A Green reason for Electric Cars

I have often wondered if the use of Electric Vehicles, cars and Scooter’,s would ever become viable. And I had a revelation about how they could be more integrated into a green lifestyle. Almost everyone knows that that an electric car needs to be recharged while at the home. But what if you stop thinking of the car as a separate object from the other household equipment.

One of the biggest drawbacks from utilizing Solar electric, and wind power generators is their inconsistent output. Wind power only works in a stiff breeze and solar, only during the day. And to make matters worse, neither may happen when there is a peak requirement for the power. Power fluctuations are a bane to green power. Thus all these technologies still require power from a main grid to fill in the gaps. And while you can pump power into the grid during peak green ellipsoids, you can’t store any locally to supply yourself, or if the grid should be down.

Unless you have an electric car that is. If you stop thinking of the eAuto as a separate entity, and think of it as a portable energy storage device, the problem is partly solved. If the power storage of the eAuto were large enough it would act like a power buffer, storing power during peak green output, and supplying supplemental power back into the house during peak requirements. A power filter regulator for the green fluctuations.

Frequently when the eAuto might be needed as transportation, power requirements are at a minimum as the occupants of the house are the ones traveling. It also could be moved to a location to recharge elsewhere and return to supply power to the house, much like a bucket of water, when your pipes freeze up.

The possibilities are endless.

Gore – As cardiac stimulator to the environment

A cardiac stimulator (shock box) is not a heart rhythm but you can’t restore one without the other when it gets out of kilter. But in this nitpicky article Do-gooder Gore has it all wrong Where the author uses cherry picking statistical plucks about CO2 levels that the Media have elevated to importance;

Carbon dioxide forms only 0.04% of our atmosphere, so its molecules are widely dispersed. The space between them is almost 200 times their diameter. As altitude increases, air density decreases, which scatters them still further.

Pah!

  • Talk about the manmade pollution’s that cause increase cloud coverage that traps heat into the planet.
  • Talk about the bulk consumption of finite oil and gas as a reason to create carbon taxes.
  • Talk about the FACTS of weather, not the politics of the weather.
  • etc, etc,etc

Try and focus on the big picture, as in

THE BIG PICTURE

OK!

The real Question, from the big Picture.

A fellow Blogger at A Networked World made the connection with another blogger. And Got me thinking about The Real, Next Big Question! He states;


…the talking heads all talk about this recovery, but its always a recovery “from” the crash and never, ever, about what our lives and communities and economies will look like once we have “recovered”.


What are we recovering TO?

It can’t really be the same as it was before. We have to seek new things, new jobs, and a different way of life than that which was before. That world is gone! IT will NEVER return, or better yet, SHOULD NEVER be allowed to return. It’s unsustainable and WILL collapse again (for the worst) should we ever ‘Recover’ it.

What’s needed is Vision and leadership, something sorely missing in the Irish mindset, let alone the mindless Government mindset.

The distributed Internet

A posting from Bernie Goldbach Powering the Information Age reminded me about the nature of the Internet. The underlying structure of the Internet is distributed, fault tolerant networking, initially intended to continue operating after a nuclear war. In the current climate, it routes around ‘damages’ like ‘censorship’ firewalls, and corporate throttling of bandwidth.

But one of the other things it’s good at is distributed computing, two nodes in the same domain can be geographically separated by an entire planet. This seems to escape the mindset of current datacenter deployment. While it might make sense to concentrate servers into small areas, in an energy constrained world perhaps powered by distributed power sources, it doesn’t. the loss or degradation of the power source to a datacenter places it on the back foot operationally, constrained to secondary generation, it server’s, all the server’s in the datacenter become vulnerable to the same ‘outage’ which the Internet will also treat as ‘damaged’ and route around.

Given a properly functional broadband infrastructure, servers located at the endpoints of the networks will as a whole, be less likely to be dropped from the Internet as damage. The likelihood of power being eliminated from a large distributed server domain is also contained. In a potential alternative energy future where solar and wind could be the primary source, distributed ‘green’ servers fit the requirement.

Size doesn’t matter, in IT

In the previous post I mentioned that the Intel Atom 330 D945GCLF2 motherboard looks lost in the Minuet 350 case;


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and even the case is not very large as seen here compaired to a Dell 3100 case

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and there is still room for a half high PCI card in the case where the motherboard extends across the end of the case where there are slot openings.

