Comments for The Green Optimistic | The Green Optimistic http://www.greenoptimistic.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Comment on Tin-Oxide Promises to Give Battery Charging a Boost by Roberthttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/15/tin-oxide-promises-give-battery-charging-boost/#comment-46817 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:09:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50748#comment-46817 Would be nice to finally quit burning stuff!

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Comment on Tin-Oxide Promises to Give Battery Charging a Boost by Roberthttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/15/tin-oxide-promises-give-battery-charging-boost/#comment-46816 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:08:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50748#comment-46816 Superfast charging is impossible due to the fact that there is not yet a grid capable of handling the large amounts of current necessary. Even to charge a cellphone in 60 seconds would require cables as thick as car battery jumpers! The object is to make cheaper batteries that can be charged overnight. This means massive clean energy at night (and to develop rest of world!).

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Comment on Biogas Digesters to Save Lives, as well as the Environment by John T Tylerhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/26/biogas-digesters-save-lives-well-environment/#comment-46815 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:57:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50360#comment-46815 Yes. Point out that in China their biogas plants are “constructed from brick and traditional Chinese concrete. The cost of these systems is just $85 a unit and they even are able to provide cooking gas for stoves”, and make the point that the west needs to take notice, and should start building much cheaper biogas plants, because so far, it spends much more building AD Plants. Sadly, I don’t think that in the developed nations people are willing to spend the time, nor get their hands dirty to run that type of biogas plant. But. I do agree that the efficiency of these Chinese methods is so far ahead of the developed nations – so called “advanced” biogas plants.

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Comment on Tin-Oxide Promises to Give Battery Charging a Boost by Inventzillahttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/15/tin-oxide-promises-give-battery-charging-boost/#comment-46813 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:02:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50748#comment-46813 so what

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Comment on How To Build a UFO-like Anti Gravity Spacecraft by Kevinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/03/05/how-to-build-an-ufo-like-anti-gravity-spacecraft/#comment-46812 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 16:03:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/index.php/2008/02/10/how-to-build-an-ufo-like-anti-gravity-spacecraft/#comment-46812 How do you know what God said? God doesn’t write books or have humans write for it or you would be worshiping Allah or thousands of other man-made Gods instead of the fake one you do now. It would be non stop news coverage on TV if proof came out God wrote a book. They just tolerate your BS. They know there is proof against it and no science too it.

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Comment on Does Cheap Gasoline Make Toyota Prius Less Attractive? by Bent LEAFhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/12/cheap-gasoline-make-toyota-prius-less-attractive/#comment-46811 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:40:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50735#comment-46811 Ya, that headline yesterday just wreaked of an article written by a highly-functioning individual. And they put this graph in it, and all of the colors are virtually identical! And when you say the graph is of purchase price plus fuel over time, well, unless you’re not driving the vehicle anymore, the lines better all go up! Thank you for pointing out to everyone how ridiculous it is to presume these gas prices that Americans have enjoyed ALL WEEK, will become the new normal. Especially over the period of time one should be considering when buying a car. You still should really try to wrap your head around what 114MPGe means. Because that doesn’t change with gas prices. And if hydrogen becomes the new big thing, guess what?, you can make power plants that use that non-polluting fuel source to generate the electricity to charge my LEAF! Those could be used to supplement the existing 17% wind power produced locally.

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Comment on How to Convert Your Car to Solar in One Easy Step by palmerbeepee1http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/12/convert-car-solar-one-easy-step-hint-might-spray/#comment-46810 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:06:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50670#comment-46810 Mila, here’s the deal. Solar is not the issue, rather DC vs AC. If we could check with Nikola Tesla, he would probably change all of Elon Musk’s ‘Tesla’ automobiles to DC. The Tesla Auto are propelled by a 240v AC ‘EngineMotor’. Further, it is our fantasy to convert Solar (from DC) to AC in order to the support the residential AC power grid. When we consider that the average home can easily be converted to DC, AC electricity as we know it, attempting residential Solar is folly using the DC to AC conversion.

It’s as simple as VHS vs BetaMax (research why VHS won out). Big business needs AC, but those same purveyors, could make scads of money on DC as well (since ‘seed’ money is not a problem for them – though imagination is, however). Low voltage DC technologies, particularly in regard to AC/DC electric motors, has already begun to transform industry and the way we live. Remember ‘continuous duty’ was a term reserved for AC motors, and this is no longer the case.

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Comment on Study: Underground Hydrogen Storage is Cheapest, but Hard to Implement by J. Matthishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/11/study-underground-hydrogen-storage-cheapest-hard-implement/#comment-46809 Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:02:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50664#comment-46809 Under ground storage of hydrogen and carbon dioxide is a bad idea on a geologically active planet. There is no way to predict the stability of the surrounding area. Either option is just plain disturbing to say the least. Hydrogen is stored best combined with another element such as carbon and better yet with oxygen. Carbon dioxide can be dwelt with in much the same way. There are natural processes that work very well for the sequestering of carbon dioxide. Hydrogen is an excellent fuel for the future but also is highly energy dependent meaning it takes energy to break the bond where it is combined with another element. This is all 8th grade science. The cost to generate hydrogen from water is a fairly solid figure, one could use this established point to eliminate the cost of production. (cost being the energy required to break the bonds holding the molecule together) The key is to extract energy or work from the process of hydrogen production and use this energy to feed back into the production of additional hydrogen. The concept is simple: energy into the process is a set amount with a set amount of production as a result. So in order to change or increase the amount produced you have to increase the power inputted to the process. Think about it this way normally 2+2=4 but in hydrogen production 2+2=3 because you use or loose part of of what you started out with during the process. (it has a cost) Now here is the question “can the thermodynamic losses associated with the production of hydrogen via electrolysis be off set or eliminated?” The answer of course is no, the losses will always exist. This equation is pretty much set in stone. So here is your answer….. expand your equation. The production process or equation does not need to stop there it needs additional steps to make it more efficient and maybe even over efficient. Hydrogen represents energy potential on many levels. We know we can burn it either in a application that produces heat or electricity by oxidizing it. What I’m telling you is the produced hydrogen represents additional potential energy prior to using it. Imagine a tanker truck full of gaseous hydrogen, now imagine that same tanker under 100 ft of water. That tanker truck wants to rise to the surface and the power or force it will exert to do so is based upon the water displacement. There is a tremendous amount of potential energy there, simply put the amount of water the gas filled tanker displaces is the same amount of weight or water it will lift outside the water. So now I’ve lifted a large weight that can drive a generator and produce additional energy and additional energy equals additional hydrogen. So with the same amount of energy required to produce a set amount of hydrogen I have produced the hydrogen and additional energy that will produce additional hydrogen. Did I break the laws of thermodynamics? Can I use the produced hydrogen in additional stages to make even more energy that can be used to make even more hydrogen? Of course I can.

