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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.

Hyundai Teases in Unveiling Its Unnamed 2018 Fuel Cell Vehicle

Since 2013, Hyundai began selling commercial hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Today, Hyundai is selling its FCEV (Tucson Fuel Cell or ix35 Fuel Cell depending upon the market) in 18 different countries. This week, Hyundai had decided to tease us with another model of fuel cell vehicle. They will be fully unveiling it at the 2018 […]

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Sailboats and Nuclear Power:

Some Unexpected Parallels I haven’t blogged in a few weeks, in part because, this past month, we took our first long cruise on our Silvergirl.  And while I returned to a world with lots of new news about nuclear power, before I turn to current events, I can’t help but try to process what I […]

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Fuel Cell Friend Al Gore Fails to Mention FCEVs in New Movie

Mega-environmentalist and former Vice President Al Gore has released his new movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” which I highly recommend viewing. The movie fast forwards from the first movie, “An Inconvenient Truth” (which rolled out in 2006 and told the tale in video and graphs about the fact that the planet is warming […]

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Personally Experiencing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell History

 “I don’t believe that a hydrogen economy depends on a carbon economy at all.” Larry Burns My interpretation of Larry Burns’ quote is that he anticipates power from free green energy will soon deliver the means for producing hydrogen for the new H2 economy. (At present, most H2 is produced from natural gas.) Growing up […]

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Ford believes in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Future

“I believe fuel cells could end the 100-year reign of the internal combustion engine.”          — William Clay Ford, Jr. Henry Ford’s great-grandson may well be right. As executive chairperson of the Ford Motor Company, he has to way his words. Every major automaker is now developing the “oh-so-simple” (NOT) machine, which dodged scientists and engineers […]

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Pi’s tiger and the Anthropocene

Science studies scholar Bruno Latour is fond of the film “Life of Pi” for the metaphor it provides for our current predicament. The main character of the film, Pi, ends up in a lifeboat with a tiger, and not a friendly one. Though Pi builds a raft to give himself distance from the tiger, he […]

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Syfy’s ‘The Expanse': The imperial project unhinged

Syfy channel’s political/military thriller “The Expanse,” set hundreds of years in the future, seems eerily resonant with our own era. The two major powers of the solar system, Earth and Mars, have been locked in a cold war for decades. Exploited populations working and living in the asteroid belt–an area that supplies crucial raw materials […]

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Can we live without progress?

To a person alive today it is hard to fathom that the ancient Greeks regarded themselves as living in an age of decline. These are the people who gave us the philosophers Socrates and Plato, the playwrights Sophocles and Euripides, the mathematician Pythagoras, the scientist and polymath Archimedes, and the first person to formulate atomic […]

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