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The good news is that as expected, the server could be considered Green with

  • 9 Watts – Power Off!
  • 49 Watts – During Boot (Peak)
  • 27 Watts – At idle screen
  • 35 – 38 Watts nominal usage

Personal IT server Simulator

</p> <p><span style=font-size: 0.9em; margin-top: 0px;><br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/21709201@N00/3359869351"><br /> Originally uploaded by </a><br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/21709201@N00">Branedy</a><br /> </span></div> <p></center></p> <p>I am undertaking the task of building a personal server which more or less emulates the type of environment I use at work. In this stage I built a small system from the Intel 330 BOXD945GCLF2 motherboard. This is a dual core hyper-threaded Atom chipset that looks like a quad core server, only at 1/4 the wattage, and about 1/3 the CPU crunch power. But it’s still looks and feels snappy enough. </p> <p>I’ve currently loaded <a href="http://opensolaris.org/os/">OpenSolaris</a> as Solaris is a mature OS common in the IT world which also is very well tailored to mutli-core CPU’s.<br /> <br clear=all /></p> </div><!-- .entry-content --> <footer class="entry-footer"> <span class="posted-on"><span class="screen-reader-text">Posted on </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=908" rel="bookmark"><time class="entry-date published" datetime="2009-03-16T19:40:39+00:00">March 16, 2009</time><time class="updated" datetime="2009-03-25T23:25:16+00:00">March 25, 2009</time></a></span><span class="byline"><span class="author vcard"><span class="screen-reader-text">Author </span><a class="url fn n" href="http://www.branedy.net/?author=2">Branedy</a></span></span><span class="cat-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Categories </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=220" rel="category">DIY server</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=53" rel="category">Energy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=2" rel="category">General IT issues</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=10" rel="category">Linux</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=198" rel="category">MySQL</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=83" rel="category">RDBMS</a></span><span class="tags-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Tags </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=intel-atom" rel="tag">Intel Atom</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=opensolaris" rel="tag">OpenSolaris</a></span><span class="comments-link"><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=908#comments" title="Comment on Personal IT server Simulator">1 Comment</a></span> </footer><!-- .entry-footer --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-887" class="post-887 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-energy category-europe category-general-it-issues category-ireland category-mysql category-recession tag-apache tag-compaq tag-green tag-mysql tag-sybase"> <header class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title"><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=887" rel="bookmark">Compaq Presario CQ2009F</a></h2> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="entry-content"> <p>Have you ever looked for the perfect thing, and find that no one in Europe carry it, and no one will ship it to you. I have! I have been considering a low power, very green, server platform to use as a MySQL / Sybase / HTTP server system. My perfect system would have been this, <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/rts_desktop/rts_desktop//3/storefronts/FQ652AA%2523ABA">Compaq Presario CQ2009F</a> however nether <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Compaq-CQ2009F-Desktop-Intel-Processor/dp/B001P5GJCW?tag=particculturf-20">Amazon.com</a> Nor the <a href="http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/home.do">HP Home Store</a> will ship to Ireland, and neither sell it in Europe. </p> <p>In this Recession, would you think that anyone would give up a market opportunity, or give up revenue? </p> <p>In the end, I’ll probably end up with this thing <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASUS_Eee_Box">Asus Eee Box</a> and pay more for less computer! Rip off Ireland indeed! </p> <p>UPDATE: to add insult to injury, <a href="http://www.misco.co.uk/">Misco</a> won’t ship this <a href="http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=345413&sku=153383">Shuttle X27D Mini ITX</a> into Ireland from the UK!!!</p> <p>UPDATE 2: It looks like someone at HP heard me, and have now relaeased the <a href=:http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/09/hp-rolls-out-compaq-cq2000m-nettop-for-europe/">Compaq CQ2000M</a> to Europe. Now all I have to do wait until someone actually carries it. <img src="http://www.branedy.net/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_sad.gif" alt=":-(" class="wp-smiley" /></p> </div><!-- .entry-content --> <footer class="entry-footer"> <span class="posted-on"><span class="screen-reader-text">Posted on </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=887" rel="bookmark"><time class="entry-date published" datetime="2009-03-07T19:03:51+00:00">March 7, 2009</time><time class="updated" datetime="2009-03-11T19:45:40+00:00">March 11, 2009</time></a></span><span class="byline"><span class="author vcard"><span class="screen-reader-text">Author </span><a class="url fn n" href="http://www.branedy.net/?author=2">Branedy</a></span></span><span class="cat-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Categories </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=53" rel="category">Energy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=56" rel="category">Europe</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=2" rel="category">General IT issues</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=13" rel="category">Ireland</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=198" rel="category">MySQL</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=186" rel="category">Recession</a></span><span class="tags-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Tags </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=apache" rel="tag">Apache</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=compaq" rel="tag">Compaq</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=green" rel="tag">Green</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=mysql" rel="tag">MySQL</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=sybase" rel="tag">Sybase</a></span><span class="comments-link"><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=887#comments" title="Comment on Compaq Presario CQ2009F">1 Comment</a></span> </footer><!