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Comment on Wind Turbines Only Annoying, Not Dangerous for Health, Says MIT by palmerbeepee1http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/11/wind-turbines-annoying/#comment-46808 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:27:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50667#comment-46808 Funny story: About 15yrs ago, a Wind Farm in Tracy California, was responsible for the death of a Bird of Prey (Peregrine Falcon, I believe). The Animal Rights groups and others quickly went into action, causing a massive suspension of the PG&E contract, until the issue of ‘bird safety’ was addressed. Though the contract was suspended, the electricity was not, thus, PG&E collected electricity at no cost during the period of suspension. Of course the contract was resumed, I think on the strength that, through other conservation efforts, the bird of prey population had dramatically increased during the Wind Farm’s existence. I don’t recall whether PG&E was ever back-charged for the period of free electric (they probably could have given at rebate (2 cents) to all their customers). Remember, utility companies are given ‘The Authority’ to operate, therefore, there are contracted ‘operations’ between the utility company and the State or other businesses or industries. Seldom would an electric utility manufacture and install a Wind Farm, at least not completely.

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Comment on BMW To Implement Plug-In Hybrid Tech Across the Board by Marleychilhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/03/bmw-implement-plug-hybrid-tech-across-board/#comment-46800 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:13:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50444#comment-46800 ————-“The
Revolution will not be televised”, but it will be
Electrified—————————As
I say you can pay for Evolution or Jump straight to
Revolution————————Hybrid lose because EV RULES —The
EV Revolution has begun———–

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Comment on How To Build a Solar Powered Car for Your Kids by Billhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/04/19/how-to-build-a-solar-powered-car-for-your-kids/#comment-46795 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:39:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=290#comment-46795 Thanks a lot

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Comment on How To Build a Solar Powered Car for Your Kids by Ovidiu Sandruhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/04/19/how-to-build-a-solar-powered-car-for-your-kids/#comment-46792 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:45:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=290#comment-46792 Bill, thanks for noticing. The piece was written almost 7 years ago, so the video was down. I fixed it with a Youtube version.

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Comment on How To Build a Solar Powered Car for Your Kids by Billhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/04/19/how-to-build-a-solar-powered-car-for-your-kids/#comment-46788 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:29:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=290#comment-46788 The video does not seem to appear… What do i do?…. I need it urgently because i was doing a similar project and i am not stuck and this video seems to be able to solve it
Plz someone help

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Comment on First Ever Bike Escalator Takes Cyclists Up the Hill in Norway by Abbie Halehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/05/first-ever-bike-escalator-takes-cyclists-hill-norway/#comment-46764 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:33:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50453#comment-46764 I think this is awesome. No one wants to ride their bike up that hill. Better way to encourage people to ride bicycles rather than drive. I have also read an article and watch a video about this here check it out guys. http://www.exploretalent.com/articles/ride-norways-first-bike-escalator/

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Comment on Tesla Motors Still Pushing for Direct Sales in Texas by lad76http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/09/tesla-motors-still-pushing-direct-sales-texas/#comment-46760 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:09:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50573#comment-46760 Texas is controlled by the oil companies who buy off weak Republican politicians. Big Oil does pretty much what they want. And, if Tesla wants to sell cars there, they will need to go through the court system, Good luck on that one also. Oh BTW, the largest company in Texas is Exxon. If they sold electrons, Tesla might have a chance.

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Comment on Bacteria-Stuffed Charcoal Biofilter Helps Reduce Ammonia Pollution in Factories by peterartnerhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/10/19/ammonia-charcoal-biofilter-factories/#comment-46751 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:01:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=11318#comment-46751 Spread the gravel out over the filter so that you have a
relatively even, but sloping layer. You want the lowest point in the gravel to
be near the front of the tank so detritus will collect there making it easier
to clean it out. If you have a secondary filter as well as the under gravel
filter put that in place now. Position your heater at the back of the tank at
an angle so that it is heating the water at the bottom of the tank but you are
still able to see the indicator so you can see it is on. Attach an adhesive
thermometer near the top of the tank on one end where you can check the
temperature easily.

peter @ http://www.unitedfilter.com/

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Comment on New Material Cools When Exposed to Sunlight, Could Make Us Ditch Air Conditioning by palmerbeepee1http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/08/shanhui-fan-cooling-material/#comment-46735 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 03:09:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50509#comment-46735 Incandescent light (bulbs) presented the perfect business model to increase the use, and thereby the profit, of the A/C power grid – FOREVER. As a youngster, I tinkered and literally took everything apart, out of curiosity. . . that’s when I discovered ‘light transfer’ without loss of illumination, and without ‘heat’ through ‘fiber optics’ (before there WAS fiber optics). It was in a 1958 or 60-ish Cadillac. The car had little miniature exterior, fender-mounted turn-signal, headlight, and high-beam, lighted indicators. You see, I had to take it apart. I was ‘curious’ about this ‘tiny exterior bulb’, it’s colored lense and it’s wiring. Well, to my surprise there was no bulb or wiring, instead the dashboard turn-signal indicator, a standard 12v light (the source) transferred it’s illumination (without loss), with twists and turns through the cars firewall, under the hood, and through the steal fender, to be terminated in that ‘colored lense’ indicator (the destination) on the exterior of the appropriate fender, and all three indicator lenses for each fender (L or R) were terminated in the same uniform fashion. The ‘media’ was 8-10 fiber optic strands (wrapped opaque).

Pretty simple concept for the 1950-60’s. We also had L.E.D.’s back then as well (but that another story). But you have to admit, the concept of transferring ‘light’ or illumination, without heat or loss of illumination 15 feet or 15 miles is very interesting. . . . . Now all we really need is a ‘virgin’ to drop into the volcano, as a sacrifice to appease the A/C Grid ‘Powers that be’. Lord knows we don’t want to light an entire room with one light source terminated very simply through as many ‘magnified’ lenses, as we please – and that ‘one light source’ will undoubtedly be a flourescent, because after 50 yrs we’ve finally started phasing-out incandescent bulbs . . . . . and that probably took a 50 yr old virgin.

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Comment on First Ever Bike Escalator Takes Cyclists Up the Hill in Norway by jopo00http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/12/05/first-ever-bike-escalator-takes-cyclists-hill-norway/#comment-46700 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:06:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50453#comment-46700 Clever idea.

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Comment on Making Plastic Pallets From Recycled Tires by jaytoolman92http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2012/12/11/making-plastic-pallets-from-recycled-tires/#comment-46607 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:29:51 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=29640#comment-46607 I would have never guessed that plastic pallets were made of the same material as tires. I guess they are partly rubber and not just plastic. I have heard that in some cases, they are cleaner than wood pallets. http://www.commercialhardwaregroup.com/nevada_casters

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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-46525 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 02:00:10 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-46525 radx28 In spite of renewable hydrogen being slightly less-efficient than other sources, there is also the emissions thing to consider. The best solution has to be solar hydrogen generation combined with a hydrogen fuel cell. Home solar panels and wind turbines, with comprehensive net-zero construction, a home hydrogen fuel cell and a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, could theoretically eliminate the carbon footprint of a single family, could it not?

