Monday, February 4, 2013

Failure is not an Option! ACORE Keeps up the Fight

The next energy conference of the year will be held on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., February 5-6, 2013 by ACORE, the American Council on Renewable Energy.  It was not clear on the website exactly where the conference will be held, but if Congress is smart, they can rent out their chambers.  They aren’t being used for anything useful right now!

God Bless ACORE for keeping up the fight.  From their website they announced that, “continued inaction should not be an option for the new Congress”.  If we could get congress to see inaction as failure, then we could send Ed Harris  in in his white vest to tell them, “Failure is not an option!”. 

I passed on the first conference of the year, Tactical Power Sources 2013.  It appeared to have the usual cast of characters, so if any of you readers attended, please let me know.  Of particular interest is the status of the Army’s requirements development effort  for operational energy being spearheaded by COL Bruce McPeak , Director, Operational Energy Office, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command.  If you have any intel, please share.    BTW, did HiPower have new slides? 

I am putting together a review of SPIDERS Phase 1 operational demo out at Pearl.  I will be composing it  from a forward area, near the CONUS Naval base closest to Guantanamo.  I cannot reveal the exact secret location, but it is in a different time zone, one where it is always 5 O’clock.   This may reflect the coherence of the report, but that has never been an issue in these proses.  Dan Nolan

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