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PESWiki News -- March 2009 Archive

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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Directory:Biodiesel > Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil > 'First Economical Process' For Making Biodiesel Fuel From Algae - One of the problems with current methods for producing biodiesel from algae oil is the processing cost. Researchers from New York say their innovative process is at least 40 percent cheaper than that of others now being used. (Science Daily March 31, 2009)

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Directory:Conservation / Directory:Energy Efficiency > Home Energy Savings Guide for the Average Person - Please both your pockets and the earth with energy savings, and conserve without necessarily sacrificing comfort. Site provides energy saving tips and conservation ideas to lower utility bills at home.

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Directory:U.S. Government and Energy / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Obama to Automakers: Make Greener American Cars or Go Under - One of the reasons cited by Obama for denying Chrysler and GM further bailout funds, was that neither planned on going green enough, and that in order to be 'viable' they need to put more effort and resources towards developing and selling fuel efficient vehicles. (TreeHugger March 30, 2009)

Monday, March 30, 2009
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Directory:Series Hybrid Electric Vehicles > Wheel Motors to Drive Dutch Buses - A Netherland company, e-Traction, has developed a series hybrid bus. A diesel generator charges a battery, which in turn supplies electricity for two motors, one in each rear wheel, yielding a 2x increase in mileage. (MIT Technology Review March 23, 2009)

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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Jaxtr Provides Free International Phone Call Service - Just enter your cell phone number and the cell phone number of the person you wish to call internationally, and they'll received a text message of a local number to call that will connect you for free. You can also place regular international calls at a very low rate.

Sunday, March 29, 2009
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest: Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Cold Fusion > Cold Fusion Acknowledged 20 Years Later - The original press release from the American Chemical Society, and a compilation of mainstream news coverage of this historic validation on the anniversary of the original announcement. (PESN March 29, 2009)
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Directory:Magnet Motors > Directory:Magnetic Motors:Howard Johnson > Howard Johnson linear magnetic track accelerator video (video) - May 24, 1994 video shows Howard Johnson giving a demonstration of a banana magnet going through a magnetic gate with no apparent repelling force and 12 pound thrusting force, as measured by a scale, and being accelerated through the gate then continuing along the track. (OverUnity.com March 29, 2009)

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Directory:Bio-Energetics / Directory:Grand Unified Theories > If We Have Free Will, Then So Do Electrons - Two Mathematicians believe they have proven that if human experimenters demonstrate 'free will' in choosing what measurements to take on a particle, then the axioms of quantum mechanics require that the free will property be available to the particles measured, or to the universe as a whole. (video) (Slashdot March 20, 2009)

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Directory:Building > Twelve amazing shipping container houses - While a number of resourceful people have converted shipping containers into make-shift shelters at the margin of society for years, architects and green designers are also increasingly turning to the strong, cheap boxes as source building blocks. (Yahoo Green March 16, 2009)

Saturday, March 28, 2009
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Directory:Magnets > Directory:Magnet Motors > Howard Johnson Discovering Magnetism - Video by PowerPedia:Howard Johnson demonstrates a number of his unique magnetic gates, which accelerate cars on tracks using the little-known ability of magnets to fire bursts of energy like guns. These forces can be up to a thousand times more powerful than the base magnet strength. (Cheniere.org store)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Tesla Motors, Inc. > Tesla Model S Electric Sedan Breaks Cover - Tesla Motors, the electric-car maker, unveiled its Model S sedan on Thursday, expected to be delivered to customers in the third quarter of 2011, in three battery ranges: 160-mile, 230-mile and 300-mile. The based model is priced at $49,900 after federal tax credits. (NY Times March 26, 2009)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency Vehicles > Rave reviews for world's cheapest car - Tata Nano, was hailed the world's cheapest car as "one of the greatest bargains of all time" and "a triumph of Indian ingenuity." The tiny car, "as cute as a cartoon caricature," costs just 100,000 rupees (2,000 dollars). (Autoblitz March 24, 2009)

Friday, March 27, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Magnet Motors > Directory:Magnetic Motors:Howard Johnson / OS: MYLOW's Magnetic Motor based on Howard Johnson's Design > Al Witherspoon on Howard Johnson, Famous Magnet Motor Inventor - Al has been a neighbor, friend and associate of Howard Johnson since 1978, when he first witnessed his all-magnet motor running, until Jan. 2008 when Johnson passed away. (PESN March 27, 2009)
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Directory:Magnets > Directory:Magnet Motors > Howard Johnson The Secret World of Magnets - In this 1970 book, PowerPedia:Howard Johnson claims that a magnet can fire an energy burst several hundred times stronger than its base strength, again and again…that similar magnetic poles often attract, not repel…or that the patterns of iron filings around a magnet bear little resemblance to the force fields, which are actually spinning vortices. (Cheniere.org store)

