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.

BMW Predicts FCEVs & BEVs Will Coexist in the Future

According to Merten Jung, BMW’s head of fuel cell development, in the future FCEVs (fuel cell electric vehicles) and BEVs (battery electric vehicles) will coexist and PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) will fade into the sunset. Mr. Jung believes that PHEVs are simply transitional technology until FCEVs and BEVs take hold in the market. According […]

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Positive Signs for Nuclear Power:

Views from ANS Officers This week, the Washington, DC local section of the American Nuclear Society had the unusual pleasure of hosting both the ANS President, Gene Grecheck, and the ANS Vice-President/President-Elect, Andy Klein.   What was particularly interesting is how many positive signs both speakers highlighted during their presentations.  They did acknowledge that all […]

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Trump Opting for Big Oil and Climate Change Denial

Another reason — among many — not to vote for Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee for president. (Those words still sound absurd and bizarre, the world according to Dali or Pirandello.) Reuters reported that Trump has chosen Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, one of the country’s most ardent oil and gas drilling […]

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We are all Albertans now

It would be easy–too easy–to point to the wildfires which have devastated huge areas of northern Alberta near Fort McMurray, the hub of tar sands mining in Canada, and say that Albertans are reaping what they have sown. Yes, it’s true that climate change is coming to one of the very areas which is contributing […]

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Riversimple Gets Complex with New FCEV Prototypes

A couple of months ago, Riversimple rolled out its Rasa hydrogen FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle). And, now that we’ve gotten used to this cool, cutting edge design, Riversimple has done it again, but unveiling two new design prototypes at the London Motor Show. According to Gizmag, “In an attempt to augment the simple hatchback […]

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Why a “modern” can’t understand the risks we face

In my previous piece, I discussed why it is useless to argue with a person clinging to what I called the “religion” of modernism. I summarized four main tenets of the modern outlook as follows: Humans are in one category and nature is in another. Scale doesn’t matter. History can be safely ignored since modern […]

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Nuclear Firsts, DNFSB, and More:

A Month of Personal Milestones April was a pretty exciting month for me.  While I usually don’t blog about myself, two of the three “milestones” in my personal life have a nuclear connection, so I thought it was worth sharing some recent news. First, my father turned 95 early in the month–and was even able […]

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Why you can’t argue with a “modern”

The modern world is filled with things many of us regard as antiquated and old-fashioned. Modern people often say that ancient rituals are mere superstition, that science tells us what is real and what is not, and that we are now free from ideas including untestable ideas from religion that have slowed continual improvement in […]

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