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2024 (38)
  • 20.04. AI Needs 5 times More Electricity than Transportation (AI & Robots, Renewable Energy)
    AI computing's surge outpaces electricity demand for transportation, potentially exceeding it due to expansive training and inference needs. Massive datacenters from tech giants necessitate immense...
  • 15.04. Stellantis Flawed Hydrogen Strategy (EV, Hydrogen)
    Previously we outlined ten reasons hydrogen was dead for transportation, yet we see Stellantis flawed hydrogen strategy proposed by the CEO. Despite Carolos Tavares says in an online event that the...
    Stellantis bets on h2 for vans
  • 14.04. Chinese Coal Drops from 70 to 45 Percent by 2030 (Climate Change, Renewable Energy)
    Lauri Myllyvirta forecasts China's coal dependency to drop from 70% to 45% by 2030, influenced by renewable expansions and energy policy shifts reported in April 2024. Despite local-global energy...
    china emissions drop from 75 per cent to 45 per cent by 2050
  • 27.03. Fitness Wearables For Disease Prevention (Blog)
    Cancer, heart and lifestyle diseases are rising. Dr Synder from Harvard shows better measuring of health function using AI and wearable monitors assist in changing lifestyle diseases. Prevention is...
    Wearables, genomic, AI improve health outcomes
  • 19.03. Tesla Robotaxi Finance Model (Robotaxi)
    Tesla has been promising a robotaxi for some years. This is a new robotaxi finance model and confirms what Tony Seba of RethinkX, or Ark Invest all predict. The robotaxi is a trillion dollar industry...
    Tesla robotaxi finance model by AJ
  • 15.03. Scary Climate Change News 2° not 1.5° by 2040’s (Climate Change)
    Four indicators tell us a scary climate Change is more likely. Most are unaware, as they have taken the 1.5 degrees Net Zero. Research says tht the pipeline of CO2 and Methane will blow that out to 2...
    scary climate change - 2 degrees by 2040
  • 13.03. Robotaxis not Rail for Sunshine Coast (Robotaxi)
    Robotaxis not Rail for Sunshine Coast is a novel view of the 25 years of planning transport from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast. The project has reached another milestone. Is it the wrong...
    robotaxis or rail for Sunshine Coast
  • 03.03. eVTol the End of Helicopters (Electric Planes)
    Electric vertical takeoff and landing craft - a combination of helicopter and airplane are coming in 2025 as production and regulations are met. Piloted, 4 seater aand first focus is cross city Uber...
    electric vtol the end of helicopters
  • 01.03. China’s Energy Megabase Plan  (Climate Change)
    China's plan to have 445GW of renewabe energy in megabases to shore up the 1,200 GW planned by 2030 to be 25% low emission electricity...
    China's energy megabase plans
  • 28.02. Nitrogen Fertilizer Replaced by AI and Bacteria (AI & Robots, Climate Change)
    What if AI Genetics can create an organism producing nitrogen nutrient inside the plant itself. Conventional greening of nitrogen fertilizer is using green hydrogen instead of fossil fuel. Will the...
    nitrogen fertilizer from AI and bugs
  • 27.02. Zero Population Growth & Carrying Capacity (Disruption)
    What is zero population growth? It is associated with carrying capacity or what is sustainable and equitable. Can the earth support 2 billion or 40 billion people? Population, food, energy house...
    zero population growth and carry capacity
  • 25.02. 100 Companies Reducing 71% of Emissions (Climate Change)
    100 Companies Reducing 71% of Emissions are the key to challenging the 100 companies who generated 70% of emissions. Solar, battery, wind and EV manufactures are driving changes in emissions....
    100 companies reducing emissions by 71%
  • 25.02. 100 Companies Responsible for 71% of Emissions (Climate Change)
    100 companies are responsible for 71% of emissions - and just 25 fossil fuel companies are linked to 51% of emissions. Many have little investment in reduction of emissions. even 8 years on from a...
    100 companies responsible for 71% of emissions
  • 23.02. New Vehicle Efficiency Standard for Australia (Climate Change)
    The Australian Government released the background briefing paper – Cleaner, Cheaper Cars to Run – New Vehicle Efficiency Standard for Australia in January 2024 and plan to enact...
    new vehicle emissions paper
  • 21.02. Molten Oxide Electrolysis for Green Steel (Minerals)
    The molten oxide electrolysis process by Boston Metals has the opportunity to revolutionise steel refining. During the past decade, they have progressed from lab scale to millions of tonnes...
    Molten oxide electrolysis may change green steel
  • 15.02. AMOC Tipping Point – Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (Climate Change)
    The Atlantic meridional overturning cirulating current coiuld be a major risk from climate change. No one can predict, but 7m sea rises and 5 degree termperature for Northern...
    OMAC Tipping Point
  • 15.02. Tidal & Wave Power Untapped Energy (Renewable Energy)
    Tidal and wave power are untapped energy resources yet despite 2 decades have scarely moved beyond demonstration and pilot systems. The marine environment is harse, bespoke and has severe...
    tidal and wave power untapped
  • 15.02. 1000-Mile Battery Innovations (Batteries)
    Multiple manufacturers announce progress in lithium batteries. Increasing density, decreasing cost, increasing range, faster charging, more cycle life. Will the 1000-mile battery make it into...
    1000-mile battery innovations
  • 28.01. USA Electricity Is Going Renewable – Rapidly (Disruption, Renewable Energy)
    Globally, renewable energy is the dominant new electricity generation. The USA is followng other countries, particularly China with with over 99.8% electricity generation to come from solar wind and...
    USA Electricity is Going Renewable
  • 27.01. Tesla Optimus Robot Worth trillions by 2030 (AI & Robots, Tesla News)
    Chris Camillo predicts a business with the Tesla Optimus robot worth trillions by 2030. Two 2 years ago Tesla announced Optimus at AI day on 21st Aug 2021, with an updated AI day on 1st Oct 2022....
    Tesla Humanoid Optimus Worth $10 Trillion by 2030
  • 25.01. Steel from Aluminium Waste (Minerals)
    Red mud is a hazardous waste from aluminium production and research is underway to extract the steel from aluminium waste. Using waste product from the aluminium industry to produce valuable green...
    steel from aluminium waste
  • 23.01. Green Steel Easy to Abate? (Minerals)
    Green steel shouild be viewed as fast-to-abate not hard-to-abort as is generally viewed. Using renewable energy reduces emissions in all parts of the steel refinery...
    Green steel fast to abate
  • 23.01. Can Legacy Automakers Ever Catch Tesla? (Tesla News)
    Tesla is leading the automotive industry in innovative manufacturing. EVs key focus is weight reduction. Will others catch up. The conclusion is Chinese will, but legacy will have too many barriers...
  • 23.01. Breakthrough AI Geometry (AI & Robots)
    Google has delivered a geometry AI model that now out-performs the best school mathematical olympiads by providing 0.5b examples. The software is available through GitHub and mark a breakthrough into...
    breakthrough AI Geometry
  • 22.01. Custom Design AI Compute Chips (AI & Robots)
    Custom design AI computer chips need faster and more available compute resources. Along with established NVidia, Intel are new entrants including Tesla Dojo and Cerebras Systems as they focus on...
    custom desidned AI Chips
  • 22.01. Precision Fermentation Food Cost-Competitive (Food Disruption)
    The production of food using precision fermentation is set to revolutionise food production. Using 3% of the resources of dairy protein, PF will disrupt agriculture. An Israeli company claims cheaper...
    Precision fermentation protein cheaper than dairy milk
  • 22.01. Batteries Mounted on Power Poles for Community Batteries (Batteries, Energy, Renewable Energy)
    In 2019, United Energy in Melbourne trialled power pole mounted batteries for local community storage and electricity services. A Brisbane Company is extending that with commercial products....
    Batteries on power poles for grid stabilization
  • 21.01. Ten Solid State Battery Announcements (Batteries)
    Solid state battery announcements are from mutliple battery vendors. Promising faster charging, longer lifetime with greater energy density is the promise, but the challenge has been to match PR...
    solid state battery announcements
  • 18.01. Bloomberg Vehicle Outlook: Out by 20 years (EV)
    Bloomberg EV outlook forecasts for more than 1 year out should be ignored. Reviewing Vehicle Outlook Reports from 2016 to 2023 demonstrate straight line predictions, and not the exponential rise due...
    bloombert EV projections wrong by 20 years
  • 18.01. Impact of AI on Job Creation and Disruption (AI & Robots)
    IMF report says the impact of Artificial Intelligence on job creation and disruption will be much more in the developed country with over 40% of jobs impacted. In contrast, only 26% of jobs in...
