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Fuel cell-powered mobile lights tested, proven, ready for commercial use

Mike Janes Phys.org September 30, 2014

The H2LT developed by Sandia National Laboratories and its partners was deployed in 2011 at the site of the final space shuttle launch and observed by visitors, shuttle astronauts and members of the international media. Credit: Lennie Klebanoff

Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner, quieter and now have a proven track record in applications such as nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events and airport operations, making them ready for commercialization and broader use.

That's the conclusion reached by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and others after a multiyear project sponsored by the Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the Boeing Co. Project support also came from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Altergy Systems and 11 other project partners...

Developed by Sandia National Laboratories and several industry partners, the fuel cell mobile light offers a cleaner, quieter alternative to diesel-powered units. As seen here (top center), the system has been used by airport construction

... Emissions-free, but quiet and tough

In addition to zero emissions, perhaps the most attractive feature of the fuel cell mobile light system is how quiet it is.

"The primary driver of the project from the outset was the lowering of greenhouse gas emissions, and, in fact, the H2LT system was not designed to minimize noise," said Klebanoff. "Still, hydrogen fuel cell technology by its very nature is dramatically quieter than diesel generators, and this noise reduction is something that really excites users," said Klebanoff...MORE>

Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Sep 30, 2014, 05:21 PM (4 replies)

Honda Sets Up Compact Hydrogen Station in Japan

Masaya Sato, Nikkei Monozukuri Sept 23, 2014

The Smart Hydrogen Station sold to the government of Saitama City

Honda Motor Co Ltd and Iwatani Corp developed the "Smart Hydrogen Station," the world's first hydrogen station unit containing hydrogen production equipment, hydrogen charging system, etc...

...The installation cost of existing hydrogen stations is reportedly about ¥400 to 500 million (approx US$3.68-4.6 million) per unit, but Honda aims to reduce it by 90%. Honda and Iwatani consider that the new unit will contribute to the spread of hydrogen stations. Honda, which plans to release a fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) in 2015, intends to use the unit for the establishment of basic infrastructure for FCVs...

...The Smart Hydrogen Station developed by the two companies uses utility power to electrically decompose water and produce hydrogen. It can also use renewable energy such as solar electricity for hydrogen production. The government of Saitama City installed the unit on the property of a waste incineration plant and uses electricity generated from exhaust heat produced by incinerating garbage for water decomposition...

...To solve this problem, Honda employed a hydrogen production unit called "high-pressure water electrolysis type," which does not require a compressor. The new method adds pressure resistance (up to 35MPa) to the electrolyte film that electrically decomposes water, enabling to keep a high pressure in the electrolysis cell and increase the pressure as hydrogen is produced. As a result, the need for a compressor is eliminated, solving the problem of energy loss caused by the small size of the hydrogen station...MORE>

A neighborhood Hydrogen station. Energy production by anyone that wants to produce it. Truly de-centralized.

Honda Water

Top Gear's James May reviews the Honda Hydrogen Electric (2008)

Watch as the rest of the world leaves the US in the Hydrogen dust. Of course, one can also, at the same time, watch reports of the latest bombing campaign on the telly. They're (kind of) related.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon Sep 29, 2014, 03:03 AM (1 replies)

Medea Benjamin on Breaking the Set: "We need more visible OUTRAGE"

Medea Benjamin @7:30

Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control


Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Sep 27, 2014, 09:32 PM (11 replies)

Watch a Hyundai Hydrogen Electric Car being fueled with Solar Hydrogen

Driving Hyundai's no-compromises fuel-cell car
Jim Motavalli Sat, Sep 27, 2014

WALLINGFORD, Conn. — If you’re looking for a white-knuckle driving experience, the Hyundai Tucson fuel-cell car isn’t for you. The darned thing is well-mannered, and quiet, exceptionally quiet even among the near-silent electric cars. There’s not much in the way of compromises, either — the same load space (give or take an inch) as the production Tucson, and 265 miles of range...

...The first Tucson was delivered in June to customer Timothy Bush in Tustin, California. The deal is he pays $2,999 down and $499 a month, a price that includes unlimited fuel and free maintenance. Hyundai won’t say how many it’s delivered since, but it can’t be a whole lot. Some cars have gone to Europe (the Tucson is a global model), including a few to fleet customers in Copenhagen.

