Archive | January, 2011

A dramatic shift in the peak oil discussion

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 […]

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The Change in Congress: What it Means for Nuclear Power

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 […]

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Saving the Mountaintop

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 […]

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Co-op Hydrogen Fueling Stations on Farms

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 […]

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Japan Getting Serious About Hydrogen Cars

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 […]

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