Welcome to BlogNotions' Energy Blog

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.

Puzzling Energy Pronouncements:

This Does Not Compute! Recently, I’ve seen more than the usual number of pronouncements from other countries about energy plans that just don’t make sense to me.  Now, I will grant you that there are lots of things the US does that don’t make sense to me either, but these seem to me to be […]

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Renault Kangoo ZE with Symbio FCell Rolls Out

Posted on January 27th, 2015 by Hydro Kevin In France, 5 plug-in hybrid fuel cell Renault Kangoo ZE vehicles have rolled out as part of a rapid launch project aimed at deploying 40 such vehicles. They are calling the fuel cell part of these vehicles “range extenders.” According to the press release on , “Today […]

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Google and Renewable Energy:

A Retreat? One of the more intriguing items that crossed my desk a few weeks ago was an article saying that .  Basically, their stated reason was that “trying to combat climate change exclusively with today’s renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach.” To back up a bit, in 2007, […]

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First Toyota Mirai Delivered and Hyundai Cuts Prices

Posted on January 20th, 2015 by Hydro Kevin On January 15, 2015 Toyota delivered its first production Mirai fuel cell vehicle (pictured above) to Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Handing off the keys was Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda. Mr. Toyoda is saying, “This is a historic step and I’m truly excited. This will […]

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Uncovering Green Alternative Energy Mutual Funds

Not all alternative energy mutual funds are created equal. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, a reporter asked me which alternative energy mutual funds were the most focused on renewables, noting that many mutual funds hold non-energy related companies such as Apple, PepsiCo and Google. The answer to this question is not […]

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Mondelez moves to third-party sustainability evaluation

, the multinational snack foods giant, is developing an outcome-based sustainability framework that will use an external party to measure the impact of its $200 million program. Mondelez, the world’s second largest coffee company, says the arrangement with the independent third-party organization, the (COSA), will “provide unprecedented transparency on large scale” along the coffee supply chain. Mondelez […]

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The central contradiction in the modern outlook: ‘Planet of the Apes’ vs ’2001: A Space Odyssey’

When talking about the perils of climate change or resource depletion, soil degradation or fisheries collapse, water pollution or nuclear waste–how annoying it is to have one listener respond dismissively, “They’ll figure something out. They always have.” It’s a nonsense rejoinder and yet, it often gains the assent of many–as if this assertion were a […]

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