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When It Comes to Nuclear Power, “Advanced” Isn’t Always Better

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Elliott Negin Nuclear power proponents have long been prone to wishful thinking. Back in 1954, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis Strauss famously predicted that nuclear-generated electricity would ultimately become “too cheap to meter.” Today, nuclear power is among the most expensive forms of electricity. Strauss’s successor at … [continued]

Radar diagram of major decision factors which support a mix of pumped hydro, redox flow and lithium ion grid storage by author

Grid Storage Winners Part 1: Assessing The Major Technologies

Only when all three technologies are considered do we see the full spectrum of storage requirements being met. Lithium-ion’s limitations are balanced by pumped hydro storage, just as pumped hydro storage’s challenges are balance by lithium-ion. But redox flow batteries fill up all of the gaps and more.