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Directory:Electrical Grid > Electrical power grid to be blasted by 2012 solar storms \ 90 seconds from catastrophe - Our reliance on technology has unwittingly exposed us to an extraordinary danger. Plasma balls spewed from the surface of the sun could wipe out our power grids. Solution? distributed, free energy solutions being championed by organizations like the NEM, the New Energy Congress and the Directory:Greer:The Orion Project. (Examiner March 27, 2009) (See New Scientist)

Thursday, Mar. 26, 2009
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Directory:Magnet Motors > Howard Johnson Howard Johnson Motor Report #203 - 65-page report by Directory:Thomas Valone includes scientific descriptions with articles and patents, including the only available copy of a Virginia Polytechnic professor's report on the motor and the importance of the unique shape of the arc magnets, Science and Invention article, analysis of the 1979 patented magnetic motor. (Integrity Research Institute store)

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Directory:Magnet Motors > Directory:Cycclone Qeensland Supreme Court Rules Against Manget Motor Claimant (pdf) - Judgement rules against "deceptive representation where respondents hoped to develop a machine powered entirely by magnets – where a prototype was made - where respondents stated an attempt to run machine was ‘successful’ - where respondents alleged to have represented that their invention/prototype worked..." (SCLQLD.org.au March 24, 2009)

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Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Stimulus Appears to Be Sparking Alt-Energy Revival - There are signs that the federal stimulus might be pumping a little life into the alternative-energy industry. Financiers and law firms specializing in renewable energy say they see growing interest in reviving moribund projects and breaking ground on new deals. (TruthOut March 24, 2009)

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Magnet Motors > OS: MYLOW's Magnetic Motor based on Howard Johnson's Design > OS:MYLOW:Correspondence with Mylow - A collection of Sterling's reports on his phone conversations with Mylow, who appears to have successfully replicated Howard Johnson's all-magnet motor, and is open sourcing the simple design, making it available to the world. (PESWiki March 24, 2009)
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Directory:U.S. Government and Energy / Directory:Solar >Europe’s Way of Encouraging Solar Power Arrives in the U.S. - The new payment method is referred to as a “feed-in tariff” in Europe. It is, in essence, a mandate by the government telling a utility to pay above-market rates for green electricity, often for 15 to 25 years. It shifts the burden of subsidizing green energy from taxpayers, to electricity ratepayers. (New York Times March 12, 2009)

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2009
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Latest / There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2] > 3/23 Interview with Mylow about his Magnet Motor - Last night, Template: 4 conducted a live, 1-hour interview with Mylow. Al Witherspoon, former associate of Howard Johnson who saw that motor running, called in, expressing his approval of Mylow's model and open source approach. (FreeEnergyNow March 23, 2009)
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Directory:Gravity Motors / Directory:Milkovic Two-Stage Mechanical Oscillator >Breakthrough Theory on Milkovic's Two-Stage Oscillator Within Established Parameters (pdf) - Aleksandar Slavkovic proposes that Mr. Milkovic’s invention belongs in a new category of devices called “Double-(fulcrum)-Bounded Parametric Oscillators" and shows that two stage oscillator may be viewed as a damped parametric oscillator. (VeljkoMilkovic.com March 07, 2009) (Thanks Bobsy)

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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2] > Directory:Solar PhotoVoltaics > Directory:Home Generation:Solar PV > Building my own Solar Panel - A Dutch guy was able to build his own solar panel in his garage using materials that were a third as expensive as the mass produced solar panels currently available on the European market. He bought his solar cells on eBay and used them to create his own panel. (Olino Renewable Energy March 19, 2009) (Also Slashdot)

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Directory:Directories > Types of Energy.co.uk > 'Renewable' - Public interest website provides "expert advice on energy types and consumption." Gives overview information about hydro, biomass, geothermal, solar, wind as well as more conventional nuclear, fossil and conservation.

Monday, Mar. 23, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Magnet Motors > There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > OS:MYLOW:Videos - Mylow posted two new videos of his all-magnet motor based on the Howard Johnson Stonehenge design. This one uses his new all-aluminum stator support. The second video is with the motor set on a glass table. (PESWiki March 23, 2009)
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Directory:Cold Fusion > Neutron tracks revive hopes for cold fusion - Exactly twenty years after the initial cold fusion announcement in Utah (video of the 1989 event), a separate team has made a similar claim in the same US state. But this time, the evidence is being taken more seriously. (New Scientist March 23, 2009)

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Directory:Hydrogen Production > Directory:Desalination > Salt Water System Could Generate Hydrogen - Researchers at the University of Salerno in Italy suggest that flowing salt water could generate an electromotive force, which in turn could generate an electric power output. At one electrode, water is split to oxygen and hydrogen gas. At the other electrode, chlorine gas is produced. (PhysOrg March 18th, 2009)

