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August 21, 2010

Five Dollar Friday, Late Again

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Once again I'm a day late with $5 Friday, so once again I'm doubling the amount donated to $10. This week it goes to Grist for their environmental journalism, specifically the writing of Gar Lipow, and even more specifically for his article about high altitude wind energy. If you like Lipow's writing for Grist, be sure to also check out his book No Hair Shirts.

Here's an interview with the CEO of Joby Energy, one of the companies working on the high altitude wind concept:

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at August 21, 2010 10:15 PM

I think those high altitude winds are too cold. I've been convinced for some time that hot air could meet all our energy needs.

Posted by: N E at August 23, 2010 01:02 PM

I googled the subject, there's a laundry list of strategies for using high altitude wind, none of which looked implausable to me. I'm AMAZED at how simple many are and how far BEHIND WE ARE, and how far ahead WE could have been already.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at August 23, 2010 01:45 PM