Archive for June, 2022:

2022-06-30 We Have To Switch To Electric Cars

We have to switch to electric cars. Can the grid handle it? From a video on Engineering Explained channel. EVs – electric vehicles – get about 100 miles per gallon equivalent. One gallon of gasoline is equivalent to 33.7 kWh. We do some math and come up with about 1 trillion kWh used by

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2022-06-27 Red States Have Higher Murder Rates

Red States Have Higher Murder Rates BTC Shows Gavin Newsom clip on Truth Social.

2022-06-20 living With An Electric Car Has…

Living with an electric car has changed my mind.

2022-06-20 Nuscale SMR – Engineering With Rosie

Nuscale SMR video from engineering with Rosie Rosie said, “The amount of land needed for nuclear is small compared to wind and solar…” This is a false and unfair assertion. In the US the nuclear power plants are surrounded by an exclusion zone where there cannot be any population, and this is a large area.

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2022-06-19 FERC Proposes Interconnect Reforms

The FERC – federal Energy Regulatory Commission has thousands of solar and wind projects that want to interconnect to the grid. But many of them are in development phase.

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2022-06-18 MIT: Storage Can Deliver Carbon-free US Grid

An MIT Technology Energy Initiative study finds that storage can deliver carbon-free US grid.

2022-06-17 SMRs Are Not A Feasible Choice

SMRs Not! A very detailed assessment of the reasons why SMRs – small modular reactors – are not a feasible choice. Quote: << Small modular reactors won’t achieve economies of manufacturing scale, won’t be faster to construct, forego efficiency of vertical scaling, won’t be cheaper, aren’t suitable for remote or brownfield coal sites, still face

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2022-06-17 Coal Power Plants Closing Early

Coal power plants that are closing early


Caroline Joy Barnhart There is not enough tritium in the world to run a single fusion reactor for more than a few months. The energy used for production of tritium (and to a much less extent the supply of deuterium) must also be subtracted from the total output of the fusion reactor. That could reduce

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2022-06-16 China Is The Biggest GHG Producer

Brian Henry I think you’re implying that China is irresponsible when it comes to ending the burning of fossil fuels. Let me remind you that many if not most of the devices you use in your life were made in China. People here criticise lithium batteries as violating human rights because the cobalt may have

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