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  • alternative energy | OASIS Staff Blogs
    23 49 Tagged alternative energy blue conservation green power grid renewable SmartGrid OASIS Blue Smart buildings and the Smart Grid are part of the answer When easy oil runs out Read more Add new comment Navigation Latest images The individuals who post here work at OASIS Opinions expressed are their own and are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone other than the authors Copyright 2011 OASIS OASIS Web sites

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/blog-tags/alternative-energy (2015-11-02)
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  • blue | OASIS Staff Blogs
    23 49 Tagged alternative energy blue conservation green power grid renewable SmartGrid OASIS Blue Smart buildings and the Smart Grid are part of the answer When easy oil runs out Read more Add new comment Navigation Latest images The individuals who post here work at OASIS Opinions expressed are their own and are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone other than the authors Copyright 2011 OASIS OASIS Web sites

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/blog-tags/blue (2015-11-02)
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  • green | OASIS Staff Blogs
    23 49 Tagged alternative energy blue conservation green power grid renewable SmartGrid OASIS Blue Smart buildings and the Smart Grid are part of the answer When easy oil runs out Read more Add new comment Navigation Latest images The individuals who post here work at OASIS Opinions expressed are their own and are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone other than the authors Copyright 2011 OASIS OASIS Web sites

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/blog-tags/green (2015-11-02)
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  • power grid | OASIS Staff Blogs
    23 49 Tagged alternative energy blue conservation green power grid renewable SmartGrid OASIS Blue Smart buildings and the Smart Grid are part of the answer When easy oil runs out Read more Add new comment Navigation Latest images The individuals who post here work at OASIS Opinions expressed are their own and are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone other than the authors Copyright 2011 OASIS OASIS Web sites

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/blog-tags/power-grid (2015-11-02)
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  • "Blue" Is the New "Green" - part 1 | OASIS Staff Blogs
    OASIS proposal is remarkably simple standards can help us create a framework for the emergence of the SmartGrid the single greatest source of energy savings available now But before we delve into that it might be useful to get a better understanding of where renewable sources of energy stand in relation to fossil fuels Are We Addicted To Oil This quote from a 2005 issue of Wired would be hilarious if it weren t so disturbingly off course Sustained crude prices above 60 would make feasible technologies that today seem too expensive or entirely speculative It s hard to see demand for oil surviving long at such a cost http www wired com wired archive 13 12 gas html Not only did demand for oil survive at more than twice that price but the main adjustments in the market were much hand wringing a stampede away from trucks and SUVs and the emergence of corn kernels as our fringe bio saviors In journalistic parlance we are addicted to oil This should come as no surprise All life relies on energy and the American economy is the hungriest of life forms Are there viable alternatives to oil today Is it realistic to believe that alternative forms of energy can supplant oil within the next twenty years Bluntly no The reasons can be found on the Department of Energy Web site http www eia doe gov cneaf alternate page renew energy consump table1 A few comments the table shows the overwhelming predominance of fossil fuels in the total energy picture at 85 and coal which is possibly the dirtiest source of energy available and I m including nuclear still at a whopping 22 Because the figures are probably similar elsewhere this explains why China is so eager to build so many coal fired plants Nuclear contributes 2 more than the total renewable input which is mostly made up of hydro electricity wood derived fuels and biomass including biofuels such as ethanol To illustrate our addiction problem biofuels are peaking because of the plunging prices of gas among other factors solar wind methane producing waste and geothermal cover roughly 1 3 of our total consumption in 2007 vs less than 1 in 2003 This is remarkable progress in absolute terms but a drop in the bucket relatively That s what I mean when I say that renewable don t scale well over five years their increased contribution to the energy picture is less than 0 5 There is no way we can build sufficient capacity even over two decades for renewable sources of energy to offer a viable alternative to fossil fuels and shake our addiction Even when it comes to vehicles we do not have practical alternatives One of the physical wonders of fossil fuels is how much energy they pack per volume Even hydrogen which on paper delivers more oomph than gas requires three times the storage space of gas for the same energetic output because of its low density Batteries

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/2008/12/blue-is-the-new-green-part-1 (2015-11-02)
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  • biofuels | OASIS Staff Blogs
    energy nuclear peak oil renewable SmartGrid solar standards wind Summary Blue is the new Green while Green is the moral discourse of sustainability Blue is the economic language that will help us achieve it Read more Add new comment Navigation Latest images The individuals who post here work at OASIS Opinions expressed are their own and are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone other than the authors Copyright 2011

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/blog-tags/biofuels (2015-11-02)
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  • energy | OASIS Staff Blogs
    energy nuclear peak oil renewable SmartGrid solar standards wind Summary Blue is the new Green while Green is the moral discourse of sustainability Blue is the economic language that will help us achieve it Read more Add new comment Navigation Latest images The individuals who post here work at OASIS Opinions expressed are their own and are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone other than the authors Copyright 2011

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/blog-tags/energy (2015-11-02)
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  • nuclear | OASIS Staff Blogs
    energy nuclear peak oil renewable SmartGrid solar standards wind Summary Blue is the new Green while Green is the moral discourse of sustainability Blue is the economic language that will help us achieve it Read more Add new comment Navigation Latest images The individuals who post here work at OASIS Opinions expressed are their own and are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone other than the authors Copyright 2011

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/blog-tags/nuclear (2015-11-02)
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