Thursday, August 11, 2005

Alternative Energy Blog is One

It's been one year. I'd like to thank in no clear order...

Jamais Cascio and everyone else from the excellent group blog World Changing for advice, encouragement and inspiration. The Engineer Poet for both his contributions in the comments section of this blog and the posts on his own blog. Sterling D. Allan of Free Energy News. City Comforts, Dr. Menlo, Andy Darvill, Knowledge Problem, Triple Pundit, Rebecca Blood, Liberal Oasis, Curt Rosengren, Gristmill, Trends I'm Watching, Asian Security, The Adventuress, Swerve Left, EnviroPundit, Myke, Okiedoke, Sustainablog, Alternative Energy Stocks, David's Brain, Safety Neal, Joel Makower, Ian McGibboney, Dustbury, Howling at a Waning Moon, Grandinite, Concerned Scientist, CirKits, How to Save the World, Renewable Energy Law Blog, Jeff Vail, Winding Road, City Hippy, Mike Capone, Adventures in Ethical Consumerism, Posthuman Blues, The Future is Green, NYPD Jew, Where We are Bound, AEMan, Jozet, groupThink, Enviroman, Future Hi, NPI, Hippy Shopper, Obsidian Wings, American Samizdat, FutureWire, Dirty Greek, Italian Version, We Saw a Chicken, Skeptacles, Pardue Duran, Entropy Production, Funny Farm, Suburban Treehugger, Amor Mundi.

John Atkinson for his great energy roundups on the Winds of Change blog. Justin at the efficiency blog Metaefficent. The Peak Oil bloggers - Mobjectivist, Culture Change, Peak Energy, Post1, Kurt Cobb, The Fraser Domain, Flying Talking Donkey, and the Peak Oil Optimist. Fred Wilson whose blog put me on to a number of great blogging tools and services when I was first starting.

And finally Jason Calacanis for the original impetus to start the blog.

Thanks to everyone that reads the Alternative Energy Blog, everyone I've unintentionally missed out and special thanks to anyone who leaves comments or has emailed ideas for posts. Links to the Alternative Energy Blog are always welcome and the discussion in the comments section is what keeps me blogging.

As you can see from the list above supporters of alternative energy are diverse and many. Conservatives, liberals and those that defy categorisation. Socialists and venture capitalists. Those favouring government support and those in favour of free market approaches.

It remains my opinion that promoting alternative energy is far too important to be a partisan issue. Moving to a clean renewable post fossil fuel future is a long term project, one I am committed to. I hope this blog will continue to raise awareness and provoke discussion of our energy future.


Blogger George Peterson said...

awww, thanks to you, too!

7:29 pm, August 10, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe I'm on your list of people being thanked! You're so sweet. :-) I'm just a reader and sometimes commenter and I love hearing what you have to say. You make me think and question, and that's important.

2:16 am, August 11, 2005  
Blogger City Hippy said...

Happy Birthday mate....well done! We are making progress and you can pat yourself on the back for that.

Whilst we have a long way to go to change the world progress is evident and with blogs like yours out there encouraging all of us none of us feel so alone any more!



5:43 am, August 11, 2005  
Blogger Steve said...

Back at you for your interest in what is, if not THE most urgent issue mankind faces today, certainly one of the top few.

In case you have not seen it, econbrowser started an interesting thread with a critique of the Hirsch report. I like to read threads in which the contrasts between the thinking of economists and non-economists develop, and this seems to be one of those. (I realize that saying "economist" is like saying "religionist" since there are many flavors of both types (and some say the former are a subset of the latter), but still...).

It's an interesting world. Happy Birthday! Thanks for acknowledging my blog.

6:15 am, August 11, 2005  
Blogger Big Gav said...

Happy Birthday mate - keep up the good work !

7:27 am, August 11, 2005  
Blogger Jeff McIntire-Strasburg said...

Happy Birthday, Alt-E! You're doing interesting and necessary work. Here's to many more...

7:44 am, August 11, 2005  
Blogger Mac said...

Excellent blog; keep it up!

6:09 pm, August 11, 2005  
Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Thank you for one year of some of the most intelligent commentary out there regarding alternative energy. Yours should be the home page on Dick Cheney's computer. Happy birthday!

8:50 pm, August 11, 2005  
Blogger Engineer-Poet said...

Bitte schön.

Thanks back at ya for the forum and the fodder.

