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  1. Hi 2112, Do take a look at some of the pre-fabs, especially Huf-House. There is some beauty and inspiration there. They are expensive, but I have an architect friend who has designed his own alternaive, based upon their inspiration
  2. . TYPES of Wood Fuel: - Logs used on open fires, stoves and manually fed boilers. - Woodchip mainly used where there is a heat demand in excess of 30 to 50Kwh. - Pellets used in specially designed pellet stoves or boilers. ADVANTAGES of Wood Pellets - Standard Fuel - Manufactured from waste products such as sawdust. - No chemical additives needed. - Low moisture content (6 -10%). - High density, and Consistent size (usually 6 or 8mm). - Can be used in automatic clean burn appliances. - Now being manufactured in the UK. Pellets are great in some locations. But they need a distribution system for the bags, and installation of new boilers. I reckon that it will be hard to beat gas pipes and electric wires in most locations. Also, if wood chip and pellet boilers were installed across the nation, demand would rise, and so would prices for pellets. Meantime, the rise in gas prices, will increase the number of locations where they can compete. Time to buy forests maybe? British forestry prices languished for years. - - Following are some of the successful companies in the sector: + Bical............... : http://www.bical.net/index.php?id=189 + BioRenewables : http://www.bio-renewables.co.uk/home/ + Bronzeoak...... : http://www.bronzeoak.com + Exus Energy.... : http://www.exusenergy.com + UK Biofuels Ltd.: + Wessex Biofuels: http://www.wessexgrain.co.uk + Wood Power.....: http://www.woodenergyltd.co.uk The Trade Associations / Online Info sources: + British Pellet Club (BPC): http://www.british-pellet-club.org.uk + Logpile / Nat'l Energy Fd: http://www.nef.org.uk/logpile/ + Logpile / NEF Links........: http://www.nef.org.uk/logpile/links.htm + Lumber &BldgM Daily....: http://www.lbmdaily.com/index.cfm?path=/ne...rtid=7461|cat=6
  3. == here's a China wind project (Honiton) which was once being developed inside a mining co. == Honiton Energy >> Honiton Energy is China's first and fastest-growing foreign alternative energy provider. It presents the investor with a prime opportunity to capitalise on China's growth and to profit from its energy needs and economic liberalisation. 100% foreign-owned but locally managed, Honiton is a true Sino-Anglo hybrid fusing western-style management with local nimbleness and intelligence. Corp Website : http://honitonenergy.com/ Honiton Operations Honiton currently owns three extensive properties in China's Inner Mongolia Region. With the potential to produce up to several thousand megawatts of power each, they could power up to a few million homes. This production of clean energy could possibly reduce several million tonnes of carbon dioxide from China's polluted atmosphere. Honiton Energy aims for IPO on LSE by June 2006 Honiton Energy Ltd. aims for an IPO on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) by the summer of 2006. As per FSA regulations, the Company is not at liberty to discuss the progress of such. However for more interim information regarding the IPO prospect, the public may contact the Company's lawyers Travis Smith in London. Going public is an integral part of maintaining the Company's huge growth expected over the next five to ten years. For more information please contact: Paul Eveleigh, CEO // paul@honitonenergy.com = = (from GH website): Wind Guangdong - 17th Oct 2005 At the end of October Greenpeace China launched its strategy document which was written by GH to illustrate the potential of wind energy in Guangdong and Hong Kong.
  4. "How many people have changed from bear to anti-bear in the past few weeks?" Property is so high, and so vulnerable- Bullishness is the triumph of Hope over logic
  5. Hmm. Might have something to do with the Hosting arrangement. I will look into it further. Please keep visiting and posting
  6. drbubb