Sunday, Mar. 22, 2009
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PowerPedia:Free energy > Perpetual Commotion - Directory:Magnetic Power Inc says that while free energy skeptics abound, devices like the OS: MYLOW's Magnetic Motor based on Howard Johnson's Design may open a door to wider appreciation of an extremely important potential for rapidly reducing our dependency on fossil fuels and reviving the automotive industry. (ZPEnergy March 21, 2009)

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Directory:Suppression > Free energy labeled 'economic terrorism' - The widespread adoption of these new, non-polluting energy and propulsion systems will effectively replace the use of oil, gas, coal, nuclear power, impacting 4.5 trillion dollars a year in world economic activity, replace the current geo-political order with one based on decentralized abundance. (Examiner March 21, 2009)

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Directory:Electrical Grid / Directory:Bio-Energetics > Cattle respond to magnetic fields from power lines - Researchers, who reported last year that most cows and deer tend to orient themselves in a north-south alignment, have now found that power lines can disorient the animals. When the power lines run east-west, that's the way grazing cattle tend to line up. (Salt Lake Tribune / AP March 16, 2009) (Nature)

Saturday, Mar. 21, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Anti-Gravity / Directory:Magnet Motors > Directory:Project Home 2010 >Project Home 2010 Video Shows Levitating Magnet-Propelled Vehicle - A project featuring two Australian 12-year-old inventors beginning in 1999 posted a video Wednesday of what is labeled as a magnet-powered vehicle (RC toy size) buzzing through the snow, mud and a creek. Even more astonishing is that it is also shown apparently levitating. (PESN March 21, 2009)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Vehicles Most Economic Car in the World? - VW has developed a road-proven, 2-seater car that will apparently get 258 miles/gallon via its small size and aerodynamic tear shape. It is ready to be launched as a single-seater for sale in Shanghai in 2010 for a mere RMB 4,000. It will go 75 MPH, and travel 400+ miles on its 1.7 gallons. (Oneshift Mar. 19, 2009)

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Directory:Flight > Directory:Flying Cars > Directory:Terrafugia Transition -- Flying Automobile > Terrafugia's Flying Car Successfully Takes Off - Terrafugia’s Transition is a small aircraft that can fold up its wings, drive on the road, fuel up at a normal gas station, and park in a single car garage. It was successfully tested March 8, at Plattsburgh International Airport in New York. The flight lasted less than a minute and was maybe 10 feet in the air. (Video) (Autoblitz Mar. 19, 2009)

Friday, Mar. 20, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Magnet Motors > There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > How Mylow Replicated Howard Johnson's Magnet Motor - Story of how a garage tinkerer's 30-years of persistence finally paid off in apparently replicating one of the first publicly announced all-magnet motors. He doesn't seem to realize how much of his own inventiveness came to bear. (PESN March 20, 2009)
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Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Ethanol > Honda to sell world's 1st bike with bio-ethanol mixed fuel - Honda Motor Company said on Wednesday it has developed the world's first motorcycle powered by an eco-friendly fuel mixed with bio-ethanol and gasoline, which will be put on sale from mid-March in Brazil, one of the world's largest producers and users of bio-ethanol. (India Times March 11, 2009)

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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Directory:Thin Film Solar > Directory:First Solar >Utility-Scale Thin-Film: Three New Plants in Germany Total Almost 50 MW - Germany is host to a range of thin-film projects that illustrate the technology’s potential, with three new large-scale thin-film PV installations recently commissioned, having a combined capacity of some 50 MW. The manufacturer? Directory:First Solar. (Renewable Energy World March 11, 2009)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Obama Puts Up $2.4 Billion for Electric Vehicles - President Barack Obama Thursday unveiled a 2.4 billion dollar boost for electric vehicle development, vowing to compete with foreign nations in the race to be world leader on renewable energy. (TruthOut March 19, 2009)

Thursday, Mar. 19, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Magnet Motors / Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Perendev Power Developments Pty (Ltd) > Translation: (Perendev) 300-kW-Electromagnet Motor EMM - demo in preparation - As a result of a story NET-Journal ran about Perendev in 2006, they have a file box full of correspondence from skeptics and angry customers who haven't received orders, etc. But when they (the editors) actually got to view the unit recently, they seem to have been impressed. Apparently a demo is pending. (PESWiki Mar. 15, 2009)
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Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Ethanol > A Better Biofuel Bug - Zymetis has genetically modified a rare, cellulose-eating bacterium to break down and convert cellulose into sugars necessary to make ethanol, and it recently completed its first commercial-scale trial. (MIT Technology Review March 18, 2009)

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Directory:Electric Cars > Directory:Tesla Motors, Inc. > Tesla to unveil electric 5-seat sedan next week - Tesla Motors announced it will unveil a five-seat sedan, to roll off assembly lines by 2011. The zero-emission "Model S" prototype with a lithium-ion battery pack will have a range of 225 miles (360 kilometers) per charge. The car has an anticipated base price of 57,400 dollars. (Yahoo News March 19, 2009)

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Current events > Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Energy Ocean 2009 - World's leading event to be held June 16-18, 2009 in Maine, USA, will focus on renewable and sustainable energy from the oceans and is the primary education platform and networking event for key players in the industry.

