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re: negawatt[edit]

I took a look as you requested and wikified a bit. I am a bit dubious about the notability of the term. You might want to list it on Wikipedia:Requests for comment or if you feel strongly enough and have evidence file for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. But, please keep your comments on talk pages and edit summaries civil. Don't engage in name calling or derogatory comments. If the subject is getting to you then back away for a bit. Vsmith 02:35, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

Under the circumstances/in the circumstances[edit]

The original meaning of "circumstance" is "around where you are standing", hence, strictly speaking, you can't be under a circumstance. However, I've since discovered that American articles use "under the circumstances" so frequently that it must be the norm over there. So, in future, I'll only alter articles on English historical figures, where "in the circumstances" is what would have been correct in their time. Thank you. CarolGray 17:52, 8 November 2005 (UTC)

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A Western Sahara-related vote[edit]

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Crossing flags[edit]

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Energy portal[edit]

Hi! As a contributor to WikiProject Energy development, I thought you might like to be aware of the opportunity to contribute to the new Energy Portal, now that there is one... No need to reply. Gralo 17:42, 3 October 2006 (UTC)e

Image:Fluoranthene.png[edit]

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Reverts to Solar Power[edit]

Hello. I wondered why you felt the need to revert all my edits. I didn't insert a spam link to SunPower, in fact I took the mention of the company out of the article. I left in the 21% figure because it seemed to be relevant if that is the maximum that can currently be achieved, and I left the link to the article about the company because it is the source for that figure. I have no strong feelings if it is left out. On the other hand, I thought some of the other edits improved the flow and readability. On the date links I thought this was good practice but having looked at the Manual of Style then I see that you are right, so those can stay out. I have also left some questions on the talk page and would be very pleased if you had any responses to them. Itsmejudith 14:28, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks very much for taking the time to give me such a full reply. No offence taken at all, and I hope that we can continue with good-faith exchanges to co-operate on the article. Please be assured that this article means a lot to me as well. Some months ago I put in a lot of edits, removing great chunks of text to the Photovoltaics article. This was because when I first looked at Solar power I could make little sense of it, so much did it confuse solar thermal and PV. Since then user:mrshaba has come on the scene, who is an excellent editor. I think we should all be conscious of the to-do list for this article and my edits were supposed to come under the heading "check and polish prose". I strongly agree with you that the article must be entirely spam-free. My interest in the field is as a user of solar power (I have a PV roof, which is pretty rare for domestic houses in the UK.) I am not a scientist but can understand the science if it is explained simply; however I do have experience of writing and editing.
You raised the question of crystalline vs amorphous silicon. This is a real debate that cannot be resolved in Wikipedia. There are advantages and disadvantages to each which need to be fairly presented. The Solar power article is not the place for a full discussion, but only for a brief mention. A section should be added to Photovoltaics, perhaps with a longer explanation in Solar cell. These articles form a series that probably address different audiences. Since Solar power is the most general one in the series it should be accessible to those who are interested in it as a socio-politico-economic question rather than as a scientific-technical one. Itsmejudith 08:10, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

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Hi[edit]

Hi Sillbilly, what problem do you have with my edits, is it typos or is it something else ?Cadmium

Hi again. It looks like we may well think the same way about some things !! It irks me that a great deal of material is in the form of pay per view journals when as you said a great need exists to educate the masses. My history teacher said once that education should be something which occurs throughout your life, I say just becuase you are 18, 21, have a BSc/BA/BEng, have a PhD/MD (or what ever) one should not allow yourself to refuse to learn new things ! My attitude might not be one which some other wikipedia people like but it is oftein to create an article where nothing existed, make a rough and only slightly formatted article from what I know about before moving onto something else. My view is that a rough article which is NPOV is better than either nothing, POV formated to look pretty or an article packed with non-sense. From your edits I noticed you have an interest in nuclear matters (you were asking about reactor design on the chernobyl talk page), for my various 'outrages' (I have written a lot of NPOV matter about radioactivity/nuclear matters) I was given a Atom barnstar and if you have any questions then please feel free to ask me. Please no personal or rude questions (like questions about ladies underwear or other embrassing matters).Cadmium