    Gold: the Bull's thread

    AGREED. I could easily see GLD (1/10 ounce) come down an touch the Red MA ($55?) by late August Chart = that would be about $550 Gold
  7. can someone describe the problem- the time delays, please
  8. Link: http://www.mensa.org What is Mensa? Mensa was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ. The original aims were, as they are today, to create a society that is non-political and free from all racial or religious distinctions. The society welcomes people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, with the objective of enjoying each other's company and participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities. What are Mensa's goals? Mensa has three stated purposes: to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, to encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence, and to promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members. How many members does Mensa have? Today there are some 100,000 Mensans in 100 countries throughout the world. There are active Mensa organizations in over 40 countries on every continent except Antarctica. Membership numbers are also available for specific National Groups. What kind of people are Members of Mensa? There is simply no one prevailing characteristic of Mensa members other than high IQ. There are Mensans for whom Mensa provides a sense of family, and others for whom it is a casual social activity. There have been many marriages made in Mensa, but for many people, it is simply a stimulating opportunity for the mind. Most Mensans have a good sense of humor, and they like to talk. And, usually, they have a lot to say. Mensans range in age from 4 to 94, but most are between 20 and 60. In education they range from preschoolers to high school dropouts to people with multiple doctorates. There are Mensans on welfare and Mensans who are millionaires. As far as occupations, the range is staggering. Mensa has professors and truck drivers, scientists and firefighters, computer programmers and farmers, artists, military people, musicians, laborers, police officers, glassblowers--the diverse list goes on and on. There are famous Mensans and prize-winning Mensans, but there are many whose names you wouldn't know. = = = Sir Clive now lives in London and, apart from electronics, includes mathematics, poetry and music among his interests. He is an active member of the British Mensa Society link: http://www.sinclair-research.co.uk/about-srl.php = = = Sir Clive Marles Sinclair has been an iconic and often controversial figure in British industry for more than quarter of a century. He chalked up significant successes - the first pocket calculator, the first pocket television, the best-selling British computer of all time - but is at least as well known for his spectacular failures, most notably the C5 electric vehicle. He was lauded (and awarded a knighthood) by Margaret Thatcher's government for leading what was seen as a renaissance of British industry, but was seen in other quarters as offering only skin-deep solutions to Britain's industrial malaise. Now in his sixties, Sir Clive still continues to produce a variety of innovative products from his London headquarters @: http://www.nvg.ntnu.no/sinclair/sinclair/sinclair.htm
  9. thnx for that, MM. I will consider how to get in touch with CS. One last question: Have you heard of Mensa? If you are a member, it might be easier to arrange a meeting with Sir Clive, who is a former chairman
  10. CHARTS for many of these companies can be found on Advfn HERE: charts
  11. drbubb

    Gold: the Bull's thread

    The real risk is that US Real Estate crumbles, and brings dwon teh whole US economy. Bernanke will be watching for that
  12. drbubb

    Uk Coal

    SOME ARE being reopened. I have shares in a company called Coal International (CLN.L), and they are involved in reopening a coal mine in Wales. They already have an operating coal mine in the USA, purchased out of bankruptcy
  13. STILL WAITING... for the trading halt to be finished, and see it trading again
  14. There may be too many big ideas for me to do much with them all/ So I will focus on two comments from MM: 1/ "Second, to produce electricity: we could install large plates of solar batteries in the suitable regions, like the Great Desert of Africa, or even at the orbit and be connected to them by means of just “a few meters of cables” to use of the produced energy in our cities throughout the world" (Are you suggesting that the solar power would be transported by a short cable runniung through a wormhole? Have I got that right? Surely, it would require vast amounts of energy to open the wormhole, and to keep it open? Or am I making the wrong assumption?) 2/ " I really like to contact to people like Sir Clive, Bob Bigelow or Mr. Gates (or the guys in Gates Foundation). I’ve read a reportage in a Persian magazine about Bigelow and feel close to him. By the way, both me and Bill Gates think to connecting people, he virtually and me really!! But I have problems in making a successful contact to them and introducing my thoughts" (I know Clive Sinclair, and used to see him regularly. But that was some years ago, and I have lost touch. I think he will remember me, and I will look to see if I can make contact with him- before my forthcoming move. Can you trell me where I can get: + A press article summarising your past work? + A good summary of what you are trying to achieve? Perhaps it is on this thread, but there may be better material elsewhere + What is you ability to communicate with the West? Can you travel to the West?
  15. drbubb

    Gold: the Bull's thread

    The divergence between Gold and gold shares... underscored the vulnerability of teh recent Gold rally EWI's comment: August Gold] pushed to an intraday high of $669 today, slightly past the top end of the $658.50-$665.60 resistance area in what is likely a “flight-to-quality” bid based on the current geo-political tensions. It is uncertain if prices are at their final countertrend rally peak right now, but there are some subtle signs of an impending reversal in bullion prices. One is the significant divergence that has developed between the XAU/Gold bullion ratio and gold bullion prices, as seen in the above chart. Oftentimes, diverging behavior in this ratio will precede gold declines, which is what occurred in February-March 2006 (first divergence at left on chart) and April-May 2006, prior to gold’s May 12 peak ($739.20). The current divergence started on June 29 and is becoming acute. Another subtle clue that the rally is approaching an end is the inter-market divergence between gold and silver, the latter being the higher-beta metal. This non-confirmation is akin to the higher-beta NASDAQ failing to confirm a rally leg in the blue-chip Dow or S&P. It doesn’t guarantee a trend change, but when traders refuse to accept risk (by failing to push the riskier asset relative to the more “conservative”), it suggests more often than not that a reversal is nigh. Right now, filling the open chart gap at $616 (June 30) would be a strong indicating that wave 2 or B up was complete ...MORE on the "free week"
  16. drbubb

