Author: Justin Rathke

Our serious energy and climate problems require serious solutions

Unfortunately, many of the current approaches are dangerously misguided.  Here is a simple critique of two of the more dangerous GHG reduction strategies: 1: Electrification of everything. Many electric utilities are pushing this with little opposition from state policymakers.  The idea is to electrify building heating and transportation.  The already-stressed power grid would somehow (through […]
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Time For Some Hydrogen Real Talk

If you’re involved in energy in any way, you’ve undoubtedly heard a lot about hydrogen recently.  Hydrogen proponents will tell you that it can power our cars, businesses and homes and is the future of energy and the answer to our climate woes. Sounds great, doesn’t it?  After all, hydrogen is the most abundant chemical […]
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Vergent Power Solutions has a new look and name…and a heightened focus

We are now Vergent, a provider of rational, customer-centric clean energy and decarbonization solutions. When we started in 2014, we were the exclusive distributor for Capstone Turbine Corporation – the world’s leading manufacturer of microturbine energy systems – in the Upper Midwest, New England, and Eastern Canada.  Our aim was to do great projects utilizing […]
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