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  • CLIMATE HYPOCRISY: Oregon installs $300K natural gas generator at mansion after demanding residents switch to electric power

    02/28/2023 7:33:28 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | Feb 27, 2023 | Ari Hoffman
    The project includes updating the utility service with backup emergency dual natural gas and propane. Adds a full building services generator to the facility for power, should normal utility power fail. ... Democrat Governor Tina Kotek, who previously promised to cut the state’s use of natural gas, is having a dual natural gas and propane backup generator installed at Mahonia Hall, the official residence of the Oregon governor. According to the official bid, “The project includes updating the utility service with backup emergency dual natural gas and propane. Adds a full building services generator to the facility for power, should...
  • I bought a backup generator. Now what?

    11/19/2022 1:40:05 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 149 replies ^ | 11/19/2024 | me
    I want to hire an electrician to set up my house so that I can just plug it in to my house when the power goes out. What additional things do I need to buy that the electrician will need? Here is my generator - Westinghouse 12500 Watt Dual Fuel Home Backup Portable Generator, Remote Electric Start, Transfer Switch Ready, Gas and Propane Powered, CARB Compliant Also, what can I expect to be able to run on a generator of this size? I definitely want my refrigerator, and preferably my central heat and air conditioning (air conditioning will not...
  • Robert Kern Made Generators Light and Affordable. Founder of Generac, who has died at age 96, made a fortune on backup power equipment—and shared it with employees

    11/13/2022 9:38:48 AM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2022 | James R. Hagerty
    Robert Kern, the son of a Baptist minister from Iowa, set up shop with five employees in a garage in Wales, Wis., in 1959 to make portable generators. Early customers for his Generac Corp. included farmers and construction crews. Soon all kinds of people were buying his generators under the Craftsman brand at Sears stores. Mr. Kern diversified his range to include permanently installed generators for homeowners worried about power outages. Generac also developed equipment providing backup electricity for telecom networks, hospitals and other facilities. The Y2K scare yielded a rush of demand, as did hurricanes and tornadoes. In 2006,...
  • California Activates 4 Gas Generators for the First Time as Electric Grid Suffers Major Defeat

    09/07/2022 7:02:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-7-2022 | Jack Davis, The Western Journal
    With California's energy grid unable to meet demand, four emergency gas-powered generators have been called on to ease the strain on the state's power grid.California is facing a heat wave with triple-digit temperatures breaking records, according to CBS, which noted Livermore -- in the Golden State's Alameda County -- set a new record Monday at 116 degrees."We have now entered the most intense phase of this heat wave," said Elliot Mainzer, president and chief executive of the California Independent System Operator, according to The Sacramento Bee."The potential for rotating outages has increased significantly."He added that the grid faced "energy deficits...
  • It’s Official: Generator Ban Passes in California

    12/14/2021 11:54:58 AM PST · by absalom01 · 145 replies
    RV Miles ^ | December 10, 2021 | Staff
    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) passed a regulation aimed at “Small Off-Road Engines” on Thursday that will ban the sale of portable generators in the state — which includes generators mounted in recreational vehicles. The ruling bans the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers and lawnmowers in the state beginning in 2024. Portable generators will be required to meet more stringent standards in 2024 and meet zero-emission standards starting in 2028. In the 2024 model year, portable generators will have to improve their efficiency by somewhere between 40% and 90%, which seems unrealistic in such a short period of time,...
  • Researchers build the fastest laser-based random number generator

    03/01/2021 7:22:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Engadget ^ | 03.01.21
    It can generate 250 terabytes of random bits per second. In fact, it was so fast that the team behind it struggled to record its output using a high-speed camera. According to the researchers, their system trumps physical random number generators both in speed and through its ability to create many bitstreams simultaneously. The results are published in the journal Science. The new invention utilizes a tiny laser, just one millimeter long, which bounces light between mirrors positioned at either end of an hourglass-shaped cavity before exiting the device, reports Science News. Unlike previous laser-based systems, the new process can...
  • The Ramanujan Machine: Researchers have developed a 'conjecture generator' that creates mathematical conjectures

    02/27/2021 1:45:37 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies ^ | 2/5/2021 | by Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
    by Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Credit: CC0 Public Domain Using AI and computer automation, Technion researchers have developed a 'conjecture generator' that creates mathematical conjectures, which are considered to be the starting point for developing mathematical theorems. They have already used it to generate a number of previously unknown formulas. The study, which was published in the journal Nature, was carried out by undergraduates from different faculties under the tutelage of Assistant Professor Ido Kaminer of the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technion. The project deals with one of the most fundamental elements...
  • Vanity - Anyone have experience with whole-home generators?

    03/10/2017 8:44:22 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 91 replies
    03/10/2017 | self
    I'm in the process of getting quotes from local companies to install a whole-house standby generator. I'm in southern FL and last year's near-miss with a hurricane is prompting me to move on it now. I had planned to do this anyway since moving here, but all my other projects took first priority... this is my only remaining big project for this home. Anyway... I know I need around 27Kw and, and Generac and Kohler both seem to have comparable products at comparable cost. Both are American made. I had one installed several years back in WA (an 8Kw Briggs...
  • Portable or Installed Generator

    11/14/2015 4:14:47 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 47 replies
    Considering purchasing a 8-10,000 watt generator and looking for pros/cons of portable vs. installed. Example, with a portable, how would you connect a pump or a furnace to it? Thank you for your insight and feedback. Looking to leverage other people's experiences.
  • Solar generator: which is best?

