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]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated image of a tiny hydrogen train broken down on Bavarian tracks with an engineer trying to figure out what's wrong as a chorus sings discordantly.

Bavaria Enters Act 3 of Tragicomic Odyssey Of The Hydrogen Fleet

The hydrogen chorus is again singing, discordantly and joyfully, as Bavaria continues along the tragicomic journey which inevitably leads to abandoning hydrogen after wasting much governmental money and delaying electrification. A tiny, two-car Siemens light-rail passenger train has completed trials this week and sometime in 2024 will go into service, … [continued]

What If WE Owned The Tracks?

When it comes to energy efficient transportation in America, no transportation option is better than the railroads. They have been the freight transportation backbone of America for nearly 200 years, which is why all the recent news about train derailments and union strikes deserves our attention. While more profitable then … [continued]

GDP, energy consumption, 
and CO2 emissions in China (recasturumqi.azurewebsites.net)

China’s 21st Century Dilemma: Development and Carbon Emissions

“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” That’s the paradox gripping China, the world’s most populous nation. A new seven-year study by researchers from the University of East Anglia relates China’s carbon dioxide emissions to the country’s accelerating economic growth. The results, published today in Nature Climate Change, illustrate … [continued]