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About Kurt Lowder

Kurt Lowder I am a jock turned wannabe geek. I fell in love with science later in life thanks to the History Channel show the “Universe.” Having taught middle school science, I strongly feel Astronomy should be taught every year because nothing excites students more than learning about the cosmos. I became an avid cleantech fan because it gives me hope about the future. My wife, my dogs, and I live simply because we love to travel the word backpacker style.

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Mother & Daughter Camp In Trees For 34 Days To Stop Pipeline

May 15th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

Renewable energy is getting a boost as grassroot campaigns to stop pipelines and other fossil fuel developments are springing up organically all over the world. Terry and Minor Red, who are mother and daughter, were able to hold up a EQT Midstream Partners pipeline for at least 34 days

We Will Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change!!

May 10th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

Did the title anger you or make the hair on the back of your neck stand up? Does it seem foolish or careless to make that statement since people could become complacent about climate change?  

Elon Musk Claps Back

May 5th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

I am not a Tesla shareholder, so listening to Elon Musk on the Tesla Q1 2018 conference call was absolutely enthralling to me. You can tell he is really tired of all the Chicken Little’s screaming “the sky is falling!” With mostly good humor, a few stiff interjections, and a hang up, he made plenty of news in the conference call. He gave a very short intro, basically saying that he is finally pleased with production of the Model

I Was Worried Trump Might Win In 2020, Then I Read This…

April 30th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

Yahoo had great jingle in the 1990s. Well, it was just one guy in a high-pitched voice singing, “YAAAAHHOOOO!” For the last decade, Yahoo has gone steadily downhill. It is the home of the worst type of trolls. It is full of gossip and horrendous race baiting. They will write anything to get a few clicks. They are fantastic at clickbait, but pathetic on substance

Will Tesla Build Homes?

April 30th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

I know, I know, I know!!! Tesla needs to finish the Gigafactory and ramp up Model 3 production. Then, Tesla has to start production of Model Y, the Tesla Semi, and a Tesla pickup. However, my ADD mind cannot stop thinking about Tesla homes (and commercial buildings), and I just got a flicker of hope that this may come true!!!

Tesla’s Secret Weapon

April 21st, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

The Tesla "secret weapon" is not some new technological innovation, but rather it is a set of ideas proven effective by research and that can likely be found in a book titled something like: How to build a successful company for the future for idiots. No doubt, Musk has read extensive literature on the subject

Is Tesla Ever Late? No, Not Really.

April 7th, 2018 | by Kurt Lowder

Now, such a headline could easily make many people roll their eyes. However, a case can be made that Tesla is moving the world towards sustainability at “ludicrous speed.” Investors are annoyed that Musk does not set predictable targets and meet them in the conventional (boring) way. Instead, Tesla determines that he and his crew will burn the midnight oil in the way Sir Isaac Newton did to achieve greatness in science as much as possible

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