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No jet fuel in WTC7 which was not hit by any airplane yet collapsed in 5.4 seconds n/t



Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Feb 21, 2015, 10:07 AM (0 replies)

Germany 2012: Europe's largest Wasserstoff (Hydrogen) gas station opens in Hamburg (2014 Update)

Translation from original by translate.google.com

The station should be able to deliver 750 kg of hydrogen per day. Thus Vattenfall will continue to build a nationwide infrastructure.
Die Welt 02/17/12


Wasserstoff ist die Nummer 1 (Hydrogen is #1)

Material for 20 fuel cell buses and cars

Half of it is produced directly at the station by electrolysis of water using renewable energy on site, the other half is delivered. The system is able to supply up to 20 fuel cell buses in Hamburg elevated railway and numerous cars from different manufacturers with hydrogen daily.

The location of the new site on a Oberbaumbruecke has its advantages: You can watch the Hamburg tank operations and become familiar with the new technology.


Europas grösste Wasserstoff-Tankstelle in Hamburg Hafencity, eröffnet im Februar 2012.

"Hydrogen is for us an important memory technology to integrate the growing proportion of electricity from wind power and photovoltaics in the German energy system," said Pieter Wasmuth, chief representative of Vattenfall. The cost of the futuristic building in the amount of ten million euros share Vattenfall and the Federal Ministry of Transport.

Establishment of a hydrogen infrastructure in Germany

"The gas station is visible proof that sustainable mobility is already possible," said the Secretary Bomba. "After more than 100 years of combustion engines technological era in the transport becomes tangible." The major advantage of hydrogen and fuel cell technology is that it is clean, efficient and powerful...

Continue: Original in German: Europas größte Wasserstoff-Tanke in Hamburg eröffnet
http://www.welt.de/regionales/hamburg/article13874582/Europas-groesste-Wasserstoff-Tanke-in-Hamburg-eroeffnet.html

Translate here: https://translate.google.com/


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2014 Update:

Insights into the future

On September 23, 2014 we open the doors to our hydrogen station in Hamburg's HafenCity - Vattenfall invites you to a live sneak preview of the future.

Experts explain what normally goes on behind closed doors: How do we turn water into hydrogen? How does the lightest element we know find its way into the fuel tanks of hydrogen buses and cars? And what role does hydrogen play in the energy revolution? You can see electrolysers, different types of storage facilities, compressors and, of course, the hydrogen fuel dispensers themselves. See how a hydrogen bus is refuelled!

For visitors to the industry fairs H2Expo & WindEnergy Hamburg we are offering a trip to the hydrogen station on a fuel cell hybrid bus, the hydrogen-powered "SauberBus" operated by HOCHBAHN. The bus leaves Hamburg Messe, Central Entrance (Eingang Mitte), at 2 pm and 4 pm on September 23. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes.

* FULLY BOOKED * FULLY BOOKED * FULLY BOOKED *
The number of maximum participants has been reached. Registration is therefore no longer possible. Thank you for your understanding.
http://windenergyhamburg.com/en/for-visitors/programme/excursion/

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Related: Green hydrogen facility opens at Berlin airport, with first refueling of fuel cell vehicle
29 May 2014


Parliamentary Secretary of State to the Federal Transport Minister,
Katherina Reiche, refuels a fuel cell electric vehicle


The first fuel cell electric vehicle has been refueled at the ‘Green Hydrogen Hub’ (H2BER) of the Total multi-energy fueling station at the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) under construction in Germany, using hydrogen produced onsite via electrolysis using wind and solar energy...
http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/38624/green-hydrogen-facility-opens-at-berlin-airport-with-first-refueling-of-fuel-cell-vehicle/

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silly Germans appear to be as deluded as the Japanese...
The US knows that Fracking is the Future

Wasserstoff υδρογόνο hidrógeno водород hidrojen idrogeno hydrogène waterstof
Around the World: Hydrogen is Number One! (Except in the US where if you post about it you must be a paid shill)
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 10:08 PM (0 replies)

It’s arrived: The evolution of clean power & data centers

Katie Fehrenbacher | Feb. 18, 2015


Apple’s solar farm in North Carolina. Credit: Apple.

