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A Ron Paul supporter on Bernie Sanders

From PopularLiberty.com, formerly DailyPaul.com- one of the top 2 Ron Paul sites in the nation. (The site owner changed the name when Rand announced because he doesn't want to help Rand, but it's full of Ron Paulers)

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to run for president
Posted By JD on Tue, 04/28/2015

ajnock replied on Wed, 04/29/2015

Offered a choice between two socialists who favor the war on terror, the TPP, and surveillance without warrant (Hillary and Jeb), on one hand, and, on the other, a socialist who opposes these three institutions (Bernie Sanders), many conservatives and libertarians will not only vote for Mr. Sanders, but will join his Democratic Party primary campaign.

http://popularliberty.com/comment/9308#comment-9308

And this from the site owner Michael Nystrom

Michael Nystrom replied on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:19

At least he's against war
And that counts for something in my book.

http://popularliberty.com/comment/9206#comment-9206



Volunteer to help Bernie:
https://berniesanders.com/volunteer/
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Apr 29, 2015, 11:59 PM (8 replies)

Two enormous floating solar power plants have just opened in Japan

ScienceAlert.com 22 APR 2015

Two massive floating solar power plants have just been completed in Japan, ready to power 1,000 homes without taking any electricity from the grid.



The ‘mega-plant’ is just one of a number of moves the country is making to increase its reliance on sustainable energy sources since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Over the past few years, Japan has managed to double its solar power capacity, and if plants like these are as efficient as they’re expected to be, there’s no reason why it can’t continue to tip the balance in favour of renewable energy sources.

The plants are located on the Nishihira and Higashihira Ponds in Kato City, which is part of the Hyōgo Prefecture of Japan. Built by energy company, Kyocera Corporation, and the Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, the plants were installed in just seven months, and according to Liat Clark at Wired UK, together their 11,250 modules are expected to generate 3,300 megawatt hours (MWh) every year.

And while floating sounds a little more difficult than building a solar array on the nice, hard ground, there are actually many benefits to suspending all your solar panels on the surface of a lake. Firstly, in a country like Japan, where land space is scarce, taking up water space is the perfect solution. The plant is also typhoon-proof, and because it uses the water below to cool itself, is actually more energy-efficient than if it was built on the land...
MORE: http://www.sciencealert.com/two-enormous-floating-solar-power-plants-have-just-opened-in-japan



Kyocera TCL Solar Inaugurates Floating Mega Solar Power Plants in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Published on Apr 16, 2015

Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, a joint venture established by the two companies, has completed construction of two floating mega-solar power plants at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The plants, inaugurated in late March, will generate an estimated 3,300 megawatt hours (MWh) per year in total— enough electricity to power approximately 920 typical households*.

Features

1. Floating solar power generating systems typically generate more electricity than ground-mount and rooftop systems due to the cooling effect of the water.
2. They reduce reservoir water evaporation and algae growth by shading the water.
3. Floating platforms are 100% recyclable, utilizing high-density polyethylene, which can withstand ultraviolet rays and resists corrosion.
4. The floating platforms are designed and engineered to withstand extreme physical stress, including typhoon conditions.

* Based on average annual use of 3,600kWh per household. Source: Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan

Existing Kyocera plant at Kagoshima





Related: Kyocera to build 13.4-megawatt floating solar power plant near Tokyo

OSAKA – Japanese photovoltaic cell maker Kyocera Corp. said Monday it will build a 13.4-megawatt floating solar power plant in a joint venture at a dam in Chiba Prefecture.

The joint venture with Century Tokyo Leasing Corp. plans to start operation of the plant in March 2016 with about 50,000 solar power generation modules installed on the water surface of the Yamakura Dam in Ichihara.

