Category Archives: Business/Investment

The German Solar Effort


Although not known for its sunny weather, Germany initiated the world’s solar revolution about 20 years ago with a vision that other countries would later follow. The goal is to increase the share of all renewable sources in German electricity … Continue reading

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To Bet or Not to Bet


Everyday living involves taking some degree of risk all the time. I wish to find out what I need to do to ensure a productive and enjoyable life. Obviously, the least risk is to stay at home and watch TV, … Continue reading

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Capitalist Revolution in China


We have seen communist revolutions in many places around the world. Most of them are bloody and disruptive because their aim is to overthrow the existing order. The political result is the communist party taking control over the whole country … Continue reading

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A Hydrogen Future?


Hydrogen is the most plentiful element on earth. We can burn it to release heat energy. We can also combine it with oxygen to produce electricity. It follows that hydrogen is the logical fuel choice for the future, but it … Continue reading

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Bio-Hacking


Recently, we have heard reports about bio-hacking. Unlike hacking into the computer software to steal private data, bio-hacking seems a beneficial task. It tries to manipulate the genes in a cell to cause it to perform in a certain desired … Continue reading

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Coal on the Decline?


Of the three fossil fuels (oil, coal and natural gas), coal is the dirtiest but most commonly used for heating and electricity generation. At present, coal remains a top source of energy in the major coal producing countries of the … Continue reading

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Battery Technology is Key


The sales of electric cars are poised to take off in America subject to the progress of battery technology. At present, the lithium-ion battery can only provide a range of 80 miles for the medium-priced Nissan Leaf, and 200 miles … Continue reading

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