The world’s largest internet companies are turning to clean power to run their data centers like never before. This month we saw huge clean power deals from Apple, including big solar projects planned in California and Arizona, and a big wind buy from Google to provide local power for its headquarters in Silicon Valley.

But it wasn’t always this way. It’s only been in the last several years that Apple, Google, Facebook and others have been embracing clean power as a viable option to provide a significant amount of power for their data centers, and it’s taken years for the power industry, and the internet companies themselves, to adjust to and learn about this emerging world...


Apple’s fuel cell farm next to its data center in Maiden, North Carolina
Credit: Gigaom/Katie Fehrenbacher


...That’s why in late 2011 Apple started building its unusual and massive solar farms in the area. Built by SunPower, these solar farms now stretch across hundreds of acres and now generate more solar power than Apple needs for that facility. The company also has a fuel cell farm built beside the data center. Apple agreed to plug into the state’s grid, but it was also generating its own clean power that went back onto the grid and made up for its use of the dirty grid power.

Apple’s solar farms ended up putting pressure on local utility Duke Energy and the state to recognize that if there was ample clean power provided to these customers from the power grid, then they wouldn’t need to build their own. In late 2013, Duke Energy officially asked the state’s regulators if it could sell clean power from new sources to large energy customers that were willing to buy it — yes, thanks to restrictive regulations and an electricity industry that moves at a glacial pace, this formerly wasn’t allowed.

Now Duke Energy has a clean energy supply program in the state. And just this week, Duke Energy issued a request for proposal asking for project builders to build 50 MW worth of solar projects in the state...SNIP Continued
https://gigaom.com/2015/02/18/its-arrived-the-evolution-of-clean-power-data-centers/
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Feb 18, 2015, 10:03 AM (1 replies)

Japan to help companies that push hydrogen as electricity source

The Japan Times February 16, 2015


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
takes the Toyota Hydrogen Mirai for a spin


The Japanese government is planning to support companies that help develop hydrogen-fueled electric power plants, earmarking budget funds of ¥2.05 billion for such projects in the next fiscal year.

Companies that build hydrogen-tanker ships, those that convert gas turbines to hydrogen use, and those studying the production of hydrogen from low-quality lignite coal may benefit from the funds, officials said on Sunday.

The need to develop new technology and the high costs involved are significant hurdles to the development of this environmentally friendly power source. Nevertheless, the government wants companies to build a test reactor by 2020 and to begin power generation a decade or so later.


A hydrogen filling station is pictured in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture, in December.
JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORP./KYODO


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in a policy speech to the Diet last Thursday that Japan is moving toward the “dream of a hydrogen-based society” and is accelerating the installation of hydrogen stations for fuel-cell vehicles, which run on electricity generated by burning hydrogen.

By commercializing hydrogen-powered electric power plants,..MORE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/16/business/japan-help-companies-push-hydrogen-electricity-source/

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Further Reading: Japan rises to challenge of becoming ‘hydrogen society’
Hydrogen viewed as key to energy needs after Fukushima
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/12/national/japan-rises-challenge-becoming-hydrogen-society/

Some DO things while others watch...
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Feb 17, 2015, 03:08 AM (11 replies)

The Warmongering Record of Hillary Clinton "I urged him to bomb..."

GARY LEUPP | Counterpunch.org | February 11. 2015


Henry Kissinger and Hillary Clinton receive the Germany Freedom Award in 2009. Gero Breloer/AP

...Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State at that time knew that Libya was no threat to the U.S. She knew that Muammar Gadhafi had been closely cooperating with the U.S. in combating Islamist extremism. She probably realized that Gadhafi had a certain social base due in part to what by Middle Eastern standards was the relatively equitable distribution of oil income in Libya.

But she wanted to topple Gadhafi. Over the objections of Secretary of “Defense” Robert Gates but responding to the urgings of British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicholas Sarkozy, she advocated war. Why? Not for the reason advertised at the time. (Does this sound familiar?) Not because Gadhafy was preparing a massacre of the innocents in Benghazi, as had occurred in Rwanda in 1994. (That episode, and the charge that the “international community” had failed to intervene, was repeatedly referenced by Clinton and other top officials, as a shameful precedent that must not be repeated. It had also been deployed by Bill Clinton in 1999, when he waged war on Serbia, grossly exaggerating the extent of carnage in Kosovo and positing the immanent prospect of “genocide” to whip up public support. Such uses of the Rwandan case reflect gross cynicism.).