All the electricity generated at the plant will be sold to Tokyo Electric Power Co. for an estimated Ą450 million a year...
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/12/23/business/kyocera-to-build-13-4-megawatt-floating-solar-power-plant-near-tokyo

Japan is becoming energy independent and moving towards a hydrogen society while the US looks for another bombing target. "Frack Baby Frack"- The energy policy of the only Democratic Presidential Candidate (so far).
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Apr 27, 2015, 06:10 PM (3 replies)

Hydrogen Town project in the city of Kitakyushu- Toshiba's pure hydrogen residential fuel cell

The Hydrogen Town project was launched as a technical demonstration in 2011 by HySUT, in Kitakyushu city, Japan. Hydrogen is a new source of clean energy, with no carbon emissions.


Published on Aug 5, 2014

Projects for a Hydrogen Society



Hydrogen is gaining in recognition as the next generation in clean energy production. Toshiba is developing products for the manufacturing, storing, and consumption of hydrogen, in order to use energy more efficiently with zero carbon emissions.

http://www.toshiba-smartcommunity.com/en

World's First Community Level Hydrogen Town Project Starts in Kitakyushu

The Research Association of Hydrogen Supply/Utilization Technology (HySUT), an organization comprising 13 companies, and Fukuoka Prefecture started test operations for the Kitakyushu Hydrogen Town Project in cooperation with Fukuoka Prefecture and the city of Kitakyushu on January 15, 2011. This effort is part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's (METI) goal to create a hydrogen energy-based society in the future...MORE
http://www.japanfs.org/en/news/archives/news_id030826.html

Toshiba, Honda and Sekisui House Bring the Future to the Present with a Real-World Smart Home



Published on Jul 6, 2014

The three companies created together a newly-built, fully livable, two-household model home that envisions a lifetime of comfort and sustainability, and embodies the goal of a zero carbon emission lifestyle by the year 2020. This model home is being used to test and verify technologies for future lifestyles by putting them into practical use.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Apr 26, 2015, 06:03 PM (5 replies)

Energy Storage Would Play a Major Role in a ‘Green’ Future

Apr 26, 2015 By Paul Brown, Climate News Network via Truthdig

As the battle to phase out fossil fuels heats up, finding economically viable ways to store surplus electric power is becoming vital.


Storage reservoir for a pumped-water hydroelectricity plant on Zar mountain, southern Poland. Ongrys via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON, 26 April, 2015 − Inventors are in a race to find the best way of storing electricity to make the most of renewables and cut the use of fossil fuels.

Currently, when more power than needed by consumers is produced by sources such as wind turbines or solar panels, some of the electricity is wasted. But that is changing...snip

...One of the most promising areas – but still expensive – is to use surplus electricity to produce hydrogen. This has the advantage that hydrogen can provide large amounts of power quickly, is easy to transport, and has a variety of applications. It can simply be burned, or can be used to produce a chemical reaction in a fuel cell to produce power without combustion...

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/energy_storage_would_play_a_major_role_in_a_green_future_20150426

http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/major-changes-are-in-store-for-electricity-industry/



Hydrogen fuel cells are the future of renewable energy storage
By Denis Hayes, Solar Pioneer and founder of Earth Day

...Ultimately, though, this is a bigger issue than which alternative vehicle will prove to be the long-term winner. One way or another, we need to have a way to store very large amount of sunlight for times when the sun isn’t shining. And hydrogen — for fundamental reasons — has to be considered among the most attractive contenders...

http://www.phoenixvillenews.com/opinion/20150423/hydrogen-fuel-cells-are-the-future-of-renewable-energy-storage
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Apr 26, 2015, 03:12 PM (6 replies)

Noam Chomsky: Every Word in the Phrase ‘Free Trade Agreement’ Is False

Skip to 7:18


Published on Apr 19, 2015

Noam Chomsky: Every Word in the Phrase ‘Free Trade Agreement’ Is False
Posted on Apr 22, 2015

