Archive | November, 2013

ASME Engineer-Historian Award:

A Note of Thanks Like many people, I am busy celebrating this holiday season and have even less time than usual for writing my blog.  Therefore, I thought I’d devote this blog to expressing my appreciation for the recognition my book, Nuclear Firsts: Milestones on the Road to Nuclear Power Development, has received. First and […]

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Hyundai Shows Off Fuel Cell Vehicle For Sale in 2014

At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai shows off its latest and greatest Tucson fuel cell electric vehicle (pictured above) which will go on sale in the Spring of 2014 in California. The trifecta of FCVs at this year’s L. A. Auto Show (including Toyota and Honda) demonstrate that at least some of the […]

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ANS Conference:

A Wealth of Anniversaries The theme of this year’s American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter meeting, which just concluded, was “75 Years of Nuclear Fission,” so I fully expected a lot of reflection on this milestone event.  I was not mistaken.  What I did not expect was that a number of speakers would pick up on […]

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Aston Martin Rapide S Wins Prestigious Award

Professional Motorsport World has bestowed upon the Aston Martin Rapide S (pictured above), the prestigious Powertrain of the Year award. Representatives for Alset Global and Aston Martin received the award in Cologne, Germany on November 12, 2013. According to the press release, “The Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S was the most powerful hydrogen-powered car […]

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Pac coast gets it together on climate action

The Pacific Coast Collaborative—comprising British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington—issued the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy late last month, representing an historic government and regional commitment–it covers the world’s fifth largest economy–to a comprehensive and far-reaching strategic alignment to combat climate change and promote clean energy. Oh and by the way, President Obama […]

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Smart Investments in the Smart Grid

by Harris Roen The reboot of the electric grid is an exciting investment opportunity that promises to be one of the biggest energy transformation stories of the early 21st century. Bloomberg New Energy Finance projects that by 2018 global smart grid investments should grow to $25.2 billion per year. This article will give a brief overview […]

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Does the Earth need saving?

Hardly a day goes by without someone writing or saying that we need to save the Earth. My geologist friends scoff at such language for semantic reasons. The coolish, rocky planet that we call Earth will be fine when humans are long gone, they say. Yes, climate change and human depredations of the biosphere have […]

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