Archive | February, 2018

LNG comes to Boston, a harbinger of the future?

The most curious natural gas story of the year so far comes out of Boston and seems to have echoes of a deepening Russia-related scandal in Washington. A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker bearing natural gas produced in part in Russia delivered its cargo to the Boston area for insertion into the natural gas pipeline […]

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Comparing Costs between Dispatchable and Non-Dispatchable Electricity Generation is Pointless

The development of renewable energy sources is taking place in all regions of the world and now attracts well over $200 Billion in investment annually.  The various available technologies compete for these investment dollars and are evaluated based upon a number of commonly used financial measures.  Such evaluations are made more complex due to various […]

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Hydrail Transition: The Catenary versus the Hindenburg

by guest Blogger Stan Thompson A headline in the January 2018 online issue of Britain’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers publication is the latest hydrail transition landmark: Transport Secretary calls for hydrogen trains Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said the introduction of hydrogen-powered trains is “a priority” for Britain’s railways. The article by Amit Katwala goes […]

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The stock market swoon and our hatred of (some kinds of) volatility

The steepest one-day point drop in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average last week shook stock investors into an awareness that all is not sweetness and light in the financial markets. The sudden downside stock market volatility had been preceded by the breathless upside volatility of a months-long melt-up—one that had financial gurus […]

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Oil-by-rail project gets derailed

It’s tough to find good things to write about on the climate change front these days, especially with the abomination that is Scott Pruitt in charge of the EPA, and Trumpola still around…has it been only one year? Anyway, something positive did happen recently when Washington Governor Jay Inslee rejected a permit that was required for […]

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Forze Hydrogen Racing Update February 2018

Forze VII   I’ve talked about the Forze Delft hydrogen racing team many times before starting in 2008. Be that as it may, I think it is time for an update about the Forze VII and what the team is up to. In August 2017, the Forze hydrogen racing team had competed in the GRD […]

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