Energy is a huge field and it is silly to think that one can know something about all of the important areas. However, to give up and focus on some microtopic leads one to more limited solutions and, quite frankly, less fun. At our center (CAES) we spend most of our time asking questions. For the most part no energy topics are off limits. This has led to so many interesting discussions that we have been encouraged to put some of all this on a blog. So posts will normally have two parts – the question and at least one answer. Like Supreme Court decisions, there may be more than one opinion.This is a team approach using all members of the center. Initials will tell you who to complain too. I am “mrm”.
We are not the only ones to think this way:
- If you ask the wrong question, of course, you get the wrong answer. We find in design it’s much more important and difficult to ask the right question. Once you do that, the right answer becomes obvious. Amory Lovins
- The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions. Claude Levi-Strauss
- If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing. W. Edwards Deming
Credit for our blog name goes to Professor Stephen Tse. We were trying to find an energy allegory comparable to the famous “rocks for jocks.”