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Comment on Fuel Cell Vehicle Myth Ten – Elon Musk’s “Hydrogen is BS” by radx28http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/08/05/fuel-cell-vehicle-myth-ten-hydrogen-bs/#comment-46523 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:57:46 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48761#comment-46523 It would be a shame if the genius that he is didn’t consider the idea that fuel cells could one day replace batteries.     I be thinking that ultimately, a Tesla will run on either.      And, it would appear that the best idea for hydrogen fueling is, perhaps, a ‘home device’ that converts natural gas to hydrogen for use in fuels cells (both to replace generators as a backup power source, and to fuel our self driving vehicles).

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Comment on Newly Discovered Property of Graphene to Boost Fuel Cells Efficiency by Secundiushttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/28/newly-discovered-property-graphene-boost-fuel-cells-efficiency/#comment-46345 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 02:24:13 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50384#comment-46345 I guess have a Tensile Strength of 150,000,000psi doesn’t hurt either…

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Comment on Thorium Nuclear Fuel Tested in Norwegian Power Plant by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2012/11/27/thorium-nuclear-test-norway/#comment-46316 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:11:04 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=28868#comment-46316 “After thorium fuel has been used up, the resulting
waste isn’t dangerous enough to weaponize, as it lacks plutonium, which
is a by-product of U-235 fission.”
wrong the resulting nuclear waste is ten times more radioactive than plutonium. It can be used in dirty bombs!

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Comment on Ironman’s Heart is Closer to Reality than you Think by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/19/ironmans-heart-closer-reality-think/#comment-46315 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:09:29 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50258#comment-46315 restrict their use.

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Comment on Amazing 35% Efficiency of Multi-Band Thin Film Solar Cells Demonstrated by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/06/29/multi-band-single-layer-thin-film-solar-cell/#comment-46314 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:06:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=8256#comment-46314 more power to them

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Comment on Fusion-Fission Hybrid Reactor: Getting Rid of 99% Nuclear Waste Cleanly by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2009/01/28/fusion-fission-hybrid-reactor/#comment-46312 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 15:56:50 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=1893#comment-46312 I like the idea of burning the radioactive sludge but not if they make it part of a fuel cycle that never stops producing more nue;lacler waste. They should use it to get rid of all the stored waste. Period.

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Comment on Schematic of How to Build a Magnetic Motor by tantalushttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/07/17/how-to-make-sandeep-acharya-magnetic-motor/#comment-46299 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:12:06 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=479#comment-46299 @Bill  I so love this idea I have been studying this idea for awhile and I would love to get involved in some way especially with the intent to release free energy to the world this is so desperately needed

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Comment on Solid State Batteries the Basis of Extended Range Audi EV? by beepeehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/20/50266/#comment-46279 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 03:30:54 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50266#comment-46279 Let me grab my ‘old’ theory (and blow the dust off).  I have advocated a simple, onboard (air cooled) TDI Diesel “GENERATOR”, running at virtually ‘idle’ (connected through an automatic transfer switch (ATS)), AND with an ‘extended’ driving range limited only by the size of the (petroleum or non-petroleum based) fuel tank.  And get this, though quickly becoming the worst car company in the world, GM, uses this theory in their XLR and Volt models, but they call it an “extender” (and it’s a gasoline generator because of Consumer Diesel Fear).

With some knowledge of water engineering and irrigation (Water in the West), I’m a serious advocate of 100% Veggie Diesel fuel refinement, particularly since the Diesel was designed to use peanut oil as it’s principle fuel.  With Elon Musk’s Tesla completely ignoring the Diesel, it’s ironic that though Nikola Tesla and Rudolph Diesel were born only two years apart, if either where alive today – our collective heads would be spinning.  Just think of how today’s greatest minds and/or ‘innovators’, pale by comparison, as they have (almost accidentally) developed today’s “Engine Motors” and Domestic Diesel (versus ‘Commercial Diesel’) technologies – but still can’t see their way clear enough to merge those two technologies.

If I had to explain this to an Alien, it’s so simple, I’d be embarrassed.

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Comment on Schematic of How to Build a Magnetic Motor by Tealyhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/07/17/how-to-make-sandeep-acharya-magnetic-motor/#comment-46263 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:47:25 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=479#comment-46263 P s greed dose not drive me

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Comment on Schematic of How to Build a Magnetic Motor by Tealyhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/07/17/how-to-make-sandeep-acharya-magnetic-motor/#comment-46262 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:45:57 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=479#comment-46262 Hi bud have have a go at this failed twice but my mind will not let it go all help would be welcome many thanks

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Comment on Schematic of How to Build a Magnetic Motor by Madpasserhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/07/17/how-to-make-sandeep-acharya-magnetic-motor/#comment-46227 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:08:49 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=479#comment-46227 @Bill my email is jaba1960@yahoo.com   Please send more information.   Thank you…….John

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Comment on Biofuels Increase Air Pollution and Reduce Crop Yield, New Study Says by schultzybecketthttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/01/07/biofuels-increase-air-pollution-and-reduce-crop-yield-new-study-says/#comment-46225 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:45:39 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=30892#comment-46225 Gorilla Glass effectively reduces screen parallax and improves touch control
accuracy to provide better visual quality. The parallax of 5.0mm soda lime
glass is 2mm when viewed at an angle of 25 degrees. The parallax is 4mm at
angle of 45 degrees and it increases to higher than 10mm at 75 degrees. But the
parallax of 0.7mm Gorilla Glass is lower than 1mm and increases only slightly
when viewed at an angle of 75 degrees.
schultzy @ http://www.unitedfilter.com/

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Comment on Bacteria-Stuffed Charcoal Biofilter Helps Reduce Ammonia Pollution in Factories by schultzybecketthttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/10/19/ammonia-charcoal-biofilter-factories/#comment-46224 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:40:30 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=11318#comment-46224 Spread the gravel out over the filter so that you have a
relatively even, but sloping layer. You want the lowest point in the gravel to
be near the front of the tank so detritus will collect there making it easier
to clean it out. If you have a secondary filter as well as the under gravel
filter put that in place now. Position your heater at the back of the tank at
an angle so that it is heating the water at the bottom of the tank but you are
still able to see the indicator so you can see it is on. Attach an adhesive
thermometer near the top of the tank on one end where you can check the
temperature easily.

schultzy @ http://www.unitedfilters.com/

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Comment on New Quaternary Semiconductor Alloy Could Gear Up Development of Solar Cells by schultzybecketthttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/03/23/httpwwwsemiconductortodaycomnewsitems2010marchasu220310htm/#comment-45778 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:38:35 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=7140#comment-45778 I love the technology prospects though–revolutionary ways of manufacturing. I
also liked the article written earlier in the year about this technology and
how it went into more detail about improvements for the ultrasound probes.
schultzy @ http://www.greatbasinindustrial.com/

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Comment on How to Make a Bubble Wrap Window Insulation For Your Home by JenHortonhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/04/11/how-to-make-a-bubble-wrap-window-insulation/#comment-45771 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:23:38 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=36113#comment-45771 lizzite No, it is to be place on the inside. Makes such a difference !

