Forest Fires and Atmospheric CO2

…Forest Fires and Atmospheric CO2… The Campfire fire in California is tragic and its effects on people can’t be minimized. It’s wrong, however, to use it as a poster child for global warming and climate change.  Referring to climate change Continue reading Forest Fires and Atmospheric CO2

Will BEVs Need New Power Plants?

…Will BEVs Need New Power Plants?… No matter what the benefits of battery-powered vehicles (BEVs), proponents of BEVs are taking no chances that their pet project won’t be derailed. While BEVs may have a compelling value proposition long term, they Continue reading Will BEVs Need New Power Plants?

Battery-Powered Vehicles Value Proposition

…Battery-Powered Vehicles Value Proposition… Battery-powered vehicles (BEVs) should only replace internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles if their value proposition is demonstrably better. See, Future of Battery-Powered Vehicles And what is the value proposition that warrants a transition to BEVs? Here Continue reading Battery-Powered Vehicles Value Proposition

Battery-Electric Locomotives

…Battery-Electric Locomotives… GE is building a battery-electric locomotive for BSNF Railway Company to explore how to improve energy efficiency and lower fuel costs. Fuel costs are typically the largest cost for railroad companies. The battery-electric locomotive will be paired with Continue reading Battery-Electric Locomotives

US Navy Mine Warfare Lacks Critical Capabilities

…US Navy Mine Warfare Lacks Critical Capabilities… The US Naval Institute (USNI) has recently featured several articles in its Proceedings magazine and on its USNI News website, demonstrating the Navy’s lack of capabilities for clearing minefields. One headline in the Continue reading US Navy Mine Warfare Lacks Critical Capabilities

Lessons from Regensburg

…Lessons from Regensburg… My visit to the BMW factory in Regensburg Germany confirmed that the factory of the future had arrived. See, Manufacturing a Car is Easy There is no need for a government-mandated “50 state solution” for a National Continue reading Lessons from Regensburg