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2009
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Latest / There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > OS: MYLOW's Magnetic Motor based on Howard Johnson's Design - YouTube user "Mylow" of Chicago has apparently successfully replicated and is now open sourcing the late Howard Johnson's all-magnet motor, Stonehenge model, that Johnson worked on in the early 1980s to demonstrate to the U.S. Patent Office. (PESWiki March 18, 2009) [MAY 29 UPDATE: Shown to be a HOAX.]
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Directory:Alternative Fuels / Directory:Solar:Photosynthesis Imitation > Turning Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel - Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are now in the process of a major breakthrough towards artificial photosynthesis, banking on cobalt oxide that can effectively carry out the crucial photosynthetic reaction of splitting water molecules to develop fuels. (Alt. Energy Mar. 17, 2009)

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Directory:Electric Cars >Irvine-based Fisker will run its plug-in on Canadian batteries - Irvine automaker said it would buy batteries from Advanced Lithium Power Inc. (ALP) for its $87,900 luxury sedan, the Karma. ALP of Vancouver also supplies batteries to the U.S. military. (LA Times March 12, 2009)

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Directory:Ocean Wave Energy > Directory:Wave buoys > Directory:Pelamis Wave Power > Portugal's Pelamis Wave Power Project Dead In the Water - The 2.5 MW, €9 million Agucadoura project in Portugal has come to an end. Citing technical and financial setbacks, what would have been the world's current largest commercial wave power project has been taken offline indefinitely. (Treehugger March 17, 2009)

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Building / There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] - Company is actively engaged in the innovation and creation of specialty fiber solutions from volcanic rock that will significantly redefine the composite material industry and impact the world. "Just about anything any other composite can do Barotex can do it better, for less money in a sustainable manner." (PESWiki March 17, 2009)

Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Engineer devises ways to reduce air drag in vehicles and planes - Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are developing an active flow control (AFC) technology that deploys actuators on the surface of vehicles to modify the air flow in a way that the overall resistance is reduced by 10-15 percent. (PhysOrg March 16th, 2009)

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Directory:Electric Cars > Directory:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles -- PHEV > Electric cars charge ahead - At least nine car companies worldwide say that by 2013 they will offer plug-in vehicles that use electric motors as their primary means of propulsion, according to Plug-in America, an activist group. Some will be all-electric drive vehicles (EV). Most will be plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) that use small gasoline engines as a backup. (Christian Science Monitor March 13, 2009)

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Directory:Conspiracy > The Obama Deception (entire film) - This film released March 15 by Alex Jones purports that the Obama phenomenon is a carefully crafted hoax by the captains of the centuries-in-coming New World Order based on world domination and control, not freedom.

Monday, Mar. 16, 2009
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Template: 43 / Latest: Directory:Solar > Directory:Thin Film Solar >Directory:First Solar - Though this Arizona company is to be congratulated on reducing manufacturing costs for solar modules to 98 cents per watt, breaking the $1 per watt price barrier, the environmental downside of the use of highly toxic cadmium can't be overlooked. (PESWiki March 16, 2009)
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Directory:Batteries / Directory:Capacitors >New Battery Could Recharge in Seconds - A new battery material that recharges 100 times faster than the lithium-ion in your laptop has been revealed by researchers at MIT according to Nature News. (Wired March 11, 2009)

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Directory:Flight > Directory:Fuel Cells >Italian all-fuel cell flight planned - The all-electric Skyspark prototype is designed to demonstrate take-off and cruise flight using only fuel cell power. The June battery-powered flight is to test the aircraft's all-electric systems as a safety precaution before the fuel cell is used in December. (FlightGobal March 2, 2009)

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Store > Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar Cooking > Sun Oven Cooking with the power of the sun - LaRue Howells first bought a Global Sun Oven a year ago to be prepared for an emergency, but now she uses it a few times a week, all-year round and shares her knowledge with members of her church. "We baked bread when it was 17 degrees outside." (KSL TV March 13th, 2009) (PES sale price: $249)

