Thoughts from Intersolar 2012

On July 18, 2012, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

By Guest Blogger Charles Waitman I spent a day at Intersolar North America in San Francisco, considered by some to be North America’s premier exhibition and conference for the solar industry.  My career, to date has been in the oil industry.  This was my second Intersolar conference.  These are my observations. PV dominated the conference. […]

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Is Ethanol’s Carbon Footprint Bad? It Depends.

On April 15, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

In the cleantech and carbon worlds, the carbon footprint of ethanol, whether from corn or sugar feedstocks and fermentation processes, or enzymatic or thermochemical cellulosic sources, is always good fodder (or perhaps, “fuel”) for debate. And depending on which process and which study you personally ascribe to, the answer on how carbon clean ethanol looks […]

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Honeymooning in Costa Rica – The Home of Carbon Neutrality

On August 24, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I’m taking this week off for my honeymoon in Costa Rica. I think it’s quite an appropriate place to take a honeymoon if you work in the effort to fight global warming – as I’ve stated before, we are working on a venture to use software to cut the cost and increase the transparency of […]