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    Believe in using solar panels in reducing carbon footprint in residential and commercial buildings.

    Believe in contiuous improvement in scientific research on increasing efficiencies in solar energy, particularly applicable for micro-power 5KW homes.
  1. Please watch out the Philippine Travel Tax at PHP 1,620 ... to be collected at Manila and Clark International airports. This amount is NOT paid when you buy your tickets online or through a call center. I recommend that you keep some cash at the end of the trip. Try NOT to use your credit card at the airports in case someone illegally use your credit card details to buy things online without your knowledge. Well. most people are very poor in the Philippines. Unethical behaviours are expected! Hope that you agree. If not, why not experience this yourself. Well, my good friend did have his credit card being swiped twice before. He got billed a lot of money that he did not spend.
  2. I did a preliminary search on the Internet to explore when "stone men" and "hydrids" began on our planet Earth. You can imagine that the data on the Internet are not coherent and consistent. That explains why researchers continue to search for the answers. Recently, I went on a talk that quoted Genesis 6: 2 from the Bible: "When men began to multiply on the face of the Earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of GOD saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose." Well, if you read the texts carefully, we should ask ourselves two questions: 1. Who are "sons of GOD"? 2. Who are "men on the face of the Earth"? If you (as a reader of this blog) object the legitimate contents of the whole Bible, you will never understand the beginning of "hybrids" that actually started as the Genesis 6: 2 texts depicted, which was approved and arranged by the Lord our GOD. However, if you are somewhat open-minded about the contents of the whole bible, but object the tests in Genesis 6:2, you will also never understand the beginning of "hybrids" that was depicted in the Bible about 6,000 years + ago. Then, if you are a Christian, and accept the Bible as the word of GOD, but cannot differentiate between the meanings of "men" and "sons of GOD", you do not really understand Genesis chapter 1 to chapter 6, and perhaps the rest of the Bible. We, humans, are NOT "sons of GOD" as the Bible noted. I recommend that you pray to the Lord our GOD to give you relevation. There is no point to challenge my posting here. I welcome your comments. With kind regards Dr X
  3. Can we, humans on Earth, live on the planet Mars? . / Some Questions . . Someone(s) in some podcasts (in GEI's Fringe section) have claimed that there are at least 1 million humans from our planet Earth living in the planet Mars. These humans are (said to be) working underground for "the Elite" (i.e. a small group of old families who have been rich and famous for many years in Europe and the USA) and they may be accompanied by some hybrids (i.e. a cross between ETs and humans) who control the Elite. I have always been curious about the Universe and the Law of Physics since I was 13 age. Such a claim in the podcasts intrigued me, and got me thinking again about some of the dreams I had as a youth. Some relevant questions are raised for readers of this blog - who believe that living on Mars is, was, or may be possible: ==== 1. What is the gravity on the planet Earth for humans to live comfortably, in addition to the requirement of the mix of oxygen and nitrogen in the air above ground? 2. What is the gravity on the planet Moon in relation to gravity (i.e. gravity = g in Physics)? 3. Why is that the astronauts in Apollo 11 who first landed on the Moon in 1969 walked on the Moon with such lightness? You may know that the g on the Moon is 0.1654g of the Earth. 4. Why is that astronauts have never landed on the Moon after the first successful landing? What stopped them? My answer is that they felt physically SICK in the first landing in 1969 because of lower blood circulation in their bodies that was attributed to lower gravity. 5. Then, what is the gravity on the planet Mars? This is 0.376g of the Earth. 6. Given such a gravity effect on the Moon, do you think that we (humans) can work underground in the Mars planet with an oxygen mask (similar to those portrayed in the Hollywood movie called Avatar)? I invite your comments to my posting above. With kind regards, Dr X (in Physics and Psychology)
