An American-Canadian Treasure

An American-Canadian Treasure   The Great Lakes have one of the longest hydrographic records in North America. It’s amusing, but also tragic, to see how the National Geographic magazine has attempted to use the Great Lakes in its efforts to Continue reading An American-Canadian Treasure

Rearguard Obstructionism

Those who support the CO2 hypothesis for global warming or climate change are poised to obstruct the rollback of regulations requiring the cutting of CO2 and other GHG emissions. Whether it will be Hollywood celebrities crying over issues, or organized Continue reading Rearguard Obstructionism

Vastly Improved Modern Coal-Fired Power Plants

Ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants deserve clarity. Recently, an editor dismissed ultra-supercritical coal-fired as jargon, and asked: Is there really something called an “ultra-supercritical” power plant? Yes, there is: And everyone, engineers and average people, deserve an explanation about why they Continue reading Vastly Improved Modern Coal-Fired Power Plants

Devastating Fuel Economy Standards

A $2.2 billion curse on the American economy. This is the estimated cost to refiners for having to comply with the government’s program forcing renewable fuels on Americans. This cost to refiners for buying RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) is actually Continue reading Devastating Fuel Economy Standards

Pushing the Green Car Agenda

While expensive battery-powered vehicles (BEVs), such as Tesla, are uneconomic and impractical, most people could relax and ignore the hubbub about BEVs because they could always rely on using their family car powered by gasoline. This sanguine view could be Continue reading Pushing the Green Car Agenda

COP 21 Carbon Cutting Absurdity, Part 2 of 3

As shown in Part 1, it’s impossible for the world to cut CO2 emissions enough to prevent a climate disaster, but could the United States cut its CO2 emissions 80% by 2050? As seen in Part 1, electricity generation and Continue reading COP 21 Carbon Cutting Absurdity, Part 2 of 3