Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘Plug and play’ nuclear power in a box, or container, is the basic idea. – – – We may be on the brink of a new paradigm for nuclear power, a group of nuclear specialists suggested recently in The Bridge, the journal of the National Academy of Engineering. TechXplore reporting. […]Why ‘nuclear batteries’ offer a new approach to carbon-free energy — Tallbloke’s Talkshop
As the wind and solar cult would have it, ‘coal is dead’ and wind and solar power are the gloating villains that killed it. Well, that’s the meme, anyway.
Back on Earth, coal-fired power and the coal industry that fuels it are in very robust health, indeed.
Outside of the virtue signalling Western nations that signed up to heavily subsidise the unreliables, demand for coal has never been stronger. And there are plenty of willing players eager to satisfy that demand.
Vladimir Putin is among them, with plans to increase, already surging, Russian coal production even further.
We’ll cross to the team at Jo Nova for the latest on coal’s Russian resurgence, and then we’ll take a look at the surge in global demand for coal, with the help of the Global Warming Policy Forum.
Russia bets big on coal, gas, fossil fuels, and not on renewables
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America’s abundant gas supplies mean gas-fired power is cheaper than wind and solar and, unlike that pathetic pair, it’s available 24 x 365, whatever the weather or time-of-day. The USA awash with cheap gas, thanks to the shale oil and gas revolution that started 20 years ago. With improving technology and numerous firms drilling for […]
There’s something altogether cynical about well-healed nations forcing the impoverished to embrace expensive and unreliable wind and solar. It is, of course, all done in the name of ‘saving the planet’. [Note to Ed: Not to mention saving the manufacturers of industrial wind turbines and solar panels, who are struggling back home]. As any economist […]
The French get 85% of their power from nuclear plants and haven’t suffered so much as a scratch since they started in 1962. By contrast, the wind industry (which really only got off the ground in the late 1990s and still generates a trifling amount of electricity) has clocked up around 190 fatalities, so far (eg, […]
African Development Bank caves to UN and Environmentalist Pressure and abandons electrification goals. See excerpts from this TownHall.com article below. Read the full article by clicking here. Climate Alarmist Banks Go Carbon-colonialist Paul Driessen | Posted: Dec 28, 2019 12:01… Continue reading →
Wind power sits comfortably alongside Alchemy and perpetual motion machines: ideas that were both superficially attractive and utterly impossible. No country has ever powered itself entirely with wind power, and no country ever will. Putting aside their unreliability and chaotic intermittency, the amount of energy and resources that go into building a single wind turbine […]
By Paul Homewood h/t Dennis Ambler A welcome voice of common sense! Much of industry needs plentiful supplies of low cost energy. Industry is about transforming basic materials taken from the earth into materials, and then cutting, shaping and assembling these into manufactured goods. Transformation of silica into glass or iron […]
Leftists like Bill McKibben of 350.org suffer from irrational fantasies that lead them to believe that we can move society forward without all the benefits that petroleum brings to our modern society. They’re dead wrong of course, and this short humorous video illustrates just what life might be like without the many products and energy […]
By Paul Homewood China is building 300 new coal power stations around the world, according to NPR(National Public Radio), who I gather are the US equivalent of the BBC: China, known as the world’s biggest polluter, has been taking dramatic steps to clean up and fight climate change. So why is it also […]