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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.
Tag Archives: renewable energy
I want to charge my Solo EV from Sun rather than using Manitoba Hydro. Hydro works. It’s reliable. It’s renewable. However it costs a bit of money, perhaps $300 per annum to charge my Solo (15000 miles X 2₵ per … Continue reading
“Of all renewable energy technologies, utility-scale (larger than 1 MW capacity) solar PV has experienced the most rapid decline in the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE), driven by reductions in module prices and balance of systems costs . Between 2010 … Continue reading
“What is often left out of this conversation is that the auto industry is not the only thing that is at stake here. Basically, those automakers are asking the Chinese government to let them sell their polluting vehicles in their … Continue reading
For months I’ve been planning various projects/trips I will be able to do with my Electra Meccanica Solo EV. One of them was to visit most of the charging stations near Winnipeg to report on their condition and give directions … Continue reading
“Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdraws” See Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdrawsIt would be so sweet if Trump is thwarted … Continue reading
Good fun! To all the naysayers out there, driving electric is smart. There’s another guy enjoying smooth emission-free driving. He has a “prestige” plate too. Great minds think alike or differently…
“Leona Green and her son Matt recently became the first customers to take home an Electra Meccanica SOLO, a single-user, three-wheeled vehicle made in the Lower Mainland. They spotted the prototype for the SOLO driving around town two years ago, … Continue reading
“Tesla (TSLA), has teamed up with a French renewable energy firm and an Australian state government to install the world’s largest lithium ion battery. Paired up with a wind farm in the state of South Australia, the battery will be three … Continue reading
“Our Canadian production facility has completed and delivered our first customer car, with the next 4 (chassis 10-14) all lined up in various stages of completion. We should deliver the next SOLO the first week of July, and then between … Continue reading
“The car is to start around $35,000 and with a $7,500 federal electric car tax credit, could cost $27,500. Tesla says the five-seat car will be able to go 215 miles (133 kilometers) on a single charge and will be … Continue reading
“Given the current costs of generating and storing power at home, even residents of sunny Arizona would not have much economic incentive to leave the electric-power system completely—full grid-defection, as McKinsey refers to it—until around 2028. But partial defection, where … Continue reading
It takes money for a start-up like EMV to ramp up production. They can do it the slow way by selling cars and recycling the profits or they can do it faster by selling shares of the company or increasing … Continue reading