The US Solar Electric Industry, including both solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) installations could achieve a milestone by installing a gigawatt of new capacity in 2010! That's enough to power 200,000 homes, and it's double capacity installed in 2009. Rhone Resch, the president & CEO of Solar Energy Industries Assocation (SEIA), which organized the event with the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), said: "We now live in a world where you can be born in a solar hospital, get educated in a solar school, go to a solar college and while there drink beer brewed at a solar brewery.Get married in…
Image courtesy of National Geographic - Gulf Oil Spill Segment. "There is more to the cost of oil than the ticking numbers at the fuel…
We're very happy to announce we've been awarded a contract to install a 54kW solar electric (photovoltaic) system at the Lee County Public Safety Building. Even better? It's…
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:20

Three Problems with Oil

It was almost 10 years ago when I wrote this, and I think it's interesting how it still applies, so I thought I would share it with you: Problem #1: We don’t know the true cost of oil: We’re a little angry because we think we’re paying too much for gas. Surprisingly, and perhaps foolishly, we still aren’t taking into consideration other costs we are currently paying via tax dollars. Do we have any idea how many of our tax dollars are being spent defending our oil interests around the world? How many are spent cleaning up the environment and regaining our health due to…

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