“If you own stocks without a hedge, it’s not rational.” So says the world’s most famous student of risk Nassim Nicholas Taleb in a recent interview with Bloomberg as many of the world’s stock markets hover near all-time highs. “It’s like buying a house without insurance,” he explained. “We have tail risks today that we […]
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“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” Wernher von Braun The NASA space program initiated the commercial use of hydrogen in fuel cells to generate electricity. Different applications require various types of fuel cells; Alkaline FCs, Molten Carbonate, Phosphoric Acid, Solid Oxide, Direct Alcohol, Electrolyte Fuel Cells and other, similar […]
Graz, Austria — 27-28 June, 2017 by guest blogger, Stan Thompson It’s been a dozen years since former Mooresville, NC, USA, Mayor Bill Thunberg, Appalachian State University Research Anaylst, Jason W. Hoyle and I first undertook to midwife hydrogen fuel cell based railway traction into being. Our goal was mostly environmental but we also had a […]
Washington state is taking legal action against the “other Washington” after a tunnel full of mixed radioactive and chemical waste collapsed on May 9 at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. “This alarming emergency compels us to take immediate action – to hold the federal government accountable to its obligation to clean up the largest nuclear waste […]
The trouble with infrastructure is that it breaks down and needs to be repaired, it wears out and needs to be replaced, and it gets destroyed and needs to be rebuilt. All that requires energy, resources, labor and money. Conceptually, here’s the problem we face. The bigger we make any part of our infrastructure–roads, pipelines, […]
“That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced.” Scientific American, June 2, 1909. The only constant is change, an old proverb affirms. More than a century after the automobile […]
Positive Moves in Several Countries In the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen news items from several countries that appear to be good signs for nuclear power. Unfortunately, these news items seem to have been drowned out by other news, and, as a result, they have not gotten the visibility and recognition they deserve, either […]
An exceptionally heavy consulting and writing workload has forced me to take a short break from posting. I expect to post again on Sunday, May 14.
“I believe fuel cells could end the 100-year reign of the internal combustion engine.” William Clay Ford, Jr. Henry Ford’s father William came to Canada from Ireland, before settling ‘on the other side’ — years before Henry started to change the world. BTW, Cadillac also came to Canada before settling ‘on the other side’. […]
The jawboning of oil prices by the Saudi Arabian/Russian tag team should be wearing off after more than a year of actions that don’t measure up to the words. Oil prices slumped recently, dropping from around $54 per barrel to just below $50 as of Friday’s close. As if on cue, the Russian energy minister […]