Sunday, Mar. 15, 2009

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Directory:Electrical Grid >Smart Grid Goes Prime Time with GE Super Bowl Ad - This is clearly only the beginning in an outreach effort to utilities, legislators, and the public. The campaign places special emphasis on the Smart Grid as one area that is especially deployable and offers great benefits. See Scarecrow, Pluck (Smart Grid News Feb. 2, 2009)

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NEW Directory: Directory: Renewable Energy Incentives by Region >Salt Lake County eyes solar for homes - If you live in Salt Lake County, current incentives available through utility companies and federal/state governments can reduce system costs by as much as 50 percent. (Check out our Directory: Renewable Energy Incentives by Region to see what incentives are in your area.) (Deseret News March 8, 2009)

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Directory:Building / Directory:Communities >Earthship Biotecture - Earthship is a global company offering proven, totally sustainable design and construction services worldwide. The company is lead by Michael Reynolds, the principle biotect and creator of the Earthship Concept.

Saturday, Mar. 14, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Flight >Directory:Carter Copter - Carter Aviation Technologies is a research and development company pioneering new aviation concepts, focusing on slow-rotor compound aircraft, VERTOL and using a small efficient wing for high speed flight, up to 500 mph, all with much less complexity than a tilt-rotor or other vectored thrust vehicle. (PESWiki March 14, 2009)
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Directory:Electric Bikes, Motorbikes and Scooters >Top Gear Electric Bikes - Top Gear of the UK is committed to providing only the highest quality electric bike products (including electric mountain bikes and folding electric bikes) and to provide excellent value for money with optimal specification and superior build, as well as warranties, customer service, advice and after-sales service. (Videos)

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Directory:Electric Cars >BYD E6 Pure Electric Vehicle (Includes video) - The range per charge will be 249miles, with claimed 0-60 mph acceleration in less than 8 seconds, with a projected top speed of 100 mph. The LiFePO4 (lithium Iron phosphate) battery pack in the E6 can be quick-charged to 50 percent of its capacity in 10 minutes, and 100 percent of its capacity in 60 minutes. (Engineering TV March 10, 2009)

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Directory:Nuclear Remediation >Patience Pays Off With Methanol For Uranium Bioremediation - Microcosm experiments containing uranium-contaminated sediment and ground water demonstrated equivalent rapid uranium reduction when amended with ethanol or glucose. In contrast, reduction was delayed by several days when microcosms were amended with methanol. (Science Daily Feb. 24, 2009)

Friday, Mar. 13, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Hydrogen from Water using Boron >Directory:Boron-Powered Vehicles- "An unusual but valid idea with some real prospect, the boron powered car. The main reason for a car fuelled on boron is a safety reason. Boron is very combustible but very difficult to light. This is great for a car because, many accidents are made worse by the flammability of the fuel." (PESWiki March 13, 2009)
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Directory:Batteries >Physicist develops battery using new source of energy - Researchers have been able to prove the existence of a "spin battery," a battery that is "charged" by applying a large magnetic field to nano-magnets in a device called a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ). This could be a step towards the creation of computer hard drives with no moving parts, which would be much faster, less expensive and use less energy than current ones. (PhysOrg March 11, 2009)

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Directory:Nanotechnology / Directory:Fuel Cells >New Method Produces Longest Platinum Nanowires Yet, for Increased Fuel Cell Longevity and Efficiency - The platinum nanowires are roughly ten nanometers in diameter and centimeters in length -- long enough to create the first self-supporting web of pure platinum that can serve as an electrode in a fuel cell. Published in the ACS journal Nano Letters. (Green Car Congress March 11, 2009)

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Current events > Directory:Ocean Wave Energy >International Wave Energy Summit 2009 - June 30 - July 1, 2009, London, UK. The main objective is to push the Wave technology industry forward by addressing key challenges that hinder rapid development – access to funding, global opportunities, grid connection, environmental permits, maintenance strategies and more.

Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009
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Latest: Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory: Green U.S. Tax Breaks - The United States government is extending tax breaks to homeowners who have decided to green up their home. Due to Stimulus bill and the forward movement of time, many of the rules governing our tax codes have become outdated. (PESWiki March 12, 2009)
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Directory:Earth Batteries / Directory:Lighting >Soil Powered Lamp: A Fresh Take on “Dirty Energy” - Dutch designer Marieke Strap’s Soil Lamp uses conductive plates made from copper and zinc buried within the soil to provide constant and (nearly) eternal light for an LED bulb. Just feed it a splash of water every now and then to keep the energy flowing. (Inhabitat March 11, 2009)

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Directory:Electrical Grid >Invisible, Underground HVDC Power Costs No More Than Ugly Towers - In 1954 Sweden began using High Voltage DC (HVDC) power transmission instead of the AC system, which was created in 1885 by Nikola Tesla. HVDC Light® transmission technology offers numerous environmental benefits, including “invisible” power lines, neutral electromagnetic fields, oil-free cables and compact converter stations. (Renewable Energy World March 10, 2009)

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Current events: Directory:Biofuels >The 2nd Biofuels International Expo & Conference - May 27-28, 2009 in central Amsterdam, Netherlands. Bringing together medium to large biofuels producers, investors, regulators, project owners and equipment/service providers to discuss how to fight the critics and drive the European market forward.

