Fun with Alternative Energy

The United States is having the wackiest Presidential race since 1968. The Libertarian Party nominees are saner and more mainstream than the Republican. Hundreds of people are searching for how to start a new party and are thus discovering this site.

So what have I been doing? Starting a new series on alternative energy. This provides a chance to take a break from pure political advocacy, to instead delve into engineering and possible business ideas. Instead of convincing half the electorate, we just need some time, capital, and customers to make a difference. This is uplifting.

And it’s a chance to get back to my early roots. I got the political bug in large part through high school debate. Energy policy was the topic my sophomore year. The next year my debate team partner and attempted to do some backyard Fischer-Tropsch synthesis using wood instead of coal.

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It didn’t work, but it was a lot of fun trying.

Stay tuned for more fun.

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