Author: Bruce McF

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The myth of Baseload Power (it’s not what you think)

Anyone who engages in online discussion on issues involving renewable energy for any length of time will encounter the myth that renewable energy is unreliable in supplying base-load demand. This myth is pushed into the discussion with substantial financial investment, directly and indirectly, by vested interests in continued reliance on the Global Suicide Pact power […]

July 18th

Sunday Train – rapid passenger rail moving ahead (finally!)

By Bruce McF As you are probably well aware, the US Government is gridlocked, which means that for years and years, nothing has been getting done. However, because of appropriations for “High Speed Rail” way back in 2009 and 2010, things are being done right now. “Bullet train” High Speed Passenger Rail services often grab the headlines […]

September 11th

Sunday Train – A bicycle trail in downtown Akron

By Bruce McF This past Thursday, thanks to twitter, I learned that just one county to my west, a bicycle trail was being opened: Akron opens new bike trail through downtown The path is part of the city’s effort to become more bicycle friendly and to encourage people to leave the Towpath Trail and experience […]

September 4th

Sunday Train – Adventures in the Beijing subway

By Bruce McF I have ridden the Beijing Subway and lived to tell the tale! Of course, the youtube clips you might be able to find about incredible overcrowding on the Beijing subway is just part of the story. Indeed, when riding on my “home” subway line, I often not only find plenty of standing […]

August 21st

Sunday Train – Let’s build the Steel Interstate!

By Bruce McF Sunday Train has long supported the Steel Interstate concept … but Sunday Train is “merely” an online activity composed of my online blogging in various forums and your discussion in various forums. However, since 2013, I have also been involved in the advocacy of the Steel Interstate concept in a more direct collaboration organized […]

August 15th

High speed rail coming to California?

By Bruce McF Hey, long time no see! The Sunday Train was on hiatus during the Chinese Fall Semester, as I had four sections to teach four hours a week with two new preps and one repeat prep, plus two weekend sections of an eight week intro to macro class for the  International MBA (all […]

February 21st

Can Renewable and Nuclear Energy Be Friends?

By BruceMcF There is an ongoing general discussion about variable renewable energy – which is how to balance sustainable energy like solar and wind that don’t carry the risk of total destruction of our society, and riskier forms such as nuclear energy. Renewable energy includes a range of low or no carbon sources of energy – but […]

September 14th

Sunday Train: New Orleans to Orlando

By Bruce McF In this September’s Trains magazine{+}, Bob Johnston looks at the history and current state of play of the eastern section of the Sunset Limited route, running from New Orleans through to, most of the time, Orlando Florida. This is a live topic since both houses have passed Amtrak funding bills, which are currently […]

August 9th