“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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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 […]
“If society’s goals are to reduce carbon from the transportation side, they only have a few options and from our point of view, the fuel cell is the most compelling one.” — Craig Scott, Toyota’s national manager of advanced technologies Following is the conclusion of the speech by Dr. Ballard at Camden: “Air pollution takes many adverse […]
The 1st Interstate H2 Highway in the USA will roll out in September 2017. A hydrogen car motorcade will start at the ITM Power hydrogen fueling station in Riverside, California and end at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year in Las Vegas, SOLARPOWER International (SPI) is joined by Hydrogen + Fuel Cells NORTH […]
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 […]
“We must move away from our dependency on fossil fuels, and I am glad that GM has invested over $1 billion in hydrogen fuel cells cars to meet this goal.” — Albert Wynn, United States House of Representatives How Geoffrey Ballard progressed from an idea and a vision to the success his idea is becoming, […]
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 […]
What is Fair? In the past few weeks, I have been seeing a variety of articles on the issue of subsidies for energy sources. The first one I saw was a call for the end of subsidies for nuclear power plant operation. This article particularly criticized the recent initiatives by several states to provide support […]
“The reality about transportation is that it’s future-oriented. If we’re planning for what we have, we’re behind the curve.” Anthony Foxx, former United States Secretary of Transportation Transportation has been on peoples mind for centuries. I learned that “Blaise Pascal launched a public bus service in Paris, which he called “carriages,” in 1662. It ceased operation […]
An exceptionally heavy workload and travel schedule have conspired to prevent me from writing this week and next. I expect to post again on Sunday, July 2.