Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Green Car

I am thinking of buying a new car. I drive a 2001 Subaru Forester and absolutely love the car. But I know that sooner or later I will have to get a new one. So what should I get? Of course, I want to go as 'green' as possible. With the new Volt and Leaf coming to the market, the electric cars seem to be a 'greener' choice compared to the hybrids. But is it really? What if my car is actually running on coal? This article got me all worked up! Where is the electricity I am charging my car by really coming from? How much 'greener' is that source of electricity  than the gasoline?

I am going to research this issue further. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Australia and Singapore - How are they dealing with water problems?

Enclosed below is a presentation by Proteus at the Council of Water Managers on October 19th, 2010 at their Dinner Meeting.

Over the last couple years, I have been fortunate to be living in Australia while designing and building one of the largest recycled water plants in the world. During my stay in Australia, I was also managing a design team out of Singapore which required me to make frequent trips to Singapore. Thus I was able to observe the water management policies and programs in these two countries. By bringing these ideas to you, my aim is to promote a healthy discussion on opportunities here in San Diego County.