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 […]
Archive | January, 2013
Ontario’s announcement that the remaining coal-fired electrical generation plants in the province would close by 2015 has nothing to do with increasing amounts of wind power despite what is being written.
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). […]
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 […]
Matt Damon’s new fictional movie about natural gas development in a rural township was being lambasted by the natural gas industry even before it premiered. And yet, the film shows no tanker trucks laden with toxic fracking fluid. It depicts no roughnecks descending on a small town unprepared for the influx of new workers. It […]
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 […]