    Artificial Intelligence AI disrupts jobs
  • 16.01. Food from Coal (Disruption, Food Disruption)
    Protein from coal - something in science fixtion, yet scientists have grown protein using preceision fermentation using a designer bacteria. With coal as the feedstock, whats...
    Protein from coal
  • 16.01. Comparison of Synthetic Ethanol and Methanol (Renewable Energy)
    Synthetic ethanol and methanol are to reduce emissions in production to provide a near zero fuel. However, when burnt they still produce CO2 emissions....
    Ethanol vs methanol comparison
  • 15.01. Paraplegics Walking Again (AI & Robots)
    Paraplegics are walking again - not 5 to 10 years away. Research in multiple research and companies are looking to have better brain interfaces which then can interface to voice, vision and...
    paraplegic walking again
  • 11.01. Green Methanol: A Potential Clean Fuel Solution (Energy)
    Methanol is a candidate for replacement of black methanol, but weth the right technology and pricing, green methanol could compete with black methanol....
    Green Methanol
  • 09.01. Humanoid Robots To Watch in 2024 (AI & Robots)
    Over 7 robots are in development in the west along with many in China who has stated that AI robots are a major...
    Leading humanoid robots in 2024
  • 08.01. Australia’s Hydrogen Superpower Vision: Potential or Fantasy (Hydrogen)
    Will Australia be a hydrogen superpowre and is the vision fantasy or reality. The absolute physics suggest that Australia can use its vast area and high sunlight for adding value to exisiting...
    Australia's hydrogen superpower vision - fact or fiction
  • 04.01. Non-CO2 Emissions Easier To Abate Than CO2 (Climate Change)
    Non-CO2 emissions are 25% of total emissions with some over 3,600 more intensity. This sector can be abated within the next decade and have impact within 2 decades....
    non-co2 emissions are 25% of global emissions
  • 01.01. Tesla 2024 Predictions by Analysts (Tesla News)
    What do analysts and investors predict for Tesla in 2024. Some anlysts such as Larry Goldbert and Gary Black see Tesla executing to their masterplan 3....
    tesla 2024 projections
2023 (97)
  • 30.12. Increased Solar Efficiency with Perovskite and Other Technology (Renewable Energy)
    Perovskite has been studied for over a decade but showing promist to be on silicon panels, with efficiences over 33% or...
    perovskite increases solar efficiency to over 33 percent
  • 28.12. Hydrogen Thoughts Distilled by Dr Paul Martin (Hydrogen)
    Dr Paul Martin, a 30 veteran in the hydrogen engineering business distills his hydrogen thoughts into a Linkedlin Article. This post attempts to summarise his 30 plus articles to the key essence....
    hydrogen thoughts distilled by Dr Paul Martin
  • 21.12. The Changing Face of Rainfall: A Look at Climate Models and High-Intensity Rain Storms (Climate Change)
    A clear consequence of climate change and rising temperature is increasing short duration (1-4hours) causing flash flooding, and longer duration floods caausing record rainfall....
    Climate change is creating more high intensity rainfall
  • 18.12. Unrealistic 2030 Hydrogen Goals (Hydrogen)
    A credibility gap exists between stated Hydrogen suse and progress to date. Michael Liebreich terms this missig trillions of investment needed to achieve the goals....
    unrealistic hydrogen gloas
  • 18.12. UAE Nuclear Plant is not a Poster Example (Nuclear)
    The UAE Barakah nuclear plant is considered by some a poster child of the nuclear renaissance. The costs to build with western labour would be 7 times more expense due to wages paid to migrant wages....
    UAE nuclear plant - poster child?
  • 17.12. Exponential Battery Growth is Underway (Batteries, Disruption)
    Exponential battery growth is underway and hideen from most climate change commentaries yet will enable full renewable energy within a...
    exponential battery growth is underway
  • 16.12. Sweeteners from Precision Fermentation (Food Disruption)
    Precision fermentation in protein or fat production is relavent to sweetener industry to reduce consumption of sugar yet have food products...
    Precision fermentation of sweeteners
  • 15.12. EV Mining Equipment (EV)
    Miners are changin their fleets of heavy equipement to EV truck - electric or some still trialling Hydrogen. Electric trucks will come - as miners go electric and...
    EV Mining Equipment
  • 14.12. Tesla Optimus Robot is Closer to Reality (AI & Robots)
    The announcment of improved Tesla Optimus humanoid robot in Dec 2023 sho improve mobility and dexterity, enhanced autonomy and intelligence and closer to a manufacturable...
    Tesla Optimus is Closer to reality
  • 13.12. Carbon Capture for Ethanol from Corn (Climate Change, EV)
    Carbon capture for the CO2 produced by fermenting corn into ethanol for E10 or E85 fuel for ICE cars is demonstrated to be 12-20 times less economic, and has 4 times more emissions....
    carbon capture for ethanol from corn makes no sense
  • 10.12. OPEC Countries Anti-Climate Change Actions (Climate Change)
    OPEC nations are like tobacco companies who say the end of tobacco and fought tooth and nail to slow down the rates of smoking. OPEC realises there industry relies on slowing the rate of reductions...
    OPEC Nations Anti-Climate Change
  • 08.12. Tesla 4680 Battery Details Updated (Tesla News)
    At the Cybertruck launch event, keen observers are looking at the specifications and comparing the 4680 battery with 2170 batteries used in various Tesla models. Will Tesla use the 4680 batteries in...
    Tesla 4680 battery Details
  • 08.12. Toyota’s Failure With Solid State Batteries: A Timeline from 2009 to 2023 (Batteries)
    Solid-state batteries are the next big thing in battery technology but unfortunately, Toyota’s failure with solid state batteries is clear to see since 2009. Even in 2023, Toyota continues to...
    Toyota's Failure with solid state batteries - blog post
  • 08.12. Ten Cybertruck Features Disrupting the Vehicle Market (Tesla News)
    The official launch of the Cybertruck shows more than ten improvements that will flow into new and existing models of teslas. From use of stainless steel, to 48V wiring, steer-by-wire steering, a...
    ten cybertruck innovations
  • 30.11. Solar Panels Waste Myth Dispelled (Climate Change, Renewable Energy)
    Solar panels waste myth is pushed by the fossil fuel lobby to delay the uptake of renewable energy. The rising waste mountain of solar panels is the favourite headline. Rubbish....
    solar panels waste myth
  • 28.11. Baseload to Dispatchable – Transforming Electricity (Batteries, Disruption)
    Advent of big batteries changes electricity from synchronus (ie, generate and use) to asynchronous, i.e. store and use to match demand and supply. The grid will change from baseload and peaking to...
    baseload to dispatchable electricity
  • 27.11. Elements in Batteries (Batteries)
    The quantity of elements in a battery is shown in Visual Capitalist images. The quantity of graphite is up to 50% of the battery, but cheap, whereas other elements may be small but expensive....
    Elements in batteris
  • 23.11. Smartphone Maker Making Cars (EV)
    Smartphone companies have moved into making Electric vehicles, teaming up with traditional car manufacturers. Xiaomi joins Huwaei, Foxconn, and Oppo in releasing an EV....
    smartphone makers make cars
  • 21.11. 15 Minute Charging Batteries from CATL (Batteries)
    Faster charging batteries, better battery packs. The enhancements keep coming, not just from CATL, but other manufacturers of batteries, leading to a 20% plus increase in battery capacity per year....
    faster-charging batteries
  • 20.11. Zero Emission Shipping by 2050 (Climate Change)
    Shipping emissions were excluded from the Paris Accord, but the LMO has committed to zero emissions for shipping by 2050. The challenge is how to change an industry of over 100,000...
    zero emission shipping by 2050
  • 13.11. Electrifying Shipping Ports (Climate Change)
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    electrifying shipping ports
  • 13.11. Hydrogen Buses Fail Economics (Hydrogen)
    Real world examples where hydrogen fuel cell buses and transport systems have been deployed as "trials" and abandoned due to high costs and...
    Hydrogen buses uneconimic is 3 city trials
  • 12.11. Becoming Uninsurable Due To Climate Change (Climate Change)
    Have you had extreme weather as a result of climate change? Those extreme weather will mean you will be unable to insure your property from the effects of climate change. ...