-- .entry-footer --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-757" class="post-757 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-energy category-information category-internet category-press category-satire category-science category-telecommunications tag-energy tag-google tag-green tag-internet tag-press"> <header class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title"><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=757" rel="bookmark">Internet to shutdown to help environment.</a></h2> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="entry-content"> <p>In this article <a href="http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article5489134.ece"> Revealed: the environmental impact of Google searches</a> the Times On-Line quotes from an energy researcher who has no access to Google energy data to state <strong> “A Google search has a definite environmental impact.” </strong> Much like posting his article online. Perhaps he should reflect on the old adage <strong> Without Reliable Data, I’m Just another A__Ho_e with an Opinion!</strong></p> <p>Google Rebuttals: <a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/powering-google-search.html"> Powering a Google Search</a></p> </div><!-- .entry-content --> <footer class="entry-footer"> <span class="posted-on"><span class="screen-reader-text">Posted on </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=757" rel="bookmark"><time class="entry-date published" datetime="2009-01-11T16:11:00+00:00">January 11, 2009</time><time class="updated" datetime="2009-01-12T09:53:57+00:00">January 12, 2009</time></a></span><span class="byline"><span class="author vcard"><span class="screen-reader-text">Author </span><a class="url fn n" href="http://www.branedy.net/?author=2">Branedy</a></span></span><span class="cat-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Categories </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=53" rel="category">Energy</a>, <a 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category-democracy category-economy category-energy category-funny-things category-government category-health category-history category-honesty category-liberty category-mccain category-politics category-rumors tag-gop tag-politicians tag-republican"> <header class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title"><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=642" rel="bookmark">Weathermen and the GOP</a></h2> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="entry-content"> <p>What does a TV weatherman and the Republican Party have in common?</p> <p>A weatherman can incorrectly predict the weather every day and still have a job.</p> <p>The GOP politicians can be wrong about everything else and are still in the running to be elected!</p> </div><!-- .entry-content --> <footer class="entry-footer"> <span class="posted-on"><span class="screen-reader-text">Posted on </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=642" rel="bookmark"><time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2008-10-08T08:37:38+00:00">October 8, 2008</time></a></span><span class="byline"><span class="author vcard"><span class="screen-reader-text">Author </span><a class="url fn n" href="http://www.branedy.net/?author=2">Branedy</a></span></span><span class="cat-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Categories </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=38" rel="category">Democracy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=30" rel="category">Economy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=53" rel="category">Energy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=6" rel="category">Funny Things</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=68" rel="category">government</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=69" rel="category">Health</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=4" rel="category">History</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=27" rel="category">Honesty</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=25" rel="category">Liberty</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=79" rel="category">McCain</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=8" rel="category">Politics</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=19" rel="category">Rumors</a></span><span class="tags-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Tags </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=gop" rel="tag">GOP</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=politicians" rel="tag">Politicians</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=republican" rel="tag">Republican</a></span><span class="comments-link"><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=642#comments" title="Comment on Weathermen and the GOP">2 Comments</a></span> </footer><!-- .entry-footer --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-640" class="post-640 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-conspiracies category-economy category-energy category-lifestyle category-myths category-oil category-politics category-the-future category-world-events tag-economy tag-myths tag-oil tag-reality"> <header class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title"><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=640" rel="bookmark">Oil price fantasies</a></h2> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="entry-content"> <p>Listening to RTE this morning I was struck by a fantasy spoken about Aer Lingus. It’s a fantasy repeated often with all the economic crisis issues going on, the fantasy;</p> <blockquote><p> <strong>…when Oil prices go back down!