Continuous and cost-effective monitoring of the electric transmission and distribution grid is the essential success factor of Smart Grid implementations.
Archive | January, 2011
If you write about, speak about, or talk with your family, friends and co-workers about peak oil, you’ve almost certainly been asked: “Well, who else is saying what you’re saying?” It’s wise not to rely on just one source of information. Humans are fallible creatures. Knowing that, we feel much more comfortable when we can […]
Many people in the nuclear industry are looking to the new Congress and hoping for action in some key areas to help jump-start the nuclear industry. Having lived and worked inside the Beltway for more years than I care to admit to any more, I’d like to caution everyone that the Washington scene is extraordinarily […]
A 12-year battle over the future of one of the largest West Virginia mountaintop removal coal mines came to close earlier this month when the Environmental Protection Agency “vetoed” Spruce Mine No. 1. Since 1998, the Sierra Club, along with Coal River Mountain Watch, WV Highlands Conservancy, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Public Justice and […]
On 30 December 2010 the US Department of Defense released its Strategic Management Plan for FY 2011.
Every once in a while someone will contact me with a unique idea where I feel compelled to publish it on this blog. Kim E. referenced an earlier post about hydrogen cooperatives and wanted to put her own spin on this idea. Kim E. “Co-op fuel stations, Co-op farm supply, farms, farms use the co-ops […]
The Turanor PlanetSolar is the largest boat powered by solar panels cruising the high seas today. This future boat that was built in just 14 months in Germany has 537 square meters of solar panels atop this ship. Built as a catamaran the PlanetSolar can hold up to 40 passengers when it makes its different […]
I’ve talked about the building of the Japanese Hydrogen Highway before and how this country that imports most of its raw materials could benefit by switching to using hydrogen cars. Now, it looks like Japan is getting serious about rolling out H2 vehicles by 2015. Japan will be using some of its lower grade hydrogen […]