Conventionality in a new energy source

This era can be called the golden era for energy research. Mankind is struggling and striving hard to discover an energy source which can sustain the needs of all, has mobility, scalability in its output, is less polluting and easily adaptable. The biggest sources of energy currently utilized are coal, petroleum, natural gas, nuclear (fission),Continue reading “Conventionality in a new energy source”

Carbon Trading and Investment: Can there be more to it?

Acid Rain was a concept introduced in the middle of the 19th century by English Chemist Robert Angus Smith. He later published a paper in 1852 and a book in 1872 , “Air and Rain: The Beginnings of a Chemical Climatology”. He first used the term Acid Rain in that book. Even though the chemistryContinue reading “Carbon Trading and Investment: Can there be more to it?”

Energy Consumption Quotient-2

Continuing from the previous article. We established the WIG and the Act on lead measure. We tried to establish a metric, Energy Consumption Quotient (ECQ) which can help in taking informed and calculated steps towards the WIG. Let us try to explore the ECQ further and see if we can make a “Compelling Scoreboard”. ECQContinue reading “Energy Consumption Quotient-2”

Energy Consumption Quotient

Please do read my previous article to have a contextual background. If carbon and ecological footprint are not the complete answers to our energy problem, then what is the answer? I would like to start with some management concepts. I recently read a book, The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals byContinue reading “Energy Consumption Quotient”

Are we following the right footprints?

Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only be transformed from one form to another. We saw in our previous articles and discussions that every energy conversion has an impact on the health, safety and environment (HSE) and creates a by-product. This impact was not understood for most of human civilization period. WithinContinue reading “Are we following the right footprints?”

Evolution of Energy-2

To read the first part of the article click here Recap: We saw how the evolution of humans simultaneously aided the evolution of energy. Our growth as a social being, our demand and globalization slowly transitioned us from wood to coal to steam power. After the discovery of coal, the evolution of energy wasContinue reading “Evolution of Energy-2”

Evolution of Energy-1

The inspiration for this article came from my visit to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. There is a wall display which shows the importance of energy in the life of human beings and how our civilization’s evolution was codependent with it. This is an attempt from my side to write downContinue reading “Evolution of Energy-1”

Frozen Texas

Last month in February, week right after the February 14th, Texas observed one among the coldest winters in history. The temperatures plummeted to -9°F (-23°C). The snow remained outside blocking the driveways and the temperatures remained sub-zero for several days. Now this is not something out of the ordinary for places far up north on the globe or higher in the altitude like Washington, New York, Canada, Greenland, Norway etc. But this is not normal for a place such as Texas and the authority were not ready for handling this situation. The worst impact of this weather was a spike in the energy supply demand.