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Slide from Michael Barnard's seminar on grid storage through the Indian Smart Grid Forum

Balancing Renewables Requires Big Grid Storage, But What Kinds? (India Seminar Slides & Transcript)

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

Slide from Michael Barnard's presentation on transmission under the auspices of the ISGF

HVDC, Reconductoring, & Smart Balls Supercharge Grids

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

Slide from presentation from seminar series with Indian utilities by author

Wind & Solar, But What Else? — India Edition Transcript

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

Slide from Michael Barnard's ISGF presentation Electrify Everything Everywhere All At Once

Electrify Everything Everywhere All At Once – India Edition Transcript

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. … [continued]

Slide from Michael Barnard's presentation to India Smart Utility Week on The Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work

The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work — India Edition Transcript

Today I presented again to a large Indian audience, hosted by the India Smart Grid Forum. The theme was Electrify Everything Everywhere All At Once. This was within the frame of the presentation I gave at the India Smart Utility Week on March 14th. In honor of the start of … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated image of an agricultural spray drone with an India motif spraying a field of lentils

India’s Report Card Against Short List Of Climate Actions Is Better Than Most Realize

For several years I’ve been iterating The Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. The work of organizations like Mark Z. Jacobson’s Stanford team around energy and Carbon Drawdown’s around everything are excellent in different ways, but also indigestible to most people. The short list really is that. It’s … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image that visualizes the concept of Energy Returned on Energy Invested (EROEI) through the metaphor of a balance scale

Energy Return On Investment Rears Its Misshapen Head Again

Over the past year or so, energy return on energy invested (EROEI) has shown up multiple times for me as an attack on technologies that are now superior. A nuclear shipping advocate tried to gotcha me with that for biofuels for shipping. Others reasonably asked about it for biofuels in … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image depicting a billionaire inside a lavish, transparent bubble, floating above a city landscape

Pity The Poor Climate-Aware Billionaire Oligarchs

As we celebrate the passing of another year with the rituals of our religions, our families and our cultures, spare a thought for a poor benighted billionaires who are trying and failing miserably to address climate change. They have a place to stand, a lever long enough, yet cannot move … [continued]

Make in India logo with a backdrop of solar panels.

India’s Largest Gas Distribution Company Plans Solar Module Manufacturing

GAIL India, a government-owned natural gas distribution company, has announced plans to enter the solar module manufacturing sector. GAIL, formerly Gas Authority of India Limited, has expressed intentions to collaborate with other companies in an attempt to have footprint in the growing solar module manufacturing market in India. It plans … [continued]