</strong> </p></blockquote> <p>Oil prices going down is a fantasy! There is no motovation, nor reason for oil prices to drop a significant amount to make a difference. Oil is a supply and demand issue, and will stay high, with MAYBE a minor drop in price in the near term. At least until the next price rise some where in the area of 150$ a barrel by next summer. </p> <p>The one thing that seems to be forgotten is that oil is a finite resource that has been subsidized to remain low, like heroin, we have become addicted and completely dependent. And when we seek to ween ourselves off it to renewables, the price is reduced to make the switch too expensive. </p> <p>Oil is running out, and will continue to rise, and no fantasy will dilute that reality. </p> </div><!-- .entry-content --> <footer class="entry-footer"> <span class="posted-on"><span class="screen-reader-text">Posted on </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=640" rel="bookmark"><time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2008-10-07T09:05:09+00:00">October 7, 2008</time></a></span><span class="byline"><span class="author vcard"><span class="screen-reader-text">Author </span><a class="url fn n" href="http://www.branedy.net/?author=2">Branedy</a></span></span><span class="cat-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Categories </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=18" rel="category">Conspiracies</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=30" rel="category">Economy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=53" rel="category">Energy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=35" rel="category">lifestyle</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=20" rel="category">Myths</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=33" rel="category">Oil</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=8" rel="category">Politics</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=29" rel="category">The Future</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=49" rel="category">World Events</a></span><span class="tags-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Tags </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=economy" rel="tag">Economy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=myths" rel="tag">Myths</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=oil" rel="tag">Oil</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=reality" rel="tag">reality</a></span> </footer><!-- .entry-footer --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-580" class="post-580 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-economy category-energy category-food category-government category-history category-ireland category-lifestyle category-oil category-politics category-world-events tag-add-new-tag tag-oil"> <header class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title"><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=580" rel="bookmark">Ireland in Isolation</a></h2> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="entry-content"> <p>This article highlights a danger for Ireland <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/business/worldbusiness/03global.html?_r=2&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin&oref=slogin"> Shipping Costs Start to Crimp Globalization</a>. <strong>Ireland is an Island!</strong> Almost everyone I’ve met in Ireland never think of Ireland as an Island <i>(the center of the universe maybe, just not an Island)</i>. We have become so complacent about the availability of foreign goods and produce, we have forgotten that without cheap oil, we will have to live within our own agricultural means. Something the Lisbon “Yes” folks don’t seem to get yet. They believe that the mobile economy will balance the trade products and that putting fishermen and farmers out of business will not harm Ireland as a whole. Cheap oil has made this possible, and is no more. No more cheap fruit, and beef, no more massive highways and individual car ownership. </p> <p>John Lennon sang <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagine_(song)"> Imagine</a>, just Imagine no Oil. </p> </div><!-- .entry-content --> <footer class="entry-footer"> <span class="posted-on"><span class="screen-reader-text">Posted on </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=580" rel="bookmark"><time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2008-08-03T12:36:01+00:00">August 3, 2008</time></a></span><span class="byline"><span class="author vcard"><span class="screen-reader-text">Author </span><a class="url fn n" href="http://www.branedy.net/?author=2">Branedy</a></span></span><span class="cat-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Categories </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=30" rel="category">Economy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=53" rel="category">Energy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=50" rel="category">Food</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=68" rel="category">government</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=4" rel="category">History</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=13" rel="category">Ireland</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=35" rel="category">lifestyle</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=33" rel="category">Oil</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=8" rel="category">Politics</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=49" rel="category">World Events</a></span><span class="tags-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Tags </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=add-new-tag" rel="tag">Add new tag</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?tag=oil" rel="tag">Oil</a></span> </footer><!-- .entry-footer --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-443" class="post-443 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-conspiracies category-corruption category-crime category-economy category-energy category-monopolies category-oil category-politics category-war"> <header class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title"><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=443" rel="bookmark">Looks like the <strike>Thieves</strike> Co-Conspirators are leaving town.