I find the idea of renewables nice, but oftein they are not as good as they first appear to be. I have seen some data published by the UN which states how much CO2 (or other equivilent greenhouse gases) is created per kWhr of electric power. This is on the IAEA website, I can get your the exact url if you want. This suggested that wind and solar power are better than coal/gas/oil but worse than nuclear in terms of all the CO2 associated with the energy production. This study included all the greenhouse releases associated with the entire process of building and operating plant. So the CO2 from the cement used to build a windfarm was included, I thought that this was a brave and clever thesis. I worry that many people think that just becuase a device does not emit anything nasty it means that the device has a clean billof environmental health. All the zero emission cars are "emission elsewhere cars" becuase they need electrcity which is oftein generated by burning fuel.Cadmium

Unless the zero-emmission cars are running off-grid... then you only have the waste and CO2 of the production of the material (PV panels or turbines or whatnot).
Hey SillyBilly, I happened upon your chat with Cd about renewables... do you read (or used to read) HomePower magazine? I don't think it's terribly common in GB though. It used to be a real handyman's guide to making your own power. It's been soccer-mom'd in the last few years, glossier and fewer articles about Joe Schmuckenburger's home-made power system, but still a nice thing to give to people who give you that look (you pro'lly know what I mean) when you start talking about PVs and turbines. Geez, I never thought to see what WP has to say about solar... I'm so going to check them out. Gaviidae 08:55, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
I agree that soccermomming can be a good thing, to popularise and inform people about something. But in the process, it also lost something. Still, I subscribe. Gaviidae 16:37, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

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Energy portal & future selected articles[edit]

Hi! Over the past couple of months I've been spending much more time than I should developing the Energy portal, and intend asking for a portal peer review within the next day or so.

The portal provides a showcase for energy-related articles on Wikipedia. One of the most prominent ways is via a the selected article that is currently changed every 6 weeks or so. It would be good to increase this turnover, and with three Wikiprojects dedicated to energy-related topics and a good number of articles already written, I'd like to suggest that members of each Wikiproject might like to use the 'selected article' to feature some of their best work.

With this in mind, I'd like to suggest that your Wikiproject bypasses the normal selected article nomination page and decides collectively which articles are worth featuring - or these may be self-evident from previous discussions - and add short 'introduction' to the selected article at the appropriate place on page Portal:Energy/Selected article/Drafts, which includes further information. Your personal involvement would be welcome!

Please make any comments on your Wikiproject talk page, my talk page, or on Portal talk:Energy/Selected article/Drafts, as appropriate. Gralo 15:41, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Energy tower (downdraft)[edit]

I have added a "{{prod}}" template to the article Energy tower (downdraft), suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. JdH 00:07, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Ciudad Real Torre Solar[edit]

I would appreciate it if you went down to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ciudad Real Torre Solar and give your opinion about this AfD. Thanks, JdH 13:12, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Please help improve Plug-in hybrid[edit]

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==Frugality and Talk:Frugality==[edit]

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Fuel Cell[edit]

I have added back the Energy density of Fuel Cells. I specifically had to find this out, and looked for it first in Wikipedia and then from somewhere else when I couldn't find it in Wikipedia. A fuel cell is a energy storrage device. The energy density of it is vital, as that's what people are ftrying to increase, only when the Fuel cell energy density is greater than a battery will they start to be used. Mike Young 09:51, 5 October 2007 (UTC)


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Selected Energy Densities Plot[edit]

Thanks for the feedback on the plot. I have updated the plot per your feedback. I took out Telfon since I thought it was sketchy to have in the first place. I left Boron out mostly because it blew out the Y-axis such that it was hard to fit the assortment labels for all of the interesting hydrocarbons. Sorry to hear your hate of "self", it's actually a feature to me; I always get annoyed working in object-oriented languages that have an implicit "this". The indention requirements of Python are also quite natural to me as I always did them with other languages anyways. Your reference to BASIC amused me because tend to describe Python as "modern BASIC". Scott Dial (talk) 00:59, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Mac[edit]

Mac is still around, using IPs instead of a named account. The main things that got him in trouble were copy/paste violations, unlikely POV redirects (sometimes to the very same page), and refusing to discuss anything. As for manufacturer info, it dances the line between providing useful encyclopedic information and spam. Too often there was a lot of prediction going on that could just as likely have been a way to drum up cash for some fraud as to give information to a reader (and no way to check which version was true). I believe in the spirit of Mac's work, which made me conflicted when butting heads with him. NJGW (talk) 00:23, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

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Delete it - wasting space, no links to it. For stuff like this new standard these days is svg, textual image format.Sillybilly (talk) 02:57, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

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Dimethyl selenide[edit]

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