Your humble writer had a tense conversation with a former banker yesterday over the points that trigger economies to topple out of their comfortable zone.  Amazingly this banker is convinced the problem is not spending enough money from the government down to the poor.  The belief is printing money or “quantitative easing”, going into debt, […]

U.S. innovation, technology and willingness to share it has created an abundance of natural gas for the U. S. and will impact the rest of the world in the coming years.  There is also a great deal of natural gas that is ignored, where pipe-lining to market is impractical or uneconomic.  The price differential of […]

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have found that hydrates, also known as methane hydrates in one form can hold and store hydrogen. Hydrates are a water ice and usually a natural gas compound that have been explored by researchers as a source of alternative fuel or storage medium for CO2.  The PNNL researchers […]

Today the U.S. President’s State Department issued its decision denying the Keystone XL Pipeline application. Your shocked, humbled and deeply embarrassed writer apologizes to the whole of Canada, in particular those who have risked and worked, invested and managed the development of their resources and willingness to work with us to benefit from them. The […]

Wind speed primarily determines the power generated by a wind turbine. On a wind farm in which the turbines experience the same wind speeds but different “shapes”, most easily seen as turbulence affecting the wind profile, the turbines will produce different amounts of power. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist Sonia Wharton and colleague Julie Lundquist […]

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