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Wind / Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Jim Boswell Boswell Power Production Unit Runs Continuously Even Without Wind - Finally, we may have found a 24-7 clean energy device that is available for purchase, capable of powering a home (3 kW), yet looks like a conventional device. Company claims a few hundred have been installed since late 2007. (PESN Mar. 11, 2009)
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Directory:Nuclear >TR10: Traveling-Wave Reactor - The privately funded reactor technology uses depleted-uranium fuel packed inside hundreds of hexagonal pillars. In a “wave” that moves through the core at only a centimeter per year, this fuel is transformed (or bred) into plutonium, which then undergoes fission. (Technology Review March/April 2009)

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Directory:Prizes >Rosenblatt New Energy Awards 2009 - The Rosenblatt New Energy Awards is a spectacular event in the renewable energy sector, recognizing the achievements of management teams, companies and projects that have made a significant contribution to this sector during the past 12 months. Annual event in the UK. (Vitesse Media Feb. 25, 2009)

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Directory:Water >Ceramic Water Filters Win Award - The International Water Association (IWA) awarded UNICEF and the Water and Sanitation Program with the 2008 Project Innovation Award Grand Prize for providing Cambodia with ceramic water filters made made and distributed locally and resulting in a significant reduction in illnesses. (Inhabitat March 9, 2009)

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2009
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Latest: Current events > Directory:Financial Resources > Events: Cleantech Capital Summit: 2009 - The Cleantech Capital Summit, April 22-24, 2009, San Diego, CA, will bring together decision-makers from across the cleantech and energy technology industry and leading capital providers to delve into the full range of financing the energy and clean technologies industry. (PESWiki March 10, 2009)
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Directory:Electromagnetic >Mathematical Proof of Free Energy (pdf) - Paper alleges that with simple formulas in electromagnetics it can be proven that the Newton's Third Law is not valid in all cases for electrical charges and that an electrical generator with high voltage achieved by high RPM has energy surplus in comparison with another generator with low voltage and high current. (VeljkoMilkovic.com March 02, 2009) (Thanks Bobsy)

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Directory:Biofuels / Directory:Communities >Entire Swedish city switches to biofuels to become environmentally friendly - Kalmar Sweden and its surrounding 12-town region, with a quarter-million people, has traded in most of its oil, gas and electric furnaces for community "district heat," produced at plants that burn sawdust and wood waste left by timber companies. Hydropower, nuclear power and windmills now provide more than 90 percent of the region's electricity. (Chicago Tribune March 9, 2009)

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Directory:Solar Thermal >Fair Season in China: Three Major Trends - Paying a visit to these domestic solar regional trade fairs will give you an outlook on the technology trends of China's giant solar thermal industry. The three major ones are: full-glass heat pipe vacuum tubes, tubes with inner silvering for concentration, and balcony collector modules. (Solar Thermal World March 9, 2009)

Monday, Mar. 9, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Electromagnetic >Directory:Daniel Quale Lenzless Generator - Inventor claims to have come up with an electric generator that is unaffected by Lenz's Law. According to the site, this type of generator should be capable of overunity. (PESWiki March 9, 2009)
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Latest: Directory:Electromagnetic >Directory:Alan Francoeur Interference Disc Generator - Alan L. Francoeur describes his generator as a multi-phase, interchangeable, ac/dc, variable, frequency dynamo machine of high efficiency. Due to some "prior art" controversy, in the interest of history, we resurrect this information. (PESWiki March 9, 2009)
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Directory:Electrolysis >Simple elixir called a 'miracle liquid' (Includes video) - The stuff is a simple mixture of table salt and tap water whose ions have been scrambled with an electric current. Used as a sanitizer for decades in Russia and Japan, electrolyzed water is slowly winning acceptance in the United States with Proton Labs as one manufacturer. (LA Times March 6, 2009)

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Directory:Communities >Cleantech Wave Set to Break in San Diego (Includes video) - The San Diego region is already home to more than 200 cleantech companies with more than 40 of them active in the renewable energy space. (Renewable Energy World March 4, 2009)

