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Top Energy Collective Voice for 2018 – Jim Baird

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Every week thought leaders, working in the power industry, dedicate their time and resources to contribute their insights with the Energy Central Communities. 

So, who stood out in 2018 and who should you be reading? 

Over the next several weeks we will be introducing you to some of these leaders and their top contributions.   We hope you will take a minute to learn a little about them, read a few of their shared insights and perhaps start a discussion through commenting on their post.  

Please meet Jim Baird, one of our top voices for The Energy Collective in 2018:

Jim Baird, Owner, Positive Energy Systems

A little bit about Jim: 

What you like to write about?

Heat management - nuclear waste and the excess heat of global warming.

Post or posts you are most proud of?

 Energy legitimately too cheap to meter

When do you do your best writing?

In response to bogus criticism.

How do you measure success?

I have had no success in view of the fact that global warming continues to escalate.

One thing most readers may not know about you?

I am the inventor of 2 of the 11 nuclear waste disposal methods listed in Wikipedia.

Your favorite story of 2018?

Negative-CO2-emissions ocean thermal energy conversion

What story fell flat in 2018?

The United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement June 1, 2017.

Best book you read in 2018?

Origin by Dan Brown

Important stories to watch for in 2019?

Earth's oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat per year than the IPCC has estimated.

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