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The BlogNotions Energy Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in a variety of energy niches. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest advancements in the energy and power industry, discussions of renewable energy strategies, new ideas for advancing green efforts, implications of public policy on power production, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Oil decline: Price makes the story

So oft in theologic wars,The disputants, I ween,Rail on in utter ignoranceOf what each other mean,And prate about an ElephantNot one of them has seen! – by John Godfrey Saxe When the world’s business editors sent their reporters canvassing to find out what is behind the recent plunge in the world oil price, they were […]

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President Putin prods hydrail ahead

by guest blogger Stan Thompson By fiddling with his oil faucets and natural gas valves, Vladimir Putin may be having the same unintended acceleration effect on Europe’s diesel-to-hydrail transition that John L. Lewis had on the coal-to-diesel transition in the USA during the last century. Recently I’ve heard two ambassadors from European countries explaining to American audiences what […]

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Port of San Francisco urged to restrict fossil fuels

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is urging the Port of San Francisco and the city’s Department of the Environment to develop policies that will bar the transportation and export of hazardous fuel materials in San Francisco. Supervisors Malia Cohen and Scott Wiener introduced the resolution to prohibit the movement of crude oil, coal, and […]

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Daimler a Dozen in Regard to Hydrogen Cars

Posted on October 15th, 2014 by Hydro Kevin On October 3, the Wall Street Journal ran an titled, “Daimler, Renault Chiefs Knock Hydrogen Cars” which isn’t exactly true, especially the Daimler part. Chief executive of Daimler AG Dieter Zetsche, said that he is concerned about the rollout of the hydrogen fueling infrastructure to support the […]

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World War III: It’s here and energy is largely behind it

I’ve been advancing a thesis for several months with friends that World War III is now underway. It’s just that it’s not the war we thought it would be, that is, a confrontation between major powers with the possibility of a nuclear exchange. Instead, we are getting a set of low-intensity, on-again, off-again conflicts involving […]

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The Grid and Solar Power:

Getting the Incentives Right One of the biggest problems in the energy industry today seems to be setting the incentives to achieve what we’d like to the maximum extent possible without introducing other problems.  I just found an interesting article on some incentives for solar power that are having unintended consequences, so will focus on […]

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$100 for a Chance to Win a Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle

For the cost of a $100 raffle ticket, one lucky Californian will win a Toyota Fuel Cell vehicle which rolls out next summer. As of this writing 12 out of 1000 tickets have been sold and there are 9 days and 12 hours remaining in the raffle. According to Toyota, “Toyota and the Environmental Media […]

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Honda Smart Hydrogen Fueling Station Unveiled in Japan

Posted on October 8th, 2014 by Hydro Kevin At the CEATEC JAPAN 2014 exhibition, a new mockup of a Honda smart hydrogen fueling station has been unveiled. A couple of the key features of this smart hydrogen station (SHS) are that it electrolyzes water to create H2 and it creates high pressure output without using […]

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How Does Our Site Load This Fast?

Have you noticed how fast this site loads? Here’s a speed test I just ran: Go ahead and test it out, here are a few site speed testing services you can try: Pingdom Tools GTMetrix WebPageTest So what’s the secret sauce? Well it’s none other than SiteGround’s GoGeek hosting package. If you’ve been involved in […]

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GAO on freight transport: focus on community congestion impact

The says developing a national freight strategy should pay attention to the impact of congestion on communities. GAO’s report (), released on 26 September, found that recent trends in freight flows, if they continue as anticipated, “may exacerbate congestion issues in communities, particularly along certain corridors.” As of 2012, the latest year for which data is available, […]

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