Will A Declaration of Hydrogen Convergence lead to New Enlightenment?

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A lot of very serious people can quote the most famous phrase from the Declaration of Independence which is “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” But many of these same scholars to feign ignorance of these concepts when it comes to sustainability. And very few apply any credence to notion that the pursuit of …

What if US Carmakers decide not to engage in Hydrogen Convergence?

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There are a lot of very serious people who use the silence by US carmakers on when they will introduce hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as an indication that there is no market interest. A better question that you may want to ask is what does this decision mean for all the other businesses in your …

Hydrogen Convergence over Smart Utility Networks (SUN)

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A lot of very serious people like say that the best way to improve sustainability in America is by building bigger wind farms while others say producing more biofuels is the only way to go. And there is still a contingent that believes in solar panels. However, you and your peers may want to consider …

Hydrogen Convergence is a hedge against the Currency Cold War

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A lot of very serious people like to say that there is still plenty of time to embrace hydrogen convergence. Many of these so-called gurus haven’t acknowledged the arrival of peak oil. The real tragedy for the American people is that these are the same movers and shakers who missed the subprime mortgage crisis and …

Turning Parking Spaces into Energy Producers

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A lot of very serious people like to rail against the development of parking spaces. Many of these people believe that parking is “perceived as city land kept fallow, limited in productivity both by user demands or prescriptive zoning codes.” And for others, it is simply about maintaining the profit margin. You and your peers …

EV Charging Stations are like Teletypes in a Computer Age

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A lot of very serious people like to say the incremental cost for shifting the transportation sector to battery electric vehicles is not that huge. The problem is that most of the costs associated with deploying electric charging stations are not captured in these analyses. These so-called gurus won’t acknowledge the cost of stabilizing local …

Hydrogen Convergence enabled Smart Parking Systems

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There is a fundamental difference between battery electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. And that difference is the fact that batteries are storage devices and hydrogen fuel cells are power generating devices. For those tasked with supporting sustainability, this means that “smart parking systems” should also include technologies for managing power generating capacity of …

Making the case for Infrastructure Time versus Financial Engineering

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The term “Internet Time” was coined back before anyone knew there was going to be an Internet Boom or that financial engineers would be the real winners.  The term was used by Internet pioneers too mean that everything moves faster when it travels across the network including profits. Unfortunately, the financial engineers and the venture …

Southeast Alaska Power Agency announces Hydrogen Convergence Plans

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Yesterday, you and your peers read about the need to look past the Rio Olympics in 2016 to the 2020 Olympics. You heard about the fact that the race isn’t over for hydrogen convergence leadership. And that there is still time for America to catch up when comes to deployment of hydrogen infrastructure. Now it’s …

Talking Sustainable Economic Development at IEDC Annual Meeting

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The International Economic Development Council is the premiere organization for those tasked with supporting the economic development efforts in their communities. To say that the IEDC is holding a session that will talk about the convergence of sustainable, green, and low-carbon development at its annual convention is a really big deal. The convention will be …