Jeff Sexton

Friday, October 05, 2007

Energy

http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/magazine/15-10/ff_plant_4tech

Wind

Geothermal

Solar

Synfuel

http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/magazine/15-10/ff_plant

"Unfortunately, passing chemistry class doesn't mean acing economics. Scientists have long known how to turn trees into ethanol, but doing it profitably is another matter. We can run our cars on lawn cuttings today; we just can't do it at a price people are willing to pay."

http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/magazine/15-10/ff_plant_renew

"We've got only a few decades to save the world: Somewhere between 2030 and 2050, if current trends persist, atmospheric CO2 levels will hit 500 parts per million, temperatures will rise 2 degrees, and the Greenland ice cap will begin turning to slush, causing sea levels to rise 20 feet."

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/25/washington/25nuke.html?ex=1348372800&en=ac936439741767c7&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

"In a bid to take the lead in the race to revive the nuclear power industry, an energy company will ask the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday for permission to build two reactors in Texas.

"It is the first time since the 1970s and the accident at Three Mile Island that an American power company has sought permission to start work on a new reactor to add to the existing array of operable reactors, which now number 104."

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