Monthly Archives: January 2012

Keystone XL – Oh So Many Questions

In California we have experienced the debacle of passing a $10 billion ballot measure for the California bullet train network, said to cost $33 billion.  Now this has been recosted at $100 billion, since the plans had not been updated in decades.  This makes … Continue reading

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New Events in Energy

  Introduction Predicting the future of energy sounded easy, in that major facilities such as power plants can last up to 60 to 70 years, and sources can also last decades, as well as pipelines and tankers.  However, new sources … Continue reading

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New Safety Measures Needed after the Costa Concordia Shipwreck

Even this soon after the shipwreck, it is clear that new safety measures are needed on all cruise ships in the areas of the chain of command, presence of a safety officer, modern sonar and radar warnings, sobriety of key … Continue reading

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Comparing CO2 pollution using heat from incandescent light bulbs versus a gas heater

In terms of light produced from incandescent light bulbs versus compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), the CFLs use only one quarter of the electricity and produce only one quarter of the CO2 pollution as incandescent bulbs do.  However, since incandescents produce … Continue reading

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