Whether you regard President Donald Trump’s rejection of America’s trade agreements as a good thing or a bad thing, few people understand what canceling them would mean. From an ecological point of view, abruptly pulling out of trade agreements, agreements which have resulted in innumerable long-term investments and commitments, is the ecological equivalent of a […]
Archive | October, 2017
An exceptionally heavy workload has forced me to take a short break from posting. I expect to post again on Sunday, October 22.
Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell SUV is a plug-in hybrid fuel cell electric vehicle which is in pre-production and will be the first of its kind when it rolls out commercially in the summer of 2018. Here are the top 10 items you may not know about this vehicle: Both the fuel cell and large rechargeable lithium-ion […]
Revisiting Conventional Wisdom Just when you think you have a good handle on the facts, along comes a study that casts doubt on some of the “conventional wisdom.” At least, that was my reaction when I read a summary of two recent reports on natural gas projections. Among the “blockbuster” findings were the following: Fracking […]
October 8th is National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day every year now since the 114th U. S. Congress made a unanimous declaration pushing this day into existence on September 28, 2015. My website went live in late 2005 and I published my first blog post about hydrogen and fuel cells on April 05, 2006. In […]
Money is a slippery concept. Today we think of it as paper certificates and coins. But actually, anything that is generally accepted in trade can be considered money. The rise of cryptocurrencies is demonstrating this truth. In wartime scarce but desirable and easily transported commodities such as cigarettes, alcohol, jewelry and valuable paintings can act […]
When the electricity stops in modern civilization, pretty much everything else stops. Not even gasoline-powered vehicles can get far before they are obliged to seek a fill-up—which they cannot get because gas pumps rely on electricity to operate. When I wrote “The storms are only going to get worse” three weeks ago, I thought the […]