just cant wait until someone makes a handheld apparatus that uses something like rotating magnetic fields and oscillating frequencies to capture high energy particles/waves coming from stars stellar black holes magnetar flares neutron star flares medium size blake holes supernovas and collisions of any combination of them and the grand daddy of all free energy blazars/quasars erupting and colliding supermassive black holes. the energy from those massive universal powerhouses rains on us 24/7 day or night.
Why are you waiting for someone else to make your magic gizmo? Serious question, so don't blow it off.
most people build things to make money. the wonderful thing about the green movement and the linkage to government funding is that you dont need to build it. just make a good story and get funding. QED of to the beach.
Mr. Green's GREEN power. So you jam spinach into a leaf and it still sits there.
"First algae, now spinach to be green energy source"
"President Obama recently touted algae as a potential source of energy, and now the Environmental Protection Agency has invested in converting spinach into an energy source.
The EPA awarded a $90,000 grant over the weekend to Vanderbilt University students "who designed a biohybrid solar panel that substitutes a protein from spinach for expensive silicon wafers that are energy intensive to produce, and is capable of producing electricity."
The team of engineering students -- Eric Dilbone, Phil Ingram, Trevan Locke, Paul McDonald and Jason Ogg -- "also won the Marketplace Innovation Award from Paladin Capital, a private equity firm, and the Student Choice Award, a special nod from their peers in competition," according to Vanderbilt."
"Solyndra Not Dealing With Toxic Waste At Milpitas Facility"
"MILPITAS (CBS 5) — Three months ago, CBS 5 caught Solyndra tossing millions of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes used to make solar panels. Now the bankrupt solar firm, once touted as a symbol of green technology, may be trying to abandon toxic waste.
It’s a tedious process. Slowly but surely, the shattered remains of brand new solar panel tubes head to a recycling plant in Hayward.
Meanwhile the next phase of the company’s liquidation is under way. It involves getting rid of all the heavy metals left inside the building that were used to make the panels."
These appear to be the "wave of the future" for home lighting, but here's something to think about.
I wonder how long it will take for these hi-tech 'bulbs' to become an enticing target for burglars, and other thieves? At $40-$50 each, easily transported and unloaded at flea markets, I don't think it will take long. Why lug a wide screen TV around, when you can get the same fence price for a half dozen untraceable bulbs?
Switch Lighting's LED bulbs have similar technical specs to its competitors, but the startup is counting on clever design and good looks to stand out in a crowded field.
The company plans to make its first three general-purpose light bulbs available this summer to lighting distributors and today is expected to introduce a three-way bulb and a 240-volt bulb for markets outside the U.S.
Its first bulbs are replacements for 40-watt, 60-watt, and 75-watt incandescent lamps. Costing between $40 and $50, they are primarily aimed at commercial customers. Switch Lighting is also working on a less expensive consumer-oriented line due next year, according to a company executive.
This summer's product distribution, a bit later than originally planned, will mark the first release of the startup's novel LED bulb design.
Just about everything nowadays regarding "new energy" is an investment scam, which consumers wise up to sooner or later. The REAL issue is that oil makes the most money for the most investors bar none. If solar, or wind, or whatever power could compete with oil on THOSE terms, we'd have it YESTERDAY! :0
Some people have a NEED to believe man is causing global warming because they can't accept the fact that climate change may be OUT OF OUR HANDS!
Mr. Green can fiddle the temperature record but cannot fiddle the power consumption. When it goes dark it goes dark.
"Newsbytes: Germany Faces Green Energy Crisis"
"Network Agency Calls For Suspension Of Emission Laws For Old Coal Plants Last winter, on several occasions, Germany escaped only just large-scale power outages. Next winter the risk of large blackouts is even greater. The culprit for the looming crisis is the single most important instrument of German energy policy: the “Renewable Energy Law.” The economic cost of a wide-scale blackout are measured in billions of Euros per day. The most important test of energy policy is now the stability of power – so far only the cost of the green energy transition has been focused upon. Because the federal government does not have the guts to start an overdue and fundamental debate about the usefulness of a 12-year-old, now totally outdated, “launch aid” called EEG, it now threatens to over-steer, with the green energy transition ending up in a crash. Fasten your seat belts. –Daniel Wetzel, Die Welt, 10 May 2012"
Get your green sustainability here! Obama investing our tax dollars for our children's futures. Bankrupt ideas yield bankrupt results.
"The Global Renewable Energy Index is crashing"
Solyndra Beacon Power Ener1 Range Fuels Solar Trust of America Spectrawatt Evergreen Solar Eastern Energy Unisolar Bright Automotive Olson’s Crop Service Energy Conversion Devices Sovello Siag Solon Q-Cells Mountain Plaza"
"Forget Bain — Obama’s public-equity record is the real scandal" "Amazingly, Obama has declared that all the projects received funding “based solely on their merits.” But as Hoover Institution scholar Peter Schweizer reported in his book, “Throw Them All Out,” fully 71 percent of the Obama Energy Department’s grants and loans went to “individuals who were bundlers, members of Obama’s National Finance Committee, or large donors to the Democratic Party.” Collectively, these Obama cronies raised $457,834 for his campaign, and they were in turn approved for grants or loans of nearly $11.35 billion. Obama said this week it’s not the president’s job “to make a lot of money for investors.” Well, he sure seems to have made a lot of (taxpayer) money for investors in his political machine. "