Dr. Mike Dalecki's Home Page

Dr. Michael Dalecki

Professor of Sociology
1174 Ullsvik Hall
(608) 342-1807 (office) 348-8156 (home)
dalecki@uwplatt.edu

It can be said that the first wisdom of sociology is this--things are not what they seem.--Peter Berger


During the school year 2013-2014, Dr. Dalecki is serving as interim chair of the Criminal Justice Department at UW-Platteville.


Office Hours (Fall, 2013):
Monday Through Friday, 10:00 to Noon.

Links of Interest

Energy-related Links of Interest


Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation
Fukushima Out of Control?
Nigel Farage and Climate Change
Syria/Nat Gas Pipeline?

LOAN CALCULATOR

2130 UNIT FOUR

Triple Bottom Line (Wiki)
Fracking
Mexico Cantarell Field Production Decline
Tools to Chart Mexico's Declining Oil Production
The Decline of the World's Major Oil Fields
Peak Oil: Wiki

Gasoline and Diesel prices, historic (EIA)
What drives crude oil prices? (EIA)
Oil Prices Jan 20, 2009

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Estimates of Oil Reserves, ANWR, USGS
Wiki Data on ANWR

YouTube Animation of Horizontal Drilling
Graphical Depiction of Fracking Operation
Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing), Wiki
Fracking waste led to earthquakes in Ohio?

Capital Destruction in Nat Gas (ZeroHedge)
The New Future of Energy Policy
Shale Gas Will Be Next Bubble to Pop
Worl's Oil Industry Won't Be The Same in the Wake of Shale

BioFuels
Dry Mill Process for Producing Ethanol
Ethanol EROEI Cornell Study
New Perspectives on EROI of Corn Ethanol (Murphy and Hall)
Net Energy from Ethanol
Corn Price History
Soybean Price History
2011 Ethanol Production
2013 Ethanol Annualized Production--12.33 Billion Gallons
Choose Ethanol Site--Ethanol Production, Corn used (#32)
Gasoline Usage, US, 2011
Wiki Algal Biodiesel
Wiki Algaculture
Ethanol Effect on Fuel Economy When Mixed w/ Gasoline
Politics of Ethanol
Food and Commodity Prices
Mossi & Ghisolfi Starts to Build Bio-Ethanol Plant
BP Plant Cancellation Darkens Cellulosic Ethanolís Future
Cellulosic Ethanol Targets: Mandating the Nonexistent
The Cellulosic Ethanol Debacle
Range Fuels Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Fails, U.S. Pulls Plug
Cellulosic Biofuel to Surge in 2013 as First Plants Open
Green Car Congress Cellulosic News

Jatropha
Jatropha--Wiki
Algae as Biofuel--Wiki
Algaebiofuels.blogspot.com

Virent--Sugars into Petroleum
Vegetable Oil/Waste Vegetable Oil
Annual Product Supplied, Petroleum and other liquids


2130 UNIT THREE

Chapter 7 Powerpoint on D2L
Passive Solar Building Design (Wiki)
Solar Thermal Energy (Active Solar) (Wiki)
Solar Thermal Drain-Back System

Wiki Solar Thermal

Solar Towers
Solar Tower (Wind)
Solar Tower (AZ)
Solar Tower (Steam)
Enviro Mission Solar Tower


Stirling Enginse, Fresnel Lenses, Etc.
Whispergen Stirling Engine Electrical Generation
Price WhisperGen Stirling Power Source

Stirling Engine using Parabolic Mirror on Youtube
Stirling Engine using Fresnel Lens on Youtube
Stirling Engine, Steam Engine, Fresnel Lens
How a Stirline Engine works, making one, taking one apart
Alpha Cycle Stirling Engine DIY
Fresnel Lenses
Fresnel Lenses Prices
Solar Grill
Solar oven, solar cooker

Wind
Wisconsin Wind Power Siting Rules
American Wind Energy Association
Wiki--Wind Power
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wisconsin Wind Map (Focus on Energy)
Proposed and Existing Wind Farms, Wisconsin
Wind Projects Map, WI
Various Wind Turbine Designs (Helix, Darrieus, Solar, Etc.
Wind Rose
Flicker
Flicker, II
UWP's Wind Turbine

UWP Wind Turbine Data Site
Renewegy VP-20 Wind Turbine at UWP--Technical Data

Pickens Plan

Solar PV
Cheapest Solar Panels
Grid-Tie Kits
System Sizing Estimator
Solar Panel efficiencies

Dow Powerhouse Shingles
Powerhouse Shingles Cost?
Dow's FAQ on Powerhouse Shingles, including cost
Solar Cell Module Pricing
Glossary of Solar PV Terms
Inverters
Samlex 2000-watt Inverter (89 percent efficiency)
Wiki Solar Cell
Wiki Photovoltaics
Amazon Solar Panel

Tracking Systems (25-30% SA, 30%+ DA)
Passive Tracking Racks
Federal Tax Credit for Renewables (30%)

Be Utility-Free (Nickel-Iron Batteries)
Zappworks Nickel-Iron Batteries
Nickel-Iron Battery Association Home Page

Nano-Battery?

Batteries
$1 per watt?
Under $1/watt
40 cents per watt?