The Tucson I drove is on the East Coast so that it can be seen by Washington decision makers (who control the purse strings at the not always hydrogen-friendly Department of Energy) and journalists like me. I encountered it twice, catching up with it at Connecticut’s only hydrogen station...

...The Sun Hydro hydrogen pump is operated by fuel-cell specialist Proton OnSite, and it’s solar powered, part of a network envisioned by owner (and Lumber Liquidators honcho) Tom Sullivan. The East Coast hydrogen highway has been delayed, but a second station is now going through approvals in Braintree, Massachusetts, according to Proton’s Larry Moulthrop, vice president of hydrogen systems....

...Refueling the Tucson took only a few minutes. Anyone used to gas stations could learn the technique in a snap...
MORE: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/driving-hyundais-no-compromises-fuel-cell-car

Solar Hydrogen: The Fuel of the Future
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Sep 27, 2014, 03:56 PM (2 replies)

Guardian: Eric Holder didn't send a single banker to jail for the mortgage crisis. Is that justice?

US attorney general’s tenure has proven unhelpful to the five million victims of mortgage abuses in the US

David Dayen The Guardian 25 September 2014

Holder has a mixed legacy: excellent on civil and voting rights, bad on press freedom and transparency. Photograph: JONATHAN ERNST/Reuters

“Friends and former colleagues say Holder has made no decisions about his next professional perch,” NPR writes, “but they say it would be no surprise if he returned to the law firm Covington & Burling, where he spent years representing corporate clients.”

A large chunk of Covington & Burling’s corporate clients are mega-banks like JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and Bank of America. Lanny Breuer, who ran the criminal division for Holder’s Justice Department, already returned to work there.

In March, Covington highlighted in marketing materials their award from the trade publication American Lawyer as “Litigation Department of the Year,” touting the law firm’s work in getting clients accused of financial fraud off with slap-on-the-wrist fines.

Covington, American Lawyer says, helps clients “get the best deal they can.”
Holder has a mixed legacy: excellent on civil and voting rights, bad on press freedom and transparency...
MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/sep/25/eric-holder-resign-mortgage-abuses-americans

hackedforsure 25 September 2014 9:46pm
Recommend 10

Although Holder's Clinton-era DOJ policy memo regarding "unintended consequences" may have saved the financial system from more institutions like Lehman Bros. from collapse, it indeed had far-reaching consequences for millions of people, and not just in America. That the financial industry got away with little more than some fines (thanks Lannie Breuer) is a travesty of justice. Even Reagan put over 1000 bankers in prison as a result of the S&L crisis.

Does that put the current administration to the right of the catalyst for the neo-liberal (Reagan) shift in U.S. politics? It's certainly worth consideration.

Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat Sep 27, 2014, 01:05 AM (0 replies)

Abby Martin Uncovers 9/11 with Jesse Ventura Off The Grid - Ora TV

Why didn't the Bush Regime want an investigation into the biggest crime against America in history? Why did it take the families of the victims to finally get an investigation? Why select Henry Kissinger to lead it? Why under-fund it? Why did Bush and Cheney insist on not being under oath while testifying? Why are 28 critical pages hidden from the world?

For asking these questions, people are mocked, ridiculed and scorned.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Sep 25, 2014, 10:05 PM (13 replies)

IBM’s solar concentrator can produce energy, clean water and AC

Lucas Mearian Computerworld Sep 24, 2014

An artist's rendition of what the solar concentrators will look like. Credit: IBM, Airlight

IBM Research and Switzerland-based Airlight Energy today announced a new parabolic dish that increases the sun's radiation by 2,000 times while also producing fresh water and air conditioning.

The new Concentrator PhotoVoltaics (CPV) system uses a dense array of water-cooled solar chips that can convert 80% of the sun's radiation into useful energy...

...Because the sun's rays are concentrated onto an array of PV chips, the array needs to be cooled to remain within operating temperatures. The water-filled radiator system that does that also creates hot water that can be used in other ways, such as space heating and air conditioning through an absorption chiller.

The hot water can then be used in an attached desalination system that creates drinkable water by passing itwater through a Gortex-like membrane...
MORE: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2687236/ibms-solar-concentrator-can-produce-energy-clean-water-and-ac.html

Also in the news: "US-led raids on Syria kill 14 jihadists, 5 civilians"
"Among the civilians killed in Hassakeh was a child, he added."
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Sep 25, 2014, 02:56 PM (4 replies)

Hydrogen Powered Trains are next

in the Hydrogen Age. Watching history being made is Fun!