    Uninsurable due to climate change
  • 21.10. Cheaper Hydrogen Electrolyzers Needed (Hydrogen)
    Will the decrease in the cost of hydrogen electrolyzers be sufficiently fast to compete with other energy solutions? Will China drive the cost down fast...
    hydrogen electrolyzers become cheaper
  • 18.10. France Solar Carparks vs Nuclear (Climate Change, Nuclear, Renewable Energy)
    France has passed a law to have all carparks, old and new, over 80 spaces covered with solar panels. The electricity is greater than 10 nuclear power plants, cost 1/10th and built in 1/3rd of the...
    France carpark solar
  • 16.10. Is $7B For Hydrogen Sheer Folly? (Hydrogen)
    The passage of the IRA bill was enabled by politics and putting in expenditure to placate fossil fuel states and representatives. The $7 billion for hydrogen trucks is an example of sheer folly, but...
    $7b for H2 Trucks is Sheer Folly
  • 16.10. Nickel Hydrogen Battery (Batteries)
    The Grid Battery of nickel and hydrogen from Enervenue commercialising a NASA technology major advantage is extremely high cycle time and extramely low degradation over 2 decades....
    nickel hydrogen battery from Enervenue
  • 13.10. Tesla 4680 Battery Ramp (Batteries, Giga Factories, Tesla News)
    The Tesla 4680 production has been growting at 21% per month since product launch. By the end of 2023, the 4680 battery will start deliverying the increase in cell density and cycle time as promised...
    tesla 4680 battery ramp
  • 10.10. Concentrated Solar CSP Improvements (Batteries, Renewable Energy)
    Concentrated solar CSP improvements are welcome, as many CSP plants were built 10 years ago but cheap solar panels have displaced CSP plants. Improvements are...
    concentrated solar csp improvements great for RE and storage
  • 09.10. Rapid EV Increase Prediction by Prof Ray Wills (Disruption)
    Disruption to the car market is now inevitable with the rise of electric vehicles globally. An exponential increase in EV manufacture means few internal combustion engine cars after...
    Rapid EV inncrease prediction by Prof Ray Wills
  • 09.10. New Chemistry Battery Comparison (Batteries)
    Improvements in battery chemistry and form factors is leading to a learning curve of 15% annually for energy density and price. Compare these new battery...
    New battery Chemistry compared
  • 09.10. Top 20 Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturers (Batteries)
    The top 20 lithium ion battery manufacturers manufacture over 1TW of batteries annually and on a ramp up to produce over 3 TW per year - on the way to 250TW needed for total electrification of grid...
    top 20 lithium ion battery manuafacturers globally
  • 08.10. Electric Planes from Wright Progressing (Electric Planes)
    Electric Planes from Wright are progressing with their developement of a 150 person commercial jet flying routes of 450 km. With powerful 1MW electric motors, they now need 1,000 Wh/kg density...
    Wright electric planes progressing
  • 07.10. Graphene Aluminium-Ion Batteries by GMG (Batteries)
    The graphene aluminium-ion batteries developed by GMG promises a radical improvement compared with the lihium batteries currently the workhorse for transportation and grid energy with 4 times more...
    graphene aluminium-ion batteries blog
  • 02.09. Iron Air Batteries (Batteries)
    Ion air batteries for grid scale batteries target cost is $20KWh by 2030. Well funded, Form Energy is building a 12GW factory in Iowa, and has pilot and first plants under construction to be...
    Iron air batteries for grid storage
  • 31.08. USA Inflation Reduction Act (Batteries, Climate Change, Renewable Energy)
    The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has driven a huge investment in battery factories, hydrogen, wind and solar farms, battery storage and other emission reduction...
    USA inflation reduction act building new energy
  • 30.08. Liquid Metals Battery (Batteries)
    Liquid Metals battery from Ambri are designed for grid operation. Modular in container sized units with 20 years or 5,000 cycles and no fall off in...
    liquid metal battery
  • 27.08. UK Nuclear vs Wind Electricity Cost (Nuclear)
    Wind is much cheaper than nuclear electricity in the UK and yet UK is considering small nuclear as well. Economic stupidity and unwillingness to face up to...
    UK nuclear vs wind electricity
  • 23.08. Robots for Airplanes With ChatGPT (AI & Robots, Electric Planes)
    Robotics and large languge models (eg ChatGPT) from Korean researchers are good enough to fly airplanes. Still only in simulators - when will they really fly...
    robots for airplanes
  • 22.08. PV Panels Supply Booming (Renewable Energy)
    The IRA USA within 12 months has driven over 100GW of production capacity with announcments and operating factories. Along with China and India production pv panels are...
    PV panels booming production
  • 17.08. India PV Manufacturing Targets (Renewable Energy)
    India is making investment to be the second largest solar panel PV manufacturer with a target of 110GW by 2026. Making progress with 38GW in March...
    India PV Manufacturing increasing
  • 11.08. Value of Humanoid Robots (AI & Robots)
    Humanoid robots have a huge economic change. With costs of $15,00 and replacing humans at $50,000 per year, how will governents and society adapt to this...
    Value of humanoid robots
  • 10.08. Hydropower Reductions (Renewable Energy)
    Hydro has been the mainstay of renewable energy but droughts from climate change has reduced the energy produced by 250TWh - Spains electric...
    hydropower reduction from Climate Change
  • 10.08. Hydrogen Bus Trials (Hydrogen)
    Buses powered by Hydrogen are in the headlines - as the hydrogen industry try to muscle into the electric bus industry, With less than 0.1% of the global bus market - are they destined by by the BETA...
    hydrogen bus trials
  • 10.08. Electric Bus Rapid Growth (EV)
    Electric buses costs have fallen in price. Charging is easier and cities globally are replacing dirty stinking diesel buses with clean zero emissions battery EV buses at 30%...
    Electric bus rapid growth
  • 07.08. Hydrogen Trains Uneconomic (Hydrogen)
    Germany introduced hydrogen FCEV trains from 2018 in Frankfurt and Saxony areas. LNVG as now gone to tender for over 100 all battery electric as hydrogen too expensive and H2 trains termed "misery...
    hydrogen trains uneconomic
  • 03.08. Heat Pumps For Energy Savings (Renewable Energy)
    Heat pumps or air conditioners were invented in the early 1900's and now are the most cost effective for heating and cooling. Replace gas heat systems with heat pumps reduces energy demand by 3...
    heat pumps for energy
  • 01.08. Moos Law for Food Disruption (Food Disruption)
    Food disruption using precision fermentation is moving at Moos Law. Costs are coming down exponentialy and no end in sight for the biggest revolution since humans started farming...
    Moos Law for Food Disruption
  • 30.07. Electric Ships (EV)
    Coastal shipping with swap out electric container batteris have always been proposed to decarbonise shipping. Now the first 2 by Cosco are in production. 36 batteris, 24 Tonne CO2 per day less...
    Electric ship with 700 TEU and 36 batteries
  • 28.07. Robotic Surgery Revolution (AI & Robots, Disruption)
    Robotic surgery is saving lives but is a the beginning of the robotic revolution. Vicarious Surgical is planning to use their robot to do surgery from the inside for hernia repair. Surgery is...
    Robotic Surgical revolution vicarious surgical
  • 25.07. Queensland Pumped Hydro Proposals (Batteries)
    Queensland has announced 2 large pumped hydro schemes costing over $30 billion and not due to come onliine on 2029 to 2035. Large projects have major financial risks, but QLD is determned to have...
    Queensland pumped hydro proposals
  • 07.07. Green Steel with Carbon Capture Unlikely (Disruption, Hydrogen)
    Green steel produced by direct reduction is likely to have metallurgical coal become a stranded asset, as cost reductions and increasing technology improvements to make green steel...
    carbon capture for green steel is unlikely
  • 30.06. Active Transport Challenges (Disruption)
    Transport planners globally talk about active transport challenges to get people out of cars and into active transport (Walking, mobility devices, public transport. Cities have been designed for...
    active transport challenges - reclaiming our cities
  • 28.06. Terraform’s Innovative Methane E-fuel (Disruption)
    Terraform has announced a pilot solar powered synthetic methane gas process that could provide gas created from CO2 from air and not extraction from the...
    Terraform's innovative methane e-fuel
  • 20.06. Fusion or Fiction (Nuclear)
    Fusion or fiction - can fusion actually provide essentially high quantities of low emission electricity. Or is another 30 years of research needed...