No, genocide was not the issue, in Libya any more than in Kosovo. According to the Washington Times, high-ranking U.S. officials indeed questioned whether there was evidence for such a scenario in Libya. The Defense Intelligence Agency estimated that a mere 2,000 Libyan troops armed with 12 tanks were heading to Benghazi, and had killed about 400 rebels by the time the U.S. and NATO attacked. It found evidence for troops firing on unarmed protestors but no evidence of mass killing. It did not have a good estimate on the number of civilians in Benghazi but had strong evidence that most had fled. It had intelligence that Gadhafy had ordered that troops not fire on civilians but only on armed rebels.

The Pentagon doubted that Gadhafi would risk world outrage by ordering a massacre. One intelligence officer told the Washington Times that the decision to bomb was made on the basis of “light intelligence.” Which is to say, lies, cherry-picked information such as a single statement by Gadhafi (relentlessly repeated in the corporate press echoing State Department proclamations) that he would “sanitize Libya one inch at a time” to “clear [the country] of these rats.” (Similar language, it was said, had been used by Hutu leaders in Rwanda.) Now that the rats in their innumerable rival militias control practically every square inch of Libya, preventing the emergence of an effective pro-western government, many at the Pentagon must be thinking how stupid Hillary was...

MORE: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/02/11/the-warmongering-record-of-hillary-clinton/

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The "Chief Diplomat" of the United States of America:



Hillary Clinton Praises a Guy With Lots of Blood on His Hands
In lauding Henry Kissinger, the possible Democratic presidential nominee goes far beyond her usual hawkish rhetoric.
David Corn | Mother Jones.com | Fri Sep. 5, 2014
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/hillary-clinton-henry-kissinger-world-order


Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Feb 13, 2015, 07:58 AM (18 replies)

VW Buys Ballard Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Tech to Boost Clean-Car Push

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg Business | February 11, 2015


VW follows Toyota's lead towards clean, green fuel cell tech Credit: VW


Bloomberg -- Volkswagen AG bought fuel-cell technology from Ballard Power Systems Inc. in a deal worth as much as $112 million to advance the German automaker’s development of clean-running vehicles.

Ballard will transfer automotive-related patents to VW for $50 million and will provide engineering services through March 2019, the Canadian technology company said today in a statement. Ballard shares surged the most in almost two years.

“We are securing crucial expertise that will provide new impetus for the further development of this technology,” Ulrich Hackenberg, the development chief of Volkswagen’s Audi unit, said in a statement. Audi plans to make the technology available to other Volkswagen brands, which include Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini.

Ballard stock rose as much as 59 percent to $2.68, the biggest gain since March 2013. Fuel cells create electricity in the chemical reaction that creates water from the combination of hydrogen and oxygen. The technology offers prospects for zero-emission vehicles with longer ranges than current electric cars...MORE
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-11/vw-buys-ballard-fuel-cell-tech-to-boost-clean-car-push

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VW, Toyota, Hyundai, Honda and Mercedes

vs.

PT Barnum wannabee/Boy Wonder/Clown Elon "Enron" Musk and his money losing rich mans car company (take tax money from the poor and middle class to subsidize $100,000 cars for the rich? Why not?). TSLA has crashed almost $100/share in the last 5 months. The more Elon "Enron" speaks, the more Wall Street cringes. Who needs P/E anyway. Who will fund the GiggleFactory when Musk runs out of money? TSLA Shareholders? Maybe Elon can find someone to sue.

Time will tell...


Elon speaks and TSLA heads for the floor. "For Realz!"

