China’s Purchasing Power Advantage & Wright’s Law Mean Its Green Investments Go A Lot Further

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 18:05:19 +0000

DALL·E generated image of lots of big wind turbines on a plain, chinese water color style, no textChina spent $546 billion of 2022’s $1.1 trillion USD global green investment, but China is getting about a trillion USD in value out of its investment.

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Agenda Of International Road Freight Conference Makes It Clear Battery-Electric Will Dominate

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2023 19:39:59 +0000

At the coal face of a conference that involved governmental figures, academics, logistics customers and OEMs, the detailed technical conversations are almost all about how battery electric trucks will work in the coming decades.

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In Bluegrass State, Nucor’s Green Steel Trumps Anti-Wokedness

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 13:35:42 +0000

green steel nucor kentuckyWoke or not, Kentucky is behind a new green steel factory that supports President Joe Biden’s goal for offshore wind development in the US.

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U.S. Races Ahead in EV Manufacturing Investments

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2023 04:50:40 +0000

Since Biden took office, manufacturers have quadrupled their announced electric vehicle manufacturing and battery investments in the U.S. to $210 billion, more than any other country in the world. The United States is now poised to attract the most investments globally in electric vehicle and battery manufacturing, for the first time surpassing announced investments in […]

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The Nuclear Fallacy: Why Small Modular Reactors Can’t Compete With Renewable Energy

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2023 19:30:32 +0000

nuclear energy SMR Ukraine green hydrogen NuscaleWill the small modular nuclear reactor community be able to find an optimized point on the physics vs modularity curve? I don’t think so, and discussed it with Bent Flyvbjerg, global megaproject expert.

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Unpacking The Iron Law of Projects: Black Swans Vs Gray Rhinos In Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2023 16:45:17 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a black swan fighting a gray rhinoGray rhinos are about the strategic perspective of what is important to do, and black swans are about the tactics of dealing with it most effectively and efficiently. Gray rhinos say focus on big issues like climate change, and black swan awareness help us deliver climate solutions.

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A Glimpse Into The Post-Oil Era: How The Uneven Impacts Of 2025-2030 Peak Oil Demand Will Shape The Future Of Energy

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 17:59:22 +0000

DALL·E generated image of oil barrels getting smaller left to rightAs Sheikh Zaki Yamani, a former Saudi oil minister, once said, “The stone age came to an end not for a lack of stones, and the oil age will end, but not for a lack of oil.” But some oil will still be being pumped at the end, and it won’t be heavy, sour, far from water crude.

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The Magic of Heat Pumps: Transforming Homes & Combating Climate Change

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2023 02:40:44 +0000

DALL·E created image of a warm and comfortable home interior with a family in the style of impressionismHarvest Thermal is a company focused on electrifying home heating and hot water systems with its thermal storage heat pump technology. The system reduces homeowners’ energy costs and carbon emissions by shifting heat production to off-peak hours and optimizing energy use through stratified thermal storage and data-driven controls.

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