Which are better VC’s or Strategic networks?

By Zachary Alexander on

A lot of very serious people like to think that venture capitalists (VC) are the cure for America’s ailing competitiveness. And many of these thought leaders appear to be stuck in the 1990’s when it comes to thinking about hydrogen convergence.  The problem is the VC business model is broken. It requires too much money …

Colonization starts with Community Energy Strategic Planning (CESP)

By Zachary Alexander on

Tomorrow, the Department of Energy (DOE) is holding a webinar for state and local energy officials on the benefits of Community Energy Strategic Planning (CESP). We at the ebTDesign Forum suggest that the CESP could be used as a starting point for hydrogen convergence colonization in lesser industrialized communities (LIC). For new readers, colonization is …

Preparing for National County Government Month in April

By Zachary Alexander on

National County Government Month will provide a platform for recognizing the contributions that County governments make to the overall health and welfare of the United States Economy. We at the ebTDesign Forum encourage you and your peers to active support events in your area. Healthy county governments have always been essential to the practice of …

Hydrogen Convergence as a Tool for Industrial Diversification

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One of the major challenges that Lesser Industrialized Counties face is holding on to young people and/or utilizing them after they return. While close family ties are major attractors, the potential for industrial diversification associated with hydrogen convergence is a much better tool for actually holding on to them. Most states already have programs for …

Introducing Utility Co-Ops to Hydrogen Convergence

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Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher drafted an article for the Huffington Post called, “The Rise of the New Power Co-Op Movement.” In their story, they assert that “Political leaders may fiddle while the world burns, but grassroots groups around the country are organizing to cut greenhouse gas emissions and build a greener future for their …

Manufacturing Renaissance will be fueled by Hydrogen Convergence

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The real promise of hydrogen convergence for small towns and suburban communities lay in manufacturing. It’s pretty obvious that the greatest number of cleantech jobs will be generated in the manufacturing sector. The unfortunate tragedy is that rather than extending our leadership position in hydrogen convergence, the Obama Administration is chasing wind and solar manufacturing …

Hydrogen Convergence needs more Amateur Dinosaur Hunters

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The PC and dotcom eras were led by people who were motivated by the desire to simply do things better. This is missing from the development of hydrogen infrastructure at this time. There are too many organizations that want to own the hydrogen convergence movement. They want apply a litmus test to those who seek …

Applying Reed’s Law to Hydrogen Convergence

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As readers of the ebTDesign Forum and twitter followers know, there is a big discussion about how best to deploy new hydrogen infrastructure. At times, this conversation can even become heated. For those that are new to this topic, most of these discussions can be split out into two competing strategies. The first is a …

Using Industry Cluster Empowerment for Hydrogen Convergence

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We at the ebTDesign Forum have been talking to all the major automakers this summer about when they are going to introduce hydrogen cars. They committed to the United States Congress that they would be ready for mass production of hydrogen cars by 2015. But they are starting to coalesce around the potential of limited …

Industry Cluster Empowerment is Alive and Well in New Orleans

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The Times Picayune is reporting that entrepreneurial hubs are springing up all over New Orleans. These hubs appear to be structured more like business federations than business incubators or accelerators. Business federations allow small and micro businesses to leverage a common innovation-infrastructure to achieve economies of scale. Local communities benefit from industry cluster empowerment efforts …