Let us start with one simple fact, it is illegal to even sell gasoline without the minimum amount of detergent additives established by the EPA. Specifically citing The Code, 40 CFR 80.161 – “Gasoline may not be sold or transferred to a party who sells or transfers gasoline to the ultimate consumer unless such gasoline […]Read more "Diesel Fuel’s Quality Problem"
We have probably all heard the tale about the boiled frog. A frog will jump out immediately if dropped into a pot of a boiling water but will sit comfortably and be cooked alive if the water is cold and then very gradually raised to a boil. This tale is starting to feel relevant in […]Read more "Better, Faster, Cheaper? Can Electric Vehicles beat Internal Combustion Engines?"
Who doesn’t like year end lists. Well, I love short punchy pithy lists of ideas, topics, and recommendations. So in that spirit here is a list of well…mostly other lists. Most very easy to read, some with great ideas you can put to work right now and some other topics that I think are just […]Read more "Top 10 Leadership Articles of 2015"
After spending three days at the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the educational confab built around EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, I walked away with one overpowering conclusion. Yes after hours of listening to great CEO’s like Meg Whitman of HP, David Novak of Yum Brands, Fisk Johnson of SC Johnson and chatting […]Read more "The Only Energy That Matters"
This past quarter has been a tumultuous one in the global energy markets opening several key questions as we head into the winter season. In this quarter’s Fuels News 360, out this week, the writers and editors provide some insightful answers useful to anyone using fuels, natural gas, or power. Why the nuclear deal with Iran may […]Read more "Breaking Down This Winter’s Biggest Questions in the Energy Markets"
First of all “Energy Independence” is a ridiculously misunderstood and misapplied statement. For most of the energy we use in the US we are incredibly independent. If we take energy as three streams; electricity, heat, and transportation then on the first two fronts we are secure and independent. The US electricity grid is the largest […]Read more "Energy Secure vs Energy Independent"
How do we know that solar and other forms of distributed generation have arrived? Look no further than your closest utility. With solar panel prices declining over 60 percent just in past few years and with installed capacity booming we now have a coast to coast battle for your rooftop. The latest wrinkle in this unfolding […]Read more "Deregulate Thyself – Dropping the Grid at Home and at Work"