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

Endangerment Finding Must Go

…Endangerment Finding Must Go… As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, 549 U.S. 497 (2007), the EPA issued its Endangerment Finding. Endangerment Finding, December 2009: “The [EPA] Administrator finds that the current and projected concentrations Continue reading Endangerment Finding Must Go

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