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Comment on UK Students from Brighton Turn Waste Into an Amazingly Livable House by tranlaiitdluhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/06/25/students-brighton-turn-waste-livable-house/#comment-45734 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:02:44 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=48148#comment-45734 http://tangquanoeltainha.wordpress.com/

http://tangquanoeltainha.blogspot.com/
http://paltal.vn/san-pham/ao-khoac

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Comment on How To Build Your Own Water Car At Home by kevinradadiyahttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/03/18/how-to-build-your-own-water-car-at-home/#comment-45701 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:54:40 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/index.php/2008/02/08/how-to-build-your-own-water-car-at-home/#comment-45701 i cant understand the chart plzzz understand the chart by chapter wice…my gmail A/C kevinradadiya99@gmail.com i hope that anyone can help me about this..

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Comment on A Different Way of Having Turkey for Thanksgiving by Chimelhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/21/different-way-turkey-thanksgiving/#comment-45556 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:35:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50314#comment-45556 I hate turkeyboard lazyness. If you want to go by the numbers, it’s not just the shorter word “vegans”  who are missing out on the fun, it’s mostly vegetarians. If I wanted to go by the numbers, it’s probably meat eaters who are missing out too, with the current choice of dry-meat high-weight modern hybrids raised in conditions I wouldn’t wish on my stepmother. In a way, it looks much more valuable to me to support humanely farm-raised heritage breeds and their farmers, than to encourage industrial farming abuse by providing an outlet for the worst farms.
By all means, rescue the abused birds from these farms, but they should probably still be raised for human consumption as the breed was meant to. That “feel good” feeling works only for a few birds named Naomi or Julia, not really when you have hundreds of anonymous birds rescued from a single farm, multiplied by several farms each year. I’d rather invest my money in supporting decent farmers and prosecuting abusive ones, so that there are no birds to rescue in the first place.

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Comment on Solid State Batteries the Basis of Extended Range Audi EV? by Waste to Energy Intlhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/20/50266/#comment-45449 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:56:33 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50266#comment-45449 want to change my Q7 on this

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Comment on Toyota Mirai is “The Future” of Toyota, Literally! by Secundiushttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/18/toyota-mirai-future-toyota-literally/#comment-45294 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:19:53 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50242#comment-45294 Just might be, if they’ve placed all the egg’s into one basket.

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Comment on Toyota Mirai is “The Future” of Toyota, Literally! by Secundiushttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/18/toyota-mirai-future-toyota-literally/#comment-45293 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:18:50 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50242#comment-45293 Just might be, if they placed all there eggs into one basket.

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Comment on Throwing Water In Volcanoes Could Generate Energy, Scientists Say by lad2http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/17/throwing-water-volcanoes-generate-energy-scientists-say/#comment-45191 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:53:14 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50212#comment-45191 There are many ways to generate heat and electricity instead of depending on hydrocarbons.  These new innovations are finally coming to the forefront as hydrocarbons increase in cost.  Eventually sound logic will prevail as people realize the side effects of using energy need not be damage to the air, water, or people’s health.

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Comment on Solar-Powered Irrigation System Increases Vegetable Production Up to 500% in Sub-Saharan Villages by Simon Kinghttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/01/10/sahara-solar-irrigation/#comment-45173 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:44:46 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=6114#comment-45173 If you need: 
1.Solar water pump(DC or AC) for irrigation or residential; 
2. Solar power system for home or public.
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Comment on Nendo Puts an End to One-Time Use of Wrapping Paper by Epicbeaverinstagramhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/11/nendo-puts-end-one-time-use-wrapping-paper/#comment-45172 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:38:27 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50140#comment-45172 Many people just take focus when people could there really be to listen for them in order to help answer their inquiries These institutions makes fine by using social sites network and relate with your http://epicbeaver.com/buy-instagram-followers/ potential clients upon your buy instagram http://epicbeaver.com/buy-instagram-likes/ followers They get involved your web visitors with thoughts and request their thoughts and opinions on many different matters and appeal to the crooks to answer.

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Comment on Climate Change Preparedness – Coastal Residents are “Not Ready” for Sea Level Rise by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/15/climate-change-preparedness-coastal-residents-ready-sea-level-rise/#comment-45137 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:22:31 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50208#comment-45137 Bobbylonyo There’s a Far Side comic that describes the situation perfectly, but I couldn’t find it. “Death to the left hand!”

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Comment on Climate Change Preparedness – Coastal Residents are “Not Ready” for Sea Level Rise by Bobbylonyohttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/15/climate-change-preparedness-coastal-residents-ready-sea-level-rise/#comment-45088 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:00:57 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50208#comment-45088 A couple of years ago, Al gore bought a 12 million $ BEACH HOUSE in Malibu.
Do as I say, not as I do? 
Did I mention it was a house ON THE BEACH !?!

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Comment on Dean Kamen's Stirling Engine Hybrid Scooter Runs on Anything by schultzybecketthttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2009/07/01/dean-kamen-stirling-engine-scooter/#comment-45033 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:14:43 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=3883#comment-45033 The startups are taking various approaches. Alt-E, based in Auburn Hills,
MI, plans to gut conventional vehicles, replacing the engine with a combination
of electric motor, battery packs, electronic controls, and a gasoline
generator. So far the company has raised about $28 million from individual
investors and in government funding. 
schultzy @  https://www.yourmechanic.com/

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Comment on Dean Kamen's Stirling Engine Hybrid Scooter Runs on Anything by schultzyhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2009/07/01/dean-kamen-stirling-engine-scooter/#comment-45032 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:55:43 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=3883#comment-45032 The conversions companies hope to fill this niche. While the scale of
conversions will be limited, these companies could serve to prod major
automakers to offer a greater variety of these vehicles, say some automotive
analysts.
schultzy @  https://www.unitedfilter.com/

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Comment on How to Get Almost Free Energy From Wood-Iron Friction by Bhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/10/14/how-to-get-free-energy-wood-iron-friction/#comment-45000 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:18:43 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=1037#comment-45000 When water is converted to steam it expands 1,700 times its normal volume. Basically that means that one cubic inch of water when converted to steam will occupy 1,700 cubic inches of space.

