Meet the Author

Jeffrey L. Ihnen, P.E., LEED AP

Jeffrey L. Ihnen, P.E., LEED AP, is the Managing Principal at Michaels Energy, a division of Michaels Engineering, and the author of Energy Rant.  Jeff has been with Michaels Engineering for 13 years, with a total of 18 years of engineering experience.  He is a registered mechanical engineer in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, California and Colorado.  Jeff manages and provides quality assurance for Michaels’ major energy efficiency projects.  He directs business development for Michaels Energy  and he also conducts research and guides some of the firm’s most complex system analyses, including building simulations with exceptional calculation methods and industrial process evaluations.  He also develops measurement and verification plans, and evaluation plans for large projects.  Jeff holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He is a graduate of Bettis Reactor Engineering School, Nuclear Engineering, Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (DOE), West Mifflin, Pennsylvania; and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University.

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One response

27 10 2010
J. H. Colter

Saw your letter in the WSJ today. Good point. Another problem: batteries are chemical. Thus, they are limited in what they can do. This idea (inherent in the cell phone comparison of the earlier letter) that battery technology will follow something like Moore’s Law is absurd.

GM is obiously in the very best of hands.

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