Category Archives: Renewable energy

Tesla Boring tunnels to replace long distance trains for cargo?

OK, so digging a long tunnel underground instead of using a surface train sounds like an expensive way to go. Except, watch this, and do the math with him. The fact that this is a one-lane tunnel and the pumped … Continue reading

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Solar not so ‘clean’ after all!

Don’t want a nuclear power plant in your backyard? What about a rare-earth’s mine for solar panels? This tailings dam is 11.5km in diameter. Wikipedia explains that “Chemicals in the dam have been linked to lower crop yields in surrounding … Continue reading

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Germany could have been 100% fossil free by now

Anti nuclear-FUD is so dangerous and frustrating! Just check the numbers below. Over to Shellenberger writing on Forbes Had They Bet On Nuclear, Not Renewables, Germany & California Would Already Have 100% Clean Power Michael’s latest column for Forbes — … Continue reading

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SUPER-BATTERY

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SUPER-BATTERY, or why I disagree with Elon Musk on batteries for renewables. (I disagree with great sadness, as you might have noted I love everything else Elon does. 😉 ) I don’t get it. Say we take Elon … Continue reading

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Mark Jacobson’s famous 100% renewables study a LIE!

As Environment Progress explains: Earlier this week an all-star group of energy and climate scholars published a scientific article in a prestigious journal pointing out that a Stanford professor’s proposal for powering the United States entirely on renewable energy sources … Continue reading

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Vox piece so good it restructured my blog

Hi all, Vox news wrote such a good summary of the state of various 100% renewable energy reports, that I had to restructure my renewables page and subpages to fit it! You’ll see a new Renewables tab with my various summary pages underneath. … Continue reading

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This is my kind of solar!

Hi all, I normally diagnose a fast build out of nuclear power, eventually scaling this up to GenIV breeder reactors like the Integral Fast Reactor or eventually the ultimate waste-eating reactor, the Molten Salt Reactor. (The IFR is a GREAT and … Continue reading

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