Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fuel Cell Vehicles or Battery Electric Vehicles

Let’s look at the pros and cons of fuel cell vehicles.  There is a lot to be said for this type of car which has zero emissions except for water vapor. The energy source is pure, compressed hydrogen stored in … Continue reading

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“Digging deeper” into fracking issues

The controversies regarding the use of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling to liberate huge qualitites of natural gas and oil now recoverable from shale formations will not soon go away. And the vigorous opposition to “fracking” should not and will … Continue reading

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Wave Energy: Upcoming test in Oregon

For some time there has been interest in developing technology to generate electricity from the power inherent in ocean waves. It is actually wind or solar energy in a different form, given the fact that solar heat induces storm winds … Continue reading

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Global Manufacturing Investments: America is Gaining

As the nation starts to consider whether the current administration has done enough to create domestic manufacturing jobs, some favorable trends are occuring that will lead to more jobs. Multinational corporations are strongly decelerating their investments in China while increasing their … Continue reading

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Much Higher CAFE Standards: Machine dreams

Earlier this week, the New York Times ran an article on Obama’s new rules which would raise the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.  There are a lot of questions about how this … Continue reading

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