Bloom Energy makes the news

Michael Giberson Another Silicon Valley start-up out to solve the world’s energy problems, promising “clean, reliable, affordable energy anywhere.”  Sounds good, hope they can deliver. Today’s energy-problem-solver is Bloom Energy.  The company has been around since 2001, quietly developing what it claims is a new fuel-cell technology, much of it on the dime of Silicon … More Bloom Energy makes the news

Fracking and water quality

Michael Giberson One of the issues surrounding development of shale gas resources has been concern over the effects of resource development (especially fracturing processes) on groundwater quality.  Congress has initiated an investigation of the practice, for example. Geoff Styles looks over the issue in “Shale Gas and Drinking Water“, concluding it isn’t likely to be … More Fracking and water quality