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.

Is the slowdown in productivity growth a result of energy costs?

Slowing productivity growth in the United States has been in the news in recent months. It has become a concern to policymakers because they believe it is one of the primary contributors to a middle-class economic squeeze according to the annual report of the White House Council of Economic Advisors. Simply put, productivity growth refers […]

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Nuclear Power Reliability:

A Key Issue for Our Energy Future I recently attended an interesting briefing on Capitol Hill sponsored by the Global America Business Institute (GABI).  The subject of the briefing was “The Role of Nuclear Power in Energy Reliability: U.S. & International Perspectives,” and the speakers were David Brown, Senior Vice President of Federal Government Affairs […]

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Top 5 Webpages Debunking the Hydrogen Car / Hindenburg Myth

Hydro Kevin Kantola May 19, 2015 Myths 19 Views The cause of the Hindenburg disaster was most likely a spark to the outer skin of the vessel. This has been well-publicized. Those critics and naysayers who continue to perpetuate the myth that the safety of hydrogen cars are akin to the Hindenburg are either fear-mongering […]

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Stephen Toulmin welcomes you to the end of modernity

Historian and philosopher of science Stephen Toulmin welcomes you to the end of modernity, at least modernity as we’ve imagined it. By modernity, he does not mean modern gadgets. By end he does not mean an end to progress in the natural sciences, nor in human affairs in general. Instead, he is talking about a […]

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The Nuclear Future:

Looking Beyond the Horizon I was a bit startled a week or so ago to get a question from someone asking me to take a really long view on the future of nuclear power.  I’m not sure my answers really addressed the entire picture, but it was interesting to think about the subject, and I […]

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Spanish Researchers Use Plastic to Produce Hydrogen

Spanish researchers who are part of the Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Devices Group are using high tech plastics plus sunlight to produce hydrogen from water. These plastics are organic in nature and could lead to cheap and abundant hydrogen production. According to Cordis, “One of the main challenges of the project, which will finish in November, […]

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Projecting the Future:

Some Bad Omens? I am going to depart a little from my normal themes in this blog and talk about issues that are not themselves directly related to nuclear power.  However, they do relate to some indicators in the areas of research and of technical training that apply to a broad range of disciplines, nuclear […]

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Dude, Where’s My Hydrogen Fuel Cell Driverless Car?

Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept driverless car It’s no secret that driverless cars have been making big news recently. Google, Apple and some of the major automakers have been dipping their toes in the development of autonomous vehicles as of late. But where are all of the hydrogen fuel cell self-driving cars? Sure, the Mercedes Benz […]

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‘An Ecomodernist Manifesto': Truth and confusion in the same breath

I really do want to applaud the Breakthrough Institute’s recently released paper called “An Ecomodernist Manifesto.” It speaks with candor about the possible catastrophic consequences of unchecked climate change. It recognizes the large footprint of humankind in the biosphere. It wants to address both, and it wants to do so in a way that offers […]

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