Honda has already produced a hydrogen fuel cell concept car they claim is “overall 64% energy efficient”. To put this into perspective in the average gasoline combustion engine “only about 20 percent of the thermal-energy content of the gasoline is converted into mechanical work”, making it 20% energy efficient . This new line of cars could bring about jobs in the automotive industry and all industries that branch from it. As of right now the commercial market for hydrogen gas produced from the use of fossil fuels is at about $100 billion. A majority of this hydrogen goes into producing fertilizers and petrochemicals . All it would take is an inexpensive source of green hydrogen, such as the one recently discovered, to completely change this industry.Overall hydrogen has the ability to bring about jobs and continued advancements in every market and industry touched by it. This could be just about every industry when considering how important transportation and shipping are to the economy; hydrogen would give them an inexpensive fuel for transport. Hydrogen fuel could do this all the while solving our most important problem of finding a renewable energy source.
Throughout this paper the principles and concepts examined throughout the last eight weeks of coursework will be applied to the Nortel Case Study. After a brief introductory discussion of the Nortel Case, a greater understanding of the ethical ramifications of the situation will be facilitated by answering five key questions.
From 2009 through 2014, Volkswagen aggressively marketed and promoted their diesel-powered vehicles as more energy-efficient and producing less harmful emissions than before. Customers were promised that diesel was a more efficient alternative to traditional gasoline, and that it had great benefits for customers looking for a “greener” alternative.
The American auto makers have already invested billions of dollars in new technology. Every year at the major automobiles shows new concept cars are unveiled as each auto maker seeks to drum up consumer interest along with domestic and international investment. The U.S. government with a stated goal of reducing the dependence on oil has called for companies to put one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 (D.O.E 2011). General Motors and Ford have already invested in hybrids and GM’s Chevy volt is already a top selling electric car. GM has invested a lot of money in hydrogen fuel cell technology and according to CEPGI (2014) General Motors has the all-time lead in fuel patents between 2002 and 2012. According to GM News (2013) “GM’s fuel cell test fleet has accumulated nearly 3 million miles, more than any other automaker”. General Motors has also entered into deal with Honda Motor to produce newer generations of fuel cells. GM is targeting 2020 as a launch date and is happy to allow Toyota to take the lead in launching hydrogen fuel cell cars. GM’s rationale is that Toyota will spend money to advertise and debut the
In this case scenario I would do my job and give them out to the families that have a limited income and cannot afford them. If one sees that they are coming to the expiration date soon then I would believe that it is okay to take them home then, but these samples are for those less fortunate. It is ethically correct to not take the samples home unless they are about to expire and be wasted, but only then. Legally it is not yours to take home it is for the patients.
Why does physician-patient communication matter in healthcare? During my nursing school pediatric clinical rotation, one of the patient’s I had the opportunity to provide care for, I will call her Sophia for privacy purposes, was in the pediatric unit recovering from surgery to remove a four-pound trichobezoar (hairball) from her intestines. Sophia was four days postoperative at the time and was on the unit for the purpose of being monitored in order to ensure she was recovering well after the procedure. Recuperation seemed to be taking longer than what would be expected for Sophia and her incision site was draining copious amounts purulent fluid. Because of the reports from Sophia’s nurses along with the residents, the physician who performed the surgery ordered an antibiotic regiment to treat the apparent infection Sophia had acquired.
As a Director of Human Resources for a public organization, in writing a comprehensive Code of Ethics, I would define the following key areas regarding expected standard of employee behavior as especially important; 1. A code of conduct regarding sexual harassment, discrimination and equal opportunity, 2. Confidentiality and privacy, 3. Workplace health and safety, and 4. Drug free work environment.
This week I went out on the field with a couple of case workers. The caseworkers needed help with detaining children, and putting them in an out of home placement shelter. Caseworkers were asking people, mainly interns to help them with their case. The intake caseworkers had an ethical reason, as to why they wanted an additional caseworker accompanying them. One caseworker did not want to transport a child in her car, because of what the child did to his sibling to be placed out of the home. The other caseworker ethically did not want transport a teenage boy in her car. OCY’s policies says if we are transporting a caseworker who is of a different gender, they are to ask a caseworker who fits the clients gender to go out on the field with them and detain the child. Both times transporting the youths to placement was a success.
Build a mirror CRM production system over the next two weeks so that a rebuilding of the main CRM system could occur to plug security holes and assure that another DoS attack would not be successful.
I am employed with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (H&H) located on Rikers Island. The agency is responsible for providing appropriate services to all individuals receiving mental health treatment throughout all of the New York City jails. There are nine correctional facilities located on Rikers Island and three borough jails and New York City Department of Corrections (DOC) and H&H works together to provide services for all inmates. DOC provides care, custody, and control to the inmates/patients, while H&H staff are the direct care providers responsible for providing services e.g. medical, dental, mental health, pharmacy, etc. All staff either working for DOC or H&H must be cleared by DOC and/or New York City Department of Investigations (DOI). Additionally, all staff are provided security trainings and consistently educated on boundaries and undue familiarity, none the less, boundaries are crossed, at times to the extent that laws are broken.
A Christian bookshop was involved in the rocket of selling pirated CDs and DVDs at a lesser price to attract customers. This shop would price them at 30% of the cost of the genuine ones. In another instant, a Christian publisher breached the agreement and printed more than permitted quantity and there was no response to the query from the copyright owner. Obviously, the ease of doing things and getting bigger revenue had driven these two cases too far from ethics. Such an instant is tip of the ice berg of a serious violation of ethical norms.
The trucking industry is also continuously evolving to be be more green. Carriers are going with cleaner trucks to get better fuel mileage and help cut out on harmful emissions. These days there are numerous opportunities for a carrier to turn their fleet into a green fleet (Britton, 2010). California is becoming more of a green state. The state of California passed new laws to where a truck driver can not idle there truck if it is not a clean emissions truck. Now that the new clean trucks, Freightliner Cascadia and the
It can go 125 miles on its hydrogen mode and 300 on its gasoline mode, thus limiting the possibility that its driver might be stranded, given that there’s only one hydrogen filling station in California, near Los Angeles. Along with the hydrogen fuel cells' high efficiency (from 40-70%), the possibility of utilizing both heat and electricity from them will make a significant contribution to reducing atmospheric emissions. For example, a fuel cell operating at 60% efficiency would emit 35-60% less CO2 at the fossil fuel stage and 80% less from hydrogen. Both GM and Honda are hoping to bypass concerns about the lack and cost of developing hydrogen filling stations by creating home hydrogen refueling devices that would allow cars to be refilled overnight in garages. Much of the push for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles is aimed at putting the public at ease through demonstration models and projects