PS: Owning a Tesla is awesome until you get into an accident
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/39325-Owning-a-Tesla-is-awesome-until-you-get-into-an-accident

And there's the fact that owners can't work on their own cars. So, sell before the warranty expires! Or after the 3rd drive unit is replaced- whichever comes first.
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/29834-Drive-Unit-Replacement-Poll
Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Feb 13, 2015, 04:36 AM (0 replies)

Renewable energy leader presents The Hydrogen House Project, Feb. 21 in Bernardsville NJ

Renewable energy leader presents The Hydrogen House Project, Feb. 21 at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary in Bernardsville
The Messenger-Gazette February 10, 2015

Renewable Energy Leader Presents The Hydrogen House Project at Scherman Hoffman
An in-depth look at this model home and the benefits of a clean, infinite and renewable fuel


Civil engineer Mike Strizki has lined the roof of his garage with 56 photovoltaic panels to harvest the free and abundant energy of the sun--even in New Jersey

Are you curious about renewable energy? Would you like to learn all the ins and outs on how to make a home sustainable to go off the grid without losing any modern conveniences? Come to a presentation, by Mike Strizki, founder of The Hydrogen House Project, on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 1-2 p.m., at Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville. Cost is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

Strizki will discuss the technology and process of how he converted his traditional home into a home that runs on solar hydrogen power, while keeping all the comforts of any grid powered home. This can be done without having to forfeit a modern kitchen, laundry, appliances, bathroom, multi-media/entertainment equipment, hot tub, and swimming pool, and more, even a lawnmower, car, and boat. This technology is real and ready to be implemented immediately.

The Hydrogen House, located in Hopewell, was developed by Mike Strizki with a grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and his own personal funds...
http://www.nj.com/messenger-gazette/index.ssf/2015/02/renewable_energy_leader_presents_the_hydrogen_house_project_feb_21_at_scherman_hoffman_wildlife_sanc.html

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Mike Strizki was featured in Scientific American in 2008. So it's been working for Strizki for over 7 years. He's a hands on expert.

Inside the Solar-Hydrogen House: No More Power Bills--Ever
A New Jersey resident generates and stores all the power he needs with solar panels and hydrogen
June 19, 2008 |By David Biello | Scientific American

EAST AMWELL, N.J.—Mike Strizki has not paid an electric, oil or gas bill—nor has he spent a nickel to fill up his Mercury Sable—in nearly two years. Instead, the 51-year-old civil engineer makes all the fuel he needs using a system he built in the capacious garage of his home, which employs photovoltaic (PV) panels to turn sunlight into electricity that is harnessed in turn to extract hydrogen from tap water...
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hydrogen-house/




Short version:



http://www.hydrogenhouseproject.org/
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 07:49 AM (3 replies)

SunLine receives $9.8M in federal funding for more hybrid buses

Funding will bring 5 more hydrogen electric hybrid fuel cell buses to Coachella Valley
Patrick Edgell, Feb 10, 2015



THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. - Five additional hydrogen electric hybrid fuel cell buses will soon be joining the fleet at the SunLine Transit Agency, allowing the agency to expand its service in the Coachella Valley.

Officials said the agency partnered with the Southern California Association of Governments and it was awarded $9.8 million in federal funding to purchase and deploy the zero-emission buses.

Officials said Ballard Power Systems, BAE Systems and ElDorado National will team up to build the new buses, which will increase SunLine's total of zero-emission buses to ten.

SunLine Transit Agency CEO/General Manager Lauren Skiver said, "SunLine continues to lead the way in the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell bus technology. SunLine maintains its focus on becoming a Center for Excellence for hydrogen fuel cell electric buses and this much needed funding will certainly move SunLine closer to its goal."

Skiver said SunLine is excited to be selected to host the 2015 International Fuel Cell Bus Workshop at the end of February...
Complete article: http://www.kesq.com/news/sunline-receives-98m-in-federal-funding-for-more-hybrid-buses/31196840

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Scotland likes Hydrogen too

Arrival of first hydrogen buses marks milestone in Aberdeen project
19/03/14

The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project marked a major milestone today [Wednesday 19 March] with the unveiling of the first vehicles of Europe's largest hydrogen bus fleet.