Noam Chomsky discusses how so-called free trade agreements, such as the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, enrich corporations while creating migration crises. Other topics include the Islamic State group and the media. The video conversation occurred at an event hosted by acTVism Munich in Munich.

http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/noam_chomsky_every_word_in_the_phrase_free_trade_agreement_false_20150422

Comments on Russia and Ukraine at start

(Xpost-GD)
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Apr 26, 2015, 02:09 PM (11 replies)

Noam Chomsky: Every Word in the Phrase ‘Free Trade Agreement’ Is False

Skip to 7:18


Published on Apr 19, 2015

Noam Chomsky: Every Word in the Phrase ‘Free Trade Agreement’ Is False
Posted on Apr 22, 2015

Noam Chomsky discusses how so-called free trade agreements, such as the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, enrich corporations while creating migration crises. Other topics include the Islamic State group and the media. The video conversation occurred at an event hosted by acTVism Munich in Munich.

(Comments on Russia and Ukraine at the start)

http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/noam_chomsky_every_word_in_the_phrase_free_trade_agreement_false_20150422
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun Apr 26, 2015, 02:01 PM (14 replies)

Fueled by Bullsh*t

Happy Earth Day!- Today April 22



Toyota is taking on the hydrogen fuel-cell car haters — including Elon Musk

Matthew DeBord | Business Insider.com | April 22, 2015

Elon Musk doesn't have a high opinion of the hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered car. Back in 2013, in Germany, he infamously called the technology "so bullshit." He's also referred to fuel-cells as "fool cells."

Toyota, on the other hand, is big on fuel-cells and hydrogen. The automaker is bringing a new vehicle, the Mirai, to market later this year, after revealing the hydrogen-powered 4-door in late 2014.

The challenge for Toyota isn't simply to introduce the whole idea of running a car on hydrogen, something that's unfamiliar due to the very small number of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on the road, as well as the limited refueling network. It's also to overcome negative impressions of FCEVs. When Elon Musk talks, people listen...

...The first 3-minute spot, "Fueled by Bullsh*t," was directed by Morgan Spurlock. In it, fuel-cell engineer Scott Blanchet introduces the concept then heads for a dairy farm, where a farmer provides access to a huge pile of cow dung. The engineer loads up, the drives off to introduce us to the hydrogen-extraction process. Essentially, the poop marinates in large pools and generates biogas, which can then have the hydrogen removed. The dairy farmer returns, he and the engineer fuel up a Mirai, and they drive back to farm...MORE
http://www.businessinsider.com/toyota-is-taking-on-the-hydrogen-car-haters--including-elon-musk-2015-4

Here's 2 more Hydrogen videos from Toyota

what is hydrogen


what is potential for hydrogen
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Apr 22, 2015, 05:34 PM (4 replies)

Earth Day (Today!) organizer Denis Hayes touts hydrogen fuel cells.

Denis Hayes April 21, 2015


Happy Earth Day- today April 22!

In the run-up to a solar eclipse on March 20 of this year, European tabloids had a Y2K-style field day. In the middle of a bright, sunny day, European solar panels together produce about as much electricity as 90 large nuclear power plants. Germany, with the largest solar commitment, obtains as much as 50 percent of its electricity from the sun during the sunniest hours. The eclipse was scheduled to arrive in the middle of the day and panic was setting in...snip

...Sunlight is, by far, the most abundant energy source on earth. But how do you store surplus electricity to use when you need it? Possibilities include batteries, ultracapacitors, and flywheels, all of which have important uses. One of the most attractive options is to use the sun’s energy to make hydrogen; store the hydrogen until it’s needed; then put it into a fuel cell to make electricity.

At the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, these technologies faced formidable challenges. Solar modules were ultra-expensive devices produced by a cottage industry whose only significant customer was NASA. Hydrogen was tricky to store and expensive to transport. Fuel cells required expensive catalysts like platinum...

