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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New Report: Carbon Capture & Storage Serves California Communities, Environment, & Economy

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 14:53:42 +0000

LLNL and the Clean Air Task Force have released a new report “Sharing the Benefits: How the Economics of Carbon Capture and Storage Projects in California Can Serve Communities, the Economy, and the Climate,” that examines the costs of carbon dioxide capture, transportation, and geologic storage in California.

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Is Tesla The Company Of The Decade Or About To Crash?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 06:25:47 +0000

Tesla has done one thing really well for more than a decade — brought the excitement. There’s almost never been a dull moment covering Tesla. There was a period of time after the company exploded in terms of production, sales, and revenue when I drafted stories like “Tesla is Boring Now” — because it was […]

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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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The Pathways To Biofuels: A Survey Of Why We Should Stop Fretting

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 23 May 2023 18:35:58 +0000

DALL·E generated image of turning plants into fuel, digital artWe have enough waste biomass feedstock to fulfill all of our transportation needs, and the market and a bunch of bright people will figure out which ones are cheapest and lowest impact.

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Tesla Leads Auto World In Operating Margin, Model Y Best Selling Car In World — 17 Tesla Meeting Highlights

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 17 May 2023 05:33:37 +0000

Tesla’s 2023 annual shareholder meeting was a few hours ago. Many of the things presented there were already presented in the company’s Master Plan Part 3, Investor Day presentation, and previous quarterly shareholder conference calls. However, let’s look at a few of the highlights. First of all, as many have been hoping, or at least […]

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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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The Power Of Spin: How Old Mechanical Solutions Are Ensuring Modern Grid Stability

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 16 May 2023 18:35:18 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a big flywheel with lots of inertia and lightning bolts, digital artThe combination of technical, market and regulatory innovation sometimes brings old technical solutions back to life. Such is the case for synchronous condensers it seems.

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