  • 17.06. Hydrogen for Home Heating (Hydrogen)
    Sophisticated modelling shows hydrogen for home heating is a non starter except in a few use cases and heatpumps and batteries provide a more effective solution to home energy use....
    hydrogen for home heating
  • 10.06. IEA Forecasts Wrong by 7 Times (Disruption)
    IEA have consistently under forecast the increase in solar panels (PV) globally by 7,000 times. in 2009, they forecast just 30GW of solar. In 2023 there will be over 440 GW installed. How do they get...
    IEA forecasts wrong again
  • 07.06. Arctic Ice Cover Gone in 20 Years (Climate Change)
    A June 2023 article concludes sea ice will be sbsent in September as early as a decade, contradicting IPPC 6 conclusion it would not be until mid century. Lack of sea ice has major implications for...
    Arctic Ice Cover Gone in 20 Years
  • 06.06. Food Disruption Impacts (Food Disruption)
    The food revolution by precision fermentation will be the most profound of the 4 disruptions occuring. By 2030 the dairy industry will be bankrupt. By 2035 land used for beef and dairy farming will...
    food disruption impacts
  • 05.06. Low Investment in Renewables By Oil Companies (Climate Change)
    Oil companies talk about changing to renewable energy but their investment in new energy is low to zero. Their claims should be dismissed as...
    low investment in renewables by oil
  • 03.06. EV Surges 2023 Q1 (EV)
    Electric battery vehicles (BEV) continue their exponentional growth in Q1 2023 with some countries (Norway) over 90% and China, the largest car market globally over 30% new sales...
    Global EV Surge 2023 Q1
  • 01.06. Fully Electric or Hybrid (EV)
    Toyota argues that for emissions reduction hybrids are more effective than battery electric vehicle as more can be manufactured as batteries are constrained....
    fully electric or hybrid
  • 31.05. Top 20 China EV Manufacturers (EV)
    The top 20 Chinese EV manufactures incresased sales by 82% from 2021 to 2022 and most of these sales were domestic. As the domestic market increases, more of these will be exported to other...
    top 20 chinese manufactures
  • 30.05. Pipistrel Electric Plane (EV)
    The Pipistrel electric plane is the first certified electric plane for pilot training with 80km range and 50 minutes flying time....
    pipistrel electric plane
  • 30.05. Nuclear Renaissance v4.0 (Nuclear)
    Nuclear Renaissance v4.0 is sweeping the USA and UK. Even in Australia, some are pushing the barrow. Yet the data is unambiguous. Nuclear is 6-8 times more costly than renewables. Uninsurable. Old...
    nuclear renasance v4 - how companies are ripping off governments to promote nuclear
  • 29.05. Chinese Cars are Coming to UK (EV)
    At the Fully Charged show in UK, the Chinese cars are coming. BYD, Geely, Great Wall, and SAIC all demonstrated new models addressing different market segments. Korean cars are already annouced....
    Chinese cars are coming to UK and on exhibite at Fully Charged 2023
  • 19.05. Hydrogen Motorcycle Engines (Hydrogen)
    Hydrogen for transportation won't die, and the big 4 Japanese motorcycle manufacturers have joined together to develop hydrogen engines for motorcycles. But Why?...
    hydrogen motorcycle engines
  • 17.05. Hydrogen Cult Madness (Hydrogen)
    Is Hydrogen like a cult? Hydrogen cult madness? Proponents claim that H2 will solve the renewable energy transition challenges but the science evidence it...
    cult of hydrogen
  • 13.05. Direct Air Capture – Unproven (Climate Change)
    DAC is at best unproven and more likely a strategy by major oil companies to delay meaningful reduction in green house gas...
    direct air capture DAC is a greenwashing scam
  • 12.05. Bard AI Model from Google (AI & Robots)
    The race with AI is continuing to run with Google releasing Bard in May 2023 competing with Microsoft Bing and Open AI ChatGPT4. Bard provides integration with Gmail and Google Docs and enhances...
    Bard AI Model from Google
  • 10.05. Innovative Toroid Propeller Design (Disruption)
    The innovative toroid propeller design for drones from MIT and for boats by Sharrow Marine show R&D continues to improve efficiency and will have a major impact on drones and shipping....
    Disruptive toroid propeller design
  • 29.04. Ethanol Worse than Gasoline for Global Warming (Climate Change, Renewable Energy)
    Is ethanol worse than gasoline for global warming? Turns out it is worse! A recent publication showed that corn ethanol compared with petroleum products increased: So while it is clear ethanol...
    ethanol worse than gasoline for climate change
  • 26.04. Gravity Batteries With Heavy Blocks (Batteries)
    Gravity batteries using heavy blocks has moved from pilot phase to the first 2 demonstration plans in China (100MWh) and in USA. Watch their progress....
    Alternate battery technology using gravity or pressure are alternatives to chemical batteries
  • 25.04. Grid Batteries Rapid Increase (Batteries)
    The latest figures from Tesla show a rapid increase in the amount of grid storage deployed globally in the first quarter of 2023. Over 160GWh backlog in Tesla orders and over 300GWh projects...
    Grid battery rapid growth
  • 22.04. Sustainable Aviation Fuels Unrealistic (Electric Planes, Renewable Energy)
    SAF or Sustainable Aircraft fuels are unrealistic. Used cooking oils are as expensive. Agriculture is challenges. Synthetic fuel is expensive. What are some of the...
    sustainable aircraft fuels
  • 21.04. Best-Selling Vehicles in USA in 2022 (EV)
    The top 10 vehicles sales in the USA are driven by pick-up trucks - large vehicles that are perculiar to the USA markets. SUV are the more common vehicle in the rest of the...
    best-selling cars in USA
  • 12.04. Uptake of Electric Motor Scooters is Rapid (EV)
    Electric motor scooter uptake is rapid in China and India and expected t be as rapid in other countries with high numbers of scooters such as Indonesia and Vietnam. Cheaper. Easy to charge and zero...
    electric motor scooters
  • 11.04. Nano Silicon Anode for Batteries (Batteries)
    Nano silicon for the battery anode is a recent development leading to a 15% increase in energy density and avoiding the use of graphite in the batteries. Sila Technologies is ramping up production to...
  • 10.04. Carbon Capture and Storage Fail (Climate Change)
    Carbon Capture and storage is a strategy for reducing carbon emissions but the evidence is that it is a scam for fossil fuel companies to use government subsidies while at the same time increasing...
    carbon capture and storage
  • 20.03. Disruption with ChatGPT Large Learning Models (AI & Robots)
    ChatGPT has burst on the scene in late 2022 from OpenAI. It was not unexpected by those in the AI field. Suddenly many are now realising how many areas that LLMs will be valuable in. And how cheap...
    disruption with chatGPT large language models
  • 19.03. Earth’s Population is Too High (Disruption)
    Are there too many people on the planet and who will volunteer for euthanasia. Or is this over stated and we can live sustainably with the 8 billion...
    Earth's Population is Too High, or is it
  • 16.03. Estimates of Renewable Energy Are Overstated (Renewable Energy)
    Most analysts state that the amount of renewable energy will need to be at least the same as energy used today with fossil fuels. Wrong by 45%! Less renewable energy as 45% of current energy is...
    estimates of renewable energy are overstated by 45%
  • 07.03. Nuclear Proponents Lack Economics (Nuclear)
    Many proponents of nuclear energy ignore the economics and try to dismiss them. Uranium is limited - estimated that if the world was all nuclearl, only 4 years of current supply. The cost to extract...
    Nuclear Proponents Lack Economics
  • 04.03. Butterfly Not a Caterpillar with Wings (Disruption)
    Taking an ICE car nad swapping out a motor is the same as saying a butterfly is a caterpillar with wings. It is a computer on...
    butterfly is not a caterpilla with wings
  • 03.03. Faster Horse Fallacy – Experts Get it Wrong (Disruption)
    Faster horse fallacy or why experts get it wrong with disruptive technologies was coined by Tony Seba why smart people in smart organisations fail to recognise...
    faster horse fallacy - why experts get it wrong
  • 02.03. Sodium-Ion Battery Launched in China (Batteries)
    Sodium-ion battery chemistry has been keenly anticipated as alternative chemistry to lithium ion batteries in EV. Sehold have been first to market....
    sodium-ion battery by niha manufacturers
  • 28.02. Synthetic Biofuels Using Bacteria (Renewable Energy)
    Synthetic biofuels using bacteria to create the biofuel from sugar and CO2 holds promise of creation of fuel with equivalent energy to jet...
    bacteria makes biofuel for jet fuel alternative
  • 28.02. Compressed Air Battery Technology (Batteries)
    Compressed air battery using large underground vaults are being developed to provide long duration storage....
    compressed air battery using underground caverns
  • 28.02. Flow Batteries using Vanadium Iron Zinc-BR or HBr (Batteries)
    Flow batteries are a valid option for community and grid based storage. The advantages of low life, simple expansion works. Vanadium, iron, or zinc bromine based flow batteries will not be used in...
    flow Battery technologies vanadium iron zinc bromine
  • 26.02. Tesla Supercharger Network Billion Dollar Returns (EV)
    Tesla could become the next "petrol" company with over $30 billion of revenue by opening up its supercharger network to all EV cars. The latest deal with Govt opens up billions in grants to provide...
