Alternative energy became a serious market player after the turn of the millennium. Since that time, solar, wind, smart grid and other alternative energy stocks have experienced both strong up and down trends. The forces at work driving these markets are complex, counterintuitive, and sometimes mysterious. This article looks at what has been driving the […]
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Answers to Some Questions I have already reported on my visit to Japan a couple of months ago and the presentation I gave to some Japanese executives. In that talk, I focused on the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as an example of an agency that behaves in an open and independent manner. I got […]
In anticipation of Earth Day (Happy Earth Day, Folks!), this past weekend I decided geek out and visit four public hydrogen fueling stations in the greater Los Angeles area that I haven’t been to before. Two of the hydrogen fueling stations I’ve already visited in the SoCal region include one in Irvine, CA and one […]
BP is claiming that the “…Gulf environment (is) returning to pre-spill conditions,” although the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA Trustees) are still assessing the injury resulting from the largest offshore oil spill in our nation’s history. “It is inappropriate as well as premature for BP to reach conclusions about impacts […]
I’m taking a short break this week and expect to post again on Sunday, March 26.
Rickover was Right The news this week that Russia is postponing work on its Gen IV BN-1200 reactor, along with reports of new problems at the already much delayed construction of Areva’s EPR at Flamanville–this time, anomalies in the composition of the steel in certain parts of the reactor vessel–and a history of delays in […]
According to Reuters news organization, Japan will most likely miss its target of building 100 hydrogen fueling stations by March 2016. According to the report, “Japan looks set to miss its ambitious target of having around 100 hydrogen fuelling stations for fuel-cell cars in operation by March 2016, with just 76 approved after the deadline […]
Everyone loves a courtroom drama–especially one that pits a feisty, but a determined criminal defense attorney against the awesome power of a prosecutor who has the resources of the state behind him or her. We see such David and Goliath stories every week on television. We cheer as the defense attorney pokes one hole after […]
Another Exceptional Month In this blog, I continue the series I started late last year of highlighting important events in the history of nuclear power that occurred in the month of April. These same events are covered chronologically in my book, Nuclear Firsts: Milestones on the Road to Nuclear Power Development. April 3, 1965: First […]
Researchers at Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran, Iran are experimenting with a “chemical car” that runs on a hydrogen liquid chemical carrier. According to MehrNews.com, “In order to solve the energy crisis in the future, some of the researchers of Amirkabir University of Technology produced chemical cars with environmentally friendly fuel … “…He added […]