Monthly Archives: November 2013

Green Beats Gray: Infrastructure Investments

Not only is infrastructure spending useful in promoting long-term economic growth and providing jobs in the short-mid term, but also it can facilitate doing what we already do but more efficiently.  Here is an interesting report of an infrastructure project … Continue reading

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New Transportation Infrastructure Needed: Hydrogen

As this report makes clear, not only Toyota, (pioneer of gas/electric hybrids), but almost all the major car manufacturers are nearing rollout of a new generation of hydrogen fuel cell cars.  Unlike electric vehicles, they offer driving ranges similar to … Continue reading

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Business Buyers of Energy: Keep it Simple

Even though every business wants to improve its sustainability profile, doing so can be complicated, as this article points out.  Unless the company is in the energy business, it regards energy as a basic utility that is not worth a … Continue reading

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A Govt Program Worth Funding

This article outlines some of the projects being funded at their start-up or early stages by the US Government-funded ARPA and DARPA programs, their objectives and some of the results in terms of commercialization they have achieved.  As the article … Continue reading

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Energy Storage Taking Off

Energy storage for renewable sources of energy is key to both infrastructure resilience and to wider reliance on renewable sources of energy.  This article offers an upbeat assessment of the medium-long term prospects for profitable and possibly disruptive energy storage … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Spending Drops, Not Cheaper later

This post illustrates the drop in US spending on infrastructure and points out that not only is this a lost opportunity for the present, when the cost of borrowing for long-term investment like this is low, but also, it means … Continue reading

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