Four Minutes for $150 million

…Four Minutes for $150 million… South Australia installed battery storage supplied by Musk for an estimated cost of $150 million. With a rating of 100MW/129MW, the storage can, on the face of it, provide 100 MW for approximately 1hour 18 Continue reading Four Minutes for $150 million

Prosperity is Linked to Energy

…Prosperity is Linked to Energy… The accompanying graph shows how gross domestic product (GDP), an accepted measurement of economic prosperity, is tied to the use of energy. The greater the use of energy, the greater the GDP. As shown in Continue reading Prosperity is Linked to Energy

Climate Change and Socialism

…Climate Change and Socialism… The year 2019 is likely to see an effort to promote socialism and its related tenets.  With that in mind it’s worth: Recounting the history of socialism How global warming, i.e., climate change, is being used Continue reading Climate Change and Socialism

The 1.5 degree Objective

…The 1.5 degree Objective… There’s a great deal of media attention being given to the IPCC’s latest report and the idea that we should keep temperature rise below 1.5 degrees. Let’s step back to the year 1870, and assume that Continue reading The 1.5 degree Objective

Building Unnecessary Power Plants

…Building Unnecessary Power Plants… Why are we building power plants that aren’t needed? The growth in demand for electricity has been less than 1% for nearly fifteen years. Chart from Statista showing Electricity consumption 1975 -2017.Bars are 5 years apart Continue reading Building Unnecessary Power Plants

Fossil Fuels: Villain or Hero?

…Fossil Fuels: Villain or Hero?… The media and supporters of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) and climate change have gone on record saying we must eliminate the use of fossil fuels.  They yell: “Keep it in the Ground.” Promoters of AGW Continue reading Fossil Fuels: Villain or Hero?