Fuel cells to power regional trainsets
Railway Gazette.com 24 Sep 2014

Alstom Transport President Henri Poupart-Lafarge signed letters of intent with four German regional authorities to develop 'zero emission trains'[/center]

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. While the fuel cells will feature ‘proven technology’ already deployed in the automotive sector, Alstom will provide the software, control and energy storage equipment. Citing commercial confidentiality, the company would not be drawn on the type of battery and energy storage tools to be adopted...

...Alstom claims the trains would be ‘completely emission free’,
MORE: http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/fuel-cells-to-power-regional-trainsets.html

This was buried under all the news of the US bombing yet another foreign country. GO 'Murika!
Posted by nationalize the fed | Thu Sep 25, 2014, 02:17 PM (1 replies)

Alaska TV News reporter Charlo "F Bomb" Greene: "Why I Quit"

Charlo Greene Reportedly Terrorized Neighbor, Reaches Alaska Cannabis Club Goal

Maria Vultaggio IBTimes.com September 23 2014

Charlo Greene, the Alaska news reporter who became famous by quitting on live television, allegedly smoked so much marijuana at her home that her next door neighbor’s child became sick, TMZ reported. Now her neighbor is fighting Greene in court.

When Greene and her boyfriend moved into the apartment above Tyler Gilbrech’s place in June, they smoked so much pot that his 4-year-old daughter became ill from the fumes seeping through the walls, Gilbrech told TMZ. He said something to the building manager -- and that's when things went awry, he said.

Court documents revealed Greene harassed and threatened Gilbrech several times and told him to “watch his back,” TMZ reported. He filed for -- and was granted -- a temporary restraining order against the KTVA reporter two weeks ago. Since then, Greene has moved out of the building and must stay at least 20 feet away from Gilbrech and his family. A court hearing was scheduled for the end of the month.

Greene, in turn, claims her former neighbor harassed her with racial slurs, which he denies, and she said she wanted to file a restraining order against him but was too busy with her job...

MORE: http://www.ibtimes.com/charlo-greene-reportedly-terrorized-neighbor-reaches-alaska-cannabis-club-goal-1693987

Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Sep 23, 2014, 11:03 PM (1 replies)

Reminder: "Atrocity Propaganda"- bought and paid for

Let's take a look back, shall we, at the testimony of a one Nayirah al-Sabah from 1990:

The Nayirah testimony was a fake testimony given before the non-governmental Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990 by a woman who provided only her first name, Nayirah. The testimony was widely publicized, and was cited numerous times by United States senators and the American president in their rationale to back Kuwait in the Gulf War.

In 1992, it was revealed that Nayirah's last name was al-Ṣabaḥ and that she was the daughter of Saud Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. Furthermore, it was revealed that her testimony was organized as part of the Citizens for a Free Kuwait public relations campaign which was run by Hill & Knowlton for the Kuwaiti government. Following this, al-Sabah's testimony has come to be regarded as a classic example of modern atrocity propaganda...

Hill & Knowlton

In 1990, after being approached by a Kuwaiti expatriate in New York, Hill & Knowlton took on "Citizens for a Free Kuwait." The objective of the national campaign was to raise awareness in the United States about the dangers posed by Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein to Kuwait.

Hill & Knowlton conducted a $1 million study to determine the best way to win support for strong action. H & K had the Wirthington Group conduct focus groups to determine the best strategy that would influence public opinion.[40] The study found that an emphasis on atrocities, particularly the incubator story, was the most effective.

Hill & Knowlton is estimated to have been given as much as $12 million by the Kuwaitis for their public relations campaign...

...It is unclear how much of Nayirah's testimony was coached. Though the firm was supposed to provide only stylistic help, it was reported that H&K "provided witnesses, wrote testimony, and coached the witnesses for effectiveness".

Congressional Human Rights Foundation

The Congressional Human Rights Foundation is a non-governmental organization that investigates human rights abuse. It was headed by Democratic U.S. Representative Tom Lantos and Republican Representative John Porter and rented space in Hill & Knowlton's Washington headquarters at a $3000 reduced rate...

Does anyone here think that that was the last time fake testimony was provided to the US Government?

Fool me once...shame on ...Can't get fooled again!

Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue Sep 23, 2014, 12:11 PM (0 replies)
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