No, There Won’t Be Nuclear-Powered Commercial Shipping This Time Either

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 17:35:32 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a nuclear reactor cooling tower on a big cargo ship, digital artNuclear for commercial ships is so obviously flawed from a business perspective that I didn’t even bother to include it in my quadrant chart of sexy vs impractical maritime decarbonization technologies.

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What Do Battery Energy Density Improvements Really Mean For Trucks, Ships, & Planes?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 24 May 2023 17:35:13 +0000

DALL·E generated image of an airplane flying over a container ship on a sunny day, digital artThe future of all ground transportation and an awful lot of aviation and marine shipping being electric, low-carbon, quieter, and a lot less smelly is within reach. It would be rude not to reach out and grab it with both hands.

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In The Age Of ChatGPT, What Is Reality, & Does It Matter To Cleantech?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 16 May 2023 22:35:37 +0000

DALL-e generated image of an ai created cleantechnology silly technology, digital artDon’t blame ChatGPT for some humans being venal con artists or deluded fabulists, and don’t blame it for other people buying into the nonsense.

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Clean Condo Life: Heat Pumps Are Great, But Adding Them To Condos Requires Care In Installation

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 16 May 2023 19:35:30 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a wall mounted heat pump air exchange unit blowing cool blue curls of air into a condo living room, digital artAs a resident of a condo without central air conditioning, I’ve been feeling the harsh effects of climate change, particularly during the sweltering summers. With climate change, population growth, and urbanization being the key megatrends, it’s clear that air conditioning is transitioning from a luxury to a necessity. For instance, in my Vancouver condo, the […]

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Interview With The President Of New Bedford Foss Marine Terminal — CleanTechnica Exclusive

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Thu, 11 May 2023 20:55:57 +0000

FossThe new berthing facilities for a range of vessels, including crew transfer vessels, service operation vessels, and Foss Offshore Wind tug boats and barges, are designed to support the offshore wind industry.

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Steel Is A Major Climate Problem, But Can Decarbonize Rapidly In The Coming Decades

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 17:25:18 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a beached oil tanker being cut up for scrap steel, digital artSteel, like concrete, is such an integral part of our world that we rarely notice it. From wherever you are reading this, I guarantee that there is steel in your line of sight, and likely vastly more of it than you realize. Whatever device you are reading it on has steel inside of it. If […]

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US Pipelines Contain 4 Years Of US Steel Demand, & Will Be Scrapped For It

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 17:05:36 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a rusting pipeline in America, digital artWe’ve mined enormous amounts of iron and coal in order to build infrastructure to extract, process, refine, and distribute fossil fuels, and we’re going to have lots of scrap steel to work with.

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Best-Selling Author Michele Wucker Talks Gray Rhinos, Climate Change, & Risk Empathy With Michael Barnard

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2023 21:54:29 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a gray rhino charges toward a glass tower, digital artWucker’s work is much more read and attended to in Asia than in the west. Short-termism and individualism has reached its nadir in too much of US thinking.

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With Heat From Heat Pumps, US Energy Requirements Could Plummet By 50%

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 14:25:48 +0000

DALL·E generated image of an industrial plant wasting lots of heat, reddish, digital artElectrification and heat pumps radically reduce the requirement to build new wind, solar, nuclear, hydro, and geothermal primary energy sources.

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Buses, Trucks, Trains, Shipping, & Aviation Will Electrify More Than US Transportation Blueprint Thinks

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2023 17:35:45 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a US multilane highway full of electric semi trucks, digital artThe US will waste a lot of time, money, and energy on bad decarbonizing transportation approaches and end up less competitive as a result.

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