Posts Tagged energy

Most Interesting Company: EEstor

[EDIT: EEStor have been unable to produce the hoped-for results as of 2018. This article is still correct, but I wouldn't get your hopes up about EEStor at this point. To be fair, they're still around, and apparently still trying... but after all these years it seems very unlikely they will actually succeed.]

EEstor, of Cedar Park, Texas, is either headed for an ignominious (though well intentioned, I think) fall, or they’re in on the ground floor of the Next Big Thing. You see, EEstor is trying to produce a material that will in turn make relatively high voltage ultracapacitors practical.

That’s a mouthful, but it isn’t really that hard to understand; and when you understand it, the potential for change is mind-blowing.

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Is the senate… stupid?

The U.S. Senate has again failed to pass a bill that would extend solar tax credits to build new power plants. In direct reactions, I’ve seen it asked on the net: “Are they stupid?”

No. They’re not stupid. They’re bribed. 100% in the pocket of the oil companies. And why wouldn’t they be? Junkets to warm, sunny places, nights with escorts, free suites. Guarantees of lucrative speaking engagements after their terms are over, campaign contributions, perks-a-plenty… and all they have to do to get it is act like they usually do.

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