraffin causes cancer. So to sum up either get clean wax or forget this.

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Comment on How Would You Survive A World Without Fossil Fuels? by beepeehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/survive-world-without-fossil-fuels/#comment-41900 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:49:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48723#comment-41900 LoneWolffe beepee by return email: palmerbeepee1@aol.com

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Comment on How Would You Survive A World Without Fossil Fuels? by beepeehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/survive-world-without-fossil-fuels/#comment-41898 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:40:15 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48723#comment-41898 LoneWolffe beepee Yeah, between the worldwide sinkholes and the ‘ring of fire’, they may suddenly remember something about the ‘word’ referring to the world being destroyed by fire (proportionately the yoke is to the core, as the mantle is to the egg white, as the egg shell is to the earth’s crust).  Destroyed maybe, but only as we now know the earth to be, remembering that ‘dirt’ is the only thing on earth that won’t burn.

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Comment on How Would You Survive A World Without Fossil Fuels? by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/survive-world-without-fossil-fuels/#comment-41897 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:04:18 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48723#comment-41897 beepee LoneWolffe well, until the money-colored glasses come off, that egg-shell is open season for the highest bidder. won’t they be surprised when there’s nothing inside.

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Comment on How Would You Survive A World Without Fossil Fuels? by beepeehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/survive-world-without-fossil-fuels/#comment-41896 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:51:32 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48723#comment-41896 LoneWolffe beepee First off, I like the video (but now I’ll have
nightmares).I agree, man HAS been
ingenious, and due to necessity and/or evolution, has moved through the
‘ages’.But the impact of ‘money’ has blurred
the vision.As if to say that the
promise of a “fiddle of gold” has no consequences.The point is that, “getting and spending, we
lay waste our powers; little we see in nature is really ours”, was written a
very, very long time ago.The egg shell
is as strong, as it is fragile. . . . but once compromised, will be interesting
(for about 7 days).
 Population
explosion, for that I don’t have an answer. 
But that is where man’s ingenuity could prevail – provided that “the
love of” money (in the person of oil extraction) doesn’t first cause the earth’s
demise (you know, the egg shell thing)..

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Comment on How Would You Survive A World Without Fossil Fuels? by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/survive-world-without-fossil-fuels/#comment-41895 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:55:47 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48723#comment-41895 beepee it’s quite possible that, simply maintaining the status quo could lead to a population implosion. on the other hand, mankind is pretty ingenious. isn’t that the whole point?
there was a point brought out in one of the documentaries, i forget which, that said something to the effect of “man didn’t get out of the stone age because he ran out of stone, and man didn’t get out of the iron age because he ran out of iron, he’ll get out of the industrial age the same way, man’s ingenuity.”
on a side note, “money is the root of all evil” hasn’t been correctly quoted for centuries. the proper quotation has always included the preface, “the love of…”
even further OT, i’ve always loved Primus’ rendition of the original classic, especially with the claymation music video :) http://youtu.be/X9uk9IcoQ0w

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Comment on How Would You Survive A World Without Fossil Fuels? by beepeehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/survive-world-without-fossil-fuels/#comment-41894 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:07:24 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48723#comment-41894 “First,
we need a fundamental change in the way that we think about life”, . . . .Now, that’s
interesting.  Man’s evolution is
continually changing the fundamental “laws of physics”.  They’re subtle changes, but changes nonetheless.  Just as I was told (as a child) that we
couldn’t develop “Engine Motors”, based on our concept of “Energy” (heat), I
was told that “money was the route of all evil”.  Well now it’s, “THE LOVE of money, is the
route of all evil”. . . . Money, in and of itself, is the absolute embodiment of
evil.
Old
School energy concepts where fine, but “this is not your Father’s Oldsmobile”.  “53 years of petroleum left”, may be
accurate, but the earth’s “egg shell crust” will be compromised long before then.  Maybe the earth’s demise is a good thing
because supporting 7 billion people represents only one tip of the proverbial iceberg.  That means potentially an exponential
population explosion represented by 3 million daily births (less 1 million
daily deaths – that’s 2 million people reaching productive age, EVERYDAY in the
near future).
Humans
are intelligent beings that can figure-out almost anything (that’s how Physics
has evolved as a science).  But, we are
also creatures of habit, and our ‘love of money’ makes/allows us to ignore the handwriting
on the wall.  With what we know about: 1)
alternative (non petroleum based) green materials and efforts; 2) the new (non
heat based) energy concepts; 3) the ecology of organics (eliminating pesticides
(herbicides technically fall under the description of pesticides)); and finally
(possibly man’s greatest invention ever); 4) the “organically fueled” diesel
engine, we’ve seen the enemy. . . . and, the enemy is ourselves.
Between
the Pied Piper and Charlie Daniels:  
“I’ll
bet a fiddle of gold, against your soul”
Enjoy:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6RUg-NkjY4

