Road Map for Pres. Obama : Preparing for the future energy economy is the quickest way out of the global financial crisis – low carbon, hydrogen, nuclear and breeder economy

June 29th, 2010 14 Comments   Posted in cost of nuclear power

Road Map for Pres. Obama : Preparing for the future energy economy is the quickest way out of the global financial crisis – low carbon, hydrogen, nuclear and breeder economy

It seems that the stimulus package is not working for the USA.  A simple analysis reveals that it will never work because it is simply perpetuating and delaying the economic correction in the US which the Asian countries have done during the 1996 Asian Financial Crisis – they allowed big corporations to fail and recapitalize on their own accord, with government undertaking painful but necessary economic and fiscal reforms, and government leading the private sector in the right direction of energy efficiency (green homes and green buildings, smart grids, advanced and optimized manufacturing and logistics, optimal load dispatch, higher transport mileage, hybrid and electric vehicles), renewable energy (biomass, mini-hydro, wind, solar, ocean thermal energy conversion or OTEC), alternative fuels (biodiesel, bioethanol) and clean energy technologies (clean coal CFB, IGCC).

All of these initiatives, if undertaken on a global scale, will lead to sustainable development that mitigates global warming and climate change risks.  And sustainable development will always lead to greater customer confidence in the future, leading to willingness on the citizenry to spend their money in new and energy efficient technologies – the necessary ingredients for long-term economic growth.

This is what the US Pres. Obama and the US Congress should provide leadership so that the whole world will follow in unison towards a common goal of eradicating permanently global poverty through sustainable economic development.  Conserving expensive fossil fuels to prolong its economic lifetime while the world gradually shifts to a low-carbon economy is the heart of this paradigm shift. 

This article will explain how it can be done.  Please read on and give me your comments and suggestions, and if possible, email it to US Pres. Obama and the members of the US Congress.

The world’s ever growing population requires that massive energy and power projects be developed to keep pace with the socio-economic needs of the more technologically advanced offsprings of civilization.

Mankind has never seen before the exponential growth of energy demand as technological innovations lead to a more wired and electrically dependent society.

So the current scenario of a high carbon energy diet has raised alarm bells  throughout the world and this is being relentlessly being pursued by no less than former US President Al Gore and the new “Inconvenient Truth”. More »

Feed-in Tariff Calculator – from simple RP MTO formula to project finance model

June 26th, 2010 8 Comments   Posted in feed-in tariff

Feed-in Tariff Calculator – from simple RP MTO formula to project finance model

Yes, you are right.  A feed-in tariff calculator using the modified US NREL formula for levelized cost of energy (LCOE) or levelized cost of electrity is available from you Energy Technology Expert – Marcial Ocampo.   (Please refer to my previous articles on simplified formula for LCOE.)

In addition, we prepared a more sophisticated project finance model to calculate the feed-in tariff using the discounted cash flow internal rate of return method (DCF IRR). More »

Marcial Ocampo – Energy Technology Expert – CV and Company Profile

June 24th, 2010 26 Comments   Posted in energy technology expert



Name :       MARCIAL T. OCAMPO




Elementary :         Dologon Laboratory School

Musuan, Bukidnon

1958 – 1964


High School :         San Sebastian College

Claro M. Recto, Manila

1964 – 1968


College :          B. S. Chemical Engineering

University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

1968 – 1973

2nd Place (87.75%) – Chemical Engineering Board Exam, 1973

Post Graduate :         M. S. Chemical Engineering

 University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Thesis: “The Assimilative Capacity of Some Rivers in the                        Philippines, an LP Model”

1974 – 1978

M. S. Combustion and Energy

 University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Thesis: “The Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Methanol-Fueled Spark Ignition Engine”

1979-1980 More »