Monthly Archives: September 2011

The eternal oil crisis and possible alternatives

At the Wall Street Journal, Daniel Yergin claims that the peak oil fears are exaggerated considering that the Earth didn’t run out of oil during the last five “Oh my God, oil is running out” crises either. In the early … Continue reading

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France reminds us that nuclear power is never safe

If anybody needed a reminder that nuclear power is not safe, no matter what the respective authorities say, yesterday’s explosion at a nuclear waste processing facility in Southern France should have served that purpose. The incident at the nuclear facility … Continue reading

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Solar Power Metrics for August 2011 – Energieertragsdaten für August 2011

The uncommonly wet and cloudy summer continues to strike, for in August 2011, the photovoltaic solar cell array on our roof generated 1688 kilowatt hours of energy. Unlike the July results, which were record-breakingly bad, our August energy yield is … Continue reading

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