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Comment on How to Build a Wind Turbine for Under $30 by autorabiehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/04/23/build-wind-turbine-30/#comment-41893 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:31:19 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=47131#comment-41893 where is the video please?
autorabie@gmail.com

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Comment on Climate Change – Pay Now or Pay Forever by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/climate-change-pay-now-pay-forever/#comment-41892 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:17:54 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48729#comment-41892 DavidNutzuki only goes to show who owns the regulators. unless you’re in the business of change, and change in the right direction just isn’t good for business.

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Comment on Climate Change – Pay Now or Pay Forever by DavidNutzukihttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/climate-change-pay-now-pay-forever/#comment-41891 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:37:53 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48729#comment-41891 Deny this;
The remaining “believers” would have us believe that the scientific method prevents science from actually “saying” they are more than “95%” certain or say “proven” or “eventual” or “inevitable” even though it’s about saving the entire planet from a global climate crisis possibly caused by Human CO2. That’s why it’s called “belief”. History will call it exaggeration but generations of children will call it fear mongering.
Get up to date;
*Occupywallstreet now does not even mention CO2 in its list of demands because of the bank-funded and corporate run carbon trading stock markets ruled by politicians.
*Canada killed Y2Kyoto 2 years ago with a freely elected climate change denying prime minister and nobody cared, especially the millions of scientists warning us of unstoppable warming (a comet hit). And what did YOU do about it planet lovers?

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Seven – Hydrogen Fuel Stations are Too Expensive! by Ladsonhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/31/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-seven-hydrogen-fuel-stations-expensive/#comment-41890 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:06:54 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48726#comment-41890 A recent UC Irvine http://www.apep.uci.edu/3/Research/pdf/SustainableTransportation/WTW_vehicle_greenhouse_gases_Public.pdf found that using electricity in BEVs directly is 2.5 times more efficient than using that same electricity to create hydrogen for use in FCVs.  This is the glaring statistic that trumps all the arguments in this myth series of hydrogen PR.  It established the basic thesis that BEVs are the most efficient mode of practical automotive transportation.

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Does-Using-Excess-Renewable-Electricity-to-Create-Hydrogen-Make-Sense

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Six – Hydrogen Fuel Storage and Delivery is Dangerous by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/29/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-six-hydrogen-fuel-storage-delivery-dangerous/#comment-41884 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:02:59 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48719#comment-41884 If you think we do not have to worry about world oil reserves watch this.  Not talking pollution… Just reserves.  
“Crude Awakening” on YouTube.  
Note the people being interviewed and who they are!

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Comment on Fracking, “Done Right,” says UK Business and Energy Minister by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/29/fracking-done-right-says-uk-business-energy-minister/#comment-41883 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:42:36 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48715#comment-41883 Everyone needs to watch this … “Crude Awakening”
Note the guys being interviewed and who they are?

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Four – Hydrogen Fuel Storage is Dangerous by Mick Segalhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/25/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-four-hydrogen-fuel-storage-dangerous/#comment-41882 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:39:52 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48692#comment-41882 Everyone should watch this… “Crude Awakening” 
These guy’s know what is about to happen…

