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Hawaiian Transformation to Renewable Energy Sources Hawaii Renewables facing Cross-currents and Headwinds Hawaii represents perhaps the most important case study when it comes to integrating solar energy into the generation fleet. My first post on the topic reviewed significant obstacles and unrealistic plans for this transformation. I make some recommendations regarding the expansion of geothermal […]
While watching the recently released film “Deepwater Horizon” about the catastrophic well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico that caused the largest oil spill in U.S. history, I remembered the term “fail-dangerous,” a term I first encountered in correspondence with a risk consultant for the oil and gas industry. We’ve all heard the term “fail-safe” […]
Until September 29, 2016 I was not a big fan of Elon Musk. Not that I had anything against him. But I put him in the same camp as Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg – guys that had made a fortune in tech and were doing some interesting things with electric cars, self-driving cars, and […]
Hydrail is the term of art for electrifying railways wirelessly by storing electrical energy onboard as hydrogen and reconverting it, via fuel cells, as needed to power electric traction motors. In Berlin, Germany, around noon on September 20, 2016, hydrail had its moment in history, reminiscent of May 10, 1869, at Promontory Point, Utah, when the driving of […]
A New Republic article in August from Bill McKibben, environmentalist, author, journalist, and founder of 350.org, put climate change and its challenge in the starkest terms: it’s a world war. While the national political discourse descends ever further into the gutter, the true crisis that must be addressed—climate change– is getting lost in the sleaze, […]
What do you do when everyone is bugging you to do something, but you don’t want to do it? The simple answer is that you make it look like you are doing something in order to get others off your back. It is not always easy to tell what people’s intentions are. But we can […]
Whoa! It’s National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day, October 8th To check out how to celebrate, please go on over to: http://hydrogenandfuelcellday.org/
In a recent column, The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman shows himself to be as good a spokesman for the world’s elites (with whom he often communes) as anyone on Earth. He asks one simple question about Republican presidential candidate and billionaire real estate magnate Donald Trump: How? Friedman’s column-length answer is a catalogue […]
I’m taking another short break. A temporarily overwhelming workload has prevented me from writing a post this week. I expect to post again on Sunday, October 2.