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Comment on Video of a Working Homemade Linear Magnetic Motor by tulameenhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2012/03/14/linear-magnetic-motor/#comment-44997 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:39:43 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=23287#comment-44997 I personally know beyond doubt that permanent magnet motors function. Read the history on Tesla…..his motor is a permanent magnet motor. Later he received in a flash inspiration the principle of the AC electric motor. I have personally witnessed a permanent magnet motor functioning. 
There was strong reason why the government siezed Tesla’s work to keep them secret and continue to mock and debunk the very motors they use  secretly. 

If you stick with the basic principles it is certain to work.

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Comment on DIY: How to Build a Solar Furnace from a Satellite Dish by jaytoolman92http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/09/08/how-to-build-solar-furnace-satellite-dish/#comment-44898 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:25:08 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=815#comment-44898 This looks really interesting. I think that the dish might be concentrating the heat a little too much. Wouldn’t the solar panels be burnt from the sun’s magnification? I think I will probably stick with a more traditional heater until this technology is refined a little more. http://www.capefearair.com/heating.php

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Comment on Good News: Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Dropped by 1.1 Percent in 2009 by SukeTarahttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/06/09/greenhouse-gas-emissions-drop/#comment-44857 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:34:55 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=7930#comment-44857 Wow ! Awesome information. I have read its posts and came to know that its posts are very very reliable. thank you so much for sharing this. Now I am sharing a site where you find all information ofhttp://myessayeditors.com/
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Comment on Scientists Test Potential of Basalt Flows to Store CO2 Underground by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/07/30/scientists-tests-the-potential-of-basalt-flows-to-store-carbon-dioxide-underground/#comment-44681 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:41:05 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=39952#comment-44681 They should keep CO2 atmospheric senors near the site and maybe 1/2 kilometer way to make sure no CO2 is escaping.

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Comment on FRP Rebar Helps Save Mountains from Turning into Molehills by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/06/frp-rebar-helps-save-mountains-turning-molehills/#comment-44680 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:37:49 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50082#comment-44680 30% less concrete means 30% less concrete based emissions. 5% of all CO2 emitted comes from the global concrete industry.

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Comment on Sunflower Shaped Concentrator to Banish Fossil Fuel Zombies by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/09/sunflower-shaped-concentrator-banish-fossil-fuel-zombies/#comment-44634 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:55:01 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50106#comment-44634 exactly what the world needs

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Comment on A REAL and WORKING Magnetic Motor Spinning Indefinitely by DarinSelbyhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/02/06/real-working-magnetic-motor/#comment-44486 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 00:07:01 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=32750#comment-44486 valveman00 gemmakermz Do you want to get something for nothing?  Then tap into that big ole fireball in the sky and artificial photosynthesis, storing the hydrogen gas.

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Comment on First Ever Solar Bike Path Generates Electricity for the Dutch Grid by AmyInNHhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/06/first-ever-solar-bike-path-generates-electricity-dutch-grid/#comment-44393 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:57:10 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50059#comment-44393 Considering the heat that radiates off of tar surfaces, it’s well past time to consider them sources of solar energy.

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Comment on A Tesla to Power Your Home? by Ari Luishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/03/tesla-power-home/#comment-44372 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:45:14 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50011#comment-44372 The refrigerator, A/C and the washing machine use AC motors and since they are usually the bigger loads in the house, I guess that the default wiring is set to AC.

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Comment on A Tesla to Power Your Home? by beepeehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/03/tesla-power-home/#comment-44317 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:20:34 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50011#comment-44317 “A 10 kW-hour battery is enough to power up the refrigerator, lights and other stuff”.  Refrigerators, lights and other stuff DOES NOT need a “battery” that is “solar charged” AND THEN CONVERTED to AC.

Almost everything in the domestic home, that is plugged into an AC outlet is internally converted to “low-voltage DC” (as is the computer I’m using).  Incandescent lights are engineered to use AC (and to also burn-out), but should have been replaced by low voltage DC L.E.D.s long ago.

While Solar is always the way to go, there is no reason that Direct Solar can’t be used to power ANYTHING that’s DC.  That simply means moving away from today’s mind numbing practice of converting Solar DC to AC, to be converted back to DC (to run modern day appliances).

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Comment on A Tesla to Power Your Home? by Garethhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/03/tesla-power-home/#comment-44210 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 03:22:15 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=50011#comment-44210 Comment on Free Wi-Fi on Buses and Trains to Curb Car Use? by Ari Luishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/01/free-wi-fi-buses-trains-curb-car-use/#comment-44108 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:43:41 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49980#comment-44108 Yup, and the rest of the world ought to follow suit to encourage the use of mass transport over cars! Good for you. :-)

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Comment on Free Wi-Fi on Buses and Trains to Curb Car Use? by Astrid de Vreesehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/11/01/free-wi-fi-buses-trains-curb-car-use/#comment-44091 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:04:57 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49980#comment-44091 Free wi-fi in public transport , bus and train, is standard in the Netherlands, not only in big cities but everywhere.

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Comment on Last Nail in the Tesla – Toyota Partnership? by Chimelhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/31/last-nail-tesla-toyota-partnership/#comment-43978 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:02:03 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49922#comment-43978 Toyota is probably not “going the opposite direction” as much as they are divesting from a serious competitor.

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Comment on Homemade Pumpkin Battery, or How to Generate Pumpkin Power by Lem Bingleyhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/31/homemade-pumpkin-battery-generate-pumpkin-power/#comment-43922 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:44:09 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49953#comment-43922 A waste of good food as you can’t eat them afterwards.

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Comment on Fraunhofer’s Grid Scale Energy Storage System Passes Initial Tests by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/29/fraunhofers-grid-scale-energy-storage-system-passes-initial-tests/#comment-43877 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:38:55 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49932#comment-43877 big deal

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Comment on First Ever Invisible Solar Panels Developed by the Swiss by Chimelhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/29/first-ever-invisible-solar-panels-developed-swiss/#comment-43803 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:32:05 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49928#comment-43803 Well, solar panels are ugly mostly because they sit over the rooftops like a sad eyesore instead of being the rooftop, but transparent solar panels may be useful for windows, depending on how much light they let through. I thought these could be work for East or West oriented vertical windows too, to capture solar energy at sunrise or sunset, but if they work only on infrareds, there’s probably not much of them at these times of the day. So they seem to be limited to well exposed surfaces, like rooftops, and I am not sure at all they won’t be uglier than the current generation of panels. Anyway, what’s the efficiency rate? It it’s capturing only infrareds, isn’t it a very limited range of wavelengths, compared with the current developments that try to capture broader ranges?