</a></h2> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="entry-content"> <p>It looks like George’s and Dick’s Co-Conspirators are leaving town before the fall of the Bush regime as <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070312/ap_on_bi_ge/emirates_halliburton">Halliburton will move HQ to Dubai</a>.</p> <p>Anyone get the feeling of rat’s deserting a sinking ship?</p> <p>Does the U.S. have an extradition treaty with Dubai? </p> </div><!-- .entry-content --> <footer class="entry-footer"> <span class="posted-on"><span class="screen-reader-text">Posted on </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=443" rel="bookmark"><time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2007-03-13T10:16:11+00:00">March 13, 2007</time></a></span><span class="byline"><span class="author vcard"><span class="screen-reader-text">Author </span><a class="url fn n" href="http://www.branedy.net/?author=2">Branedy</a></span></span><span class="cat-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Categories </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=18" rel="category">Conspiracies</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=42" rel="category">corruption</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=47" rel="category">Crime</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=30" rel="category">Economy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=53" rel="category">Energy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=52" rel="category">monopolies</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=33" rel="category">Oil</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=8" rel="category">Politics</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=31" rel="category">War</a></span> </footer><!-- .entry-footer --> </article><!-- #post-## --> <article id="post-435" class="post-435 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-conspiracies category-economy category-energy category-monopolies category-oil category-science"> <header class="entry-header"> <h2 class="entry-title"><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=435" rel="bookmark">Windpower and Solar face uphill battle in energy land</a></h2> </header><!-- .entry-header --> <div class="entry-content"> <p>In this age when oil and gas, nuclear and coal and turf are being pushed as the ‘Only realistic’ source of energy for the future. The real issue is not that solar and wind power can’t supply the current and future energy requirements. It’s that it can’t supply the energy needs in the same way as is currently provided! A centralized, controlled, and profited by, a central authority or business.</p> <p>Solar and wind are distributed power sources. Shoe horning solar and wind into the monopoly energy scheme is impractical. This is an example in miniature of what wind energy represents, independence; <a href="http://www.physorg.com/news90512153.html">Handheld windmills</a>. Now I’m not claiming that we need to carry iPods with little windmills attached. What this presents is that this device is independent of the power-grid, the tit we are all used to nurse from. </p> <p>It is not impossible to supply a few hundred houses from wind, wave or solar power. You just can’t do this by pumping this energy into a national grid. If each community were wired into a local wind, solar or wave system, a community could become independent from the energy monopolist.</p> <p>And that is also why these resources are never developed, monopolies do not see the profit for themselves, and resist competition from any other alternative.</p> <p>Centralization is control. </p> <p>Time for us to seek energy independance. Think Solar wind and wave.</p> </div><!-- .entry-content --> <footer class="entry-footer"> <span class="posted-on"><span class="screen-reader-text">Posted on </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=435" rel="bookmark"><time class="entry-date published" datetime="2007-02-21T10:14:08+00:00">February 21, 2007</time><time class="updated" datetime="2013-04-14T11:28:49+00:00">April 14, 2013</time></a></span><span class="byline"><span class="author vcard"><span class="screen-reader-text">Author </span><a class="url fn n" href="http://www.branedy.net/?author=2">Branedy</a></span></span><span class="cat-links"><span class="screen-reader-text">Categories </span><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=18" rel="category">Conspiracies</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=30" rel="category">Economy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=53" rel="category">Energy</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=52" rel="category">monopolies</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=33" rel="category">Oil</a>, <a href="http://www.branedy.net/?cat=12" rel="category">Science</a></span><span class="comments-link"><a href="http://www.branedy.net/?p=435#comments" title="Comment on Windpower and Solar face uphill battle in energy land">2 Comments</a></span> </footer><!-- .entry-footer --> </article><!-- #post-## --> </main><!-- .site-main --> </section><!-- .content-area --> </div><!-- .site-content --> <footer id="colophon" class="site-footer" role="contentinfo"> <div class="site-info"> <a href="https://wordpress.org/">Proudly powered by WordPress</a> </div><!-- .site-info --> </footer><!-- .site-footer --> </div><!-- .site --> <script type="text/javascript"> var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":false,"data_track_addressbar":false,"data_track_textcopy":false,"ui_atversion":"300"}; var addthis_product = 'wpp-4.0'; </script><script type="text/javascript" src="//s7.addthis.com/js/300/addthis_widget.js#pubid=ra-50cdcd8e4403062f"></script><script type='text/javascript' src='http://www.branedy.net/wp-content/themes/twentyfifteen/js/skip-link-focus-fix.js?ver=20141010'></script> <script type='text/javascript'> /* <![CDATA[ */ var screenReaderText = {"expand":"<span class=\"screen-reader-text\">expand child menu<\/span>","collapse":"<span class=\"screen-reader-text\">collapse child menu<\/span>"}; /* ]]> */ </script> <script type='text/javascript' src='http://www.branedy.net/wp-content/themes/twentyfifteen/js/functions.js?ver=20141212'></script> <!--wp_footer--> </body> </html>