Monthly Archives: May 2013

An Efficient, Sustainable Future

As this post asserts, the combination of new energy producing technologies coming into the market at prices competitive with existing technology, together with growing recognition of the real costs of mineral extraction points to a period of rapid growth for … Continue reading

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A Bipartisan Bill to Fund Infrastructure

Congressman Delaney has attracted 25 co-sponsors, including 13 Republicans, to his draft bill to fund infrastructure spending with investments by corporations seeking tax relief.  Some of the press has taken a skeptical view of the bill’s prospects, and it offers … Continue reading

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New Energy Closer Than We Think

Here’s an interesting article that illustrates the gap between what the public perceives is possible and the reality, when it comes to new forms of energy and how soon it would be possible to achieve a cleaner, more efficient energy … Continue reading

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Large-scale Wind-Hydrogen Project in Minnesota

According to this report, Minnesota may be the first state to conduct a large-scale experiment in generating hydrogen from wind at large scale, making use of nighttime wind to produce the gas.  If it proves its potential, it could be … Continue reading

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In Finland: Planning for Profitable Hydrogen Transportation

This article outlines the Finnish government’s plan to test Hydrogen transportation and build the infrastructure needed to supply it.  It describes “global” expectations for hydrogen transportation as currently “sky high” — perhaps more true in Europe than elsewhere.  Nevertheless, the … Continue reading

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Needed: Financing for Deployments of Cleantech

This interesting article addresses a key point which the InfraBank also aims at:  how to finance the cost of deployment of new technology.  There has been considerable attention to the fact that cleantech investment has dropped off since 2010, and … Continue reading

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Home-based Hydrogen Infrastructure?

Judging by this latest post, the Department of Energy has made a complete turnaround on Hydrogen as a prospective renewable fuel, from declining to fund project in 2009, to looking at Hydrogen as a fuel that could be generated at … Continue reading

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