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The BlogNotions Energy Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in a variety of energy niches. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest advancements in the energy and power industry, discussions of renewable energy strategies, new ideas for advancing green efforts, implications of public policy on power production, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

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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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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Challenges to Nuclear Power:

Not Always the Obvious Most conventional wisdom has looked at the rising use of solar and wind power and concluded that these are the primary reasons that nuclear power plants have been shutting down in recent years.  There is a growing body of analysis, however, that refutes that claim.  A recent study by MIT has […]

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Nuclear Fission and Accurate Reporting:

This Shouldn’t be so Difficult! Those of us in the nuclear field frequently find ourselves having to address inaccuracies in published material.  In the past, I’ve encountered 2 categories–publications from organizations with a bias against nuclear power, and publications that attempt to be balanced, but sometimes make a mistake.  Today, I just encountered a third […]

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An Important Nuclear Milestone:

75 Years Since the Birth  of the Atomic Age  I woke up today to news articles in several sources highlighting the fact that today marks the 75th anniversary since the world’s first man-made nuclear reactor began splitting atoms.  I’m a little chagrined that I didn’t think of this earlier myself, since it holds a major […]

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Things in the wind

Recent news on the environmental front is full of wind chimes. Did you know, for example, that Mars Inc. is making M&Ms with wind power? In fact Mars has engaged two popular spokespersons from its M&M entourage, ‘Red’ and ‘Yellow,’ Red, the self-proclaimed leader and Yellow, his faithful sidekick, have become the latest advocates for […]

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Solar Power for the Military:

Deja Vu All Over Again I recently saw an article discussing the use of solar panels by the U.S. military.  It cited a Department of Energy (DOE) study concluding that the military needs to rely more on solar power in order to eliminate weaknesses in the grid.  The article speculated that, with military funding to […]

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Natual Gas Projections:

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 […]

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