I recently asked a group gathered to hear me speak what percentage of the world’s energy is provided by these six renewable sources: solar, wind, geothermal, wave, tidal, and ocean energy. Then came the guesses: To my left, 25 percent; straight ahead, 30 percent; on my right, 20 percent and 15 percent; a pessimist sitting […]
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Pininfarina has decided to make it official and bring their hydrogen fuel cell H2 Speed racecar from concept status to commercial status, rolling it out in limited numbers. I’ve talked about Pininfarina before, first in 2008 when they introduced their Sintesi hydrogen fuel cell vehicle prototype and second in 2016, about two years ago when […]
“We are in the midst of geologic-scale change, and we humans are causing it.” James Balog says this during Chasing Ice, a masterpiece of filmmaking and science. It’s perhaps the one film that that those who have any doubts about climate change—and even those who don’t—should watch, and maybe watch again with a group of […]
I’m taking a short break from posting this week. I expect to post again on Sunday, March 18.
Much of the media coverage of the American energy industry implies that America has become a vast and growing exporter of energy to the rest of the world and that this has created a sort of “energy dominance” for the country on the world stage. Whether such reports qualify as so-called “fake news” depends very […]
Some people claim that certain humans—called breatharians—can live on air alone. Others claim we can have economic growth without increasing our resource use, so-called decoupling. Neither claim withstands scrutiny though here I am only going to deal with the second one. Hidden beneath the claim of decoupling is the assertion that human well-being and economic […]
When the electricity stops in modern civilization, pretty much everything else stops. Not even gasoline-powered vehicles can get far before they are obliged to seek a fill-up—which they cannot get because gas pumps rely on electricity to operate. When I wrote “The storms are only going to get worse” three weeks ago, I thought the […]
The development of renewable energy sources is taking place in all regions of the world and now attracts well over $200 Billion in investment annually. The various available technologies compete for these investment dollars and are evaluated based upon a number of commonly used financial measures. Such evaluations are made more complex due to various […]
by guest Blogger Stan Thompson A headline in the January 2018 online issue of Britain’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers publication is the latest hydrail transition landmark: Transport Secretary calls for hydrogen trains Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said the introduction of hydrogen-powered trains is “a priority” for Britain’s railways. The article by Amit Katwala goes […]
It’s tough to find good things to write about on the climate change front these days, especially with the abomination that is Scott Pruitt in charge of the EPA, and Trumpola still around…has it been only one year? Anyway, something positive did happen recently when Washington Governor Jay Inslee rejected a permit that was required for […]