Harnessing Her Power – Part 2

October 20, 2009 / No Comments

If you remember in Part 1, I set the table and server up the hors d'oeuvres, appetizer plates, and salads of harnessing Herricanes (If you don’t remember, STOP!  Go back and read Part 1 before continuing).  Now I will serve up heaps of real meat and continue the anger management presentation.

Harnessing Her Power – Part 1

October 19, 2009 / No Comments

Kathryn Siranosian published a blog entry about Hurricane Rick and she got me to thinking.  While I believe it should be named Himmicane Rick and that has nothing to do with this article, hurricanes could be good for the energy business.

The Baghdad Battery, How Humans Discovered Electricity

April 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

The mysterious Baghdad Battery is arguably mankind's very first device to produce usable levels of electricity, similar to a battery. But it's true, an inefficient battery. While many believe Benjamin Franklin to be the father of electricity, history goes back more than two thousand years when Ancient Greeks discovered that rubbing fur on amber causes an attraction between the two. But did ...

Coal Efficiency to Get Boost in China

November 6, 2008 / No Comments

China does a pretty lousy job of getting the most from its coal. The country uses about 3.3 tons of raw material to produce one ton of coal while at the same time the U.S. uses about 1.25 tons to get the same result. Other countries that get about an 80% return are Australia, Germany and Canada. The "Red Panda" is ...

2050 – Most of Asia’s Electricity Needs Met by Clean Energy

November 4, 2008 / No Comments

The "Energy (R)evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook" says that two-thirds of Asia's electricity needs can be met by renewable energy sources by 2050. If so, the aggressive investment could create an annual $360 billion industry worldwide and save $18 trillion in future fuel costs. I wonder if the men and women punched their calculators to determine how many people depending ...