Feb 272011
 February 27, 2011  Posted by at 11:32 pm Primers Comments Off on The Receding Horizons of Renewable Energy
The Receding Horizons of Renewable Energy

Detroit Publishing Co. Payday 1906 “New Orleans : Payday on the levee” Stoneleigh: Renewable energy has become a topic of increasing interest in recent years, as fossil fuel prices have been volatile and the focus on climate change has sharpened. Governments in many jurisdictions have been instituting policies to increase the installation of renewable energy capacity, as the techologies involved are not generally able to compete on price with conventional generation. The reason this is necessary, as we have pointed

Feb 222011
 February 22, 2011  Posted by at 6:34 pm Primers Comments Off on The View from the Bottom of the Pyramid
The View from the Bottom of the Pyramid

Marion Post Wolcott Sea Level View January 1941 “Sarasota, Florida, guests of Sarasota trailer park picnicking at the beach” Stoneleigh: People occasionally comment that we only consider the circumstances of the relatively wealthy in articles like, for instance, our Lifeboat Primer. It is true that by no means everyone can achieve the ideal circumstance of holding no debt, having cash on hand and having some control over the essentials of their own existence, however there are many other important factors

Feb 092011
 February 9, 2011  Posted by at 7:23 pm Primers 1 Response »
A Glimpse Into the Stubborn Psychology of Fish

Orville or Wilbur Wright Kitty Hawk Drum Fish 1900 “Tom Tate, the son of Captain Tate’s half-brother Daniel Tate, poses with a drum fish in front of a 1900 Wright glider” Ashvin Pandurangi: A Glimpse Into the Stubborn Psychology of Fish “Poker may be a branch of psychological warfare, an art form or indeed a way of life – but it is also merely a game, in which money is simply the means of keeping score.” – Anthony Holden For

Feb 082011
 February 8, 2011  Posted by at 8:31 pm Primers Comments Off on An Unstable Tower of Breaking Promises
An Unstable Tower of Breaking Promises

Lewis Wickes Hine What difference 100 years make January 1911 “Tom Vitol (also called Dominick Dekatis), 76 Parsonage Street, Hughestown Borough; Works in [coal] Breaker #9; Probably under 14: Pittston, Pennsylvania. “ Stoneleigh: Despite the continuing atmosphere of optimism and denial (that’s par for the course during long-lived counter-trend rallies), we are witnessing a slow-motion crash of the juggernaut that is the real US economy. The unemployment situation is already the worst since the Great Depression and showing no signs