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2023-11-28 SMRs Aren’t Viable – a History Of Failures

The article was disheartening – but understandably the reality is renewables plus storage is so much cheaper that SMRs can’t compete The utilities will not contract for a nuclear power plant when they can get solar, wind and battery storage for a fraction of the cost per MWh. What I saw no mention of so

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2023-11-26 Bidirectional Chargers In California

Wallbox in partnership with Bidirectional Energy to get a grant from California Energy Commission REDWDS Grant for V2X technology. Wallbox & Bidirectional Energy To Get Grant For More V2X In California

2023-11-23 H2 Advocates/ICCT Don’t Understand PPAs, RECs, Wholesale, Retail Electricity

First, the Prime Directive: The release of GHGs – greenhouse gases – by humans into the atmosphere must be stopped. Burning fossil fuels for industry and transportation make up a major part of those GHGs. Fossil fuels must be replaced by fuels that add no GHGs to the atmosphere. Hydrogen is one choice. I want

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2023-11-20 Will HVDC Across Oceans Be The Future?

Engineering with Rosie Barnes explains HVDC and underground and undersea cables. Including the Xlink from Morocco to the UK, Basslink Tasmania to Australia, and the longest, Australia to Singapore. She believes that all the continents will be linked. Says there are plans for undersea HVDC cables between the UK and Newfoundland. It’s a 13.5 min

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2023-11-15 HYDROGEN – You Wouldn’t Be Alive Without It!

I constantly see the armchair BEV (battery electric vehicle) ‘experts’ badmouth hydrogen FCEVs. The hydrogen is 3X less efficient than BEVs, they claim. But the ICEVs (internal combustion engine vehicles) they’re now driving are less efficient than the hydrogen FCEVs! So why are these hypocrites complaining? Hydrogen has been *safely* generated, stored and transported in

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2023-11-13 Dolivo-Dobrovolski, A Contemporary Of N. Tesla, Invents 3-phase Generation In Germany.

Kathy tells about Dolivo-Dobrovolski, a contemporary of N. Tesla, invents 3-phase generation in Germany. History Of 3-Phase Electricity And It’s Distribution

2023-11-11 You Don’t Need To Replace EV Battery In 10 Years

Sam the Electric Viking dispells some myths that EV batteries don’t last long. There are so many lies spread by the big oil and fossil fuels industries. The EVs can last for twice as many miles as gas guzzlers. And the EVs can save 1000 to 2000 dollars or more a year in fuel costs.

2023-11-01 V2G Vehicle To Grid – Engineering With Rosie Australia

Things are different in Australia, but eventually the V2G will become common in America soon. Also VPP – virtual power plant, which combines many residential solar storage systems into a virtual power plant. This is being done right now in California. What is really heartbreaking is there has been so much badmouthing about EVs –

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2023-10-26 Sales Of EVs Don’t Increase?? Depressing Article!!

What Happens If EVs Fail In The United States? After reading this article I came away with a case of acute depression – it’s so “what are we going to do??” Then there’s so much doom and gloom about the political aspects – that can’t be helped by technology. The financial aspects recently brought up

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2023-10-26 120V Heat Pump Water Heater Review

This HPWH made by Rheem requires only a 120VAC wall outlet. It requires a plastic condensate drain tube. It uses about 350 to 450 Watts. Theirs drew 65 kWh for the month of August. Their electric resistance water heater used 290 kWh average per month. The water heater cost $2533.00 from Home Depot. This article

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