100% Solar

With 6,000 solar panels installed in the suburban city of Brooklyn Park over the past year, Mayor Jeff Lunde can rightfully claim it as being home to the largest solar project ever done in a Minnesota city. On June 8 he did just that, announcing the project’s completion, the city …

U.S.Coal plant closures can’t be stopped

Despite the oft-repeated campaign promise to the coal mining states to, “make coal king again”, the new President’s first two years has seen more megawatts of coal-fired power generation shuttered than in the first five years of the previous administration. Since the peak of the nations total coal unit capacity …

Water Purification

After floods, storms, or disasters –– natural or manmade, or when camping, backpacking, fishing or on other outdoor adventures, access to safe, clean potable water is vital. Waterborne pathogens and harmful microbes like E. coli, rotaviruses, giardia, cholera salmonella and hepatitis A virus, render water unsafe to drink. The dangers …

Non-carbon Thermal Energy

Traditionally, people get most of their energy from carbon based fuels like wood and fossil fuels. All are polluting and the fossil fuels are non-renewable. There are at least three non-carbon sources of thermal energy. They are Solar, Geothermal and Nuclear. Solar Thermal Energy First Applications People probably dried themselves …