How Long Could the U.S. Go Without Electricity?
Feb06

How Long Could the U.S. Go Without Electricity?

The power is still out, and things are getting scary. The house is so cold you can see your own breath. Some of the food in the refrigerator is good, but there’s no way to cook it. The water is still running, barely, but it smells bad and tastes worse. The grocery store is open, but it’s only taking cash—which you can’t get, because the banks are closed. But it doesn’t really matter since the shelves have been...

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Poisonous Tree Holds Bio-Fuel Promise

Jatropha curcas, a poisonous, semi-evergreen shrub that can grow as high as 20 feet, produces seeds laden with oil that backers say is an ideal biofuel.  It has already fared well in testing with airlines and trucking companies. Jatropha can provide “environmentally responsible fuel without compromising the food supply, so we can help the Earth while helping the public,” said James Garton, president of the firm’s U.S. branch. “That...

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China Becomes the World’s Largest Energy Consumer in 2010

China became the world’s largest energy consumer in 2010 overtaking the USA during a year which saw the rebound in the global economy drive consumption higher and at a rate not seen since the aftermath of the 1973 oil price shocks. Demand for all forms of energy grew strongly in 2010 and increases in fossil fuel consumption suggest that global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy use rose at their fastest rate since 1969....

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Ocean and Automotive Technology – Power From the Waves, Tides and Keeping Your Family Safe on the Road

A bit of a hoge-podge on this weekend’s show.  We’re covering a half dozen different Ocean-related technologies, some automotive technologies and a quick SEO interview. Mark Phillips the COO at SeaSite a cruise portal dedicated to the meetings and events market. Cruising is ideal for business meetings and incentive trips because it offers greater value than a traditional land-based venue (providing savings of up to 40%) —...

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Electric and Hybrid Technology being Utilized in many Industries

John Giliberti runs a company with wide-reaching electric and hybrid automotive technology that is being utilized in many industries that cannot use standard automotive technology due to facility constraints, size or cost.  Their cost effective solutions have made them a leader in the electric vehicle industry for the past 22 years.  Later this year they will have the ability to replace the F550 and International trucks with our new...

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