Archive | January, 2013

DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2012 Annual Progress Report

The DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2012 Annual Progress Report is encouraging on many different levels especially in light of the recent economy, cutbacks and unemployment rate in general. I will attempt to outline some of the main points of this document as they apply to hydrogen cars and vehicles. According to the DOE […]

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Texas Wind Sets New Record – But Storm Clouds are on the Horizon

Those of us that are passionate about developing a sustainable energy future received a great Christmas present in 2012.  Texas wind generation achieved a new record of 8.638 GW (26% of total supply) on December 25.  Clearly renewables have the potential to make substantial contributions to the electrical supply (all figures taken from ERCOT reports). […]

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Energy R&D and the Military:

Historic Partners A couple of recent announcements about military projects to support energy development have recently been published.  One cites a Navy project to develop a wind farm in South Texas.  The other discusses a military biofuels initiative and the potential prospects to create jobs.      I was particularly interested in these articles because […]

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DOD Top Energy Issues 2013

Reliable, affordable and uninterrupted supply of energy to run the American war machine is crucial for ensuring mission capabilities and effectiveness of the US military. Therefore, incorporating energy security considerations at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels is imperative. In Its Top Issues 2012, the National Defense Industrial Association places “Promote Energy Security While Reducing […]

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