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Tension arises as clean hydrogen projects spread

By Charley Rattan Not quite sure why ‘tension arises’ as per the headline but remainder of article may interest the community. Join me on 25 July for;The new hydrogen economy – a practical guide for market entrants |… Click headline for full article Read Full Article Here For more great articles: The Energy Collective –…

China Ramps Up New Nuclear Reactor Construction

By Dan Yurman China expands nuclear new build; 6-8 new starts a year for next five yearsChina in dual disputes with UK that could impact its export plans thereChina nuclear energy by the numbersOther Nuclear NewsWestinghouse Program Awarded £10m From UK Government for Advanced Modular Reactor ProjectBWXT Gets TRISO Fuel Contract for Idaho National LaboratoryMedia…

Utility-Scale Energy Storage: When Free Isn’t Cheap Enough

By Charles Botsford, PE source: Abbot, COVID Lockdown Graphics Dept.Figure 1. Clean Vehicle with Organic Energy Storage Utility-Scale Energy Storage: When Free Isn’t Cheap EnoughCharles Botsford, P.E., Monrovia, CaliforniaWhy Do We Need Energy Storage?Skeptics of renewable energy quote the old adage “you don’t make power when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow.”…..

Line 5 Shutdown Has Serious Implications In Canada

By Energy in Depth A recent court decision in Michigan could have major implications for the energy security of Ontario and Quebec. A Michigan judge recently ordered the temporary shutdown of Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline that runs from Superior, Wisconsin to refineries in Sarnia, Ontario. Shutting down Line 5 has serious implications, for residents…

Study: Electrification Is a Misguided Approach to Tackle Climate Change

By Energy in Depth A recently published peer-reviewed study from UCLA argues that energy efficiency through electrification in the residential sector – including energy efficiency actions, renewable generation systems and electric vehicles –faces significant constraints, questioning its overall efficacy to tackle climate change as a policy. Portrayed as the ultimate climate change panacea, electrification is…..

Up to $6.7 Billion in U.S. Pandemic Relief Handed to 5,600 Fossil Companies

By The Energy Mix Image Credit: WikipediaEnvironmentalists and accountability watchdogs are crying foul over revelations that more than 5,600 fossil companies have taken billions in federal coronavirus aid earmarked for small businesses.Citing in-house analysis produced in partnership with the corporate watchdog Documented—and using data reluctantly released to public scrutiny by the U.S. Small Business.. Click…

A new power bill approach is highly needed

By Rafael Herzberg A new power bill approach is highly neededWhat makes more sense to you regarding water heating?Option “A”: go for a 9.5 kW tank-less water heater Option “B” go for a 1.5 kW 20 gallon water heaterTotal installed cost for both are about the same. And at the end of the day the…

Texas moves ahead on discharging oil wastewater, even as EPA balks

By Mark Silverstone https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Texas-moves-ahead-on-discharging-oil-wastewater-15373320.php”Environmental officials in Texas and other western states are moving ahead on plans to allow oil and gas companies to treat drilling wastewater and discharge it into rivers and streams, even as the Trump administration balks at endorsing the practice amid widespread.. Click headline for full article Read Full Article Here For…

Technological Obsolescence and the End of Coal

By STAN KAPLAN Coal is dying in America, and it is disappearing for the same reason that led to the end of fax machines and typewriters. Coal is obsolete. Across all technical dimensions coal technology has been comprehensively surpassed by more modern natural gas and renewable electricity systems.Technological obsolescence has stuck the coal industry before,…

Those net-zero building commitments are adding up

By Maria Kiefer An ongoing theme is how to decarnonize infrastructure and that’s a particularly interesting question during COVID when so many are unoccupied. “Right now, there are 1 billion buildings in the world, and that footprint will double by 2060. It is difficult to know how many buildings are operating at net-zero because some…

Why should the power bill be fixed?

By Rafael Herzberg Why should the power bill be fixed?The prevailing trend, worldwide, is to make the power matrix of the countries renewable.Essentially hydraulic, wind, solar sources in which the most important cost item is the amortization of capital expenditure (CAPEX).Fuel-powered plants such as coal, oil and gas will only be used to compensate for…

It’s the Economy Stupid, and It Needs A Green New Deal

By Joel Stronberg Winning the election may be the easiest task Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have to accomplish over the next several years. Governing, however, is another matter. In both cases, climate policy has a prominent role to play. Will a President Biden be able to do what Obama didn’t—put the nation on…

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