  • 25.02. Fossil Fuel Excess Profits of $134b (Disruption)
    Fossil fuel excess profits of $134b in 2022 are on the back of war and human suffering from climate change. If a carbon price was levied on these oil and gas giants then these losses reflect the cost...
    Excess profiteering from top 5 major oil and gas companies
  • 10.02. Tesla Masterplan Three 2023 (Disruption, Tesla News)
    Tesla vision part 3 is to be announced on March 1st, 2023 at Investor Day. How will this differ from Part 1 or Part 2. What is the "Path to a Fully Sustainable...
    Tesla Plan Part 3
  • 08.02. Ten Reasons Hydrogen for Transportation is Dead, Including Cars (Hydrogen)
    Hydrogen fuel cell cars are still promoted but they will be dead within 2 years due to emissions as bad as petrol cars, poor infrastructure and rapid improving charging and range with battery...
    Ten reasons hydrogen cars are dead
  • 07.02. Toyota No-EV Strategy Risks Japan’s Economy (EV)
    Cars are a major contributor to Japans economy with 5.5m or 24% of employees, and contribute 14% of all exports. Toyota's no-ev strategy could mean Japan loses 14% of its GDP and $700 billion of...
    Toyota No-EV Strategy fails Japan
  • 04.02. Batteries win the Transport Race (Batteries, Renewable Energy)
    It is becoming clear that batteries will drive the electrification of transport. Batteries are demonstrating that hydrogen and synthetic fuels are losing ground to the 22% learning curve of...
    batteries win transport
  • 29.01. Grid-Scale Batteries from Tesla (Batteries, Renewable Energy)
    Grid-scale batteries are an integral requirement to firm renewable energy, stabililise the grid with battery, wind and solar now the cheapest electricity....
    Grid-scale batteries from Tesla huge opportunity
  • 22.01. EV Adoption Increased in 2022 Globally (EV)
    EV adoption is increasing and Bloomberg NEF has data showing nearly 50% of buses sold in 2022 were electric. Motorcycles are even...
    EV vehicles increased in 2022
2022 (98)
  • 16.09. Tesla Semi Compelling Economics (EV)
    The Tesla Semi large truck will be at least 84% cheaper for fuel costs than equivalent large diesel trucks. Combined with more torque, regenerative braking increased purchase costs suggest less than...
    tesla semi reduces costs
  • 16.09. Combination New Battery Innovation (Batteries)
    Using a long lasting LFP battery in combination with an anode free battery with shorter lifespan is the approach taken by Our Next Energy. Like a petrol battery hybrid, the combination provides 1000...
    combination new battery technology
  • 15.09. Tesla Grid and Home Batteries (Batteries)
    Tesla has led innovation into grid, industrial and home storage with their range of batteries. The lines are blurred with home batteries now providing grid virtual power plant...
    Tesla grid and home batteries
  • 04.09. CO2 Battery Technology (Batteries)
    Batteries made from CO2 compression and expansion have moved from lab to deployment. Offering low cost, longer term storage utilising standard equipment....
    CO2 Storage technology
  • 02.09. Fossil Fuel Subsidies Killing Our Earth (Climate Change)
    Governments try to pick winners and provide subsidies. The subsidies for fossil fuel industry is enormous and is over $5.9 trillion or more than 6.8% globally. In Australia direct and indirect...
    Fossil fuel subsidies are killing earth at $44 billion a year
  • 01.09. End of ICE Cars in California (EV)
    The passing Advanced Clean Cars II proposal in California spells the end of ICE cars in the USA with over 40% of all new cars subject to reduction of new light cars and pickups from 35% in 2026...
    death of ice cars in california
  • 17.08. Agromining Minerals from Plants (Minerals)
    Agromining using hyperaccumulator plants would be a very profitable crop in the tropics. Research from University of Queensland shows promise from nickel....
    agromining minerals
  • 16.08. Green Steel Technology and Costs (Minerals)
    Steel accounts for 6% of global emissions. With a small number of iron ore miners and steel producers - what are technologies to de carbonise the...
    Green steel technologies
  • 14.08. Green Aluminium is an Easy Technology (Climate Change, Minerals, Renewable Energy)
    Making aluminum green is easy with renewable energy. While there are some more substantial technologies to make sure that aluminum is even lower emissions, an easy start is to contract for renewable...
    green aluminium reduces carbon emissions
  • 09.08. 100% Renewable Energy in 145 Countries in 6 Years (Renewable Energy)
    100% Renewable energy in 134 countries with a payback of less than 6 years by replacing the costs of existing fossil fuel, nuclear electricity and using wind water and solar along with storage....
    100% renewable energy in six years in 134 countries
  • 08.08. Nuclear Waste Problem Exaggerated say Nuclear Proponents (Nuclear)
    Waste from nuclear is trivialised by nuclear proponents. There currently is no cost effective method of removal of the next 45,000 radioactive life of spent nuclear fuel. Arguments include not much,...
    Nuclear Waste Overstated say nuclear proponents
  • 05.08. Shipping Emissions Halve With Fossil Fuel Collapse (Climate Change)
    With the reduction in coal mines and gas fields, will shipping emissions fall? Explore how much shipping there is, and what the phase out of fossil fuels will do to...
    shipping emissions halve
  • 01.08. Mine Numbers Collapse by 2040 by 70% (Minerals)
    With the exit of coal mines, use of green hydrogen and renewable energy for steel making, and full deployment will the number of mines...
    No more mines by 2040
  • 22.07. Uranium Mining for Nuclear Power (Nuclear)
    Uranium mining for nuclear power and for nuclear weapons continues to have geopolitical implications along with the energy needed to refine the uranium to be used. there are 15 nuclear myths...
    uranium mining for nuclear power Olympic Dam
  • 22.07. Lithium From Seawater Demonstrated (Batteries, Minerals)
    Direct lithium extraction is used in land based brines by a number of companies, but the vision is that the ocean has huge quantities, or could be extracted as part of desalination....
    lithium from seawater research shows promise
  • 20.07. Coal Plants Are Increasing Globally is False Information (Climate Change)
    Coal plants are decreasing globally but that does not stop the false information that coal plants are increasing. The number of retirements is greater than new plants. For a full detailed analysis...
    Coal plants globally increasing is wrong information
  • 06.07. Life Cycle Analysis of Nuclear (Nuclear)
    Nuclear is often touted as clean but published studies show that it is worse than wind and can be as high as gas....
    life cycle of nuclear
  • 06.07. Life Cycle Analysis for Solar Panels and Inverters (Renewable Energy)
    Life cycle analysis shows solar panels and inveerters recover the embedded carbon in less than 11 months, or even more for the latest panels. Published by Fraunhofer and demonstrating solar systems...
    life cycle analysis of solar and inverters
  • 05.07. Batteries for Electrification is 300TWh According to Elon Musk (Batteries)
    The total battery capacity for grid home and transportation is about 300TWh of batteries. This will take 10 years of manufacturing and ongoing of about 30TWh per year. Tesla aims to provide 10% of...
    Batteries for Electrification is 300TWh according to Elon Musk
  • 03.07. Top 2 EV Batteries Globally (Batteries)
    CATL announcement of their Qilin battery pack to be in production by 2023 exceeds Tesla's 4680 battery and both exceed all other global...
  • 01.07. AI Economic Improvement In Knowledge Workers (AI & Robots, Technology)
    AI is expected to lift knowledge worker productivity by 140% by 2030. AI training has decreased by over 65% per year since 2015 and models which cost $5m now would cost $500 by 2030....
