Category Archives: Technology

Tools of the Trade, Hydropower

Informative article about a new, giant lathe from Water Power Magazine. An excerpt. Voith has installed one of the largest, state-of-the-art vertical machining tools in North America – the Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) – at its York, Pennsylvania plant. In … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Technology, Water

California & Hydroelectric Power

A very good article about it from the Water Power Magazine. An excerpt. Against a backdrop of diminishing environmental standards at the federal level, America’s states are taking the baton. In September, California’s outgoing governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Technology, Water

Green Technology’s Dark Side

An excellent and very informative back story from New Geography. An excerpt. When you consider the push for electrical vehicles (EVs) to replace gas and diesel combustion transports on our roadways, the carbon footprint valuation appears quite attractive. The batteries that … Continue reading

Posted in Technology

High Speed Rail

It’s too bad this project, which would be a wondrous benefit to California, is on uncertain grounds, as this article from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. It’s been a dream for years in California’s sprawling Central Valley. Sleek bullet … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Transportation

Nuclear, Still the Best Option

As this article from the City Journal explains. An excerpt. At the heart of the sprawling Indian Point Energy Center, 30 miles up the Hudson River from Manhattan, stands a modest, oblate structure easy to overlook at first glance. The … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology

Tech Job Growth

A nice follow up to yesterday’s post, this also from City Journal. An excerpt. The decisions by Amazon and Google to expand into the New York area have led some pundits to claim that the nation’s high-tech economic future will … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Technology

Desalinization News and It’s Real Good

Especially for California, and it comes from US News & World Report. If we would invest in this technlogy and more in nuclear energy California would actually be the forward leading place it now mistakenly claims to be. An excerpt. … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Water