Smart Grids, Microgrids and Batteries

Smart Grids, Microgrids and Batteries
Smart grid conference began with the tour of S and C electric.  I wanted to catch the sponsored bus tour to S and C electric as a first stop. This is a home grown business in operation for 125 years. S & C has a great model of a microgrid on display complete with light... Read more »

Do Unto Others Forgotten in Jerusalem

Do Unto Others Forgotten in Jerusalem
What a farce when two under investigation leaders like Trump and Netanyahu sit and gloat over the dedication of a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and consider it a condition for bringing peace to the middle east but I guess that is the very definition of farce, a comedic drama. Apparently other nations find it a... Read more »

AWEA Showcases Wind Energy in the Windy City

AWEA Showcases Wind Energy in the Windy City
 WINDPOWER, the Western Hemisphere’s largest wind and renewable energy conference, kicked off in Chicago (May 7 -9) with American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) leadership including Steve Lockard, AWEA’s newly elected Board Chair and President and CEO of TPI Composites, providing their vision and direction for American wind power to the more than 7,500 attendees. The... Read more »
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“B” in IBEW Does Not Mean Black For Future Energy Jobs Act

“B” in IBEW Does Not Mean Black For Future Energy Jobs Act
I never considered my self an angry black woman but I may have to don a baseball cap with ABW!!! emblazoned on it. I’ve marched. I’ve protested starting way back with the Viet Nam war and Earth Day. On the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. M.L. King, Jr. I quietly hoped somethings had... Read more »

Scotter Libby is the Last Straw or Should Be.

Scotter Libby is the Last Straw or Should Be.
In case you haven’t heard The Donald has pardoned convicted leaker and lier Scooter Libby. In case you have forgotten Libby leaked the identity of CIA operative and wife of an ambassador and probably helped to send the U.S. to war. What strikes me is that there are so many similarities to the situation in... Read more »

FOX Channel Please Pick Up Roseanne Show

FOX Channel Please Pick Up Roseanne Show
I was not one of the 18 million who tuned in to see Roseanne. A significant number of viewers were in Chicago. That didn’t surprise me. We have one of the most segregated cities in these United States.  To be honest I didn’t watch Roseanne when it was on television before. Before you think I... Read more »
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Addicted to MSNBC

Addicted to MSNBC
I have to confess. I stand accused of being addicted to MSNBC news. I admit it. I can no longer ignore the addiction. I need help! I used to watch the news once per day, mostly in the evening. It was never a pleasant thing to do. I mean seriously, the news is normally depressing.... Read more »

Sharing and Clicking Russian Propaganda, the Social Media Impact

Sharing and Clicking Russian Propaganda, the Social Media Impact
To all Tweeters, Facebookers, YouTube, etc. please stop sharing obvious Russian propaganda. Just the other day a friend, I might add an intelligent, thoughtful friend, shared a link to a video of a well-spoken black woman extolling the virtues of the Republican Party and demonizing Democrats. Not that I’m taking sides on either party. I... Read more »

The Russia Hacking Worked on Me…..Maybe Not

The Russia Hacking Worked on Me…..Maybe Not
I have always felt the attempt by politicians to manipulate my vote. That is what politicians do. It’s the political DNA to lie, manipulate. It makes it hard to make decisions for us citizens. I also feel that the US (United States and us as part of it) have manipulated elections in other countries but... Read more »
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A New and Terrifying Saint Valentine’s Massacre, 17 Dead in Florida School Ambush

At this moment our nation is in mourning for the lives of 17 young people and their teachers who were gunned down in Florida yesterday, a new and terrifying Saint Valentine’s Massacre. It is unfortunate that a country that has experienced 18 of these such events this year alone will probably do not a damn... Read more »