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.

Why is Energy so Difficult to Store? Why is Stored Energy so Difficult to Use?

One more point seems pertinent. A decade ago we were all lectured that the environment would be best served as we de-materialized society. That is, we would reduce our environmental…

Denmark’s largest battery – one step closer to storing green power in stones

The technology, which stores electrical energy as heat in stones, is called GridScale, and could become a cheap and efficient alternative to storing power from solar and wind in lithium-based…

Virginia’s ‘Clean Economy Act’ will have dirty results

850-foot-tall turbines, 3.5 times DC covered with solar panels, mining, child labor, pricey power Paul Driessen Largely with party-line, urban-vs-rural votes, Virginia’s legislature is poised to enact a Clean Economy…

Stacking concrete blocks is a surprisingly efficient way to store energy

[maybe yes, maybe no ~ctm] From Quartz Thanks to the modern electric grid, you have access to electricity whenever you want. But the grid only works when electricity is generated…

Irony Can Be So Ironic! Grid Storage Increases Carbon Emissions!

Guest ROTFLMAO! by David Middleton Vox’s David Roberts has a green epiphany… Batteries have a dirty secret Energy storage is considered a green technology. But it actually increases carbon emissions.…

Canadian Tragedy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was saddened to read this morning that a train with a load of crude oil derailed and caught fire in Lac-Mégantic, Canada, and I…

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…

Utility-Scale Energy Storage and Zinc-Air Batteries

Apparently, this company (EOS) has overcome the recharge limitation that exists in conventional zinc-air batteries, and supposedly has several patents on the technology. If true, this technology would be a…