Your Questions About Solar Power Inc

Paul asks…

Do you agree that our economic recovery may stall if Congress doesn't pass a climate bill this year?

“Senior Obama administration officials say the nation’s economic recovery could stall if Congress doesn’t pass a climate bill this year.

The officials warn that investors are so uncertain about the future cost of emitting greenhouse gases that they are sitting on capital rather than pouring it into “clean” technology, new power plants or energy-intensive manufacturing….The White House says spurring “clean,” or low-greenhouse-gas-emitting energy, can help lay the foundation for the 21st-century U.S. economy.”

“Right now there’s a lot of money on the sidelines,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “Capital on hold means investments not being made, investments not being made means jobs not being created,” he said at an Export-Import Bank conference last week.

Companies that could capitalize on a carbon-constrained economy, such as General Electric Co., Alstom SA, Areva, Babcock & Wilcox, a unit of McDermott International, Siemens AG, Chesapeake Energy Corp. and First Solar Inc., say policy clarity will focus investment. So do emitting businesses that will need to adapt, such as American Electric Power Co. and BP PLC.”

“Meanwhile [if Congress doesn't pass a climate bill], the Environmental Protection Agency is moving ahead with regulations to cut greenhouse gases under existing law, regulation that industry fears is too blunt and may damage the economy.”
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/03/16/white-house-officials-link-economic-recovery-to-co2-bill/

What do you think – will failure to pass a climate bill this year stall our economic recovery?

ssadmin answers:

I do know that many companies have been desperate to know where they stand for over a year now, this is the second big call for legislation i have seen;

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and a host of global companies called this month for a ‘revolution' to create a low carbon-economy.
Http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=17802

Joseph asks…

Riddle me this riddle me that? How come so few know of this alternative sustainable zero point energy source?

Hi every one. Please do not comment until you have looked at the web site It is a new type of alternative electric energy called Ultra Conductors, that generate 20 times the power of solar per square yard 24/7 365 days a year. They can be used for public energy distribution or any mobile device, including but not limited to cars, train, boats, lab tops, and planes. If you want to know more go to American Magnetics Inc web site www.americanantigravity.com This company is currently awaiting more funds to launch, they have been working on making it viable for decades, now they have succeeded. They have working ultra conductors that have been peer reviewed in the science world. Please spread the word, this company has a solution that has not got enough coverage in The Media. Let this be a grass roots viral spreading of info Worldwide. Another web site is www.ultraconductors.com Just as a side note I am not affiliated with this company, I just believe in what they are doing.

ssadmin answers:

I'm sure when this long anticipated energy source comes on the market, it will generate a lot of interest. You're not alone. Those of us who read SciFi have been anticipating this and more for years.

Chris asks…

Testing alternative energy sources IQ a how many no of this source to few if you ask me?

Hi every one. Please do not comment until you have read this and checked the web site. I just have to share some info about our only hope for true sustainable energy. It is a new type of alternative electric energy called Ultra Conductors. They can be used for public energy or any mobile device, including but limited to cars, train, boats, lab tops, and planes. I will talk briefly about them, if you want to know more go to American magnetics Inc web site which is www.americanantigravity.com This company is currently awaiting more funds to launch, they have been working on making it viable for decades. The have working ultra conductors that have been peer reviewed in the science world. Ultra conductors generate 20 times the power of solar per square yard 24/7 365 days a year. Please spread the word, this company has a solution that has not got enough coverage in The Media. Let this be a grass roots viral spreading of info world wide. Another web site is www.ultraconductors.c
I noticed some typos here are the corrections. I meant to say IQ? How many know of this source, to few if you ask me? Also but not limited to cars,
Sorry I forgot to include another web site of the company where it talks about their phase 1 and 2 contracts and the other company that has replicated modules it is http://magneticpowerinc.com/exec.html or just go to magneticpowerrinc.com and look up Executive summary also if you want to know more look at the whole web site. Everyone is always a Skeptic, I do not think you will be any more after this.

ssadmin answers:

“Provided that HFGW can be technically achieved…” hints to me all I need to know. I saw nothing saying they had actually developed a product, but just what could be done with the product if it was ever developed. Maybe I missed something, but from what I read its like hyping all the great things that could be done with my flying carpet, if I could ever get it off the ground.

Mandy asks…

how would you summarize this article, because i dont get it?

