• AdLib : Glad to hear that. Rahm was the one behind Clinton offering the Obama Admin position to Sestak. He is such bad news.

  • AdLib : Night Patsy! Time to wrap Vox Populi too. Thanks so much for joining us tonight! Same to Khirad! And everyone else who’s already headed out! Cheers!

  • PatsyT : Oh yes one last thing AdLib, I am beginning to agree with you on Rahm

  • AdLib : This is the whole thing, with all of these crises, he has had the opportunity to go big with change, even if some freak. Instead, he stays “reasonable” (no doubt Rahm is pushing him there) and modest change is what occurs. Now is a time for much bolder thinking and action.

  • PatsyT : Ahh well I am getting that call to drive up the 5 and pick up kids… Have to say goodnight….Nig ht All

  • PatsyT : This is where Obama can really clean up I hope he gets tougher

  • AdLib : THink of how our cars operate. A series of small explosions to push rods up and down. How 1900’s!

  • AdLib : I think, like any new technology, they want to show that it can have longevity and that these boxes will hold up for years. I

  • PatsyT : Our energy policy is like the stone ages

  • AdLib : Nope, they’re a private company, financed by the hedge fund that financed some top silicon valley startups. Google?

  • PatsyT : So right now we are like the apes seeing the box and not knowing what to do with it..

  • PatsyT : Are they public yet? Hal?

  • AdLib : What do you mean, Dave?

  • PatsyT : That box reminds me of 2001 Space Odyssey

  • AdLib : I really should invest in Bloom, I’m always promoting that damn company!

  • AdLib : Bloom is test driving its boxes with top corporations like Google, Coke, Dell, Walmart, etc. Once it shows itself to be reliable and long term, I am hoping that this will be propagated quickly. And they are going to make smaller versions for homes. I will definitely get one once they start selling them, state and fed tax credits will make it very financially viable.

  • PatsyT : What are we waiting for?

  • AdLib : And it is decentralized! No more grid leaking and wasting power. Self-sufficency. If Obama made that the centerpiece of his energy policy, we could slash dependency on foreign oil pretty swiftly.

  • PatsyT : I really hope they can make that work all around – Does this just confuse some people because they think they may have to wait decades for this stuff?

  • AdLib : So, here is a totally green and self-reliant-on energy supermarket! We could do the same for homes and office buildings!

  • AdLib : Heh! I just popped another Typagra!

  • PatsyT : Oh it’s that speed typing again!

  • AdLib : New Santa Cruz Safeway showcases its environmental-fr iendly features, including two ‘Bloom Boxes’ By ROMAIN FONSEGRIVES Posted: 04/23/2010 01:30:17 AM PDT Click photo to enlarge Safeway vice president for renewable energy Joe Pettus speaks to crowd… (Dan Coyro/Sentinel) * « * 1 * 2 * » Found this update at Bloom energy, please bear with the length of the article… SANTA CRUZ — The Westside Safeway celebrated Earth Day on Thursday by showcasing its new eco-friendly equipment, including two “Bloom Boxes,” alternative fuel cells using a breakthrough technology. Seen as an exciting prospect for the future of renewable energy, Bloom Boxes already seduced Google, which purchased one of the cells to supply power on its Mountain View campus in June 2008. The sand-based fuel cells mix methane, hydrogen or natural gas with the oxygen in the air to produce electricity through an electrochemical process, said Alan Advertisement Russo, director of sales operations at Bloom Energy. Slightly smaller than cargo containers, each 100-kilowatt unit produces a fraction of the emissions of a typical power plant, Russo said. “It really took a lot of faith from Safeway to make that vision come true,” he said. In addition to the fuel cells, 896 solar panels will provide renewable energy to the store. George Waidelich, Safeway energy operations vice president, expects the fuel cells to provide 60 to 70 percent of the store’s electricity while solar panels should bring 30 to 35 percent of the power needed.

  • Khirad : Special guest Martin Gerschwitz, leadman of 60s heavy metal band Iron Butterfly. :lol:

  • PatsyT : Yea It’s a trip down here