Vehicle Makers Conflicted Between Batteries and Fuel Cells – Which Will Be the Better Technology?

October 24, 2017 – Honda and Toyota are betting on hydrogen fuel cells as the ultimate power source for future zero-emission vehicles. Both companies have models on the road, ... Continue Reading →

Craters in the Barents Sea Point to Explosive End to the Last Ice Age

June 6, 2017 – When during the 1990s, exploration of the Barents Sea revealed hundreds of large pockmarks on the sea floor, researchers were initially puzzled. What could have ... Continue Reading →

On the Eve of the 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Fire We Look at the Current State of Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel

May 5, 2017 – The most compelling event around hydrogen remains to this day the catastrophe of the Hindenburg, a German-built dirigible that went up in flame and smoke over Lakehurst, ... Continue Reading →

Germany Invests in Hydrogen – Skeptics Point to Hindenburg Disaster and Question the Technology

January 6, 2017 – Hydrogen as a transportation fuel has had a checkered past. Its most famous failing occurred when the airship Hindenburg caught fire at Lakehurst, New Jersey ... Continue Reading →

The Driverless Car Revolution is Getting Closer and It Means Big Changes

January 4, 2017 – Thomas Frey is a futurist and in his latest musing about autonomous vehicles he describes them as “the most disruptive technology in all history.” ... Continue Reading →

Speculation on the Future of Fossil Fuels

December 21, 2016 – In the Northern Hemisphere we have arrived at the Winter Solstice. Here in Toronto it means daylight lasting a little more than nine hours. And as the amount ... Continue Reading →

A Nuclear Power Station on the Moon is in Russia’s Space Plans

May 27, 2016 – Russia wants to establish a permanent lunar base by the mid-2030s. A partnership between Roskosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) includes mission plans to ... Continue Reading →

Hydrogen Energy Storage: A Breakthrough Technology to Compliment Rooftop Solar Panels

January 11, 2016 – Today’s guest bloggers are Sebastian-Justus and Jan Schmidt. I was approached by one of their colleagues about the technology they describe here back ... Continue Reading →

What Will it Take for the United States to do What Costa Rica Has Accomplished in 2015?

December 27, 2015 – Costa Rica has been providing electricity to the country using no fossil fuel sources. The diesel generators are silent as renewable energy takes over. There ... Continue Reading →

Splitting Water Breakthrough at Stanford University

June 24, 2015 – One of the knocks against hydrogen fuel cells comes from the way we create hydrogen by burning natural gas. The process is energy intensive and a carbon polluter. ... Continue Reading →