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Somewhere on my list of favorite things is Alternative Energy. Though I subscribe to Mother Earth News (and look like someone who just might) and HomePower, I'm not a typical part of the tree-hugging, Y2K-alarmist (HP really ticked me off with their freaking out, and never published my letters to them), pot-smoking hippy(<ahem>), tofu-eating, VW-bus-driving demographic that most people think of when they think "Alternative Energy". I like it because I think it's really cool. Making electricity rather than getting it off the grid and getting propulsion from things other than fossil fuels intrigues me in the same way anything mechanical does. If a side benefit of my fascination turns out to be one less barrel of oil sucked out of the ground, or one less load of coal being dumped into the local powerplant, so be it. I was really tickled during our last week-long power outage because, though I was using fossil fuels, we were very comfortable and warm because we had a rather efficient generator giving us juice, and most importantly, it was done correctly so we weren't endangering ourselves with the fumes or endangering linemen with backfed juice. So, what I'd like to talk about on this board are things like wind power, solar power, hydroelectric, methane, electric cars, or anything else having to do with alternative energy or alternative ways of propelling cars more efficiently. Personally, I'm not into the whole fuel cell thing because so many scams have historically surrounded it, but if it becomes a viable, deployable technology, I'll be interested. That, and if it works as its purported to be able to, that's too simple and easy. <g> Part of the appeal of AE for me is the struggle to make it happen. The results can be so much more rewarding. Feel free to bring up companies here that're into things relevant to this board, but please, no buy/sell recommendations or discussions about why the company is so bad/wonderful. Just the relevant technology, please. If you're into a company, tell us about it and we'll check on it ourselves. So, do you like Alternative Energy? If so, bring it on. I'll jump-start us with my take on a few different forms of it.
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#552   Take a look at BLDW. News out this morning. jmb015 01/22/13 09:19:06 AM
#551   If you're interested in alternative energy companies, I jmb015 08/18/12 10:20:19 PM
#550   BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varsity timhyma 03/14/12 07:38:08 AM
#549   This tiny village of 37 gray homes and timhyma 12/29/11 08:20:45 AM
#548   Unless your system is small you want to Toofuzzy 01/19/11 02:36:14 AM
#547   Unless your system is small you want to Toofuzzy 01/19/11 02:36:14 AM
#546   Been living off grid and heating with wood Toofuzzy 01/19/11 02:34:12 AM
#545   Been living off grid and heating with wood Toofuzzy 01/19/11 02:34:11 AM
#544   Hi Tim, its out there all you have alpinefrost 01/18/11 10:56:56 PM
#543   I agree- not all "green" is green- just timhyma 01/18/11 10:44:49 PM
#542   Are people really in to AE or living alpinefrost 01/18/11 10:39:02 PM
#541   No reason to start a new board- just timhyma 01/18/11 09:27:49 PM
#540   Looks like this board is DEAD! alpinefrost 01/18/11 09:02:53 PM
#539   You can do it BUT! you have to alpinefrost 12/28/10 08:12:48 PM
#538   Looking forward to seeing what you have- I've timhyma 12/28/10 06:14:16 PM
#537   Hi to all just found this Board into Alt.Energy. alpinefrost 12/28/10 04:50:14 PM
#536   Algae Biofuels Have a Promising Future timhyma 11/13/09 06:25:24 AM
#535   Thanks Tim. WHIPSPLASH 11/11/09 09:16:42 AM
#534   The environment in the ethanol industry has significantly timhyma 11/10/09 08:23:34 PM
#533   Studying Cellulose: 75 Billion Gallons Feasible by 2030 timhyma 11/05/09 07:00:06 AM
#532   Crazy green-energy ideas that just might work WHIPSPLASH 10/06/09 10:08:00 PM
#531   Thanks, throw up a link to that if WHIPSPLASH 03/26/09 01:17:43 PM
#530   Hi Whipsplash Toofuzzy 03/26/09 12:17:33 PM
#528   Great info- thanks timhyma 11/28/08 09:43:17 PM
#527   Fly Ash Information MSC290 11/28/08 09:35:15 PM
#526   Hi Wiplash Toofuzzy 11/28/08 06:16:06 PM
#525   Nice site with some green tech products: WHIPSPLASH 11/27/08 11:30:10 AM
#524   Green prisons farm, recycle to save energy, money timhyma 11/01/08 05:01:15 PM
#523   Interesting story on solar collection through roads and timhyma 08/14/08 08:50:07 AM
#522   Gulfbreeze 08/07/08 08:16:21 AM
#521   Hi Toofuzzy, here is some more info on lostcowboy 08/02/08 06:32:31 PM
#520   New way to split water Toofuzzy 07/31/08 09:58:57 PM
#519   For those following EESTOR... Gulfbreeze 07/30/08 09:18:26 PM
#518   Sorry about that try the HDVB video in Gulfbreeze 07/20/08 09:56:53 PM
#517   The page you requested does not currently timhyma 07/20/08 12:52:21 PM
#516   Speaking of Algae.... Gulfbreeze 07/20/08 12:23:03 PM
#515   Company seeks $7M for algae fuel test timhyma 06/23/08 07:59:10 AM
#514   April 1, 2008 1:44 PM PDT Gulfbreeze 04/02/08 03:17:14 PM
#513   Solar Company Says Its Tech Can Power 90 MSC290 03/06/08 08:19:16 PM
#512   Gas from cows Toofuzzy 03/06/08 10:49:55 AM
#511   Coming Soon from VW: A 69.9 MPG Diesel Hybrid Gulfbreeze 02/28/08 07:37:52 PM
#510   Move Over, Oil, There’s Money in Texas Wind WHIPSPLASH 02/23/08 10:29:39 AM
#509   Loremo: The 'Low Resistance Mobile' WHIPSPLASH 02/21/08 08:34:57 AM
#508   Mariah Power, Reno, Nevada, February 11, 2008 WHIPSPLASH 02/14/08 12:23:02 AM
#507   Pond Scum: From Petri Dish to Gas PumpTell timhyma 02/12/08 06:35:13 AM
#506   Wind, Looks like these guys are pulling it WHIPSPLASH 02/10/08 08:47:31 AM
#505   Electricity storage Gulfbreeze 01/31/08 08:16:41 PM
#504   A Cheaper Battery for Hybrid Cars Gulfbreeze 01/29/08 09:55:49 AM
#503   Lockheed signs deal with EEStor Gulfbreeze 01/24/08 12:29:16 AM