If you’re paying attention to the news lately, the end of the fossil fuel economy seems nearer than ever. In the past few weeks, major shareholder initiatives, legal challenges lost, and changing consumer trends have shaken up boards, business models and executive pay schemes at Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., and Royal Dutch Shell. Everyone, […]
By Robert Perry, Director of Research Over the years, I’ve written about Santa Barbara County’s energy resiliency issues, particularly for communities along the coastline in the Southern California Edison (SCE) service territory. I’ve also decried SCE’s antiquated Request for Offer (RFO) process that no longer works in a time when energy procurement means building hundreds […]
By Robert Perry, Director of Energy Research Dear Supporters of a Renewable Hydrogen Economy, As you are aware from our last blog post, Gov. Brown issued Executive Order B-48-18, requesting $92 million to add at least 40 more hydrogen refueling stations to the existing network, $25 million for low-carbon fuel (i.e., hydrogen) production/supply and $17.5 […]
By Robert Perry, Director of Energy Research California is once again taking a global leadership role, doubling down on its commitment to build a clean, green transportation system in a second round of funding. In response to Executive Order B-48-18 issued by Gov. Brown in January, the California Energy Commission (“CEC”) has allocated $92 million […]
Update: As of mid October, 2015, this video has received nearly 170,000 hits on the UCSB TV website. Academy President Rinaldo S. Brutoco presents “Nuclear Power: A Mistake in Search of a Mission,” at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Walter H. Capps Center for the study of ethics, religion and public life. Brutoco mentions […]
Dr. Deepak Chopra was the honored guest of the World Business Academy on March 28, 2014 at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA. He and Academy President Rinaldo Brutoco discussed Dr. Chopra’s pioneering work in consciousness, the links with the Academy’s pioneering work on safe energy production and the shared goal of 100% renewable […]
Recently Quest reported on the current status of hydrogen vehicles and the development of hydrogen infrastructure in California. The World Business Academy has identified hydrogen as the energy carrier of the future. Using hydrogen to store and deploy renewable energy is the most efficient and scalable solution to the climate crisis and the various other […]
In the United States, unlike in Europe and Asia, discussion of hydrogen energy and fuel cells as systemic, game-changing technologies is largely absent. That needs to change.
President Obama has laudably proposed putting $2 billion from federal oil and gas revenues over the next 10 years into a new Energy Security Trust to fund research on new technologies like better batteries and hydrogen fuel cells that would help get cars and trucks “off oil for good.”
Listen to the full conversation about the critical need to move away from carbon-based fuels and the latest advancements in the field of Hydrogen power.