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    TOPIC TITLE: Do the past 5-year trends of GLD, SPY and UUP tell us the forthcoming trends? I am posting this topic as an amateur in the above captioned topic. Please pardon me if I got it all wrong. The purpose of my posting below is to invite your comments on my observations and questions on the trend chart shown below. You may find it easier to read the trend chart by copying and pasting onto Microsoft WORD, and zoom into the chart. My observations and questions: GLD and SPY ----------------- Please note that I use SPY instead of SPX because both GLD and SPY are ETFs. GLD (shown as candle sticks) is NOT behaving what I would expect last night on 17 May 2012 (Thursday) when SPY (shown as the brownish orange line) continues to decline after the incidence of JPMorgan’s saga and the Greece’s ongoing crisis in managing its economy. I expected that GLD would have continued to decline when SPY continued to drop last night! If we look back in mid-September 2008 on the trend chart below when Lehman Brothers was dissolved, GLD continued to decline with that of SPY. We all expect these trends to be normal when we expect the large market players were struggling to save their funds/investments by using their hedged GOLD starting from mid-September to late October 2008. Nevertheless, SPY trended in an opposite direction to the trend of GLD (called “opposite-direction trending”) starting from mid-February 2009 to mid-August 2009 approximately. This opposite trending between SPY and GLD puzzles me, which is similar to what I am observing since last night on 17 May 2012. WHY? Further, this opposite-direction trending between SPY and GLD was again shown from March to September 2011 approximately. Who can explain the above abnormalies? UUP ----- Ah! I find the trend line of UUP fascinating. If you look closely at the incremental movements in the UUP trend line as soon as Lehman Brothers’ saga was exposed in mid-September 2008 all the way to March 2009, and then from July or August 2011 up to now 17 May 2012, what facts do we have to explain the unusual UUP’s behaviours? The most important questions of all: What do you expect in the behaviours of big market players in the US and Europe in manipulating the buying and selling of USD (which is reflected in the UUP’s prices), GOLD (reflected in GLD), and US major stocks such as GOOG, AAPL, IBM, AMZN, etc. etc. today on Friday 18 May 2012, and the next two weeks? I will continue to pose interesting questions in the coming two weeks as a very small investor myself in gold shares. G.H.V.
  5. I have been lurking here again recently, and got interested in Silver and post the following: I recently opened an account with Thinkorswim, and found that I can only write covered calls and sell Puts with secured cash. Thus, I experimented with AGQ to see how to make money. This is what I did: On 21 NOV, I sold -1 AGQ DEC 11 50 Put @4.00 (AGQ=53.35, IV=101.24% Delta=-.032) On 21 NOV, I bought back +1 AGQ 50 Put @2.40 (AGQ=57.86 (up8.4%) IV=97.28% (lower), Delta=-0.24) I made a small gross profit of $160 by betting on AGQ going up, a drop in the Put’s implied volatility, and buying 50 Put back at 2.40. I could have taken more risk by buying the 50 Put later on 21 NOV, and made more profit. Welcome your comments.
  6. I saw an interesting artcle summaring the pressure on the economics of using palm oil as biodiesel: Title: Palm oil prices soar as Malaysia, Indonesia allocate 40% to biodiesel, 24 July 2006 Malaysia and Indonesia, numbers one and two in the world palm oil-producing league, have announced an agreement in which 40 percent of their crude palm oil output will be dedicated to the biodiesel industry. "Both countries agreed to commit a targeted amount of six million tonnes of crude palm oil each annually as feedstock for the production of biofuels and biodiesel," the Plantation Industries and Commodities ministry said in a statement yesterday. The announcement lifted the benchmark October contract on the Bursa Malaysia up 3.3 percent to 1,591 ringgit (US$432) a tonne. The volumes more than doubled to 26,936 lots of 25 tonnes each from 12,887 lots traded on Wednesday. Other contracts were up between 29 and 54 ringgit. The statement said the decision was part of an agreement signed between the two nations. Industry analysts said the move could further boost edible-oil prices, making it expensive for both food and energy users to buy vegetable oils. "Palm oil is going to become expensive and out of reach for consumers in developing nations like India, China and Pakistan," said M. R. Chandran, an independent commodity consultant. "Palm oil will lose its attractiveness as a cheaper form of edible oil." Traders said companies setting up biodiesel plants had worked out the cost of palm oil at USD $434 a tonne to be viable for making biofuel. "The whole economics of palm as raw material for biofuel will change," said an official at a leading trading company. Malaysia's edible-oil