Author Archives: Eclipse Now

New Urbanism coming to LA and China!

Wow, it sounds like officials in California and China are finally getting it!? LA is on the way to rezoning the ugly strip highway and building trams down one side, a park strip in the middle, limited lanes of cars … Continue reading

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Lunar city to save us from climate change?

What about solving climate change by building an industrial city on the moon? A good lunar city could use solar power to launch PowerSats via maglev railgun into orbit around the Earth to power the world from abundant RELIABLE solar … Continue reading

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Australian podcasters involved in new nuclear blog

Hi all, 4thgeneration.energy is a new blog with an impressive coalition of writers and podcasters. I’m scared how much time this one blog could demand!

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Tesla Boring tunnels to replace long distance trains for cargo?

OK, so digging a long tunnel underground instead of using a surface train sounds like an expensive way to go. Except, watch this, and do the math with him. The fact that this is a one-lane tunnel and the pumped … Continue reading

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“Prime Minister Scott Morrison has conceded he caused “great anxiety in Australia” by taking a family holiday”

This talking point is from the ABC. Honestly, how narcissistic does that heading sound? It’s as if we’re all sitting around weeping because our ‘father’ the PM has left the country. As the PM can’t really *do* anything about the … Continue reading

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Would you pay a little more for water?

Would you pay more for water if it meant less restrictions and more water reliability in periods like this? Imagine being able to put the sprinkler back on, but just pay a little extra for that water. (Or better yet, … Continue reading

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“In the next 17 years, Sydney’s population is expected to grow by 1.5 million people”

Hang on, don’t we have a water crisis? A bushfire crisis? I mean, I’m convinced that with the right technology deployed we can feed a world of 10 billion, but don’t we have to deploy that first? And if ever … Continue reading

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