P.S. The Oil Industry's Plan to Foil Climate Change Legislation Has Direct Ties to Washington State, Too

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"Senator Ericksen represents many of the refineries that our members operate," Tupper Hull, vice president of strategic communications at WSPA, told The Stranger. "Senator Ericksen has made no secret about many of the proposals that would be unnecessary and harmful on those refineries. The fact that the senator has a viewpoint that's similar to ours is not surprising and publicly well-established."

Huh, that's strange--I thought Senators were supposed to represent constituents, you know "people" and not "refineries operated by people".
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If Inslee and Democrats want to reduce CO2 they can:

-Follow the 2003 RCW mandates to install fuel cells
-Build Hydrogen stations like Jerry Brown is doing
-Lease purchase fleets of Hyundai ix35 FCEVs
-Build Wind and Dam to Hydrogen Storage projects in Inland Washington

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@1, refineries owned by people, most of whom live outside his constituency.
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So why doesn't somebody run against him on a platform of shutting down those refineries?

Or better yet, why doesn't Governor Inslee shut down all the refineries in the state?
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Umm...what about the Democrats in the House who never brought Inslee's proposals to a vote?
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@2: Top five reasons why the hydrogen economy will not pan out:
1. HYDROGEN IS NOT A FUEL SUPPLY
2. HIBRODEN IS NOP A FEUL SPPLUY
3. HARGOBLEM LD NIY E VULL ZUBLY
4. MIDROHEM SI WOB DA FEWL ESPLAY
5. GYDROHEM NIZ TON A FWELL PUSPLY

JBITSMFOTP
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Happy Birthday, William Grove, Energy Pioneer

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HyperSolar's Announcement on Process to Produce Commercially-Viable Hydrogen Fuel Makes Impact
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#7 cont'd

http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=…

The article chronicles the Company's voltage breakthrough of 1.4 V, focusing on the technological importance of surpassing the theoretical water-splitting voltage needed to produce hydrogen (1.25 V), bringing the Company closer to the practical voltage of 1.5 V needed to produce hydrogen fuel at or near the point of distribution for real world systems. The article references how most commercial hydrogen today is produced using natural gas as a feedstock, a significant investment of energy, and how HyperSolar believes it has reached this milestone by using a low-cost renewable process with a 'far lower carbon footprint.'

HyperSolar's announcement comes during a period many perceive as a paradigm shift within the automotive industry with respect to alternative fuels. BMW recently unveiled its 5 Series Grand Turismo Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) that it intends to release for mass production by 2020. Hyundai also recently emphasized its belief that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future of eco-friendly cars, committing to significant investments in the technology over the next four years. Lastly, Toyota recently announced the EPA-estimated fuel range of its Mirai FCV, a figure of approximately 312 miles per fill-up, for the vehicle that is scheduled for release in California during the fall of 2015.


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@5: why bother when the "Majority Coalition" runs the Senate? thanks again, Tom and Sheldon.
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For fun, try going to www.dougericksen.org. It's definitely worth it. Someone forgot to purchase his own domain name.