Sunday, Mar. 8, 2009
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Directory:Global Warming >Saul Griffith’s Energy Literacy Presentation - Dr. Saul Griffith has been touring the country sharing his personal energy audit (carbon footprint wattage consumption from 2007). (Kirk von Rohr Feb. 27, 2009) (See also Inhabitat Greener Gadgets 2009 Conference)

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Directory:Solar Thermal >Steam and Cooling: No Problem for a Solar Thermal System - A special kind of solar thermal demonstration system is currently being installed on the roof of Steinway & Sons Co. in New York. The piano maker has high demands for consistent humidity and temperature in their factory halls. (Solar Thermal World Feb. 16, 2009)

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Directory:U.S. Government and Energy >Obama’s Stumble: Wind Power / Let’s Get Real About Renewable Energy - Articles from Energy Tribune argues that Obama's assertion that the US will “double the amount of energy that comes from renewable sources by the end of my first term" -- then modified to within first three years -- is not possible, and casts doubt on the knowledge of his Energy advisors. (Energy Tribune March 3, 6, 2009)

Saturday, Mar. 7, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Home Generation > Directory:Home Generation:Space Heater / Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection >OS:HHOHHU -- Hydroxy Home Heating Unit - HHOHHU has developed a patent-pending, self-contained, home heating unit that utilizes water as its fuel via electrolysis. They are selling plans for their design that draws ~450 Watts and can heat 1,000 square feet. (PESWiki Mar. 7, 2009)
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Directory:Electrolysis > Directory:Water 'Boydel’s way better waste treatment - After 10 years of brainstorming, fabricating, testing and tinkering, Boydel Wastewater Technologies has a portable waste water treatment plant based on electrolysis they are confident could revolutionize municipal and industrial waste treatment. (LadySmith Chronicle March 3, 2009)

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Directory:Biofuels >Enkoco Greengold Veggie Fuel - Three decades of research and field innovations supersedes petroleum-based fuels via Garcialen as a gasoline substitute and Medesel as a diesel substitute. Made in the Philippines. (Enkoco March 4, 2009)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar:Vehicles >Swedish Solar Car Runs on Fool's Gold - Swedish supercar builder Koenigsegg brought a model of its solar-electric Quant concept car to the Geneva Motor Show, claiming it will have a range of 300 miles and a recharge time of less than 20 minutes using Pyradian solar cells from NLV Solar. (Wired March 5, 2009)

Friday, Mar. 6, 2009
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Template: 43 / Latest: Current events >Events:Breakthrough Power March 30 - April 2, 2009 - On March 30 through April 2, 2009 there will be several presentations, including to the Harvard Club of San Francisco by Review:Breakthrough Power by Jeane Manning and Joel Garbon co-authors, Joel Garbon and Jeane Manning as well as Sterling Allan, Founder of the NEC which generates the Top 100 energy listing. (PESWiki)
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Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Biodiesel >Home-Made-Biodiesel.com - Outstanding site covers what you need to know about making home-made-biodiesel. Page headings include: Conversion Kits The Process Raw Materials Formula Cost Safety Titration Videos Equipment Suppliers Blog.

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Directory:Solar Thermal >Solar Thermal Energy in the Antarctic - Surviving in harsh climate, this vacuum tube collector system has heated the Brandfield House at the Rothera research station in the Antartic since February 2008. (Global Solar Thermal Energy Council Feb. 23, 2009)

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2009
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Latest: There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > OS:Achilles Ligeras' Magnetic Engine (ALME) > ALME Magnet Motor Plans - The Achilles Ligeras Magnet Engine (ALME) is an all-magnet motor that was claimed to work last Summer. We've posted a page to give access to the files that Archie has made available (for a small fee), which he used to build his second prototype, completed Feb. 19, 2009, which did not work (yet). (PureEnergySystems March 4, 2009)
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Directory:Solar / Directory:CO2 Sequestration >Recycling a Greenhouse Gas for High-Energy Fuel - A team of researchers at Penn State has come up with an ingenious method of turning captured CO2 into methane, using the energy of the sun. (NewsWise Feb. 27, 2009)

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Directory:Solar >China's solar boom could dim Oregon's efforts - With cheap labor and rapid production, China's promise of solar rooftops at bargain-basement prices casts a shadow over Oregon's ambition of becoming a world leader in alternative energy. (Oregonian Feb. 21, 2009)