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Comment on Ideas for an Eek-O-Friendly Halloween by Astrid de Vreesehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/28/ideas-eek-o-friendly-halloween/#comment-43796 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:53:42 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49911#comment-43796 Check out Inhabitat for eco- friendly ideas

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Comment on Tesla Free Technology Offer Taken Up by Ari Luishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/18/tesla-free-technology-offer-taken/#comment-43743 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:38:32 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49745#comment-43743 Here’s a list of Tesla patents: http://stks.freshpatents.com/Tesla-Motors-Inc-nm1.php

Note that a company can never be the inventor, but rather an assignee or owner of the patent. The battery charging patents are quite interesting…

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Comment on A Vision for Nuclear That is no Longer Unclear – Fusion by Ari Luishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/16/vision-nuclear-longer-unclear-fusion/#comment-43721 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:47:54 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49686#comment-43721 Your project sounds interesting, Lockheed got the media’s attention because they happen to be Pentagon’s biggest supplier. That doesn’t mean, however, that small guys can’t come up with big ideas, after all Apple was started in a garage less than four decades ago when IBM had offices all over the world. It would be nice if you could share more information like your patent perhaps. After all, it is already disclosed, maybe all it needs is to be translated for people who aren’t skilled in the art of nuclear physics. :-)

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Comment on Hybrid Vehicle Fuel Economy without Electrification? – Namikoshi Electronics by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/27/hybrid-vehicle-fuel-economy-without-electrification-namikoshi-electronics/#comment-43717 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:34:34 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49897#comment-43717 lad2 True enough. There have been a number of ICE designs that seem very promising in reducing fuel consumption, but too late in the game. While I would love to see them eliminated, market forces and public opinion still is not on my side, so ICE-driven vehicles will still dominate for decades. Sad, but true.

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Comment on Hybrid Vehicle Fuel Economy without Electrification? – Namikoshi Electronics by lad2http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/27/hybrid-vehicle-fuel-economy-without-electrification-namikoshi-electronics/#comment-43713 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:45:16 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49897#comment-43713 There are a lot of IC engine designs; all suffer from the same problem….they burn hydrocarbons in the atmosphere.

This is another very interesting mechanical engineering experiment that will likely never reach production; nevertheless, it is useful in demonstrating what could have been accomplished had efficiency been a past priority.  Now, it is an obsolete technology and will be displaced in most cases by electric motors.

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Comment on How to Make an Algae Photo-BioReactor at Home by JurriaanHartoghttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/04/09/how-to-make-a-photobio-reactor-at-home/#comment-43383 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:52:26 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=35939#comment-43383 Any thoughts on actually making this a worthwhile effort. Like producing ethanol, gas or diesel?

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Comment on How to Make an Algae Photo-BioReactor at Home by JurriaanHartoghttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/04/09/how-to-make-a-photobio-reactor-at-home/#comment-43381 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:50:56 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=35939#comment-43381 Wow, Yeah. I want a useless bookshelve full of labourintensive snot bottles. NOW!

So I can fight global warming!

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Comment on How To Build Chas Campbell's Gravitational Engine by PJMhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/02/10/how-to-build-chas-campbells-gravitational-engine/#comment-43360 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:22:51 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/index.php/2008/02/10/how-to-build-chas-campbells-gravitational-engine/#comment-43360 While I haven’t read through all the comments below, one item I’m curious about is the generator unit itself.  What is the torque required to start the generator spinning?  What is the output from the Generator unit in voltage and amperes?

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Comment on First Ever Superficial CO2 Turbine Turns Emissions into Power by bitflloggerhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/21/first-ever-superficial-co2-turbine-turns-emissions-power/#comment-43317 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:06:31 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49772#comment-43317 “Superficial” is different from “supercritical”.

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Comment on CleanAir: All-In-One Air Conditioner and Cleaner Promises 25% Energy Reduction by schultzybecketthttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/09/29/cleanair-air-cleaner-conditioner/#comment-43301 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:35:47 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=10794#comment-43301 Consumer Reports says
there are things you can do that can be more effective than an air purifier.
First, ban indoor smoking.”If you’ve got a smoker in your family, you
should not let them smoke in your house because that’s an incredibly large
source of pollution in the home,” . It seems like everywhere I go, people have an air purifier running. No
one wants to breathe dirty air. Just remember a machine alone, won’t clean the
air or relieve asthma or allergy symptoms.
schultzy @ http://www.unitedfilters.com/

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Comment on Biogas Production Principle by Ephraimshttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/02/06/biogas-production-principle/#comment-43284 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:31:06 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/index.php/2008/02/06/biogas-production-principle/#comment-43284 @arnel 
I just stumbled on your response and would want to collaborate with you in setting up my own bio gas plan, taking advantage of your years of experience. Kindly revert to me on my personal e-mail: ecakams@gmail.com or call 234-1-8080336919. I look forward to your collaboration in this regard. Thank you

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Comment on Biogas Production Principle by Ephraimshttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/02/06/biogas-production-principle/#comment-43283 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:25:14 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/index.php/2008/02/06/biogas-production-principle/#comment-43283 @t r ramesh babu 
Tramesh I am so sorry I only stumbled on your above response today. I am interested in your Poultry waste solution bio-gas. Kindly revert to me on it. I have tried reaching you on  the stated phone number without success. Please revert on my personal e-mail: ecakams@gmail.com or call 234-1-8080336919. I look forward to getting your response. Thank you

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Comment on Boats Than Run On Hydrogen From Seawater Made Possible With Aluminum and Liquid Alloy by schultzybecketthttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/10/12/purdue-boats-hydrogen-seawater-aluminum/#comment-43205 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:45:40 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=11121#comment-43205 Hello there, simply
become alert to your blog via Google, and found that it is truly informative. I
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Comment on Tesla Free Technology Offer Taken Up by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/18/tesla-free-technology-offer-taken/#comment-43173 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:10:08 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49745#comment-43173 very teslian idea. Giving away patents and betting on future ingenuity to compete. Thats what made Tesla poor. maybe his strategy  will put the company Tesla in the ground.  Does anyone know of list of available tesla patents?

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Comment on How To Heat Up Your Room Using Just a Candle: Kandle Heeter! by RossKhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2008/11/06/candle-room-heater/#comment-43169 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:51:22 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=1145#comment-43169 @Laurence Amen to your statement!  This thing is a complete scam.  A candle or a 60 watt lamp isn’t going to do boo in heating the smallest room regardless how you adorn it!  It is like buying a $300 electric spaceheater with special “quartz” or “ceramic” elements, when a $15 electric space heater is 100% efficient at converting electrical energy into heat without adding exotic materials and a huge selling price.