...Elon Musk, a very bright guy and the CEO of Tesla, disagrees, calling hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles “mind-bogglingly stupid.” But the arguments he uses against them mostly echo the same arguments that had been used against battery electric vehicles until Musk himself upended the paradigm. Of course, he might well be right—the multiple energy conversions, high cost of infrastructure, etc.—might prove to be the kiss of death. But this depends upon a long string of assumptions about the future. It is not self-evident to people who don’t own Tesla stock that electric cars should receive rich subsidies while fuel cell vehicles receive none...SNIP

...hydrogen—for fundamental reasons—has to be considered among the most attractive contenders.

MORE: http://njtoday.net/2015/04/21/earth-day-organizer-touts-hydrogen-fuel-cells/


Denis Hayes, taken while director of the Solar Energy Research Institute (1979-1981)

Denis Hayes, organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970 and director of solar energy research under President Jimmy Carter, is president of the Bullitt Foundation and board chair of Earth Day Network.

Hayes has received the national Jefferson Awards Medal for Outstanding Public Service as well as the highest awards bestowed by the Sierra Club, The Humane Society of the United States, the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Council of America, the Global Environmental Facility of the World Bank, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, and the American Solar Energy Society. He was featured in the documentary film, Earth Days. Time Magazine has named him as “Hero of the Planet.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Hayes


Solar Hydrogen- the fuel of the future. Earth Day Founder Hayes agrees.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Apr 22, 2015, 04:30 PM (2 replies)

Toyota is taking on the hydrogen fuel-cell car haters — including Elon Musk

Matthew DeBord | Business Insider.com | April 22, 2015

Elon Musk doesn't have a high opinion of the hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered car. Back in 2013, in Germany, he infamously called the technology "so bullshit." He's also referred to fuel-cells as "fool cells."


Screen Capture from Toyota Ad/Youtube

Toyota, on the other hand, is big on fuel-cells and hydrogen. The automaker is bringing a new vehicle, the Mirai, to market later this year, after revealing the hydrogen-powered 4-door in late 2014.

The challenge for Toyota isn't simply to introduce the whole idea of running a car on hydrogen, something that's unfamiliar due to the very small number of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on the road, as well as the limited refueling network. It's also to overcome negative impressions of FCEVs. When Elon Musk talks, people listen...snip

...The first 3-minute spot, "Fueled by Bullsh*t," was directed by Morgan Spurlock. In it, fuel-cell engineer Scott Blanchet introduces the concept then heads for a dairy farm, where a farmer provides access to a huge pile of cow dung. The engineer loads up, the drives off to introduce us to the hydrogen-extraction process. Essentially, the poop marinates in large pools and generates biogas, which can then have the hydrogen removed. The dairy farmer returns, he and the engineer fuel up a Mirai, and they drive back to farm...snip



More: http://www.businessinsider.com/toyota-is-taking-on-the-hydrogen-car-haters--including-elon-musk-2015-4

Toyota has just begun to fight the "haters"...

What is Hydrogen?

Posted April 22, 2015

What is the potential for Hydrogen?

Posted April 22, 2015

Toyota was the largest automobile manufacturer in 2012 (by production) ahead of the Volkswagen Group and General Motors. In July of that year, the company reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle. Toyota is the world's first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year. It did so in 2012 according to OICA, and in 2013 according to company data. As of July 2014, Toyota was the largest listed company in Japan by market capitalization (worth more than twice as much as #2-ranked SoftBank) and by revenue.

Toyota vs. Musk? Stay tuned (so to speak)
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Apr 22, 2015, 02:24 PM (7 replies)

Bernie Sanders: NO FAST TRACK for TPP


Published on April 15, 2015

What did Candidates Obama and Clinton have to say about NAFTA in 2007?

Skip to 18:18

Hillary Rodham Clinton: "NAFTA was a mistake"



Bernie Sanders Video Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/SenatorSanders/videos


Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Apr 20, 2015, 03:27 PM (3 replies)
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