I recently asked a group gathered to hear me speak what percentage of the world’s energy is provided by these six renewable sources: solar, wind, geothermal, wave, tidal, and ocean energy. Then came the guesses: To my left, 25 percent; straight ahead, 30 percent; on my right, 20 percent and 15 percent; a pessimist sitting […]
Archive | March, 2018
Pininfarina has decided to make it official and bring their hydrogen fuel cell H2 Speed racecar from concept status to commercial status, rolling it out in limited numbers. I’ve talked about Pininfarina before, first in 2008 when they introduced their Sintesi hydrogen fuel cell vehicle prototype and second in 2016, about two years ago when […]
“We are in the midst of geologic-scale change, and we humans are causing it.” James Balog says this during Chasing Ice, a masterpiece of filmmaking and science. It’s perhaps the one film that that those who have any doubts about climate change—and even those who don’t—should watch, and maybe watch again with a group of […]
I’m taking a short break from posting this week. I expect to post again on Sunday, March 18.
Much of the media coverage of the American energy industry implies that America has become a vast and growing exporter of energy to the rest of the world and that this has created a sort of “energy dominance” for the country on the world stage. Whether such reports qualify as so-called “fake news” depends very […]