This is the second installment responding to reader questions and comments on ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) by Dr. Robert Cohen. Dr. Cohen’s previous entries are: Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Potential Markets and Benefits from […]
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Answering Questions on OTEC – Part I
Dr. Robert Cohen has been involved in ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) since the early 1970’s. He has posted two guest essays here previously: Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Potential Markets and Benefits from Ocean Thermal […]
My Top 10 Energy Related Stories of 2009
Here are my choices for the Top 10 energy related stories of 2009. Previously I listed how I voted in Platt’s Top 10 poll, but my list is a bit different from theirs. I have […]
Let the Data Do the Talking
Although not always successful, my goal is to let data drive my conclusions. Still, we all sometimes find ourselves in debates that are based more on passion and conviction than on data. But if the […]
Biomass Is Not Crazy Logic
I saw a story about a week ago that I flagged to comment on when I got caught up. I suppose I am caught up enough now to do so. The story is: Burn a […]
Back home now, just trying to catch up on the energy news of note. Four stories that I want to highlight. First was POET’s announcement on their progress on cellulosic ethanol: Poet hits ‘long shot,’ […]
A Massive Decline in Carbon Emissions?
A couple of years ago, I wrote an essay that ultimately turned out to be very controversial: Why We Will Never Address Global Warming That same essay published at The Oil Drum received 560 comments, […]
What’s 72 Million Gallons Anyway?
I just read a story this morning suggesting that the “Cash for Clunkers” program is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by only a trivial amount: ‘Cash for clunkers’ effect on pollution? A blip While […]
What If I’m Wrong?
Risk Assessments I spend a lot of time playing “What if?” We all do this. I do this when I am driving – “What if that car at the next intersection pulls out in front […]
Tariffs in the Climate Bill
A number of people have written to ask why I haven’t commented on the climate bill. There are two reasons. First, the House and Senate versions are very different, so the final form may not […]