Flood Hazard Risk Exposure in the United States an Issue After Harvey and Irma

September 16, 2017 – In past postings on flood risk from rising sea levels and extreme weather events, I have largely focused on residential and urban exposure to large-scale ... Continue Reading →

Clean Coal Technologies Gets Market Funding – You’d Think the Market Would Know Better

September 10, 2017 – Just because a company calls itself Clean Coal, doesn’t mean it has a solution worth funding. Coal is the single largest human-created contributor of ... Continue Reading →

Canada’s Conference Board Reports the Cost of a Cleaner Future

September 8, 2017 – This week The Conference Board of Canada issued a report that focused on greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reductions, looking at current and future policy, and ... Continue Reading →

The Current State of Fusion: “Are we there yet?”

September 7, 2017 – Back in July I read an article by Edwin Cartlidge on the BBC.com news site. It was called “Fusion energy pushed back beyond 2050.” In it, Cartlidge states ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Water-Cooling Solar Panel That Could Reduce HVAC Costs by 21%

September 5, 2017 – One way our species can reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions is through energy conservation. The energy needed to keep buildings cool in the summer ... Continue Reading →

Texas Wind Turbines Survive Hurricane Harvey

September 2, 2017 – One concern that gets raised about wind energy relates to the ability of turbines to withstand extreme force winds from storms. Hurricane Harvey which came ... Continue Reading →

Where Nuclear Power Went Wrong and What Can Be Done About It

September 1, 2017 – In the news today the German government announced it is issuing potassium iodide pills to citizens in Aachen, a city on the edge of the border with Belgium. Why? Because ... Continue Reading →

Rex Tillerson’s Ex-Company Misled the Public About Climate Change States Newly Published Paper

August 27, 2017 – Why would an energy company dealing largely with fossil fuel exploration, extraction and processing want to mislead the world about climate change? Could it ... Continue Reading →

Large Hadron Collider is Revealing Antimatter Secrets

August  24, 2017 – It sounds like science fiction every time a physicist starts talking about antimatter. That’s the stuff that when combined with matter could annihilate ... Continue Reading →

Toyota’s 2022 Electric Car Will Use Solid-State Batteries Rechargeable in a Few Minutes

July 25, 2017 – If the electric car is to become ubiquitous, then what Toyota is planning to introduce in a little more than four years may prove to be a game changer. Instead ... Continue Reading →