A new global fund that invests in the world's top clean-energy companies is to be launched in Canada today by Criterion Investments Ltd., which sees huge opportunity in efforts to “de-carbonize” the environment.
Ian McPherson, president of Criterion, an affiliate of VenGrowth Asset Management Inc. of Toronto, said clean energy has matured beyond being a niche sector that until recently could only be tapped by seeking out and placing bets on individual companies.
“The sector has matured; it's no longer nascent,” said McPherson. “You have very strong capital flows and now there's some investment management talent in the area, whereas historically there's been a real shortage.”
The timing is right to launch a managed fund, he said. “It's on people's radar screens. Clean energy has more mainstream acceptance.”
The company is billing the RRSP-eligible Criterion Global Clean Energy Fund as the first Canadian fund of its kind focused on the clean-energy theme. Geneva-based Pictet Asset Management SA is investment adviser for the “high-risk” fund, which the Swiss company launched in May and is currently available throughout Europe and parts of Asia.
Phillipe de Weck, senior fund manager from Pictet, said in a phone interview from Geneva that concern over climate change and a worldwide drive to reduce greenhouse gases, backed by ambitious government targets and incentives, has primed the sector for long-term growth.
“We believe it will outperform the economy as a whole,” he said, pointing out that the fund has jumped 7 per cent in its first four months compared to a drop of 2 per cent on the MSCI World Index, which measures the performance of market indices in 23 developed countries.
“We're at the phase where policymakers have set targets, and now they have to move to the next stage where regulations are needed to move to those targets,” he added. “We want to take advantage of that, and we think it's a long-term trend. The transition to clean energy is a trend that will last our lifetime.”
The fund was most recently invested in 59 companies, about 40 per cent located in the United States. Top 10 holdings included wind giants Gamesa and Vestas, and solar suppliers Suntech Power and Q-Cells.
Three Canadian companies are currently in the fund: hydropower developer Plutonic Power of Vancouver; wind and hydro developer Canadian Hydro Developers Inc. of Calgary; and Westport Innovations Inc., a developer of natural gas and hydrogen combustion engines in Vancouver.
De Weck said natural gas fits within the theme because it's an important “transition fuel” to clean energy, though the fund doesn't invest in nuclear power technologies or providers.
“The safety and waste issues are still unresolved,” he said. “Yes, there are plans for more nuclear, but let's be realistic. We've been in a nuclear winter in terms of skills and expertise. We haven't had that brain influx in the field and we simply don't have the experience.”
Nicholas Parker, co-founder and chairman of the Cleantech Group, a provider of research and investor services targeted at the clean technology sector, predicted the Criterion fund would be received well in Canada.
“Canadian retail and institutional investors have been underserved in this space relative to their European and American counterparts, so I think this is going to meet demand,” he said.
Parker's group launched a Cleantech Index in partnership with the American Stock Exchange last year that tracks more than 70 publicly traded U.S. companies in the sector. He said his main concern is that the Criterion fund is focused on clean energy and excludes technologies aimed at cleaning up water and soil, reducing waste and creating “green” materials.
Limiting the fund to just energy makes it more volatile, he argued. “Which is why we're advocating the broader cleantech space.”
Last October, PowerShares Capital Management LLC launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on the Cleantech Index.
Like most ETFs, the fees are more affordable than managed funds – for example, 0.7 per cent for the PowerShares fund compared to between 2.65 per cent and 2.75 per cent for the Criterion fund, which is near average for the mutual fund industry.
McPherson said the Criterion fund adds value by being actively managed. “Our portfolio manager will be trading to take a view on valuation, whereas those ETFs are a static portfolio for certain periods of time and don't take into account if something is undervalued or overvalued as an index.”
So far, however, the passively managed PowerShares fund, while traded in U.S. dollars and vulnerable to foreign exchange exposure, is performing well – it's up more than 20 per cent since its launch 11 months ago.
Since mid-May, when the Pictet fund was launched in Europe, the PowerShares fund has increased nearly 9 per cent.

ssadmin answers:

A new global fund that invests in the world's top clean-energy companies is to be launched in Canada today.

A good reporter summarizes the whole story in the leading sentence.

Daniel asks…

Casio Riseman G Shock watch did not automatically change time (DST)?

ok guys, this is not a big deal but I got a casio riseman in december and paid $240 for it. I like the watch a lot. so when I Googled this watch, all reviews boasted about how this watch automatically syncs with atomic clocks around the world etc – example “Today, Casio America, Inc. released the G-Shock RISEMAN (GW9200-1), the world’s first watch to feature the Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping Technology. Along with solar-powered technology, the Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping feature enables the watch to receive time calibration radio signals from six transmitters worldwide — one in the US, two in Japan, and one each in China, Germany and the UK. For superior display accuracy, the signals are received up to six times a day.” . DUDE, THEN HOW COME MY WATCH DID NOT SWITCH TIMES WHEN THE CLOCKS MOVED AHEAD THIS WEEK?! does anyone have anything that will explain this ?
thanks. ro
Thanks for answer. Awesome!! That explains it. Cheers

ssadmin answers:

T he reason that your watch didnt change is that DST has changed in the last year or so. The old DST is two weeks from now and that is when your watch will change. THen in Oct your watch will switch back two weeks early. Thank Bush for changing this.

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