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Comment on The United Arab Emirates to Have a New Solar-Powered Desalination Plant by h2bidhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2011/01/22/arab-emirates-solar-desalination-system/#comment-43084 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:00:26 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=16817#comment-43084 Nice information. Desalination converts salt-containing waters such as seawater into freshwater. it will very beneficial for safe environment. Thanks for sharing.
http://www.h2bid.com/

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Comment on Energy Storage Unit Uses Paraffin To Store Excess Solar Power by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/16/energy-storage-unit-uses-paraffin-store-excess-solar-power/#comment-43072 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:01:14 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49700#comment-43072 expect a big fire

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Comment on A Vision for Nuclear That is no Longer Unclear – Fusion by NeilFarbsteinhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/16/vision-nuclear-longer-unclear-fusion/#comment-43071 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:57:44 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49686#comment-43071 Chemonuclear Fusion is a
type of low energy nuclear fusion that has been shown to produce
energy in two experiments. Aneutronic nuclear fusion can provide
unlimited electric power without polluting the environment with
radioactive waste and greenhouse emissions. Chemonuclear processes in
small dense white dwarf stars accelerate the rate of nuclear fusion
and cause them to explode in spectacular supernova explosions.
The
mission of the Chemonuclear Fusion Project is to raise awareness of
this new and vitally important source of environmentally clean energy
and to promote research and development.
The Chemonuclear
Fusion Project is soliciting volunteers to help our crowdfunding and
educational campaigns. Our crowdfunding webpages will soon be up and
running. We want people to post to discussion groups and help us get
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Artists can help us design T-shirts,
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chemonuclear fusion are encouraged to contact us also.

Visit our facebook page
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Comment on Aluminum in Food, Drinks and Cosmetics Might Cause Alzheimer’s Disease by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/16/aluminum-food-drinks-cosmetics-might-cause-alzheimers-disease/#comment-43029 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:45:36 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49696#comment-43029 Chimel I cook in glass or stainless, never liked the taste of aluminum in my food or water, which means that it is chemically present. Foil is, IMHO, the ultimate in laziness. Of course, we pay for laziness, sooner or later. :/

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Comment on Aluminum in Food, Drinks and Cosmetics Might Cause Alzheimer’s Disease by Chimelhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/16/aluminum-food-drinks-cosmetics-might-cause-alzheimers-disease/#comment-43022 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:22:52 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49696#comment-43022 I banned aluminum from my life long ago, no aluminum pot or foil at home.
You just need to wash an aluminum pot once to see how much of it gets into the washing water, so you can guess how much of it gets into our food, hence into our bodies. Certainly nothing good can come from ingesting aluminum in such quantities. Besides health, there’s also an environmental aspect: Mining and refining the aluminum ore is a very polluting industry, generating toxic mud, so reducing our consumption of it and making sure even the foil around the chocolate bars gets recycled too is important.

I hate these TV cooking shows that are always cooking or marinating meat covered in foil. Can’t chefs buy stainless steel lids for their oven pans? Disposable aluminum is the ultimate waste of resources, especially since most of that foil never gets recycled.

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Comment on Solar Hydrogen Starts to Rock Thanks to Dirt Cheap Stuff by Ari Luishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/12/solar-hydrogen-starts-rock-thanks-dirt-cheap-stuff/#comment-42846 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:35:41 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49608#comment-42846 Good point. It’s so much easier to put up a charging station than a refueling station. Heck, we could even charge our EV in the garage.

Methinks that this would help the space industry a lot, though, Cape Canaveral being at the Atlantic coast and all. After all, hydrogen is still the fuel of choice there.

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Comment on Solar Hydrogen Starts to Rock Thanks to Dirt Cheap Stuff by lad2http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/12/solar-hydrogen-starts-rock-thanks-dirt-cheap-stuff/#comment-42804 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:39:00 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49608#comment-42804 What an interesting experiment!  But, after direct solar electrolysis, don’t you have to compress hydrogen to use it in cars?  And, don’t you need to transport it to a central Gasing Station which you must build?  And don’t you then need to run a fuel cell to generate electricity.  Don’t you have gas leakage during storage from small molecule hydrogen under high pressures?  All these transformations take their toll on efficiency, don’t they.  It still appears the local direct charging of batteries from solar power has the lesser of losses and significantly so. Oh!, did I forget to say that fuel cell cars are basically BEVs with complicated and so far expensive, fuel cell generators in place of ICE generators?  One might then classify them as hybrids.  Sorry, I forgot that.

Fuel Cell car may have some advantages over BEVs; but, refueling is not one of them.

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Comment on In the Market for a Pre-Loved Model S? by Ari Luishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/09/market-pre-loved-model-s/#comment-42801 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:51:36 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49582#comment-42801 Yup, lad2, Tesla owners should have a right to screw up the car that they own. Buying a vehicle is a very personal decision, which is why people name their cars and other means of transport (I used to name my old car Alex and I call my current ride, a bike, Willy Felt). Since we already own these vehicles, we do have a right to make the mods that we want to give them a more personal flavor. If the mod we’re looking at involves tinkering with the original hardware like the battery and engine, or even with the software, the car company’s CEO has no right screwing with that!

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Comment on Removing 7,000 MW of Coal Plants from the Western Grid is Possible by Ari Luishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/07/removing-7000-mw-coal-plants-western-grid-possible/#comment-42800 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:44:08 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49536#comment-42800 The slack will be picked up by natural gas? Well, you’re actually on the same page as the study authors. With the amazing developments being made in solar power and energy storage, distributed generation, as opposed to centralized power generation, is becoming a reality. It also helps that the load profile of the California Independent System Operator, one of the bigger electrical systems in the western grid, looks more like a duck with a decreasing base load requirement, reducing the need for base load plants like coal.

The study says that further research needs to be done, and your idea of “small plants and small grids that are independent” is something that should be definitely looked at.

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Comment on Solar Development Greens Up Mounds of Trash by Ari Luishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/10/solar-development-greens-mounds-trash/#comment-42799 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:37:15 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49589#comment-42799 There’s no argument in using higher efficiency solar cells for solar plants, I just hope that Hyper X 2 offers a great financial package to the developer. Sometimes large scale renewable energy project equipment choices boil down to economics because of the huge upfront costs involved. Well, at least that was my experience with geothermal power…

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Comment on Solar Development Greens Up Mounds of Trash by RayBoggshttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/10/solar-development-greens-mounds-trash/#comment-42729 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20:26:14 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49589#comment-42729 These types of projects should consider the use of new higher efficiency, lower cost Hyper X 2 Bifacial solar technology. Instead of boxy looking 1 1/2 to 2 inch thick framed Gen 1 solar panels, these new higher performance Gen 2 solar panels are only 1/4 inch thin and are made with a stronger, see through, glass on glass, frameless, construction that allows sunlight to pass through and reflect off the roof’s surface, thus illuminating the backside of the double sided solar cells, producing additional power. 

A mere 10% boost in reflected light can raise this 340 watt solar panel’s output to 374 watts without taking up anymore roof space. New Hyper X 2 solar offers a better PTC to STC ratio “Real World” performance according to the California Energy Commission’s performance rating listings than over 100 of SunPower’s solar panel models. 

And they offer a very high 92.88% PTC to STC performance ratio. Hyper X 2 also offers a heat resistant -0.31%/degree C temperature coefficient for better performance in warm/hot climates. And when it comes to aesthetics, nothing even comes close to Hyper X 2’s glass on glass, see through, frameless construction. 

