Last week, I was going to write a letter to the POTUS.
I was going to ask him to well, get it together.
Here he is the grand poopah of grand poopahs and he can't figure out
that he and his team of nucklehead nuking neo cons
are on the verge of sending us all down the crapper.
I was going to tell him what a rotten lousy president he's been,
and that at least he could do one thing right, since his balding brainiac
can't win him any more elections.(that's if they ever did)
I was going to tell him that even though he thinks he is a winner,
he is a huge, go down in the history books stinking loser of a leader,
that trading Sammy Sosa will look brilliant compared to this.
I was going to tell Mr Potus that he is squandering a huge opportunity,
that he could be shoving it to the terrorist by cutting their money supply.
And, he could become a huge hero by creating an energy plan that uses the best brains, the most advanced technology, and abundant renewable resources to move the world towards a true Solar Hydrogen Economy.
Well, thank goodness, people with better communications skills than I have, decided to write the letter for me. Here is a story about it in Clean Edge :
Renewables for National Security: The Battle Cries Grow Louder
In late March, 31 former top government security officials and retired military officers signed a letter to President Bush calling for at least $1 billion in research funding and tax incentives over the next five years to promote production and use of renewable transportation fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel and technologies such as plug-in hybrid cars. Their argument is as straightforward as it gets: the United States is dangerously dependent on imported oil, especially from the Middle East. “This really constitutes a national security emergency in the making,” says signatory Frank Gaffney. “The crisis is incipient, if it’s not already here now.”
Signers of the Energy Future Coalition letter include some of the leading conservative voices in Washington. Gaffney is a founding member of the Project for a New American Century, widely considered the Holy Grail of neoconservative foreign policy. C. Boyden Gray was White House counsel to President George H. W. Bush. McFarlane was national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan. On the military side, signatories include former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. William T. Crowe Jr., four retired Navy vice admirals, two former Navy secretaries, and retired Air Force Gen. William Lawson, past president of the National Mining Association. (The letter and all signatories can be found at www.energyfuturecoalition.org).
The day before the coalition announcement, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman called Bush’s inaction on oil dependence “one of the greatest examples of misplaced priorities in the history of the U.S. presidency.”
If you take a look at the letter, you can see that its nicer than mine would have been.
Because you see,
We don't really have to kill innocent women and children just to drive to the Home Depot.
We don't have to slaughter whole cities so that we can continue to buy square burgers.
We don't have to lie to the world and ourselves
about democracy and freedom
when we are only interested in the protection of a strategic resource.
Remember the Power Paint story a month ago from the University of Toronto using Nanodots? Now a company called Evident is working with Konarka and they are using these Nanodots.
Konarka and Evident Technologies Partner to Develop High-Performance Power Plastic
March 24, 2005
Source: Clean Edge News
Konarka Technologies, Inc., a developer of power plastics that convert light to energy, and Evident Technologies, a leader in quantum dot development and applications, announced the companies are collaborating on research to increase the sensitivity of plastic solar cells to a wider range of the light spectrum. Using Konarka's proprietary polymers and Evident's quantum dots, the team is developing novel materials that improve the overall performance of power plastic.
"Through our proprietary nanotechnology, we uniquely design the optical and electronic properties of our EviDots. Our quantum dots are tuned to absorb light over the solar spectrum from the visible through the infrared. This leads to harvesting a greater portion of energy, resulting in greater efficiencies for solar cells," commented Michael LoCascio, chief technology officer, Evident Technologies. "By combining our quantum dots with Konarka's innovative solar cell technology, together we are going to lead the way in making ultra high performance plastic solar cells a commercial reality."
I saw another story today of another exciting solar technology that is on the brink of making all of this unpleasant belligerence unnecessary.
Dai Nippon Printing Develops Prototype of Organic Solar Cell with Printing Technique
April 1, 2005
Dai Nippon Printing Co, Ltd has introduced an organic solar cell produced using a printing technique. When this new organic solar cell is irradiated with the light of an Xe lamp at 100 mW/cm2, the conversion efficiency is 3.4%.
Although Dai Nippon Printing adopted glass for the substrate, the same structure can be realized also on a plastic substrate. Attempts have been made to enhance conversion efficiency. For example, the conductivity of PEDOT used for the hole extraction layer was improved, and the layers were planarized. By improving the PEDOT, the conversion efficiency was increased about 4.4 times. A spokesperson from Dai Nippon Printing said that the details of the improvements employed for the PEDOT "cannot be disclosed at the present stage".
I have seen other technologies where the photovoltaic device is printed.
My ultimate scheme imagines photovoltaic devices printed on home printers with special ink cartridges. That way, every computer and printer in the world becomes a potential solar cell manufacturer.
That would pretty much do it.
No more OPEC, no more ARAMCO, no more any of that stuff.
The POTUS hasn't answered their letter yet.
He probabably won't answer mine either.