..China Moves Ahead, While US Falls Behind… China has consolidated its nuclear power industry by combining two major Chinese nuclear companies, CNEC and CNNC, into a single powerhouse. The new company will have 150,000 employees. For comparison, Google has 72,000. Continue reading China Moves Ahead, While US Falls Behind
…Snake Oil Salesmen and Electric Vehicles… Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and transportation are receiving a great deal of attention from individuals hustling audiences. New technologies are disrupting traditional businesses. Legitimate arguments can be made about the effect of a new Continue reading Snake Oil Salesmen and Electric Vehicles
…China Leads the Way… Ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants are 45% more efficient than typical subcritical power plants. Ultra-supercritical plants are now referred to as High Efficiency Low Emissions (HELE) power plants. China has focused on HELE plants to confront its Continue reading China Leads the Way
…Next Generation of Fossil Fuels… Fracking has revolutionized the production of oil and natural gas. Natural gas produced by fracking can last from 100 to 1,000 years, but what will come next? What comes next lies on the ocean floor, Continue reading Next Generation of Fossil Fuels
..Is Peak Demand in Our Future?… As noted in Energy Forecasts Are Contaminated, forecasts have been contaminated by using a carbon price when making the forecast. This includes forecasts for growth in oil demand. This chart exemplifies how supporters of the Continue reading Is Peak Demand in Our Future?
The new buzzword for coal-fired power plants is HELE, an acronym for High Efficiency Low Emission. According to a recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report, Japan’s 600 MW Isogo plant in Yokohama is probably the best in the world. It Continue reading Japan and China: Remarkably Clean Coal