Zayed Future Energy Prize awarded to Dipal Chandra Barua

No doubt most poor Bangladeshi now benefitting from the efforts of Grameen Shakti would much prefer to be in a world where their biggest problems were deciding between dishwashers and cars, rather than between kerosene and cow dung. … More Zayed Future Energy Prize awarded to Dipal Chandra Barua

Any good analyses comparing renewable and nuclear costs?

Lynne Kiesling Today several items have floated across my radar screen contending that renewables are cheaper than nuclear power. Here, for example, is a snippet of a talk from Eric Schmidt of Google on the topic. I can see the possibility, given the innovations in renewables, incorporating the savings in foregone wires construction (although that … More Any good analyses comparing renewable and nuclear costs?

Fuel hedging: sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you

Lynne Kiesling One of my father’s default tag lines was “sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you.” I use this phrase frequently when discussing hedging future price changes — if prices move in the direction you anticipated, you earn a profit, if they move in the opposite direction, you earn a loss. … More Fuel hedging: sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you