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Mike the Mad Biologist

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Underwater Kites and Electricity

(from here) When you think about it, it seems pretty obvious (rising to the level of “duh!”) that if one placed a wind turbine underwater it could be more efficient and, unlike wind power, ocean currents are far more predictable (of course, like most good ideas, it’s obvious after someone else thought it…). A spinoff…

It’s called ‘feed-in tariffs.’ From The Washington Monthly:

Wolfrum at Shakesville alerts us to The New Right’s attempt to lay our failed energy policies every but at the feet of Republicans: Take the post “How did the GOP get stuck “Defending Big Oil” again?” Now, this post could have been just five words long: “Because that’s what they do.” But the post is…

I’ve never understood why so many liberals and progressives think the Democratic field is strong. Yes, the candidates aren’t insane, but neither of them are particularly good on economic issues. There is nothing in either Clinton’s or Obama’s records or speeches that suggests that they will do anything significant to reduce income inequality, other than…