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2009
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Latest / PESNetwork Videos: Directory:Electrolysis > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection >OS:Bob Boyce Electrolyzer Plans (1.5 hours) - Hollywood producer and New Energy Congress advisor, Template: 1473 of Zero Point Films, talks shop with industry leader, Bob Boyce, about Electrolysis and Hydroxy production. (PESNetwork Google Video Feb. 26, 2009)
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Directory:Hydrogen > Directory:Hydrogen Production >Cheap Hydrogen from Scraps - Now, with the help of an unassuming stainless-steel brush, microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) have taken another step forward. The steel brush can be used to replace the expensive platinum normally employed in the electrolysis cell's cathode, slashing costs by more than 80 percent. (MIT Technology Review Feb 23, 2009)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Emergency Preparedness >SunNight’s dual-use solar flashlights play well at Greener Gadgets - At the Greener Gadgets conference in New York, SunNight Solar chief executive Mark Bent admitted to having a problem that most execs would kill for in these tough economic times: too many customers. (VentureBeat March 1, 2009)

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Directory:Nuclear >Swedish nuclear revival confirms European trend - There was an error working with the wiki: Code[3] has reversed a decision to phase out the country's nuclear reactors, following a trend in Europe that only a handful of countries are still ignoring. (UPI Feb. 6, 2009)

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2009
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Directory:Hydrogen > Directory:Hydrogen Production >Hydrogen Produced from Aluminum and Water - Scientists at Pennsylvania State University and Virginia Commonwealth University are producing hydrogen by exposing clusters of aluminum atoms to water. Unlike most hydrogen production processes, this method can be used at room temperature and doesn't require the application of heat or electricity to work. (The Future of Things Feb. 2, 2009)

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Directory:Evaporative Cooling / Directory:Solar > Directory:Maisotsenko M-Cycle Coolerado >Finally a Solar-Powered Air Conditioner: 6 Tons of A/C Using 4 Solar Panels - One interesting trick that Coolerado uses, is exhaust air from the A/C unit to cool down the solar panels. Cooling down the panels with exhaust air allows them to keep producing more, reducing costs because fewer panels are needed. (YouTube) (TreeHugger Feb. 25, 2009)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar:Vehicles >MIT’s Eleanor solar-powered car does 90 mph - The oldest solar electric student team in America, MIT’s Solar Electric Vehicle Team, has unveiled their next-gen solar car known as the “Eleanor.” Costing a whopping $243,000, the solar car will compete in the tenth World Solar Challenge, an endurance race covering nearly 2000 miles of Australian outback. (EcoGeek Feb. 28, 2009)

Monday, Mar. 2, 2009
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Latest: Directory:Funding > Directory:Investment Resources >Directory:Hub Lab - Hub Lab's express purpose is to find and support very early stage - revolutionary - energy science and technology that has the potential to make a huge game-changing difference. "We're open to cold fusion, 'over-unity' devices, vacuum or zero-point energy." (PESWIki March 2, 2009)
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Directory:Solar >The sun is a star when it comes to sustainable energy - In Basic Research for Global Energy Security: A Call to Action, Paul Alivisatos and others described new research on solar cells, batteries and transmission systems that aim either to break through current limitations of our energy technologies or to find totally new and much more efficient systems. (Insciences Organization Feb. 20, 2009)

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Directory:Hydrogen >Fuel Cell Hydrogen Assisted Sailboat - In 2007 and 2008 Microsec R&D and AGO Environmental Launched Canada's first Hydrogen Assisted Sailboat. In 2008 the University of Victoria's Mechatronics Engineering Program has assisted to increase the fuel cell power to 2000 watts. They are currently working on a solar/fuel cell hybrid design. (Microsec R&D Feb. 26, 2009)

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Directory:Batteries > Directory:Lithium Ion Batteries >A Giant Leap for Batteries - The new 17-inch MacBook Pro has a breakthrough battery that runs for up to 8 hours on a single charge and can be recharged up to 1000 times — more than three times the lifespan of typical notebook batteries. (Video) (Apple Feb. 26, 2009)

Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009
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Directory:Thorium Reactors >The Liquid Fluoride Thorium (LFTR) Paradigm - This thorium reactor concept uses a chemically-stable fluoride salt for the medium in which nuclear reactions take place. This fuel form yields flexibility of operation and eliminates the need to fabricate fuel elements. Energy from thorium -Molten Salt Reactors including the LFTR are very simple. (YouTube) (The Oil Drum Jan. 20, 2009) (Thanks Congress:Member:Sepp Hasslberger)

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Directory:Solar >The Not-So-Sunny Side of Solar Panels - The semiconductor and electronics industry was long perceived as being a "green" industry and many of its more egregious impacts went unaddressed for years. The same precautionary approach should apply when regulating Photovoltaics, due to the toxic chemicals and materials involved in manufacturiing. (Voice of San Diego Feb. 16, 2009)

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Directory:Conservation >Greenest Nation - What big country is greener than Japan and Germany and produces more geothermal energy than all of Europe combined? This nation is also a pioneer in environmental stewardship, having passed many of the world's toughest regulations on vehicle emissions, energy efficiency and nature conservation. (Newsweek Feb. 21, 2009)

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