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If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar storage : Futurology
paradigm-shifts-killing-the-golden-calf = A new tag for situations where an old, entrenched industry rested on its laurels while a new, nimble company saw the future and unseated them. Other examples include Sanka not creating Starbucks, cab companies not creating Uber, hotels not creating AirBNB, etc. It usually stems from the fact that A) companies are reaping lots of money from "the golden calf" and B) the untested, unproven "killer" of the golden calf could be a waste of time, energy, etc that, if successful could kill the golden calf.
energy  energy-solar  paradigm-shifts  energy-electricity  batteries  paradigm-shifts-changing-an-old-industry  paradigm-shifts-killing-the-golden-calf 
february 2016 by daguti
SAUDI OIL MINISTER: I Don't Care If Prices Crash To $20 — We're Not Budging : worldnews
long-term-thinking, counterintuitive = Comments all seem to agree that although on the surface, it seems they are hurting themselves, they are doing it to drive US shale oil boom out of business, because prices have to be at $80/barrel for shale oil to be profitable. So this is a long term play to drive competitors out of the market.
energy  energy-oil  energy-gasoline  counterintuitive  news  2014  long-term-thinking  business  strategy  countries-saudi-arabia 
december 2014 by daguti
This Supermarket Runs on Rotting Food | News from the Field | OutsideOnline.com
A store in Cannock, in central England, is now run entirely on electricity generated from its own recycled refuse, marking the first time a major retailer is not reliant on the national grid for its power.
recycling  energy  paradigm-shifts  paradigm-shifts-new-or-emerging-things  food 
july 2014 by daguti
Guy Kawasaki - Timeline Photos
"A car that runs on compressed air and gas and could get an astonishing 117 miles per gallon ............................... They are calling it a "super hybrid" car. ............................... See more details here: http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/2014/02/air-powered-car.html#mkcpgn=fbsci1 Photo credit and more into from PSA Peugeot http://www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com/en/featured-content/automotive-innovation/hybrid-air-engine-full-hybrid-gasoline"
cars  fuel  energy  paradigm-shifts  paradigm-shifts-new-or-emerging-things 
march 2014 by daguti
MIT Creates ‘Plug-and-Play’ CO2 Scrubber for Existing Power Plants · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader
MIT researchers have invented a "plug-and-play" carbon dioxide scrubbing system that they say could be added relatively easily to any existing power plant, and uses less power than existing systems. ................... FOLLOW UP FROM NPR: http://www.npr.org/2013/06/27/189522647/this-climate-fix-might-be-decades-ahead-of-its-time
future-faith-in-humanity  green  energy 
june 2013 by daguti
Self-Healing Hydrogen Leaf Could Power the World
See also link bookmarked in Sept 2012 with these same tags. It has the scientist's name "Dan Nocema" in the title.
future-faith-in-humanity  energy-solar  energy 
april 2013 by daguti
New microbe makes fuel from CO2 in the air | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Scientists have created a microbe that converts carbon dioxide into biofuel, a discovery that might boost the battle against climate change.
future-faith-in-humanity  environment  fuel  energy 
march 2013 by daguti
POP - The Intersection of Charging and Design by James Siminoff — Kickstarter
A 25,000 mAh battery that can charge up to 10 phones. I imagine this is good for people with intermittent access to power, such as vendors at a fair or people on long-term camping trips, such as hiking the Appalachian trail.
tools  energy  cellphone 
december 2012 by daguti
The Super Supercapacitor | Brian Golden Davis on Vimeo
cars-electric = Being able to charge a phone in 30 seconds is useful, being able to charge a car in 30 seconds is world-changing.
amazing  paradigm-shifts-new-or-emerging-things  paradigm-shifts  cars-electric  batteries  energy  inventions  inventions-that-became-something-else 
december 2012 by daguti
EARTH: The Operators' Manual : PBS
Indisputable proof of earth's changing climate and equally indisputable proof of it's human origins. The first 20-30 minutes focuses on proving the above points. The rest is a hopeful voyage exploring viable renewable energy sources. A VERY well done and hopeful documentary. Interestingly enough, the host/scientist is a Republican who says he cannot understand the position of the Republican party on this issue.
climate-global-warming  environment  green  movies  movies-to-watch-documentaries  warnings  energy  climate  video 
august 2011 by daguti
Mass. company making diesel with sun, water, CO2 - Yahoo! News
Originally Saved Feb 28, 2011. Was a Yahoo page which expired, so I updated the URL on 1/15/2012.
predictions  energy  news  2011 
february 2011 by daguti
Amazon.com: The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy (9780465031160): Peter W. Huber, Mark P. Mills: Books
This is very close to being a science book, but the topic keeps it from being strictly a science book. The topic is necessarily conjecture about how we will meet future energy needs. The authors, however, are honest about what is conjecture on their part and what is science, and point to the recent development of inexpensive LED lighting as an example of how long-term plans to save energy (by investing in flourescent lighting) end up being foiled by new technological developments. Their primary suggestion, with regard to energy policy over the next few years, is to see what new technology develops and adapt to it, rather than take our current technological knowledge and assume that it will apply 30 years from now. This is in stark contrast to similar books that attempt to use current scientific and technological knowledge to predict doom for the world with remarkable confidence.
books  books-to-buy  energy  large-systems 
december 2009 by daguti
55 Ways to Get More Energy | Zen Habits
If you’re tired all the time, a change in what you eat (diet) or what you do all day (activity pattern) may be all you need to turn things around 180°.

You won’t be able to do everything on this list all the time — you’d tire yourself out trying to get more energy — but do try them all to see which ones work for you and your schedule. Add a few of these tips to your regular routine. Or mix them up to keep things interesting.
productivity  lifehacks  health  fitness  energy 
may 2009 by daguti
Third-World Wind Power: First Look
Wind power from something other than turbines. -- based on the same principle as what caused the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to collapse.
energy  technology  science  sustainability  green  environment 
november 2008 by daguti
Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol - Times Online
Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol -- Silicon Valley is experimenting with bacteria that have been genetically altered to provide 'renewable petroleum'
energy  fuel  cars 
june 2008 by daguti
RussiaToday : SciTech : Russian scientist wins global energy prize
new energy source, known as shale, are the result of 50 years of work. The substance has been likened to artificial oil. Russia has one plant processing a million tons of shale, with costs running at $US 15 per barrel. It is being regarded as a
energy  fuel  cars 
june 2008 by daguti
Energy Cost Cutter Kit
Energy Cost Cutter Kit - kit to help you save money on your heating / cooling / water usage.
energy  money  house  conservation 
january 2007 by daguti
Hydrogen Technology Applications, Inc.
Hydrogen Technology Applications, Inc.- Makers of Aquygen™, a combustible gas made from water that is a safe, cost-effective, environmentally-friendly alternative to and enhancer of fossil fuels.
science  technology  fuel  energy  interesting 
october 2006 by daguti
Water Torch - Also can be used to power cars
Heat from water? End of oil dependence?

old URL: http://www.vwho.net/player.php?VE_Path=selfserve1.download.videoegg.com/gid356/cid1161/YM/7Q/1157638705VqoV819PdjNbi29gTW78
Originally saved on 10/23/2006, but the URL no longer works, so I replaced with the MetaCafe link on 1/15/2012
cars  science  technology  fuel  energy  interesting 
october 2006 by daguti
Technology Review: Emerging Technologies and their Impact
Yet another example of "looking to the old" and reusing that principle with a moderm twist. Read the part about the reflective parabolic troughs. We could have thought of this.
environment  science  technology  business-ideas  energy  energy-solar  green  mental-models 
july 2006 by daguti

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