Category Archives: Green Energy

South Australia is giving away Tesla batteries so it can build the world’s biggest virtual power plant

The South Australian government has revealed an ambitious plan to connect 50,000 homes using solar power generation and Tesla batteries to create 250-megawatt (MW) virtual power plant (VPP) — the world’s biggest. On the first day following the announcement, South … Continue reading

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California’s bullet train is over budget by billions

“It’s billions of dollars over budget and seven years behind schedule, and appears to have no plausible way of living up to its goal of getting riders across the state in three hours or less….. “The so-called bullet train is a … Continue reading

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In Climate Science, Predictions Are Hard, Especially About The Future

“For example, there was the prediction that our national weather bureaucracy (NOAA) came out with back in October as to the severity of the upcoming winter.  How do they come up with that prediction?  Eric Niler at Wired wrote a … Continue reading

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New England Was Warned ‘Pipeline Constraints’ Could Cause Problems This Winter. Now It’s Happening

“During extremely cold weather, natural gas pipeline constraints limit the availability of fuel for natural-gas-fired power plants,” the grid operator noted. That’s exactly what is happening right now. Unrelenting cold since late December has caused energy demand to spike, pushing … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Supplies 80% of Energy – Unchanged in 40 Years

via The world’s astonishing dependence on fossil fuels hasn’t changed in 40 years “I report on and write about energy, and this chart still blows my mind. Every year since 1971, more than 80% of all our energy has come … Continue reading

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Tesla: Promise Impossible? | Promise Kept

via Tesla’s Newest Promises Break the Laws of Batteries – Bloomberg “Take the Tesla Semi: Musk vowed it would haul an unprecedented 80,000 pounds for 500 miles on a single charge, then recharge 400 miles of range in 30 minutes. That would … Continue reading

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To Make Solar Really Work, Turn Up the Heat – Green Energy Fries Birds

“The problem is that building and operating a concentrated solar power plant is expensive. The $2.2 billion, 170,000-mirror Ivanpah plant in California’s Mojave Desert, owned by BrightSource, NRG, and Google, is just the latest black eye for the sector. Since … Continue reading

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