Electoral Reform Act of 2015 — Our Capital Demand (Includes Graphic & Demand Documents)

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Dec 19

Sepp Hasslberger: Solid State Cooling = Major Energy Savings

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Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Solid state cooling – we might in time get rid of our fridges with their sometimes noisily running motors…

We may be on the verge of a cooling revolution

The next big disruption may well be semiconductor cooling. It’s been around for a hundred years in little Peltier devices that power some little refrigerated coolers and cool computer chips, but now startup Phononic has scaled it up and made it more efficient. They are making thermoelectric heat pumps that can power refrigerators and other devices with no moving parts, no toxic refrigerants, and finally, no noise.

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Dec 19

Yoda: New York Bans Fracking — 2 Aspects Everyone Has Missed from the NYT to Mother Jones

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State (NYT)

Health Department Report on Fracking in New York State (Report)

New York State Just Banned Fracking (Mother Jones)

Phi Beta Iota: The media coverage of this historic decision has been mediocre. Everyone has missed two really big deals. First, the NY ban stems from a single legal couple going village to village over the years, persuading each village to pass an ordnance against fracking. Although industry took the case to the Appeals Court, they lost. Second, fracking is recommended as an energy solution in Global Trends 2030, the flagship of the US secret world’s grasp of intelligence with integrity — in other words, they don’t have a clue. So this specific decision on fracking in NY represents both the triumph of informed localized citizens, and the pathetic collapse of any semblance of “national” intelligence.

See Especially:

2012 Global Trends 2030: Review by Robert Steele — Report Lauds Fracking as Energy Solution, Disappoints on Multiple Fronts

SchwartzReport: Grass-Roots Anti-Fracking

See Also:

Fracking @ Phi Beta Iota

Intelligence with Integrity @ Phi Beta Iota

 

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