Scottish Government Funds Over £7 Million to Support Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

The Scottish government is providing over £7 million across Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, The Highland Council, Moray Council and Dundee City Council to encourage greater private investment in the electric vehicle (EV) charging network. In line with the Scottish government’s vision for the public electric vehicle charging network, significant … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a city with clouds artistically shaped like hydrogen and derivative molecules, symbolizing the illusion of hydrogen wealth over the city.

Epicenters Of Hydrogen Folly: These Cities & States Have Achieved Uncritical Mass

It’s always interesting to figure out why irrational things occur. In the case of London’s foolish hydrogen buses, apparently Wrightbus going into administration aka bankruptcy proceedings led to well-connected people like Wrightbus owner Jo Bamford’s father, Lord Bamford, the man who inherited British firm JCB and was also knighted for … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image showcasing a small hilltop reservoir above a Scottish Loch, part of a pumped hydro energy storage system.

Pumped Hydro Accelerating Into Grid Storage Future

There’s been a lot of great pumped hydro news from around the world in the past month, so a bit of a round up is in order. As a reminder, pumped hydro is the gravity storage solution that actually works, unlike concrete blocks, elevators and hillside rail systems. We’ve been … [continued]

"The Scotch Whisky Experience" by Bernt Rostad is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Scotch Whisky Heads To Zero Emissions With Wind & Wood Chips & Ocean Tides

You might think that diesel ferries and belching sheep would surpass Scotch whisky distilleries in greenhouse gas (GHG) total emissions, right? Nope. Producing Scotch whisky is really energy intensive, with a whole lot of carbon spewing and peat burning. If the distilleries’ multinational conglomerate owners are anything like the rest … [continued]