How Much Steel Will All Those Wind Turbines & Solar Panels Need, & Can We Make It?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2023 15:35:13 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a stack of steel ingots in a field of wind turbines and solar panels, digital artSteel will not remotely be a constraint for global transformation of energy over the coming decades. We make vastly more of it per year than annual requirements, and there’s an increasing amount of scrap being created.

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The Importance of Virtual Power Plants to Support America’s Energy Resilience

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 14:03:17 +0000

Extreme weather events, cybersecurity threats and volatility in energy markets at all levels puts intense strain on America’s power grid. Virtual power plants (VPP) are an important tool to secure the resiliency of this critical system. What is a VPP, you ask? As RMI puts it, VPPs are comprised of hundreds or thousands of households […]

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European Tiny Modular Reactor Deal Starts With Absurdly Expensive Electricity

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 18:15:20 +0000

DALL·E generated image of cradles in hospital maternity ward with tiny nuclear reactors in them, digital artAlready 2.4 times as expensive as very, very expensive Hinkley. First of a kind, so very likely to double or more in price. Very unlikely to be built before 2040 due to long-tailed risks.

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Manufacturing Hydrogen For Cooling In New York’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plant Makes Sense

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2023 20:35:33 +0000

DALL·E generated image of nuclear hydrogen purple digital artIn February, Nine Mile Point nuclear power station in upstate New York started making its own hydrogen. Normally, this would be the point where I’d do the math and explain why this is a terrible idea, but in this case they got it right. So, what are they doing and why? The Nine Mile Point […]

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Honda Pushes Forward With New Stationary Hydrogen Power Station For Backup Power

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 16:28:05 +0000

On Friday, Honda unveiled a new stationary fuel cell power system that will serve as the backup power for its data center at its American Honda headquarters in Torrance, California. The stationary power system utilizes second life fuel cells taken from Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles. The individual fuel cells are bundled together in […]

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First Smart Microgrid In Zimbabwe Installed At Shopping Center In Harare

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 21:20:26 +0000

A new smart microgrid at the 68 Ridgeway North shopping center in Harare is really a game-changer for the tenants in the complex. Charles Pickering was born in Kadoma, 149 kilometers southwest of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. His family was farming in the area. He then moved to the United Kingdom in 1980 before coming back […]

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Eskom Gets Ready To Support The Growth Of The E-Mobility Sector In South Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 17:05:09 +0000

EskomThe transition to electric mobility is a major opportunity for national power utility companies on the African continent. It’s a major opportunity to increase their revenues as EVs charge up on locally generated electricity. Countries will also benefit from reduced fossil fuel imports, saving them much needed foreign currency. It’s also a major opportunity for […]

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