Category Archives: Storing energy

Earth to Stasse: Nukes don’t need batteries!

The Ecomodernists recently debated Mike Stasse of “Damn the Matrix” fame. He believes in “Degrowth” – that is – as peak oil hits and fossil fuels decline – it is inevitable that everything’s going to collapse. There will be mobs … Continue reading

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Tom Murphy’s paper reveals something I also fell for back in the day

I again owe this next post to Mike Stasse’s indefatigable efforts to quote the dishonest (Michaux) or irrelevant (Murphy). With Mike, it goes like this. I show a fundamental error in one of Mike’s heroes – an error so blatant … Continue reading

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Michaux “Paints the world Singapore.”

Mike Stasse wanted me to watch another Simon Michaux piece. Thanks Mike – I know know how Michaux came to his odd conclusions about pumped hydro! Remember how mystified I was in my last post as to how he came … Continue reading

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Fortescue kills the last Doomer myth

You know that tired old Doomer myth that ‘every wind turbine and solar panel ever built was made with oil?’ It’s a fair enough historical comment. But the Doomer means something more. The Doomer acts like oil is this magical, … Continue reading

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Are we running out of lithium? 

A few things to remember:-  NEW CHEMISTRY: The first thing to note is that battery chemistries seem to be moving away from rare earths and into more abundant metals like LFP – Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries. These are cheaper, and … Continue reading

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