    AI Economic Improvement In Knowledge Workers
  • 27.06. Electric Boats Are Slowly Coming to Market (EV)
    Electri motors make sense for propulsion on the water - and Torqueedo is the global leader in electric boats. Battery weight and energy storage has limited the more widespread adoption, but with...
    electric boats are here now and more coming
  • 21.06. Electrical Management Systems Key to Efficiency (Batteries, Renewable Energy)
    Electrical management systems have evolved from their large diesel engine power plant buinsess. They have flexible...
    electrical management systems to optimise electricity
  • 21.06. Low Cost Solar With Thin Film (Renewable Energy)
    Thin film solar ought to be a third of the cost of conventional PV panels and as low as 5 to 7 cents per Watt. 20 years in development and recently invested in by FFI from Fortescue Minerals...
    low cost solar with thin film
  • 20.06. Hydrogen Battery Storage (Hydrogen)
    The cost of hydrogen is a key metric if hydrogen can be used as long term storage in the energy supply mix to overcome long durations of lack of sun or wind for renewable energy...
    hydrogen battery storage versus lithium ion
  • 20.06. Wind Turbines Kill Birds – Fact or Fiction (Renewable Energy)
    Wind turbines do kill birds but are not the bird shredders especailly of rare birds such as raptors (eagles, kites). Painting one of the blades black reduced raptor / eagle deaths by over 70%. Feral...
    wind turbines kill birds - note
  • 16.06. Mines To Reduce 80 Percent (Climate Change)
    A major global disruption will be the exit of coal from thermal electricity generations. Much coal is consumed within the country, but the 6 major exporters of coal will be impacted the most. New...
    coal Mines To Reduce 80 By Percent
  • 15.06. EU Bans ICE Vehicles by 2035 (Climate Change, EV)
    The EU commission has voted to ban sales of all internal Combustion engines in cars buses trucks motorcycles by 2035 to achieve the carbon emissions reduction by 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels....
    EU Bans Fossil Fuel Vehicles by 2035
  • 14.06. EV Startups going Broke (EV)
    Tesla and Ford are the only 2 american car companies that have not gone bankrupt. A number of aspiring EV companies at high financial risk as they move from protoptype to production hell. ...
    EV Makers Going broke
  • 12.06. China Renewable Energy Plan (Renewable Energy)
    China has invested heavily in coal for electricity over the past 30 years but has made the switch to renewable energy and targets all new energy from renewable sources by 2025 and net zero by...
    China renewable energy plan
  • 10.06. Nuclear Power Subsidies are Huge (Nuclear)
    Nuclear power is subsidized in most countries by billions of dollars, and ultimately consumers pay for this in small amounts in their power bills. All countries pay nuclear subsidies, often due to...
    nuclear power subsidies are huge and growing
  • 08.06. Food and Agriculture Disruption by Fermentation (Food Disruption)
    Precision fermentation will see a collapse in the existing farming systems. With protein and fat made in fermentation vats, 90% of agriculture will cease. Regeneis of the vast areas of agriculture...
    Food and Agriculture Disruption with digestive agriculture
  • 08.06. Memes for Climate Deniers and Delayers (Climate Change)
    An image can say a thousand words - and facts and figures won't sway a climate denier or climate delayer. But humour may do. Lets...
    Memes for climate deniers and climate delayers
  • 07.06. Stop Burning Rocks for Energy (Renewable Energy)
    We have burnt rocks for a million years and every year we burn 500 years of the products of the carbonaceas period as fossil fuel. Renewable energy is not fuel. It harnesses energy from the nuclear...
    stop burning rocks and wood for energy and use renewable
  • 07.06. Electric Vehicle Numbers Increasing (EV)
    Electric vehicles are displacing conventional ICE vehicles and by 2025 Bloomberg NEF predicts 1 in 4 new cars will be electric. EVs have already displaced 1.5 million barrels of oil per day. Peak oil...
    Electric Vehicle Numbers Increasing 25% by 2025
  • 06.06. 5 Signs of Climate Deniers (Climate Change)
    The 5 signs of climate deniers or climagte delayers. The arguments may appear reasonable but they are generally anonymous, selective, persistent diversionary and irrational. Spot them easily. ...
    5 signs of climate deniers
  • 06.06. Changes to Society from Disruptions (Disruption)
    The development of multiple streams of technology leads to disruption of an industry or society. What can be done to ensure that disruption provides value to all, and not just a few....
    Societal disruption from technology
  • 06.06. OffGrid Uninterruptible Electricity (Renewable Energy)
    Backup generators have been used for conventional grid supplied electricity and are now moving to include batteries and solar to ensure households and businesses can keep operating even in extended...
    Offgrid uninteruptible electricity
  • 03.06. Nuclear Waste Problem (Nuclear)
    Waste from nuclear power plants is about 2kg per person per year. Small nuclear reactors, often promoted as a solution have 2 to 10 times that of conventional. Only Iceland has managed to develop a...
    nuclear waste problem
  • 26.05. Ownership of Australias Electricity and Grid (Renewable Energy)
    An improved electricity distributon network will be needed to transport energy from renewable energy generators (solar and wind) to cities and factories. Who owns the existing network? What...
    Who owns Australia electricity Grid
  • 24.05. Electric Tractor Models (EV)
    Tractors is a very large industry globally and mostly diesel based with JCB announcing Hydrogen based emissions free tractors. A few companies have announced electric tractors in the smaller...
    Electric tractors models are increasing
  • 06.05. New Hydrogen Technologies for Cheaper H2 (Hydrogen)
    New hydrogen technologies are all about getting the cost of hydrogen to under $1 per kg to be cost competitive with other battery and energy...
    New Hydrogen Technologies drive down hydrogen costs
  • 01.05. Evidence of Increasing Renewable Energy (Renewable Energy)
    Evidence of increasing renewable energy comes from most countries. Australia is one of the fastest changing but the USA is also rapidly changing, as is...
    Evidence of increasing renewable energy
  • 01.05. Germany’s Russian Gas Disaster (Renewable Energy)
    Germany made a decision to build a new gasline from Russia - the Nordstream 2 for 11 billion. They could have invested the same in wind power and now save themselves $200 million per day of...
    Germany's Russian Gas Failure
  • 30.04. Pumped Hydro as a Battery (Batteries)
    Hydro power is about 10% of the global energy production, but pumped hydro is being pursued as part of the solution for intermittent storage in renewable...
    Pumped hydro as a battery
  • 25.04. Underwater Power Cable for Renewable Energy (Renewable Energy)
    High Voltage DC transmission systems are driving underwater power cable for renewable energy transmitted over thousands of km from Africa to UK or Australia to Singapore. Cheap solar is driving the...
    Undersea cables for massive RE projects
  • 25.04. Lithium amount in EV battery (Batteries)
    What is the real figure of amount of lithium in a battery. The quantity of 6kg is elemental lithium. The quanty of Lithium carbonate equivalalent or LCE is used in mining circles and the quantity is...
    Lithium amount in EV battery
  • 18.04. Carbon Footprint of Wind Turbines (Renewable Energy)
    The Carbon Footprint to build a wind turbine is paid back on average in 7 months, and costs about 10gCO2-equivalent compared to gas at 600, and coal at 1,000 g-CO2/kWh....
    Carbon Footprint of Wind Turbines 1% of fossil fuel
  • 17.04. Cruise Ships are bad polluters (Climate Change)
    47 of Luxury cruise liners owned by Carnival emitt more sulfur dioxide than all of Europes 260 million cars. Globally, the 70,000 ships emit 2.5% of CO2 emissions...
    Cruise Ships Bad Polluters
  • 12.04. Top 8 Lithium Miners by 2024 (Minerals)
    With established miners extracting lithium, who will be some of the up and coming miners. Here are 8 of them. There are another 150 miners globally....
    Top 8 Lithium Miners by 2024
  • 10.04. 10 Electric Vehicle Myths Debunked (EV)
    Every new techology and disruption will have myths and falsehoods about how it will never happen. Here are 10 myths about electric cars - and many more to...
    10 electric vehicle myths debunked
  • 09.04. Robotaxi Manufacturers in 2022 (EV, Robotaxi)
    Over 30 robotaxi companies in 2022 developing either vehicles, autonomous systems, its clear this technology is now in the deployment...
    over 30 robotaxi manufacturers in 2022
  • 07.04. Misinformation about Nuclear in France (Nuclear)
    France is the poster child of nuclear, but that is a myth. Dig the numbers out and it is a huge financial burden on Frence taxpayers with hundreds of billions of liability....
