Category Archives: Energy

Bill Clinton’s Land Grab – Utah Coal

“So why would he dedicate a Utah monument while standing in Arizona? Well, this federal land grab was done without any consultation with the governor of Utah or any member of the Utah congressional delegation or any elected official in … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Supplies 80% of Energy – Unchanged in 40 Years

via The world’s astonishing dependence on fossil fuels hasn’t changed in 40 years “I report on and write about energy, and this chart still blows my mind. Every year since 1971, more than 80% of all our energy has come … Continue reading

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Gasoline Auto Engines Are Not Dead Yet

via New Nissan engine bids to extend life for internal combustion “The QX50 will be the industry’s first use of a variable compression ratio system. The engine has a maximum thermal efficiency of around 40 percent, as much as twice … Continue reading

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Tesla: Promise Impossible? | Promise Kept

via Tesla’s Newest Promises Break the Laws of Batteries – Bloomberg “Take the Tesla Semi: Musk vowed it would haul an unprecedented 80,000 pounds for 500 miles on a single charge, then recharge 400 miles of range in 30 minutes. That would … Continue reading

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To Make Solar Really Work, Turn Up the Heat – Green Energy Fries Birds

“The problem is that building and operating a concentrated solar power plant is expensive. The $2.2 billion, 170,000-mirror Ivanpah plant in California’s Mojave Desert, owned by BrightSource, NRG, and Google, is just the latest black eye for the sector. Since … Continue reading

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Coal, Mongolia, China, Epic Trafic Jam

via Border jam puts Mongolia’s coal lifeline under threat | The Wider Image | Reuters “Alongside the trucks a bustling microeconomy has sprung up of traders peddling cigarettes, water and diesel as drivers wait to clear Chinese customs in a … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Fuel Found – Cleanup Continues

via Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel – The New York Times “Now that engineers say they have found the fuel, officials of the government and the utility that runs the plant hope to sway … Continue reading

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