8:35 am, August 12, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations, James. You do kick-ass work here, and I'm happy that worldchanging has been helpful to you. Here's to many more years of showing the world that a better way is here.

12:16 pm, August 12, 2005  
Blogger Mikhail Capone said...

Congrats and keep up the good work! I hope to read your blog for many more years.

5:22 pm, August 12, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your Blog!

An interesting variety of stories and good links...

Keep it up, the fossil lobby is still strong enough to slow the renewables...

Greetings from Germany


3:55 am, August 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheers dude!


10:13 am, August 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Your site is always an interest read. Thanks.

Editor of MetaEfficient.Com

7:08 pm, August 17, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone needs to make a bunch of bumper stickers, "Support Al Qaeda. Buy more gas to help finance terrorism" and find good places to put them

2:48 pm, August 22, 2005  
Blogger Safety Neal said...

Great blog. Keep up the good work!

8:12 pm, August 25, 2005  
Blogger Csiza Andor said...

Great! Hapy Birthday mister! Keep doing the great work!

5:25 am, August 30, 2005  
Blogger j&c said...

Congrats, hope to see you around for many more :D

12:31 am, September 16, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Engineer Poet for both his contributions in the comments section of this blog and the posts on his own blog. Sterling D. Allan of Free Energy News

Engineer Poet and Mr. Allen suffer from 'new technolgy will save us'-its.

At least Mr. Allen came about and realized that the Perendev "magentic motor" was a con.

Engineer Poet has been shot down on the 'lets burn wood scraps' and 'sterling engines are the future' but is still on the 'zinc batteries are the wqay tro go kick'. Eventually that shiny metal will oxidize and Engineer Poet will move onto the next technology savior.

(Oh, and 'solar energy wind power' - every energy source on this planet comes from the action of stars. wind is the result of Sol.)

2:35 pm, September 16, 2005  
Blogger James said...


"A loser is someone who hasn't failed enough".

I salute anyone who is working on solutions to our energy problems.

Alternative Energy Blog

4:13 am, September 17, 2005  
Blogger Mike Levy said...

For Publication

A Panic Driven Mentality by Michael Levy

With oil trading at near record highs and no hurricane in sight, there can be little doubt a panic mentality is taking hold of the oil commodity markets. People should realize there is no shortage of oil anywhere in the world.

In the USA stocks of oil are plentiful, near their highest level. Neither China nor India are using enough oil to cause a shortage. World demand for oil is not driving up the price, so what is.

Iran is the main reason the oil price is trading high. However, it seems it is the intent of the Iranian leader to drive the price of oil to $100 a barrel.
What better way than telling the world they are going to build nuclear power plants. Israel has declared they will not allow that to happen, so there is no risk of an Iranian nuclear weapon.

Israel will bomb Iranian nuclear power plants if they continue their inept rhetoric. Since the leaders of Iran know that, it appears they are playing a bluffing game, as did Saddam Hussein, with his so-called weapons of mass destruction, which he never really had. He skillfully implied information into the system that was not true, but that backed-fired on him because Mr. Bush called his bluff.

An important point to note is Iran needs the revenue from oil to finance their counties requirement, so there is little chance of them cutting supplies for any extended period of time.

If the western world chooses to help the leader of Iran gets his wish with $100 a barrel oil then they will keep allowing the speculators to dictate the price that is traded on the oil exchanges. The more the media oil "experts" focus on $100 mark, the closer it get to becoming a reality.

A sky-high price when supply is plentiful goes against every economic law of supply and demand. It seems a plan of diabolical cleverness, from of a few powerful, scheming people, are using peoples speculative greed and fear psyche, as a weapon against America, in the same way they used USA aircraft to blow up the Trade center on 9/11...It seems to be working.

A panic driven mentality will hold the world at ransom with high oil prices until common sense returns to the mercantile futures exchange. A few greedy speculators will profit from everyone else's distress and the Iranian leaders will be laughing all the way their oil platforms.

They say you can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time....I guess its time to stop fooling around and wise up to the fiendish plot of leaders who want to harm the Western economies.

The best way to defeat this enemy is to get the price of oil back to fair value of $35.00 a barrel. Market forces will return one day when people wake up to real supply and demand economics ... Until then, the enemy at this poker table has the upper hand.

Michael Levy. Author - Joys of Live Alchemy,
P O Box 7 3032 East Commercial Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale
Florida 33303

6:19 pm, January 20, 2006  

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