industry says the government had approved 32 manufacturing licences, with annual output capacity of around 3 million tonnes of biodiesel, from 87 applications. Editorial comment: On 3rd July Malaysia announced they would no longer issue licenses to biodiesel manufacturers. On 21 July they announced 2 new 'Palm Oil Industry Clusters', enterprise zones intended to encourage palm oil down-stream investment. To this confused picture is added a suspicion that the moratorium on new biodiesel plants will mainly affect foreign applicants, leaving the field clear for domestic plantations owners and refiners (several of whom have announced their own biodesel plans). It seems likely the moratorium on new biodiesel plants will be selective rather than total, and so will not relieve the upward pressure on CPO prices after all. So pressure on palm oil prices continues, with $600 a ton looking likely. The current level of uncertainty surrounding prices and the industrial policies of producer countries means those in the market for a biodiesel factory must surely be considering feedstock other than palm oil. However, if calm is restored to the Middle East, if OPEC pumps harder and crude prices drop back towards $40 a barrel, biodiesel producers caught between rising feedstock costs on the one hand and falling petrolium prices on the other might decide to exit the biodiesel business and concentrate on their traditional activities of growing palm trees and crushing fruit. It might then be possible to pick up a biodiesel plant at a bargain-basement price. But any biodiesel maker that competes with the human food chain for their feedstock is susceptible to being squeezed from two directions. Companies that have more imaginative business models start to look prescient. D1 Oils' jatropha contract farming, GS CleanTech's chicken fat, and China Biodiesel's waste oil feedstock mean they can only be squeezed from one direction, not both. source: http://www.biofuelreview.com/content/view/299/2/ My own comment: Well, as EU has set a policy in the % use of biodiesel, the politicians might not have thought through the implication of effects on the human food of palm oil. Perhaps, some of the them might have profited by investing in the biodiesel sector before the policy was announced. Who knows?
  7. Hi guys, My friend has asked me to explore what we could make use of an energy plant called caragana in Inner Mongolia, China. This plant is common in Canada and Siberia as a wind break. Please see photos at the end of this webpage: http://www.fao.org/ag/agp/AGPC/doc/pasture...raganachina.htm Another website shows a comprehensive review of this plant in bio-mass usage: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$departme...nsf/all/eng9864 The potential to produce bioethanol from caragana is there. However, the above website suggested that there must be a high value by-product in order to make it profitable. Do you know anyone who is knowledgeable in this field and/or caragana? The deal here is to identify an existing process of turning caragana into energy. Bioethanol is one option. China will give tons of this plant free to an investor whatever the technology is. I am an intermediary working with my contact in China. Any pointers would be much appreciated. Thank you.
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    Green Energy Companies

    Exellent work, DrBubb. We need this kind of bulletin board for green energy issues, and investors' interests. I have a list of UK quoted companies to share, See below. Any missing ones from anyone who can add to the list? Most appreciated. DOO.L D1 Oils Plc...... 468.P 21.3 £89.mn UK.... Biofuel Oil OPT.L Ocean Power Tech. 91.0P 51.5 £47.mn UK.... Wave Power ROM.L Romag Holdings... 84.5P 41.5 £35.mn UK.... Glass SIT.L Solar Integrated Tech £57mn UK - Make turnkey PV roofing sys STAR.L Star Energy Group plc 191.50p £ Oil & gas, power onshore VLR.L Voller Energy Gp plc 57.5p £13mn Portable fuel cells as battery chargers RWE.L Renewable Energy Group 102.5p £25m I cannot find info about the company!! REH.L Renewable Energy Holdings 56.5p £ 14.5mn Renewable energy technologies(wave, wind, biogas) CWR.L Ceres Power Hldgs £66mn Fuel Cells ITM.L ITM Power plc £45.7mn Fuel cell and electrolyser techbology CPO.L Compact Power Hldgs £26.1mn Waste disposal technology NVE.L Novera Energy 61.50 £33m AIM Wind and bio-mass projects RVA.L Renova l 95p £25m AIM Distribution and sales of Ethanol in the US AKL Alkane Energy 34.68p £31m Methane electricity generation KPR KP Renewables plc 57.5p Wind, bio-mass, waste related projects ENOV Enova Systems Inc. Power mgt and conversion systems CWP Clipper Windpower 367.5p wind turbines RGY ReEnergy Group 50p Waste Management, water treatment