Can Technology Improve Natural Gas Pipeline Safety?

The natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno California is a tragic accident no one wants to see repeated.  Recently Pacific Gas & Electric reported to the California Public Utility Commission that it found a dangerous leak on a Contra Costa County gas distribution line that has never been surveyed even though such inspections are Read more about Can Technology Improve Natural Gas Pipeline Safety?[…]

Could Disruptive Technology Prevent another San Bruno Gas Pipeline Disaster?

I live in the San Francisco Bay area where a year ago a horrible natural gas pipeline explosion ripped through a suburban community killing people and destroying a neighborhood.  All across America the headline news stories and video of the  San Bruno explosion sent chills down the spine as every homeowner watched wondering if that Read more about Could Disruptive Technology Prevent another San Bruno Gas Pipeline Disaster?[…]

Sunshot!

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has been spending money like he was about to run out—or face the torment of a thousand recissions by a Congress eager for spending reduction headlines.  Of late, the focus of his attention has been solar energy. DRIVE DOWN SMALL SOLAR INSTALLED COSTS TO $1 PER WATT He announced a $170 Read more about Sunshot![…]

The Bakersfield Effect Hits Santa Cruz

The Bakersfield Effect is Spreading as Santa Cruz Opposes PG&E Smart Meters. The City of Watsonville, California banned smart meter installation last week.  It was the second community to try to stop PG&E from moving forward with the installation of this new technology following the lead of Marin County.  Now Santa Cruz County is making Read more about The Bakersfield Effect Hits Santa Cruz[…]