Posted October 19, 2005
Fortunately, leaders in the solar industry have been smart enough to pursue alternative PV manufacturing solutions that will soon take the pressure off solar suppliers when it comes to finding enough silicon to keep up with demand.
Posted October 12, 2005
Attending a press conference with Senator Lamar Alexander (chairman of the subcommittee on Energy) and three of the most powerful CEOs in the solar game last week, I realized one thing as I looked around the room.
Posted October 5, 2005
Nine years ago there were two mass transit bus lines that ran from the quiet tree-lined suburbs of Harford County, MD to the bustling downtown business district of Baltimore city. Having lived in Harford County at one time, I often took this bus to work. It wasn't always convenient but it was usually half-empty and quite inexpensive.
Posted September 28, 2005
The twenty-something woman with the cheerful disposition in the Honda commercial is quite convincing when she flashes a smile and tells primetime viewers that the Insight is the most fuel-efficient vehicle on the market, averaging 66 miles per gallon.
Posted September 21, 2005
Well, according to a February, 2005 study conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute, in collaboration with the D.O.E.'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and utilities from six states, it has been suggested that ocean and tidal energy technologies could be economically feasible off U.S. shores in the very near future - as soon as investments are made to enable wave technology to reach a cumulative production volume of 10,000 to 20,000 MW.
Posted September 16, 2005
Last week I mentioned that I would be recommending a new industrial hybrid technology company to Green Chip subscribers. Today, that company announced a new contact for 115 of its hybrid vehicles. As a result, the company's stock hit a new 52-wk high -- putting the total gain for those who got in after last week's recommendation at nearly 20% already!
Posted September 14, 2005
According to the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, a fully developed hurricane can release heat energy at a rate of 5 to 20x1013 watts and converts less than 10% of the heat into the mechanical energy of the wind. The heat release is equivalent to a 10-megaton nuclear bomb exploding every 20 minutes!
Posted September 8, 2005
High gas prices continue to push the renewable energies markets to new heights - and this afternoon, yet another Green Chip Renewable Energy stock hit a new record high - up 68.75% in a week!!!
Posted September 7, 2005
Tensions were already running high after Baltimore residents spent the prior six days completely hypnotized by news coverage of the hurricane disaster in Louisiana and Mississippi. So it was no surprise to see mile-long gas lines snaking around the corners of Baltimore's busiest streets after one simple rumor spread through Charm City faster than its infamous teenage pregnancy epidemic.
Posted August 31, 2005
Back in 1997, when Mike Schaefer first predicted oil hitting $71 a barrel by the end of the summer, admittedly, I was a bit skeptical. Now I'm practically hanging on his every word.
Posted August 24, 2005
How hybrid technology could actually be the solution to saving our public school systems from financial ruin!