Archive | November, 2010

Trends Say Smart Grid Getting Smarter

Pike Research has come up with ten trends about the near future of the smart grid, with the message that the smart grid is beginning to mature. The 22-page Pike Research report, “Ten Trends to Watch in 2011 and Beyond” was written by Bob Gohn, a senior analyst, and Clint Wheelock, Pike’s managing director. For […]

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Is Canada Becoming a Petrostate?

Canada’s increasing reliance on energy exports, especially oil from the Alberta tar sands, risks unsettling its politics and economy and turning the country into a petrostate–an authoritarian society in which dissent is stifled and enterprises beyond the energy sector are de-emphasized or even discouraged. In 2006 New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman penned an article […]

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Swappable Hydrogen Canister Station Setup in Taiwan

The world’s first swappable hydrogen canister station for fuel cell light electric vehicles (LEVs) has been setup in Taiwan by Asia Pacific fuel Cell Technologies (APFCT). The low pressure (145 psi) canisters are being used inside of two hydrogen fuel cell scooters and one microcar. The scooters and microcar are being used for patrol by […]

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Fuel Supply Contracts to Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan Stink

“Allegations” that top Kyrgyz government officials, their families and mysterious connections enriched themselves by pocketing money from jet fuel contracts at Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan can no more be called allegations. In April 2010, National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee initiated an investigation into allegations of corruption in connection with the U.S. contract to […]

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Google Cars and Wind Turbine Project

Google’s gone green. Everyone on the Internet should know this by now. As part of their Going Green at Google Initiative the world’s most popular search engine company has installed solar panels on top of their Mountain View, California campus and promoted plug-in hybrid vehicles. But, this week there are two more episodes of “Google […]

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Will Enhanced Oil Recovery Be An Oil Supply Savior?

Oil supply optimists often say that the application of enhanced oil recovery techniques to existing and future wells will vastly expand oil reserves and oil production. The trouble is these techniques aren’t new, and they are already being widely applied. That means current oil reserves and production already reflect any effect they have had.

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Mike Strizki Helps Haiti Harvest Hydrogen

Several years ago I talked about Mike Strizki building the first hydrogen home in New Jersey. Mr. Strizki also has a prototype hydrogen car in his garage. But, since service called, Strizki, CTO of The Essential Element, decided to help Haiti with hydrogen power. The Hydra system that Strizki brought to Haiti will be powered […]

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