Henry Ford is famous for having once said, “History is more or less bunk.” He was, in fact, attacking tradition in an age of rapid technological and social change. Almost a century later we have a less ambitious observation which may not achieve the broad visceral appeal of Ford’s statement, but one which may turn […]
Archive | August, 2010
Global logistics giant DHL this month launched a coordinated Lighting Retrofit Program at its Global Forwarding unit in the Americas region, part of an “interim target” of reaching a 5 percent improvement in carbon efficiency by the end of year. The program initially will be rolled out in the U.S. before expanding to Canada and […]
Just when we think the economy is starting to look up it appears as though that apparition may be fading. So many people are thinking less about the environment and more about their own finances and rightfully so. These two thoughts can assist one another when approached with diligent research and patience. A little reminder […]
Real time condition monitoring has become a well accepted tool for thermal assessment and accurate rating of transmission and distribution assets. However, the use of fibre optics as sensors for distributed temperature sensing (DTS) is a rather complex technology with many parameters to consider.
A sycamore seed design may be set to revolutionize the wind power industry. British engineers have designed a giant wind turbine called the Aerogenerator that would rotate on its axis mimicking the way sycamore seeds fly. The Aerogenerator has two arms coming out of its base to form a V-shape, with rigid “sails” mounted along […]
The world’s largest fuel cell built by Ballard Power Systems will be moving to the Eastlake Plant of Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp. The world’s biggest hydrogen fuel cell is rated at 1 megawatt and is called ClearGen, which is a utility scale generator. This will be a multi-year demonstration of the zero emissions capability of this […]