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Impatient - there's not enough time to learn what I want to learn!
Impatient - there's not enough time to learn what I want to learn!

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Requiem for LightSail Energy
Image Credit: LightSail Energy I've published multiple posts concerning LightSail Energy and its Chief Science Officer, Danielle Fong . I was enthusiastic about the the Lightsail Energy compressed air energy storage technology concept, wherein a water mist ...
Requiem for LightSail Energy
Requiem for LightSail Energy
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My airline fuel use
Undoubtedly to the disdain of those who seek to minimize energy use and, in particular, energy use that involves travel via the burning of fossil fuels, I do a significant amount of airline travel. And, beginning in August of 2017, I added fuel burn (by ask...
My airline fuel use
My airline fuel use
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Charging the Tesla class 8 semi
This is my third post regarding the Tesla class 8 truck. The first covered the range claim and the consequent weight ramifications. The second  covered the cost. And, of course, the numbers were my estimates only. In this post I'll consider the charging sit...
Charging the Tesla class 8 semi
Charging the Tesla class 8 semi
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Tesla class 8 truck, part 2
Image credit: Matchmakerlogistics.com In my previous post I estimated the weight penalty imposed by the need for a battery pack that will enable the Tesla Truck to have a range of 500 miles. Next, I'll take a look at the pricing situation. As most know, bat...
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The Tesla class 8 truck
Image Credit: unknown Well, it's been a long time since my last post and I promise to be more.... Oh, hell, never mind. Anyway, to those who know me, it will come as no surprise that I am an admirer (possibly bordering on a fan boy) of Elon Musk. I know tha...
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Pavegen, up close and personal
I was again in Washington, DC (actually, National Harbor, Maryland , just down the Potomac) last week for the annual ( and perhaps last ?) arpa-e Energy Innovation Summit  (about which, more later). But I had learned that one of my targets of opportunity fo...
Pavegen, up close and personal
Pavegen, up close and personal
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From the "duh" department...
In my day job, I am an executive in a firm that provides consulting services, materials testing, and construction inspection. We don't work in the area of single family housing but, other than that, if it's being built, we want to be involved. And we're loc...
From the "duh" department...
From the "duh" department...
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Once again with Pavegen
Image credit: imagine business development (Note: the zombie image applies both to my blog and to the subject of this post.) Pavegen , a Company that I've looked at before (see  here  and here ) is still around and, apparently thriving. Pavegen designs, man...
Once again with Pavegen
Once again with Pavegen
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arpa-e 2016 notes part 1
Having spent six days traveling to, attending, and returning from arpa-e 2016 , it's time to start chronicling some of my thoughts. At the broadest level, the summit was very well attended, much better than last year. As is typical, the demographic was pred...
arpa-e 2016 notes part 1
arpa-e 2016 notes part 1
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Off to arpe-a 2016
Image credit: arpe-e I'm rather shocked to find that this is the sixth (!) arpa-e energy innovation summit that I've attended. I intend to blog about my adventures here and, in particular, about some of the energy storage sessions as it's my considered opin...
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