New York Has No Idea Whatsoever How To “Decarbonize” Its Electric Grid

Long-duration storage is necessary so depending upon a technology that does not even exist in a pilot project is an incredible risk.

Add The Wall Street Journal To The People Who Can’t Do Basic Arithmetic

The simple fact is that wind/solar plus battery systems would not need any government subsidies if they were cost effective. The Biden Administration is proposing to hand out many, many…

Battery Basics for Climate Warriors

There are basically only three non-kinetic electrical storage mechanisms: electrochemical, pseudocapacitive, and capacitive. We deliberately exclude indirectly kinetic pumped hydro, for which there are two big expansion problems: insufficient remaining…

Designing batteries for easier recycling could avert a looming e-waste crisis

As concern mounts over the impacts of climate change, many experts are calling for greater use of electricity as a substitute for fossil fuels. Powered by advancements in battery technology,…

There aren’t enough batteries to electrify all cars — focus on trucks and buses instead

Road transportation is a major consumer of fossil fuels, contributing 16 per cent of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, which warm up the Earth’s atmosphere and cause changes to the…

Grid Scale Battery Nonsense 2019

By Rud Istvan, WUWT readers emailed Charles the Moderator concerning two flurries of renewable Fake News PR in the past week: 1. The breathlessly reported planned FPL addition of the…

Report: Green Energy Economy Is Simply ‘Impossible’

A new report is out from The Manhattan Institute Date: 03/26/19 Mark P. Mills, Manhattan Institute Hydrocarbons—oil, natural gas, and coal—are the world’s principal energy resource today and will continue…

Giant rechargeable batteries could soon be installed across Britain to help power wind farms and solar panels

From The Daily Mail The business secretary Greg Clark is expected to announce the plans this week The batteries will help wind and solar panel farms supply during high demand…

Getting Energy From The Energy Store

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by an interesting guest post entitled “An energy model for the future, from the 12th century” over at Judith Curry’s excellent blog, I want…