    Misinformation about Nuclear in France
  • 04.04. Copper Demand with Renewable Energy Increasing (Minerals)
    Copper is widely used whereever electricity needs transportation. From electronics to motors. The change from ICE cars to EVs increases the demand in that sector by 4...
    Copper Demand with Renewable Energy Increasing
  • 30.03. 15 Myths of Nuclear Power (Nuclear)
    There are over 15 myths of nuclear power touted by deniers as fossil fuels are displaced by the renewable energy techologies of wind solar and...
    15 myths of nuclear power
  • 27.03. GeoEngineering for Climate Warming (Climate Change)
    Geoengineering for climate change proposes a number of strategies to remediate the emissions in the atmosphere. Mitigation is the cheapest and fastest, but remediation can provide a fire extinguisher...
    Geoenginering for Climate warming
  • 24.03. 10 Climate Change Denier Arguments (Climate Change)
    Climate change myths are everywhere, given that $200 million a year is spent on climate denial by fossil fuel companies. Recognise the arguments and understand the tactics of fossil fuel companies to...
    10 Climate Change Denier Arguments used in media
  • 21.03. Will Robots take our Jobs? (AI & Robots)
    Will robots take our jobs? With AI and increase in functionality the robotic revolution is already taking our jobs and over the next decade most blue collar jobs will go....
    will robots take our jobs over the next 20 years
  • 19.03. 5 Disruptions by Cathie Wood (Technology)
    The investment fund ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood explains the 5 disruptions happeing now and the 14 underlying technologies which form the basis of their investment...
    5 disruptions by cathie wood and 14 technologies
  • 18.03. Autonomous Vehicles Saves lives (EV, Robotaxi)
    Autonomous vehicles saves lives is without question with current data showing 6 times less accidents per million miles driven. Widespread adoption will save Australia alone $30 billion per year with...
    Autonomous vehicles saves lives
  • 14.03. Platinum Group Metals PGM or PGE (Minerals)
    Platium, palladium and other PGM are used in catalytic converters and others are in renewable energy systems. With most of the supply from South Africa and Russian, Australian miners are keen to...
    Platinum Group Metals PGM or PGE
  • 12.03. Electric Buses Save Money (EV)
    Electric buses have been widely adopted in China but the rest of the world has been slower in uptake. Over the past 12 months cities and governments have increased their support for wider adoptions....
    Electric buses rolling out globally
  • 12.03. Electric Motorcycles Coming Soon (EV)
    Electric motorcycles are coming of age and matured to a point whre they have moved from the scooter replacement to higher end motorcycles. Missing is the noise, but not power, torque and...
  • 10.03. Hydrogen Storage and Transport Problems (Hydrogen)
    Hydrogen is touted as a good storage mechanism and can be added to existing gas heating systems, for aircraft and for transportation. But there are serious issues and unreal...
    Hydrogen storage and transport problems
  • 08.03. Electric Airplanes Flying Soon (Electric Planes)
    Airlines generally lose money. So electric, low carbon airplanes are being developed to reduce fuel costs - the largest cost after capital costs. What's the latest...
    electric airplanes here now
  • 07.03. Recycling Solar Panels and Wind Turbines (Renewable Energy)
    Recycling solar panels and wind turbines is a common arguement against renewable energy yet the industry has been steadily getting to 100% renewable components at end of...
    recycling solar panels and wind turbines
  • 07.03. Food Disruption is Happening (Technology)
    Food disruption is happening now, and some fail to see that by 2025 that the dairy industry will shrink by 1/3 and the beef and dairy industry facing 90% reduction by 2030....
    food disruption is here now with plant based foods
  • 04.03. Offshore Wind Technology Opportunity (Renewable Energy)
    Wind powered electricity has been developed onshore, but the drive to offshore wind has picked up for 3 reasons. Decreased costs, no land impact and better wind...
    offshore wind technology opportunities expanding 100 times
  • 03.03. Cut 2 percent GDP Fossil Fuel Subsidies (Climate Change, Disruption)
    Over $1.8 trillion is spent each year on environmental harmful subsidies or about 2% of GDP. Changing that 2% to protecting the environment and achiving net zero is a political imperative....
    cut 2 percent fossil fuel subsidies
  • 01.03. 3 Disruptions 8 Technologies by Tony Seba (Disruption)
    Disruption areas of energy, transportation, and food are driven by 8 technolologies that combine to change the planet. Solar, wind, batteries, automonous driving, precision fermentation and cellular...
    rupture point of disruption by Tony Seba
  • 01.03. Sea Level Rises are Inevitable (Climate Change)
    The IPPC paint a gloomy forecast and say sea level rises are inevitable and global warming will have sea levels rise extend for the next 2000 years. ...
    sea levels are invetiable says IPPC
  • 28.02. Geothermal Energy Opportunities (Renewable Energy)
    Geothermal energy is used in many countries. Quaise is intending to use gyrotron powered drilling to drill deeper to harness higher temperatures and pressure and convert fossil fuel stations to...
    geothermal energy new drilling opens new opportunities
  • 27.02. Is Tesla Market Cap Too High (Tesla News)
    Is Tesla market capitalization too high. Here are just relevant data to suggest that the vale is based on future earnings, 50% YOY growth plans and free cash. Tesla has margins higher than the...
    Is Telsla Market Cap too high
  • 25.02. Home and Community Battery Storage (Batteries)
    Home and community battery is a smart way to reduce transmission costs and to improve reliablity of renewable energy. Losses in transmission are about 10% and batteries cost much the same whether...
    home and community battery storage provides support for cheaper power
  • 20.02. Green Energy Saves $5400 per year (Renewable Energy)
    Green energy saves $5000 per year and Australia can do the Big Switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy with rooftop solar and batteries. Change is an increase wealth to households, not a cost....
    green energy saves $5000 each household
  • 18.02. 2 Percent GDP for Net Zero (Disruption)
    It looks like we need to spend 2 percent GDP for net zero or (1.5 degrees) of climate change. Climate Change challenge is a chronic worsening of the climate and 187 countries through Cop26 and the...
    2 percent GDP for net zero - how a little amount goes a long way
  • 16.02. Recycling Effectiveness is Poor (Renewable Energy)
    Recycling effectiveness is poor because companies have passed the responsibility and cost of recycle / reuse onto consumers. Less than 7% of all plastic is recycled. Almost as much is dumped at sea....
    recyling is ineffective
  • 14.02. V2G Will Disrupt Electricity As We Know It (EV)
    The advent of vehicle to grid technologies will disrupt the electric car and the electricity supply in Australia. This will be within 5 years is best prediction for the disruption occurring under our...
    v2g will disrupt electricity as we know it
  • 13.02. Top 15 GreenWashing Claims (Climate Change)
    Greenwashing is rife. Here are 15 different ways fossil fuel industry enables greenwashing rather than reducing their own emissions. The Angry Clean Energy Guy has a great podcast and I summarise the...
    15 mythis for greenwashing
  • 01.02. More Charging Stations than Gas Stations (EV)
    There are more charging stations than gas stations in some countries. What is increasing though is the number of high power / fast charging power facilities. Every country is deploying hundreds or...
    More charging stations than gas stations
  • 31.01. Enough Lithium Supply to meet Demand (Minerals)
    When you dig into the supposed shortfall of lithium for EV and grid energy industry, it is clear that there is enough lithium to meet the demand although it will take time to come on...
    Is there enough lithium for hard rock mining
  • 25.01. 5 Orders of Innovation (Technology)
    There are 5 orders of innovation from individual components at order 1, to systems at 2, services at 3 to disruption of industry at order 5. Knowing this provides expectation of capital and time to...
    5 orders of innovation by Bill Nussey Freeing Energy review
  • 24.01. Green Steel From Fortescue Minerals (Minerals)
    What is FMG ulitimate goal? To change his low cost iron ore exports to China and turn it into green steel manufactured in Australia and exported globally? The company has been busy setting up deals...
