I’ve been debating some folks on the idea that solar will put utilities out of business. As I’ve stated here before and MANY times elsewhere, solar will not replace our fossil fuel dependence so long as we consume as much power as we do. I hear all the time that the price per Watt is … Read more“Equivocal Facts on Renewable Energy”
I first heard of a French Press about two years ago as a way to make coffee in a grid-down situation. Because with a French Press you don’t need electricity, you just need to boil water. In my research, everyone was saying how good the coffee was as opposed to it being a prep tool. … Read moreA French Press is a Great Tool for Fantastic Coffee and Preparedness
Nice article from the UK DailyMail about what is happening in the UK regarding electric vehicle charging and the National Grid. “Electric car drivers of the future may have to choose between charging their vehicle at home and having a cup of tea, a new report has warned. As battery capacities for electric vehicles increase, … Read moreElectric Vehicles Are Inevitable??? Really?
I’m a financial planner. That’s pretty much all I know how to do. So, keeping track of my cash flow is near and dear to my heart. I don’t like losing or wasting my hard earned money. Thus I don’t gamble. However, three weeks ago, I changed the air filter in my attic A/C unit and forgot to … Read moreWays to Save Money #1
His experience with alcohol.
Here’s a great post from the site Why Electricity Matters about the silliness of relegating poor, rural Africa to electricity without fossil fuels. A couple key takeaways: “The World Bank admitted in a 2017 blog that “the major downside of off-grid solar is that the relatively low amount of supplied electricity limits what those systems can do … Read moreDoesn’t Africa Deserve Electricity too???
Folks, are you as sick as I am about this group “Antifa”? They claim they want to take on the “Nazi’s” but apparently anyone to the right of Hillary Clinton is a Nazi to them. Unfortunately, they are no laughing matter because they truly do mean to shut down opposing voices. Here is just an … Read moreAntifa = New Bolsheviks
Oh man, here is our President from back in 1993 taking on Ole George Miller. For those of you unaware of ole George, let’s just say he was a VERY liberal Democrat from CA in the Ron Dellums mode, i.e., commie-wannabe. Trump doesn’t take Miller’s sanctimony lying down and I love it! A sure sign … Read moreThe Trumpster from 1993
From the US Energy Information Agency a website that tracks the real time hourly demand of electric data from the 66 authorities that operate the US grid. Hourly demand forecast for the current day. Hourly net generation from the prior day Hourly net actual interchange for the prior day (metered flow of electricity in or … Read moreElectricity Geeks Will Love This!
Here is a link to Vanguard’s website about their distribution schedule. Remember, we’ve had a very nice run in the markets, which means there are not many losses to offset gains, thus you could see more taxable income than you have typically received over the past few years. How are you preparing for this???