    Gold: the Bull's thread

    Tom Obrien had targetted $676-677 as a peaking area. Seems that it has worked like a dream. Gold is tumbling MORE than the shares now, but both are under pressure
  17. "electric car (generated from coal fired power station) $60" Hmm./.. Put in the cost of making that electricity generation from "clean coal", and then what??
  18. How far can you drive on a bushel of corn? Crunching the numbers on alternative fuels. Ethanol/E85 Ethanol is ethyl alcohol, often referred to as grain alcohol; E85 is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Most ethanol is made from grain, just as moonshine is, though there is also research into making ethanol in commercial quantities from cellulosic plants--a complex process that uses plant matter such as switch grass as a base feedstock. A gallon of E85 has an energy content of about 80,000 BTU, compared to gasoline's 124,800 BTU. So about 1.56 gal. of E85 takes you as far as 1 gal. of gas. BY MIKE ALLEN ... Popular Mechanics Ethanol, king of the challengers to petroleum, is already found blended with gasoline at pumps across the country, and production is continuing to ramp up. Ethanol is probably the main fuel President Bush had in mind both in February, when he announced the Advanced Energy Initiative, and last summer, when he signed new energy rules into law. That legislation established a renewable-fuels standard that will require the use of 7.5 billion gal. of ethanol and biodiesel annually by 2012--a nearly 90 percent increase over today's usage--and extended tax benefits that favor both fuels. In the lab, many gasoline alternatives look good. Out on the road, automotive engineers have a lot of work to do, and energy companies have new infrastructure to build, before very many people can drive off into a petroleum-free future. And, there's the issue of money. Too often, discussions of alternative energy take place in an alternative universe where prices do not matter. For this special report, PM crunched the numbers on the actual costs and performance of each major alternative fuel. Before we can debate national energy policy--or even decide which petroleum substitutes might make sense for our personal vehicles--we need to know how these things stack up in the real world. The Great Alt-Fuel Debate: It takes five barrels of crude oil to produce enough gasoline (nearly 97 gal.) to power a Honda Civic from New York to California. So how do the alternative fuels that may gradually reduce America's dependence on foreign oil stack up against the mileage and convenience of the filling-station stalwart? Download our comparison chart and find out. ...MORE: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/earth/2690341.html
  19. drbubb

    The Oil and Energy Price Thread

    Possibly, YES. See the thread about the coming BUY on Alt-E stocks in the Main Forum
  20. M, I am interested in your reaction to this... The World will be a better place If and When the USA discovers a new mission... As a Country to be the Leader of Innovation in Alternative Energy. To get there, we may need to see: + $200 Oil, + More failures in US political leadership, + A clear peak in Oil resources vs. Production, + A more widespread realisation that the current mission as "the world's policeman and consumer of last resort" is thankless, and will eventually bankrupt the USA
  21. drbubb

    The Oil and Energy Price Thread

    As I have said before... The World will be a better place If and When the USA discovers a new mission... As a Country to be the Leader of Innovation in Alternative Energy. To get there, we may need to see: + $200 Oil, + More failures in US political leadership, + A clear peak in Oil resources vs. Production, + A more widespread realisation that the current mission as "the world's policeman and consumer of last resort" is thankless, and will eventually bankrupt the USA
  22. Mammad, Why not come up with a commercial invention, make some good money on it, and then try to raise money for the grander schemes? Once you ahve establish credibility as a money-maker, it will be far easier to get people to look at your more "advanced" ideas. How about Alternative Energy? Have any ideas that will work in that sector? Do take this the wrong way, I am really trying to be constructive. I have seen this approach work for people like Sir Clive Sinclair. For that matter, you might even try approaching him, to see if he can help you find backers. You are not a Mensa member by any chance, are you? That might give you some easy access to Sir Clive. Also, as a long-shot, you could approach the Gates Foundation. There are some links in the Off Topic forum
  23. drbubb

    The Oil and Energy Price Thread

    "how can you function in a world with $100+ barrel oil.?" I think it is going to $200. But not by going straight up, and not immediately. The BIG RISE in the dollar price, may well come within a few months if-and-when the Dollar goes into freefall. So that chart on the Dollar thread, showing a seasonal tendency for the dollar br weak after August is very interesting SOME CHARTS for the Header maybe: Dec.2006 WTI, last Two Years ... update : Shows BREAKOUT above $76 Closer-up: Crude Oil etf (USO) ... update : 10.day
  24. M., I would say you need a business partner who can help you realise the economic potential of your investments, or a billionaire backer, who will invest on faith. Until you find one of these, I reckon you will be stuck in an academic environment. The Google guys were lucky. They came around with their idea, when big fortunbes had been made on internet businesses, and so they had an easy time finding Venture Capitalists willing to back their idea. No one has made any money on time travel, apart from some science fiction writers
  25. The drought in the US corn and wheat growing states will not help either
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