Thin Film Yield increased

UWP's Russell Hall Solar Array

Transportation Technology

Smart Car
Ford Focus 2013
Air Powered Car
Air Powered Car--AirPod
Air Powered Car, II
AirPod
AirPod, II
TaTa Commercializing Air Powered Car
Ta Ta AirPod, 200km, 1 Euro
Minicat--the air-powered car
WSJ, Natural Gas-powered Cars
Nissan Leaf
Chevy Volt
Tesla Motors
Shai Agassi, Israel Electric Vehicles
Nissan Eyes Powering Your House From Your Car


Fuel Cells
Bloom Box, CBS

Apple makes renewable energy push with solar, fuel cells
Bloom Breaks Ground on UD Manufacturing Facility
The Price on Bloom Energy
Is the Hype around Bloom Energy Justified?
Who Sued Bloom Energy?




2130 UNIT TWO

Hans Rosling and the Magic Washing Machine
Carrying Capacity
Malthusian Positive Checks
Demographic Transition
Energy and Agriculture
Push and Pull Factors
Sustainable Thinking Presentation (D2L)
Population Presentation (D2L)
Chapter 6 Powerpoint (Building Construction--D2L)

Amp/Volt/Watt
Lumen
Parsimony / Occam's Razor
Degree Days / Single Point of Failure
Wattage Plates


Heat, Building Construction, Insulation, Solar Thermal
LEED Certification, US Green Building Council
Building Insulation (Wiki)
R-Values
R-Value (Wiki)
Fiberglass Insulation in Stud Wall
Poly Vapor Barrier Installation
Heat exchange ventilator
Staggered Stud Wall (Thermal Break)
Blown-in Attic Insulation
Spray-Foam Insulation (video)
Blown-In Cellulose Insulation
Infrared Images
Frost Images
Passive Solar Building Design (Wiki)
Solar Thermal Energy (Active Solar) (Wiki)
Solar Thermal Drain-Back System

Wiki Solar Thermal

Geothermal (Wiki)
Geothermal Heat Pump (Wiki)


2130 UNIT ONE

Current Energy Prices (Bloomberg)
Various Futures Prices and Charts

DOE Energy documents and information--Annual Energy Review
Energy Information Administration Basic Petroleum Statistics
Energy Information Agency Home Page--Excellent Data Source
Retail Gasoline Price History

Foreign Oil Dependence
Spot prices, correlation between Oil and Gas, Events affecting Oil prices

Energy Flow, 2011
Primary Energy Consumption Estimates by Source (EIA)
Petroleum Overview(EIA)
Petroleum Overview, Selected Years (EIA)
Energy Consumption Estimates by End-Use Sector


Money supply, inflation, quantitative easing
Credit Crisis Simplified (Video, 11 minutes)
Quantitative Easing
Fed Prints $85 Billion/Month
Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe
Sharon Begley: "You Don't Need Politicians for this.
How to Bet like John Paulson
Lisa Twaronite: Weak dollar adds to upward pressure on crude
CPI over time

Economics and Markets

Stock Prices
Price Elasticity of Demand
Externality
Supply and Demand Curves
Futures Markets (Chi Merc Exch)--Prices, Contracts, Margin
Forward Contract
Futures Contract
Options (Put and Call)
WTI Oil Futures
The BRIC Nations

Cap and Trade, Carbon
Emissions Trading
Carbon Aggregators
Carbon Offsets
ICE
Contract Specs
Kyoto Protocol

Futures Price (Carbon)


Exchange rate, Dollar, Oil, Trade Deficit
FOREX Charts
Dollar/Oil Chart
Brent Crude, 3-Year Chart
Euro/Dollar, 3-year chart
What happens if the dollar crashes?
Trade Deficit Chart Current
Dollar Index
Will the Yuan Replace the Dollar as the World's Reserve Currency?


Sustainability Video
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Historical Spot Prices, Oil and Products
Cushing, OK WTI Spot Price FOB (Dollars per Barrel)
Oil and Gas Prices


Wacky (and not so Wacky) Stuff

"Cold" Fusion?
Artificial Petrol
Hydrogen from Spinach!
Thermopower Waves
Car runs on water!
Solar Roads?
Anything Into Oil (2003)
Anything Into Oil (2006)
Anything Into Oil (2008)
Cold Fusion--Again!

Videos

Hans Rosling and the Magic Washing Machine
Credit Crisis Simplified (Video, 11 minutes)
The Bears on Gas Prices

WN@TL

Heat, Building Construction, Insulation, Solar Thermal
LEED Certification, US Green Building Council
Building Insulation (Wiki)
R-Values
R-Value (Wiki)
Fiberglass Insulation in Stud Wall
Poly Vapor Barrier Installation
Staggered Stud Wall (Thermal Break)
Blown-in Attic Insulation
Spray-Foam Insulation (video)
Blown-In Cellulose Insulation
Infrared Images
Frost Images
Passive Solar Building Design (Wiki)
Solar Thermal Energy (Active Solar) (Wiki)
Solar Thermal Drain-Back System

Wiki Solar Thermal

Wattage Plate

Geothermal (Wiki)
Geothermal Heat Pump (Wiki)
Sustainable Energy




SOCIAL CHANGE
No Housing Bottom in Sight
ShadowStats
Jobless Numbers Worse than they Appear
Crisis of Credit

Age at first marriage
Life Expectancy U.S.

Other Links of Interest
Right Direction or Wrong Track?

Article: Lottery Hell

By 2055, state's climate could look more like Missouri's, study finds
Milwaukee Climate Change
Wisconsin's Changing Climate

How Citizens of Different Countries Spend Their Disposable Income
Population Pyramids
Stock Prices
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Wis. and US Govt.
Education Reports
Issue Paper regarding decline in Per Capita Income if education doesn't improve
Middle Class Shrinking?
The Losing Generation
Advertising
Crisis of Credit

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