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ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image created features a hydrogen-powered delivery van that appears abandoned and in disrepair, symbolizing the decline or stagnation of hydrogen technology in the transportation sector.

Hydrogen Van Firm ‘First Hydrogen’ Fated To Fail But What Questions Does It Raise?

In the annals of zero emission vehicle startups there are innumerable failures. The Canadian/UK firm First Hydrogen is inevitably going to be one of them. I write this article not to hasten their demise, but to ask a set of questions about how this type of thing gets funded, gets … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image depicting a futuristic hydrogen-powered taxi carrying a group of Icelandic elves on a barren road, with a volcano in the background.

More Hydrogen Fleets That Reached The End Of The Tragicomedy Including Iceland

One thing that the hydrogen for energy chorus is good at is celebrating and amplifying acts 2 and 3 of the Odyssey of the Hydrogen Fleet, when governments unlock millions or tens of millions for hydrogen trials and cash-starved fleet owners throw it at a handful of hydrogen buses, trucks … [continued]

Clean Condo Life: Heat Pumps Are Great, But Adding Them To Condos Requires Care In…

As a resident of a condo without central air conditioning, I’ve been feeling the harsh effects of climate change, particularly during the sweltering summers. With climate change, population growth, and urbanization being the key megatrends, it’s clear that air conditioning is transitioning from a luxury to a necessity. For instance, … [continued]

Blazes Rage in British Columbia

Story by Kathryn Hansen. So far in 2021, British Columbia has already seen dangerous wildfires and heat. More than 40 wildfires were burning across the Canadian province by the end of June 2021, including a cluster of substantial blazes located about 200 kilometers northeast of Vancouver. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image illustrates the metaphorical concept of a heat pump's significant impact compared to building efficiency, depicted through the contrast in size between a large, advanced heat pump and smaller buildings.

Canada’s $170/Ton Carbon Price Makes Heat Pumps Financial Winners

Canada’s new $170 per ton carbon price will save commercial building owners who switch from natural gas to heat pumps up to $6,000 per year.