Will H2USA prepare US for Life after Secretary Chu

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Advocates for hydrogen convergence have been critical of the Obama Administration’s energy policies after Secretary Chu proposed defunding hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Many of these advocates have withheld their opinions on an Obama second term until there was some sign of support for American hydrogen innovation. For those tasked with supporting sustainability, a new program …

The Next Secretary of Energy

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A lot of very serious people are starting to talk about the kind of person who should replace Secretary Chu at the Department of Energy. His successes have been too few for someone with so distinguished a career. He came into office dedicated to leading a nuclear power renaissance in the United States. Unfortunately, he …

Are you ready for the European Hydrogen Road Tour?

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Some of you may be fans of the Tour de France but here at the ebTDesign Forum, we are fans of hydrogen road tours. The latest one will kick off on Thursday in Europe and run through nine major cities. The European Hydrogen Road Tour will feature seven hydrogen fuel cell vehicles from Daimler, Honda, …

Documenting Sec. Chu’s Sustainability Legacy

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A lot of very serious people will look back on Secretary Chu’s tenure at the Department of Energy with fondness. He championed the cause for advanced battery development and tried to usher in a nuclear power renaissance. On the other hand, Fuel Cell Today’s new report tells a very different story about the effectiveness of …

Redux: Impact of Obama 2nd Term on Hydrogen Convergence

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In June, we at the ebTDesign Forum talked about how a second term would be good for sustainability efforts based on hydrogen convergence. Well it appears that Secretary Chu has finally seen the light and the requisite number of miracles have occurred to warrant funding of hydrogen convergence programs at the Department of Energy. Now …

What a Second Obama Term may mean for Hydrogen Convergence

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A lot of very serious people like to compare President Obama’s reelection campaign to that of President Bush. In fact, you can’t turn on a cable news show without hearing some so-called guru talk about how President Obama is taking a page out the Bush Playbook when it comes to Former Governor Romney.  We at …

Would America be better off with Schwarzenegger as Energy Secretary?

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You and your peers may be wondering if this is a trick question given Secretary Chu’s stance on hydrogen convergence. However, we at the ebTDesign Forum would say if asked, “not so fast.” While we have been very critical of the job Secretary Chu has done, we would also say that at this point in …

Bloomberg shines a light on Hydrogen Convergence Disconnect at DOE

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Everyone in the hydrogen convergence colonies seems to be talking about the myth busting that Bloomberg did over the weekend. Bloomberg called to task Secretary Chu and his decision making process at the Department of Energy (DOE). As you know, we at the ebTDesign Forum are extremely critical of the stewardship of the hydrogen convergence …

EDTA Conference & Annual Meeting coming to DC April 19-21, 2011

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The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) will be coming to the Washington Convention Center April 19-21 for their 2011 Convergence and Annual Meeting. This event will feature two high power keynotes by Secretary Chu from the Depart of Energy and Secretary Ray LaHood from the Department of Transportation. If you are not keen on listening …

Yesterday, President Obama was seen out walking the Dinosaur

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In case you missed it, President Barack Obama is running for reelection. While he has yet to formally announce, the President went out of his way yesterday to take the nuclear energy pledge. Like the ethanol pledge in Iowa, the pledge to support the construction of nuclear power plants is thought to be just as …