With N-type mono-crystalline bifacial cells for double sided power production, up to a 21.5% efficiency rating, superior aesthetics, and a price that outcompetes the solar lease and PPA company’s offerings, nothing compares to Hyper X 2.

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Comment on Removing 7,000 MW of Coal Plants from the Western Grid is Possible by J Matthishttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/07/removing-7000-mw-coal-plants-western-grid-possible/#comment-42714 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:54:41 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49536#comment-42714 So what are the other 198000 MW generated by? Yes you can remove 7000 MW from the grid but other coal fired plants will have to pick up the slack. Don’t believe everything you hear. Going to more centralized power generation is a bad idea because your putting all your eggs in one basket so to speak. Better to have small plants and small grids that are independent so they cant all be taken down at once. You can get rid of the coal plants when you have a plant of equal capacity ready to go on line. Otherwise your just cutting a leg off the horse you are expecting to ride. Reality sucks huh?

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Comment on CleanAir: All-In-One Air Conditioner and Cleaner Promises 25% Energy Reduction by schultzyhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2010/09/29/cleanair-air-cleaner-conditioner/#comment-42713 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:43:57 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=10794#comment-42713 Consumer Reports says there are things you can do that can be more effective than an air purifier. First, ban indoor smoking.”If you’ve got a smoker in your family, you should not let them smoke in your house because that’s an incredibly large source of pollution in the home,” . It seems like everywhere I go, people have an air purifier running. No one wants to breathe dirty air. Just remember a machine alone, won’t clean the air or relieve asthma or allergy symptoms.schultzy @  https://www.unitedfilter.com/

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Comment on Solar Market Turmoil Spurring Solar Inverter Innovation by OmnikSolarhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/02/solar-market-turmoil-spurring-solar-inverter-innovation/#comment-42707 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:22:15 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49400#comment-42707 OMNIK Attended the Solar Event 2014 in Holland

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Comment on In the Market for a Pre-Loved Model S? by lad2http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/09/market-pre-loved-model-s/#comment-42696 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:28:30 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49582#comment-42696 Musk is changing the whole system of new and used cars;  However, I disagree with his idea of controlling which cars get activated.  The car and its software belongs to the buyer, lock, stock and barrel.  It’s the buyer’s responsibility and liability once the car is purchased and the maker has no interest in the car unless the buyer decides so.  Musk is way out of bounds on this one.  The IBM company wanted to control the mainframe computer market and tried this way back by only offering leases on their equipment.  The Courts ruled they must also offer their equipment for sale.  In effect, Musk is trying the same thing.  If you buy a Tesla and you don’t have control of the car, Tesla is leasing it to you and can decide if they will let you drive it or perform your own maintenance on the car.  You have a right to screw up any car you want as long as you own it.  Get out of town, Tesla.

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Comment on Smart Hydro Power Turbine to Help Peruvian Farm Produce Chocolate by Darren Fower (Shine)http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/09/hydro-power-turbine/#comment-42694 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:57:49 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49576#comment-42694 if you know a child with #Hydrocephalus YOU might like to download one of our stories? See: https://t.co/oKAK29b2ul

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Comment on Will We Ever Break Free From Fossil Fuels? by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/07/will-ever-break-free-fossil-fuels/#comment-42647 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:52:50 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49541#comment-42647 Chimel True, developing countries don’t need to invent anything new. They can at least adopt, but this will cost. Take, Peru and Ecuador, for example. They are both rich in natural resources, including fossil fuels.  What technology do you think they’ll turn to first when it comes time for growth? Will they look outside their borders for renewable energy technology? More likely, they’ll look to whatever fossil fuels are already within their borders, a much cheaper and easier option.
Personally, I would hope that these countries would look at the long-term, rather than the short-term, gains. On the other hand, however, there are more than enough mining companies willing to strip these countries bare of their natural resources, and enough politicians to accept their bribes to overlook the damages. Even if the enlightened ones were in control, opting for a renewable energy plan for the country, two other outcomes would be likely. One, there are still plenty of unenlightened ones to push for extraction and use of fossil fuels (this explains OPEC member states’ push for renewable energy within their borders). Two, the locals would say, “Why are we spending our money on foreign technology instead of just mining what’s right beneath our feet?”

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Comment on Will We Ever Break Free From Fossil Fuels? by Chimelhttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/10/07/will-ever-break-free-fossil-fuels/#comment-42632 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 05:43:36 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49541#comment-42632 “lacking the financing and technology to develop massive renewable energy programs”
Not really relevant or as important as is being made sound like: Not a single one of these developing countries needs to invent new renewable technologies, they are already all there for the taking, they just need to purchase existing technological hardware and designs, like solar panel, wind turbines, and there’s dozens of countries and companies that would be more than happy to install them for these countries until they have acquired the know-how from their own education programs.

Financing is a more difficult question, but most of these countries are in high insulation areas where the solar ROI would happen in half the time needed for countries like the USA where new solar power plants are already competitive with coal and getting closer to natural gas every day, so you’d think that for these countries at least, solar would make a lot of sense. Also, many of these countries don’t have a costly national grid the scale of the ones maintained by developed countries, so local distributed solar plants could be much cheaper than trying to emulate the Western World centralized grids. Also, many of these countries don’t even have coal or coal mines, or a good road and train grid, so coal is not even an option if you need to import and transport it.

There are no doubt many other variables at play, so I don’t think we can make the  kind of generalized statement as above, the situation needs to be studied and assessed for every single country before the results can give us such a generalized view. For me, the fossil fuel situation resulting from developing countries is not as dire and is more nuanced. Despite the catastrophic situation in China, their carbon emissions per person are still half those of the USA, for instance, and they now have a solar energy plan that’s more ambitious than any other country in the world. They’ll still have pollution from coal power plants to deal with for decades, and these will affect the whole world too, but there’s a strong national will in favor of solar, and in a strange way, the lack of democratic processes similar to the Western World makes it easier for China to implement such a renewable energy plan. And the USA is so behind its times that it probably won’t take long for China to be a world leader not just in solar cell production, but in solar energy production too. Equipping their own country with solar is also an incredibly smart way of dealing with the past overproduction of solar cells. My 2 cents.

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Comment on Is Milk a Problem for the Environment? by LoneWolffehttp://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/09/08/milk-problem-environment/#comment-42601 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:09:56 +0000 http://www.greenoptimistic.com/?p=49151#comment-42601 fredriklinge I suppose it depends on where the water is coming from. Regarding crops watered by the rain, any runoff would still have to be treated for human consumption. On the other hand, some crops, such as the almond crops in California (could be the same for grasses and grains in other places) are watered via irrigation is practiced, and huge quantities of water are diverted.
In that case, the water cost is huge, and downstream ecosystems are seriously unbalanced.

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