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Comment on Defective Solar Panels “Made in China” by KelfinPlanckhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/05/29/defective-solar-panels-china/#comment-41878 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:44:54 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=37768#comment-41878 After founding Magnetic Power Inc in the mid-eighties, Mark Goldes and MPI proceeded to develop most of the fraudcraftings which would serve as Goldes’ offerings in fraudcraft for the next thirty years, not only at MPI, but also at Chava Energy LLC, and at his so-called “Aesop Institute.” Goldes’ partnership with Hagen Ruff, the other Co-founder (as well as CEO) of Chava Energy LLC, gave the Goldes-MPI fraudcraft a new lease on life, and accordingly it may now be termed most properly the “Goldes-Ruff Fraudcraft.” For the past five years or more, while serving as a Co-founder and a Chief Officer of Chava Energy LLC, Goldes used his mgoldes @ chavaenergy dot com email address as his Aesop Institute email address as well, at least until his very recent ejection from Chava Energy. In practice, Goldes made continual use of Aesop Institute to bring investors to Chava Energy, which for five years has based its pretenses on nearly all the same fraudcraft used by Goldes at Aesop Institute. The common fraudcraft included the fraudcraftings of pretended development of water-fueled “Fractional Hydrogen” engines, of generators supposedly powered by Zero Point Energy, of “Ultraconductor” wire and “Ultraconductor” energy storage systems, and of strictly ambient heat engines – along with endless false claims that these concepts were currently being “prototyped,” and would soon provide wonderful alternatives to fossil fuels.
For five years, Hagen Ruff allowed Mark Goldes, a Co-founder as well as a Chief Officer of Chava Energy, not only to use his mgoldes @ chavaenergy dot com email address to solicit loans to Goldes’ so-called “Aesop Institute,” but simultaneously to solicit loans to Aesop Institute and investments in Chava Energy in the course of discussions and communications with prospects who had reached Goldes by way of aesopinstitute. In effect, Ruff allowed Aesop Institute to become a fund-raising extension of Chava Energy. Starting in 2009, if not before, Goldes posted thousands of fraudulent comments advertising the aesopinstitute website and promoting the Goldes-Ruff fraudcraftings on dozens of different websites. On Huffington Post alone, as the user “Overtone,” he posted over three thousand such comments. When people contacted Goldes after visiting the aesopinstitute website, they would learn from Goldes not only about Aesop Institute but also about Chava Energy, and Goldes would solicit loans to Aesop Institute or investment in Chava Energy, whichever the prospect preferred, at the same time. This was his standard practice for years. By allowing this entangling of Aesop Institute with Chava Energy LLC, Ruff has incurred responsibility not only for the false and fraudulent pretenses of Chava Energy, but for those of Mark Goldes’ “Aesop Institute” as well. For this reason, although neither the Kenneth Rauen strictly ambient heat engine pretense nor the Boris Kondrashov self-powered turbine pretense have been directly used or presented by Chava Energy, as they have by Aesop Institute, they still deserve full recognition within the ensemble of Goldes-Ruff fraudcraftings.
For five years since it was founded, Chava Energy LLC tried to promote itself chiefly by means of false and fraudulent claims and pretenses, that it was developing “revolutionary energy breakthroughs,” including “Fractional Hydrogen” engines utilizing nonexistent states of hydrogen, magical Ambient Temperature Thermionic Converters, and magnetic generators supposedly harnessing Zero Point Energy.
An “MPI Overview And Summary” produced by MPI in late 2008 actually lists Hagen Ruff as the Chief Executive Officer of MPI, as well as a Director of MPI; Mark Goldes, who had been the CEO of MPI for two decades, is listed only as Chairman. This document also shows that a major component 0f the Goldes-Ruff Fraudcraft was already well developed in 2008: namely, the fraudulent pretense that the worthless “revolutionary breakthroughs” claimed by Goldes and Ruff could provide alternatives to fossil fuels and thereby shift the global economy “from one dependent on fossil fuels to one that exists on clean, fuel-free, distributed power” and thereby “help offset the consequences of global warming.” At the time when Hagen Ruff, as CEO of MPI, allowed this and many similar statements to be included in the 2008 “MPI Overview,” MPI was claiming among its “breakthroughs” all but one of the seven fraudcraftings – all but Kondrashov’s self-powered air compressor, which
Goldes discovered in 2013. Ruff and Goldes knew perfectly well that not one of MPI’s six claimed “breakthroughs” represented anything more than an empty pretense.
If Chava Energy’s claims regarding their pretended Revolutionary Breakthrough development of “Fractional Hydrogen” “SPICE” engines, Ambient Temperature Thermionic Converters, “Ultraconductor” wire, “Ultraconductor Energy Storage Systems,” and Zero Point Energy harvesting “MagGen” generators were not false and fraudulent, why did Hagen Ruff suddenly remove those claims from Chava’s website?
In fact, all of those fraudulent claims came originally from the very same source: Chava Energy Co-founder and Chief Market Research Officer Mark Goldes, and Goldes’ previous company, Magnetic Power Inc.
We do find and state that Hagen Ruff’s Chava Energy LLC has made a great many utterly false and fraudulent claims and statements, showing very unscrupulous dishonesty, on the matters of “Fractional Hydrogen” engines, Ambient Temperature Thermionic Converters, and “MagGen” generators that supposedly harness Zero Point Energy. Chava Energy’s claims and statements regarding “Ultraconductor” wire and “Ultraconductor Energy Storage Systems” were also false and dishonest in various ways.
The relentless and pervasive dishonesty, fraudulence, and unscrupulousness, that characterized Mark Goldes’ use of his company Magnetic Power Inc for over twenty years prior to the founding of Chava Energy LLC, has also characterized Mark Goldes’ and Hagen Ruff’s use of Chava Energy LLC and Aesop Institute since 2009.
If there had ever been any chance at all that Chava Energy LLC could be transformed into an honest and honorable company despite its five-year specialization in fraudcraft, that chance was wiped out by Hagen Ruff’s most recent communications, in which he embarked on some brand new pretenses, no less ludicrous than his fraudcraft of “Fractional Hydrogen.” He now wants to pretend that his very active Co-founder, Mark Goldes, the very same person who has been his Chief Liar for five years, was actually never a part of Chava Energy, at all! And he also now wants to pretend that none of Chava Energy’s fraudcraftings came from Mark Goldes or MPI – even though, in fact, they all did – every one of them.
http://physicsinspector.wordpress.com/category/goldes-ruff-fraudcraft/

