Archive for October, 2013

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” — Alan Kay

I like that quote so much, I felt it bore repeating on my blog. Yeah, beeby, Alan Kay is a bona fide BAD-ASS!

Career advice: 12 professionals explain how to make it in energy

This deserves a repost. Career advice: 12 professionals explain how to make it in energy 

My favorite quote was

A wise man once told me engineering tells us what we can do, economics tell us what we should do, and politics tells us what will be done. — Robert Frank, Senior Consultant, McHale Performance

And altho this quote does not come from the aforementioned read, it’s one of my all time favorites…

 Don’t bail. The best of the gold is at the bottom of the barrels of crap. Randy Pausch

Community Wind Power in the SF Bay Area?? Ja, it’s needed…

Right-o. Earlier this week, I finished marking up a presentation story on why community wind power is needed in the SF Bay Area. It’s long. 50 pages. Working on the audio to go along with the slides here. Out think the box…

PREPARE. RESPOND. ADAPT.

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What is a Hybrid RE Engineer?

An engineering generalist with an understanding of sustainable development whose skills set are typically comprised of an amalgam of mechanical and electrical engineering. One who is able to design and assemble systems and components that are comprised of more than one renewable energy (RE) technology i.e. solar, wind, hydro-kinetic (ocean/wave/micro-hydro), biomass, hydrogen fuel cell, geothermal and storage (battery, fly wheel, pumped-hydro). The RE technologies selected depend on one's geographical predisposition, resource availability, the end-use need, practicing conservation (behavioral change) to name a few considerations...

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