United Kingdom (UK)

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a seaside oil and gas town coated with dripping green paint

Another Day Another Bad Bought & Paid For Hydrogen Pipeline Report, This One From Arup

One part of the weird obsession with hydrogen for energy over the past several years, especially in Europe but also in the USA, are the number of reports analyzing how and where the pipelines will go and what will be required in ports. It’s all a house of cards as … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a pile of supersaturated sodium acetate (Hot Ice) hand warmers on a steel barge on the Thames.

Barges Of Giant Hand Warmers Likely Won’t Be Heating London

This morning Dave Borlace of YouTube Just Have a Think fame reached out to ask me about a scheme to capture waste heat from a trash burning electricity plant, put it in thermal storage on barges and tow it 28 kilometers upriver to displace gas burning boilers in a district heating … [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]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image features a metaphor for high nuclear decommissioning costs, with several worn and aged nuclear reactors

UK Has £10 Billion Per Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning Bottomless Pit

The decommissioning costs for the UK’s nuclear generation are coming home to roost, and they are laying golden eggs for the firms that won the business. For UK citizens, not so much. Despite the very high costs of both the new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Site C, the rapidly rising … [continued]