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Welcome to 2GreenEnergyTo those who have been with us since our inception in 2009, as well as to those who are just joining us now for the first time, here’s a brief summary of what we at 2GreenEnergy are all about.  We offer:

• A platform on which we connect cleantech entrepreneurs with sources of investment capital. Read more ›

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How Would-be Inventors Lose Credibility

087714355abd168784a9d399358f60baHere’s an email I just received from a Greek citizen now living in China, who writes: After 15 years of scientific research I completed the construction of a wind turbine model with an extremely high efficiency and operation at very low wind speeds. Read more ›

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e.e. cummings Explains What It Means To Be a Complete Human Being

e-e-cummings-quote-lbe5m7iFrom The Writer’s Almanac:

It’s the birthday of poet E.E. Cummings (Edward Estlin Cummings)(books by this author ), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1894). He spent most of his life unhappy and irritable in New York, struggling to pay the bills, ostracized by other writers for his unpopular political views, yet he wrote many poems in a naïve style about the beauty of nature and love. Read more ›

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George Will on Climate Change

willgeorge_012017gettyA friend writes:

Back on July 31, 2015 you posted about “Even the Elites Can’t Escape the Global Community, Living As It Does on One Small Planet.” You mentioned going to your next college reunion in June 2017. Read more ›

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Identifies Strange Coincidence

cus1505839343From Energy Matters:

Natural disaster” Noun, def:  A “weather or climate effect that causes at least $1 billion in damages” (on a relative scale). Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger James Scott: Five Ways To Make Your Routine More Eco-friendly

IMG_5953Given everything we know about environmental pollution and degradation over the past several years, more and more people opt for a more eco-friendly lifestyle. This goes to show how much people actually care about the world they live in, despite the less than eco-conscious mindset of many corporations and factories. Read more ›

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Check Out This Video: “Ten Human Emotions You Didn’t Know Had Names”

George Takei poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

George Takei poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

When celebrated actor and humanitarian George Takai shared this wonderful video (below) on Facebook, he wrote that, in his opinion, the main problem in the U.S. right now is that we have too much “anecdoche,” #8 in the sequence, i.e., too many conversations in which everyone’s talking and no one’s listening.  Could be.  When it comes to compassion and astute social observation, it’s never a good idea to take sides against George Takai. Read more ›

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From Guest Blogger Lizzie Weakly: Going Green–How to Improve and Maintain Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

girl-jumping-on-bed-myriaToday, a good number of people have been sensitized and are aware of the effects of human activity on the environment. The direct consequence is that both organizations and individuals are taking deliberate steps to preserve the environment. While companies have developed policies that are aimed at going green, homeowners have been left behind. However, there are several steps that you can take to improve and maintain your home’s energy efficiency. Read more ›

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“Word of the Day” Provides an Occasional Smile

pestilentialI know I’ve mentioned that my mom and I have a good time joking about the “Word of the Day” on dictionary.com, and kidding each other about our diametrically opposing political views.  Here’s my email to her this morning that combines the two: Read more ›

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Regarding the Shuttering of Coal-Fired power Plants, We’re Playing the Back Nine

Hendricks-Gin-MartiniWith closing of two more coal plants in Texas, the U.S. has crossed the half-way threshold (262 of the original 543 plants closed, 261 remaining open).

As is always the case, there were multiple “causes of death” in the two most recent cases, primarily an excess of wind energy generation and the low cost of natural gas driving down the market price of electricity.  Read more ›

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Unique Concept in EV Charging?

Someday, will drones be launched with lots of stored electrical energy onboard, attach to your electric vehicle, and charge it en route, as suggested in this article in GreenTechMedia?

Uh….no. Of at least 50 ideas I’ve seen for EV charging, this may be the most preposterous.  Think about what would stand in the way of this solution, starting with slightly better batteries.  If for some reason you don’t believe that better batteries could lie in our immediate future, there’s ubiquitous fast-charging and even inductive charging in our roadways.    Read more ›

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