Monthly Archives: January 2013

Corporate Tax Too High, Investment Too Low: InfraBank Offers Remedy for Both

Brookings has published a report which asserts that the US corporate tax rate of 35% is much higher than other nations.  Moreover, the existing corporate tax incentives encourage companies to either move their profitable operations — and leave the profits … Continue reading

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Forbes: H2 Cars Leaving the Lunatic Fringe?

The alliance of Ford/Daimler/Nissan announced this week to collaborate on a hydrogen fuel car to be available by 2017 has drawn new attention to this technology, often dismissed as unrealistic.  According to Forbes, H2 cars are really fun to drive.  … Continue reading

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H2 Cars to be Ready, How About the Infrastructure?

Various reports this week, including this one have reported a new collaboration between 3 automakers that had until now been exploring parallel H2 fuel cell automobiles.  The arrangement could be key to bringing down quickly the cost of FCEV vehicles … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Investment: Worth It

A Heritage Foundation blogpost asserts that a national infrastructure bank funded by taxpayer dollars is not worth the investment.  The post bases its arguments on the existing infrastructure bank proposals, all of which call for annual contributions of taxpayer funds … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Public-Private Partnership: Slow Start

Borrowing from similar models in place elsewhere in the world, Chicago created The Chicago Infrastructure Trust to compile resources from public and private sources to address the city’s infrastructure needs.  But as this report points out, the effort is off … Continue reading

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US Infrastructure Ranked 25th in World: World Economic Forum

Business Insider quoted this week from a report by the World Economic Forum which investigated the quality and availability of roads, railroads, ports, air transport, electricity, and telephones at countries around the world.  It found that infrastructure in the US … Continue reading

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A Hydrogen Economy Stopper: Lack of Infrastructure

As this report makes clear, hydrogen fuel cell transportation offers not only emission-free driving, but also fuel economy superior to hybrids and electric vehicles and the technology has been available for years.  But only Toyota is committed to making these … Continue reading

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New York State Commission Report: Create an Infrastructure Bank, update infrastructure

New York state’s commission which examined the results of Hurricane Sandy and prepared recommendations to prepare NY infrastructure for the next large storm published its report last week.  Among its recommendations highlighted in an excerpt, is that the state create … Continue reading

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Capital is Critical to Hydogen Economy

This Fort Mill Times article highlights the critical importance of access to capital in bringing about the dawn of the Hydrogen economy.  While there are still technical problems to overcome, no problem is more critical than the high cost currently … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Bank: Time for New Thinking?

According to Politico, the departures of Senators Kerry and Hutchinson leaves an opening for a new advocate for an infrastructure bank.  House advocate deLauro plans to reintroduce a bill, but there are no obvious Republican advocates at the moment in … Continue reading

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