Alabama joins the Hydrogen Convergence Race

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A lot of very serious people are very excited about the Birmingham Fuel Cell Bus Demonstration. However, you and your peers may want to argue that this is just another example of Washington’s top-down energy policies not working. America continues to fall behind other regions of the world even though the Obama Administration has stopped …

Contemplating the fall of Big Oil

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A lot of very serious people are debating the value of subsidies for Big Oil. The proponents say that reducing oil subsidies will bring down the United States Economy. The detractors counter that continuing Big Oil subsidies will accelerate the Fossil Fuel Debt Spiral. This means that as oil prices increase, the quality of life …

State Department releases Global Water Crisis Report

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Last month, we at the ebTDesign Forum published a blog segment that suggested that Barack Obama should start educating the American people about the water crisis. We applaud the fact that the State Department just released National Security Assessment: Water Scarcity Disrupting U.S. and Three Continents [PDF]. Finally, the administration is building a case for …

Hydrogen Convergence as a Framework for Smart Metering

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According to Pike Research, the business case for smart metering is as platform for serving multiple energy services. The Pike Research report likens the smart metering opportunity to the lights-out management systems in data centers. At the ebTDesign Forum, we agree that the smart metering industry inherits much of the entrepreneurial culture that has led …

CEQ and ACCO Announce the 3rd GreenGov Symposium

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The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) have announced that they will co-host a GreenGov Symposium in September. This event will hold 350 sessions that will bring together the major players (i.e., government, the private sector, non-profits, and academia) needed to change America’s view of sustainability. …

Horizon Fuel Cell, 3D Classworks partner on Destination Zero Carbon

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Cultural changes take time to internalize. Even though, techno economic events like global warming may necessitate a transition. Ian Yolles, Chief Sustainability Officer at Recyclebank, described this challenge by saying “Cultural barriers to sustainability are greater than the technical barriers to sustainability.” Often the best way to start this process of cultural transition is with …

Honda demos potential of Residential Hydrogen Convergence

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According to Fuel Cell Today, Honda claims that its fuel cell powered FCX Clarity can power a Japanese home for six days on a single fill up. This should open the door to discussions about the benefits of hydrogen convergence for residential communities. Honda decided to attempt this demonstration after its government’s decision to reduce …

More Signs of post-Globalization Turmoil

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Since 2006, we at the ebTDesign Forum have been saying that the Globalization process has ended and that very serious people must deal with the post-Globalization aftermath. It appears that members of the World Trade Organization have started to take notice. For example, the theme of the 2012 WTO Public Forum which will be held …

IRONIC: Pushing for Keystone Pipeline on World Water Day

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It’s ironic that President Obama is trying to shore up his position on the Keystone Pipeline while ignoring the main rationale for asking for further study. Today is World Water Day which is devoted to raising awareness to the World’s Water Crisis. President Obama would be well-advised to educate the American people on the threat …

Horizon Fuel Cell promises Larger Open-Source Solutions

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Today, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies announced that it will be adding to ITM Power’s tactical hydrogen electrolyzer to their product mix. Now, a lot of very serious people would have the announcement of greater availability of tactical hydrogen infrastructure. However, we at the ebTDesign Forum suggest that you and your peers consider why Horizon Fuel …