The UK government is guaranteeing the purchase of power from a 3340 MW nuclear plant at €110 per MWh for 35 years. Now they are looking for developers to build further nuclear plants. Does this make any sense?
The public trust in nuclear power is strong in Britain. All three major political parties back nuclear generation. When public support for nuclear crashed across Europe and the world following Fukushima, in Britain it remained robust. In Japan, just 2% want an expansion of nuclear generation.
A compact, safe and quick-installation system for the electrification of slum dwellings has been developed in Argentina. Professionals from a number of Argentinian electrical associations and standards organisations came together to develop MICEM (‘Módulos de Instalación Concentrada de Electrificación Mínima’) which translates as ‘Compact Installation Modules for Minimal Electrification’.
As solar and wind energy replace fossil fuels for electricity generation and space heating, the need for seasonal energy storage will increase. Seasonal storage options include pumped hydro, compressed air energy, thermal, hydrogen, and biomass. I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each and the role hydrogen can play in seasonal energy storage.
Seasonal Energy Storage Needs
Except for biomass, most seasonal energy storage systems can be quite expensive. Therefore, it is key to size them properly an
The second edition of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) is a colossus. It contains no less than 1,865 pages of densely packed and informed data, analysis, and possible outcomes. It was written by a global panel of 30 highly specialized authors and reviewed by another 180 energy specialists. The result is as comprehensive as the title promises, ranging from statistics on energy sources and energy consumption to less obvious analyses such as water use by energy sources or the impact of different lifestyles on energy consumption.