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Peter Hoffmann

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"I Drive to My Local Petrol Station and Fill Up With 50 Litres of Wind..."

(5) Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 8:49 AM

Sometimes you run into metaphors that poetically sum up something that otherwise needs more words: It's the opening sentence on the home page of Enertrag AG, a German avant garde independent power producer that integrates hydrogen production and storage with sustainable energy production and utilization.

Production, storage and...

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DoE's Chu Wants to Gut Long-Term/Long-Range Fuel Cell Vehicles Program in Favor of Short-Term/Short-Range Plug-In Hybrids

(63) Comments | Posted May 25, 2009 | 11:36 AM

The government is about to go into deja-vu-all-over-again mode -- again -- when it comes to automotive efficiency and, very importantly now, global environmental health and well being.

In the '50s, '60s and '70s, American car makers and the government didn't take the Japanese seriously with their funny...

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Global Heating: Why We Must Shift to Carbon-Free Fuel: The Doers (Part II)

(7) Comments | Posted July 22, 2008 | 3:10 PM

One of the best hands-on examples of far-sighted thinking is provided perhaps by the folks who are frequently denigrated as dragging their heels when it comes to innovations -- the car-makers. With billions of dollars in future sales and their very survival at stake, almost all the major ones believe...

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Global Heating: Why We Must Shift to Carbon-Free Fuel (Part I)

(13) Comments | Posted July 18, 2008 | 4:12 PM

Even among the Merely Moderately Enlightened, Global Warming is no longer an issue. The Bali Roadmap of last December and the forceful reports earlier last year by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have, at long last, produced basic agreement that we have to get serious about fighting global...

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