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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India Plans 18 Gigawatts Of Pumped Hydro Storage By 2032

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2023 18:35:53 +0000

India’s Ministry of Power has issued draft guidelines to procure power from pumped hydro storage projects to better integrate renewable energy capacity in the grid.  According to a document released by the ministry of power, the country envisages setting up 18 gigawatts of pumped hydro storage capacity. The projects shall be used to meet peak […]

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Major Pumped-Hydro Storage Project Moves Forward in Nevada

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2023 14:20:00 +0000

A Utah-based energy developer has filed a final license application for construction of a major pumped-hydro storage project in Nevada. rPlus Hydro on March 8 said it made the filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the company’s 1,000-MW White Pine Pumped Storage installation in White Pine County. White Pine, the first pumped-hydro […]

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Why Aren’t Energy Flows Diagrams Used More To Inform Decarbonization?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2023 15:59:22 +0000

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Sankey diagram of US energy flows for 2021The primary energy fallacy is the assumption that all of the energy in all of the oil, gas and coal we burn today must be replaced. We don’t need to replace it, we need to replace the unwasted energy services.

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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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Milestone for Major Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Wyoming

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 14:00:26 +0000

A Utah-based company is developing a pumped hydro energy storage project in the heart of coal country, one of several renewable energy deployments being sited in Wyoming in an effort to diversify that state’s energy and power portfolio. Officials with the 900-MW Seminoe Pumped Storage Project, being developed by rPlus Hydro, part of rPlus Energies, […]

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Modularity & Scale In Big Cleantech Projects: Insights From Bent Flyvbjerg’s “How Big Things Get Done”

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 18:47:47 +0000

DALL·E generated image of megaproject failureProjects have what are called fat-tail risks and results. There’s a lot more variation at the extremes than for other things like human height.

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Vanadium Flow Batteries Could Leapfrog Over Pumped Hydro For Long Duration Energy Storage

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 17:42:50 +0000

energy storage long duration vanadium flow battery cellcubeFlow batteries sport a number of advantages compared to lithium-ion batteries, including the ability to restart quickly after being idled for long periods of time.

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Limitless Possibilities…For Energy Storage, Of Course

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 16:33:34 +0000

energy storage Limitless Chris HemsworthThe new Chris Hemsworth project “Limitless” is the perfect antidote to climate doomerism (with bonus energy storage angle, of course).

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