    08/26/2015 6:08:29 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 43 replies
    8/26/2015 | me
    I need Freeper expertise. Does anyone have the generator pitched on Glenn Beck's show or the my solar backup (are they the same?). I know it can't back the entire house up but we are looking for one that can run the fridge and/or freezer. I just finished reading the survivalist series by A. American and Morgan (lead guy) had a solar generator. Thanks in advance for your help!
  • Eight Killed in Maryland of Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    04/07/2015 10:01:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies
    AP ^ | April 7, 2015
    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — A single dad and his seven children were found dead in their one-story home, relatives said, and though officials gave no details on the cause of the deaths, the man's stepfather said he had been trying to keep the family warm with a generator after the power was cut because of an outstanding bill. Lloyd Edwards told The Associated Press that his stepson, 36-year-old Rodney Todd, had bought the generator after the power was shut off to the home in Princess Anne, about 60 miles southeast of Annapolis on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He said those...
  • Portable Electric Generator Recommendations Needed

    01/25/2015 9:11:33 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 54 replies
    Here ^ | 1/25/15 | Rebelbase
    The old 5000 watt Kohler has bit the dust. Looking to buy a new portable electric generator. There are dozens on the market and would like FReeper recommendations for one in the 5000-7500 watt range. Also considering going with a propane fired model. Any suggestions? I see a lot of Generac units at a decent price, comments about those?
  • A Camp Stove And A Generator

    11/05/2012 5:04:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | November 5, 2012 | Sam Rolley
    Whether you’re a prepper or an outdoor enthusiast who likes to get away from the modern world for days at a time, you know that there are still a pesky few electronic devices that you would like to keep charged even when a power source is miles away. There are several options like solar panels and hand cranks for providing off-grid power; but often — for preppers and backpackers alike — space is a major concern when already packing a heft of gear. A new camp stove design by a company called BioLite, however, can help you keep your pack...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,November 1,2012

    11/01/2012 2:22:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | November 1,2012 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • (vanity)Features to look for in a good gasoline-powered home generator?

    12/02/2011 10:27:02 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 72 replies
    12/2/11 | marty_f
    So electrical power has been out @ my house in smugly Nuclear-Power-Free Santa Cruz county, CA for close to 2 days now. An electrical generator is in order for the next blackout. But what brand to buy, and what features? Is it relatively easy to wire into a standard home electrical system? We'd use it for only the most important stuff: Keeping the fridge running + a modem, router and laptop to FReep by!
  • SOLICITING ADVICE: Want to purchase a generator to power home in emergency

    09/01/2011 7:24:56 PM PDT · by Libertarian4Bush · 76 replies
    After seeing many people still without power in the wake of Irene, I'd like to purchase a generator - something I can use to either attach a few outlets, or, in the event of a longer outage, use to power my entire home (within reason). I'm looking for advice and lessons learned from people who are either happy or unhappy with their purchase/arrangement. Thanks.
  • Toyota to Equip Prius With Power Supply Function

    07/26/2011 12:15:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    TechON! ^ | Jul 21, 2011 16:45 | Naoshige Shimizu, Nikkei Automotive Technology
    Toyota Motor Corp announced July 19, 2011, that it will equip the Prius with a function to provide electricity from its rechargeable battery to external equipment. The function enables to power, for example, home electric appliances in the case of power outage. Toyota plans to release it as an option for the Prius in 2012. Its price has not been determined yet. The company intends to make the function available to other hybrid electric vehicles, too. Toyota has already equipped the hybrid electric version of the Estima with a power supply function. "(After the Tohoku Earthquake,) users in the afflicted...
  • Vanity: I need advice on a backup generator

    04/25/2011 2:59:23 PM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 105 replies
    4/25/11 | me
    I need advice on the best backup generator to buy, particularly non gas run. I like solar but not sure who deals in them besides and they're not cheap. If I want to run my freezer/fridge for an extended period of time, what would be best?
  • Arpaio gets inmates moving on electricity generating cycles (Shocking!)

    04/05/2010 5:51:32 PM PDT · by DragonMarine · 38 replies · 1,017+ views ^ | Apr 05 2010 | Courtney Craig
    PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is implementing a new inmate program at Tent City Jail called “Pedal Vision.” The program uses inmate-powered cycles to generate electricity for televisions.
  • Vanity: Need help/advice on home standby generators.

    04/05/2010 7:40:19 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 132 replies · 2,261+ views
    05 APR 09 | dcbryan1
    Freepers: The new wife has given me a new "honey do" list. Included, in this quarter's budget is to install a backup generator in our somewhat remote home. We have a 4k sq/ft home in Arkansas, and her criteria is to be able to run everything in the house if the power goes out. We are next to the last connection on a long line down a valley, down by the river and can expect a long power outage if we get tornados, storms, ice, etc. We are expecting our first child, and I think that a good standby generator...