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Comment on U.S. to Impose Huge Taxes on Chinese Solar Panels by jmoffitt36http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/06/05/chinese-solar-panels-imported-u-s-face-enormous-tariffs/#comment-41877 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:57:19 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=47847#comment-41877 Hey there’s no Green in Old Glory, Just Red White and Blue, but there is sure lot of Green in the Fat pockets of the 1% and Greedy Politicians.

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Three – Hydrogen Fuel is Expensive by Bob Wallacehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/24/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-three-hydrogen-fuel-expensive/#comment-41869 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:18:41 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48674#comment-41869 trique024 Bob Wallace

That video is over an hour long.  

Right now Tesla is stating 170 miles in 30 minutes.  That’s 64% in 30 minutes.

Did I claim 80% in 20 minutes for the Tesla or 80% of a generic 200 mile range EV in 20 minutes?  If I specifically said “Tesla”, I apologize.

The Tesla/Panasonic batteries are not the only team in the game.  The Toshiba SCiB used in the Honda FIT 

“Charged with the highest current available with CHAdeMO*1, widely seen as the emerging standard for fast charging EV, an SCiB™ reaches about 80 percent of full capacity in some 15 minutes, about 50% in 10 minutes and about 25% in 5 minutes – half the times of a typical lithium-ion battery charged under the same conditions. The SCiB™ also generates little heat while recharging, eliminating the need for power to cool the battery module.”

http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2011_06/pr1603.htm

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Three – Hydrogen Fuel is Expensive by Bob Wallacehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/07/24/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-three-hydrogen-fuel-expensive/#comment-41868 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:06:05 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48674#comment-41868 Mick Segal Bob Wallace LoneWolffe Ladson

Thanks for the best laugh of the afternoon.

Are you grownup enough to recognize the higher cost of operating a FCEV vs. an EV?

I fully realize that a couple car companies are likely to start selling FCEVs in a couple of years.   Good for them.  Then we’ll get some real world experience with how they work and what they cost.

The question is whether then can get their costs significantly below that of EVs.  The market isn’t going to pay the same or more for a car that costs more than twice as much to operate.

There’s also a question of whether EV makers can bring an affordable 150-200 mile range EV to market.  If they can’t, then FCEVs might win based on longer range.

My guess is that we will have affordable 200 mile range EVs well before we’ll see FCEVs under $50k.  If you wish to guess differently, that’s your privilege. 

BTW, did you hear that Musk is talking about marketing a 500 mile range EV?

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