...The arrival of the buses signals a significant step forward in the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project – the most high-profile of a range of projects designed to create a hydrogen economy in the city...
http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/CouncilNews/ci_cns/pr_hydrogen_bus_190314.asp
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 07:48 AM (0 replies)

World's First Robot-Staffed Hotel to Open in Japan

The world's first robot hotel is being planned for a theme park in Japan
Adrian Bridge | Telegraph.co.uk | 03 Feb 2015


Would you like some Java?

Guests checking into a new hotel close to the Japanese city of Nagasaki this summer may find themselves complaining that the service is just a little .... robotic.

With due cause. In a paradigm-shifting development, the hotel in question, the Henn-na Hotel, will be partially staffed by what are termed “actroid" androids – remarkably human-like robots who will be able to greet, carry luggage to rooms, make cups of coffee – and even smile.


The new staff of Japan's Henn-na Hotel may look like this Geminoid F android, developed by Osaka University and ATR. Credit: Osaka University

The development, in a theme park, does not come as a surprise in a country which has long been at the forefront of technological innovation and which some years ago introduced Asimo, the planet’s most advanced humanoid robot capable of running, walking, waving and kicking a football.


Three of the uniformed actroids will serve as reception staff at the Henn-na Hotel

Actroid androids have been developed by Osaka University and manufactured by Kokoro, a branch of the company that licenses Hello Kitty. First unveiled in 2003, the model has been steadily refined with the current generation consisting mainly of robots that have been given the features (and mannerisms) of a young Japanese woman who, in addition to speaking (in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English), will be able to make hand gestures, reciprocate eye movements (and no doubt gauge moods)...

...And if the experiment is successful, expect more where that came from.

Complete article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/japan/11387330/Robots-to-serve-guests-in-Japanese-hotel.html

From the comments:

trp48 3 days ago

By the end of your stay you will be serving the robots! dun dun duuuun!


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Meet Chihiro Aico



"The mass replacement of workers by droids is coming like an autonomous freight train and there is little to no discussion of what to do about it.

A receptionist that doesn't take breaks or need health insurance. And that's just the start.

There are 330 million people that will all of a sudden not be needed for anything but to pay taxes they can't pay because they have no work at all."- link

Washington DC is too busy with drones and invasions to bother with planning for what will happen to the Citizens of the US in a radical new future. For shame.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 09:28 PM (29 replies)

Toshiba develops portable solar-powered hydrogen system for use in fuel cells


Portable Solar Hydrogen Fuel Cell Module -Credit: Toshiba Corp.

Toshiba Corp. has developed an energy supply system that may be the ultimate in eco-friendliness because it uses only sunlight and water, with no carbon dioxide emissions, to produce hydrogen.

Moreover, the system has a portable component that allows it to be transported to disaster-hit areas where normal utilities may not be operating.

The system involves using solar power to generate electricity, which is used to electrolyze water to produce hydrogen. The hydrogen can be stored in tanks and used in fuel cells to generate electricity and heat water during emergencies.

"Once the technology progresses further, we will be able to apply it to storage batteries for large-scale solar generation facilities (that can only generate power during the day) and hydrogen stations to refuel fuel-cell vehicles," said company President Hisao Tanaka.

Toshiba plans to begin selling the system in fiscal 2015...

Complete article: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/business/AJ201411140077

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The light at the end of the tunnel is a Hydrogen Powered Freight Train
And it's speeding...



Oh, and speaking of trains...


Europe: Fuel cells to power regional trainsets
24 September 2014 Railway Gazette

GERMANY: Alstom Transport hopes to have 40 fuel cell-powered regional trains in commercial service on regional lines in Germany by 2020 under an accord signed at the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin on September 24.

Under the letters of intent signed between Alstom, the Länder of Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen and Baden-Württemberg and the transport authority of Hesse, two prototype trains are to be developed by the end of 2018 for revenue service trials using modified Coradia Lint multiple-units. The powertrain will use hydrogen fuel cells, batteries and energy storage systems to replace a roof-mounted diesel powerpack, giving equivalent performance to an electric multiple-unit...
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/technology/single-view/view/fuel-cells-to-power-regional-trainsets.html

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"'Other people... see things and say why? But I dream things that never were and I say, why not?"
-- John F. Kennedy




"We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."

Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 05:59 AM (2 replies)
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