Why don’t bananas like getting sun burnt?
Did you hear about the guy who sat up all night wondering where the sun had gone?
The next morning it dawned on him.
Larry, Moe & Curly were all working for NASA (who knew?) and arguing where NASA should go on its next mission. Larry said Mars; Moe said the Moon; and then Curly pipes up and says the Sun! Moe pokes Curly in the eye and says “you knucklehead, you can’t go to the Sun, you would melt or burn up before you even got close!” Curly, always too quick to respond, says “DUH… but not if you go at night!”
The Chinese producers and exporters of solar cells are not laughing, as the other shoe has dropped. The U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) on May 17, 2012 released (more…)
On April 6, 2012, the Maryland General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 1004 designating “thermal biomass systems” as energy resources eligible to receive Tier 1 renewable energy credits (RECs) for their thermal output. This legislation was signed into law on (more…)
A group of 55 members of Congress recently sent a letter to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) expressing concerns about GSA’s potential adoption of LEED® 2012.
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Recent reports that some Tesla Roadster owners have been complaining of non-moving cars after letting the battery run down to zero have raised questions in the press about consumer adaptability to new clean technologies. Some of this discussion has been a bit odd as (more…)