ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a multi-modal transport corridor featuring a highway with electric trucks, a railroad with freight trains, and a canal with electric ships

Domestic Freight Mode Decarbonization Economics Will Vary Between Major Geographies

Every major geography will be electrifying virtually all domestic freight shipping in the coming two to three decades. However, the starting conditions matter between India, Europe, China, and the United States. This assessment sprang out of a bit of news and discussion related to it today. China’s Windrose Technology and … [continued]

The Case For Methanol

In the past few decades, sustainable technologies have multiplied rapidly. The price of solar and wind energy has crashed, leading to a sustainable energy boom. Simultaneously, the public has grown more comfortable with electric vehicles, thanks to increasing range and flashy brands like Tesla showing what EVs are capable of. … [continued]

Chicago 2030: Green Or Ashen?

Editor’s Note: This article is one submission in a live Masdar blogging contest (find out the entry requirements here). Very simply, the focus of the contest submissions is to: “Describe your city in 2030: what will occur due to changes in energy, transportation and water technologies, and how will they transform how you live?” We are sharing this submission here … [continued]

Blimps to Replace Aircraft for Freight Transport (at least) in Near Future, Leading Scientist Says

[social_buttons] “Helium-powered ships could be carrying freight – and even passengers – in as little as a decade’s time,” Juliette Jowit of the Guardian reports. One of the world’s leading scientists, the UK’s former chief scientific adviser Professor Sir David King, told attendees at the World Forum on Enterprise and … [continued]