    Green Steel From Fortescue Minerals with green hydrogn
  • 23.01. Fossil Fuel Subsidies are $11m per minute (Climate Change)
    We pay over $11 billion a year for fossi fuel subsidies for direct support. That does not include the indirect subsidies. As well there are billions of dollars needed to remediate fossil fuel coal...
    fossil fuel subsidies are $11m per minute or $4.7 trillion. Needs to stop
  • 22.01. Electric Trucks Are Here (EV)
    Electric trucks have been slowly entering the market from all the major manufacturers, and businesses are catching onto the savings and applications. Transition will be steady as the capital to...
    electric trucks are here now
  • 21.01. Is renewable energy cheaper than nuclear (Nuclear)
    Some argue for nuclear as the basis of the Australian electricity energy but the data says nuclear would be more than 2.2 times the cost of renewable energy with sufficient battery storage of 20GW....
    nuclear vs renewable energy for 100% of demand
  • 15.01. Tesla Insurance Opportunity (Tesla News)
    Tesla has established an insurance business, and the value of insurance could be 5 times more than just selling the car by itself. The margin from the insurance business could be bigger than the...
    tesla insurance opportunity
  • 11.01. Direct Lithium Extraction (Minerals)
    Direct Lithium extraction (DLE) provides faster extraction of lithium from brines, reduction of costs, increased recovery and opportunity for reduction in energy and carbon...
    direct lithium extraction technology low carbon
  • 10.01. VC Funding for Innovation or Angel or 3’Fs (Blog)
    Venture capital success in growing innnovation has been transformational. Along with internet speeds, the amouint and scale of vc funding of innovative companies....
    VC Supports innovatio
  • 06.01. EV Pickups are Coming (EV)
    Electric pickup trucks are coming. In China they are here already, but the love affair of the Pickup in USA or Australia, from big to small is coming over then next 4...
    EV Pickups are coming in 2022 to 2025
  • 05.01. Green Hydrogen Opportunities (Hydrogen)
    Green hydrogen has 3 challenges to be part of the energy mix. a) cheap manufacture. b) cheap transport and c) applicable uses. That journey has...
    green hydrogen uses
  • 05.01. Coal Mine Replacement (Renewable Energy)
    Coal mines continue to be constructed but face becoming stranded assets with the change to RW. But coal mines are half of the worlds mines and less than 17% of the revenue. Will other EV minerals...
    coal mine replacement with other minerals
  • 04.01. Global Car Sales (EV)
    Who are the major car manufacturers globally, and what disruption will be coming with electric vehicles. Who will be the winners and...
    Global car sales by country revenue and numbers
  • 03.01. Small Power – Why Nuclear Is Not an Option (Nuclear)
    Small power from rooftop solar and batteries and not nuclear is the best. Nuclear was suggested would be too cheap to meter but is too costly to...
    Small power is cheaper than Big Grid
  • 03.01. Simple Power by Freeing Energy (Renewable Energy)
    Freeing energy explores the energy in the world and shows how local free energy using PV panels and batteries will provide energy to 3 billion in energy poverty and disrupt 135 years of Big...
    Simple power is local power not big grid power
  • 02.01. Fossil Fuel Company Lies (Renewable Energy)
    The Angry Clean Energy Guy talks about corporate evil: comapanies knowingly doing harm. Exxon, BP moved responsibility from their fossil fuel CO2 emissions and pushed "personal carbon footprint". He...
    Fossil fuel company lies - personal carbon footprint
  • 01.01. European Battery Gigafactories (Giga Factories)
    Over 37 companies have announced or are building European battery gigafactories. The largest is Tesla at Berlin due for production in early 2021, but others are focused on supplying the European...
    European battery Gigafactory
  • 01.01. USA Battery Gigafactories (Giga Factories)
    Numerous battery gigafactories in the USA have been announced. With capacity over 1TWh they could build 15million electric vehicles per year. ...
    usa battery gigafactories for over 15 million vehicles
2021 (16)
  • 29.12. Lithium from Chile (Minerals)
    Lithium from Chile, Argentina and Bolivia makes up 20% of the current supply, with China and Australia the majority of the rest. Intense exploration and extraction is in full swing....
    Lithium from Chile is 20% of worlds supply
  • 28.12. China Battery Gigafactories driven by EV Demand (Minerals)
    EV production in China is booming with multiple "Gigafactories", and the battery market is racing to keep up with demand and supply. China will get to 20% of EV new car sales by the end of 2021 4...
    China EV Battery Demand explodes
  • 17.12. Lithium Shortfall for GigaFactories (Minerals)
    It takes 2 years to build a battery gigafactory. But it takes 7 or more years to develop a mine. While there is plenty of lithium on the planet, it isn’t being extracted and refined quickly enough...
    lithium shortfall for gigafactories
  • 16.12. Nuclear SMR Reactors (Nuclear)
    Nuclear SMR Reactors are small and modular and it is proposed they overcome 2 of the conventional nuclear issues, cost and refuelling. In reality, they are still a decade or more away from...
    nuclear smr reactors are still in development
  • 15.12. Battery Gigafactories (Giga Factories)
    Over 200 Gigafactories have been constructed or in construction or announced. There are in many countries around the world and are needed to produce the 80 million cars each year and the GW of energy...
    200 battery gigafactories in construction globally
  • 11.12. Lithium Battery Improvements (Batteries)
    While lithium ion batteries are the mostly widely used, other battery technologies are avalable that are competitive in some applications. Numerous other battery chemistries are in R&D...
    new battery techologies
  • 08.12. Rare Earth Elements (Minerals)
    Rare earth elements are a critical part of the renewable energy industry as well as in the past for catalysts and industrial products. We explore what they are, and where they can be...
    rare earth elements supply
  • 02.12. Cobalt in Batteries (Minerals)
    Cobalt is used in Lithium ion nickel batteries as the cathode.  Globally, 98% of cobalt is a byproduct of copper or nickel . In copper it’s 60% of that market. And in nickel’s case, it’s...
    cobalt in batteries supply
  • 02.12. Nickel in Batteries (Minerals)
    Nickel is a widely mined mineral, often in conjunction with copper around that world. Primary use is in stainless steel, but EV batteries require substantial amounts of nickel over the next...
    nickel for batteries
  • 02.12. Graphite for Batteries (Minerals)
    Graphite is a key component in batteries and is the anode in most commercial batteries today. Sourced from fossil fuels, companies are seeking new carbon zero supply and looking to improve...
  • 30.11. Lithium for Batteries (Minerals)
    Lithium for batteries is in short supply and getting worse as batteries demand will increase by 30 times over the next decade. Mining supply is costly and slow. What other elements are in short...
    lithim for batteries
  • 16.11. Nuclear Power Not An Option (Nuclear)
    The conclusion is clear: Nuclear power not a sensible option. It fails on multiple front - technology, economic and political, yet the industry continues to push for nuclear as a viable option for...
    nuclear power not an option
  • 31.10. EV Replaces Petrol Imports (EV)
    The value to Australia for coal exports is less than the cost to import petrol and diesel. Australia should transition to EVs as fast as possible to improve the balance of payment and reduce carbon...
    Ev replaces fuel imports
  • 03.07. Tesla makes Robotaxis Economic (Robotaxi, Tesla News)
    Simple napkin maths says that Tesla makes robotaxis economic. In fact the numbers are so high they are just not believable? So what is stopping this? Politics? Technology. The only thing seems to...
    Tesla makes robotaxis economic
  • 25.06. Hydrogen Myths and Opportunities (Hydrogen)
    Renewable green hydrogen is a myth when auto makers and fossil fuel companies say will transform the transportation network. Here are 5 simple reasons you need to dispel myths about...
    5 hydrgen myths explained
  • 11.03. Renewable Energy Transformation by 2025 (Renewable Energy)
    Australia can and should get to 400 % renewable energy by 2030 to be a leader in carbon planning...
    changes in environmental environment
2020 (1)
  • 31.05. 5G Explained (Technology)
    5G is misunderstood and the conspiracy believers are out in full force. Here I try to make this simple so it can be understood. In undertanding some principles you can then decide which part you...
    5G Explained
2019 (1)
  • 24.02. Autonomous Cars by 2023 (Robotaxi)
    Ten issues say why autonomous cars will be here by 2023. Rapid rise of EV sales, the money invested in research and development and will lead to biggest consumer boom...
    autonomous cars by 2023
2017 (1)
  • 08.07. Goal Setting Questions (Blog)
    Setting goals is a valuable exercise to allow focus and direction. These goal setting questions help not avoidance. The right approach, 10 minutes, and tools, goals can be valuable to...
    Goal Setting Questions
2013 (6)
  • 31.05. Improve Productivity (Blog)
    How productive are you? Hre are 10 simple things to make you more productive. ...
    Improve productivity
  • 31.05. Mobile Phones Are Global (Technology)
    The mobile internet has taken over from the desktop. The number of mobile devices is expected to reach 18.22 billion by 2025, an increase of 4.2 billion devices compared to 2020...
    mobile phones globe
  • 17.02. 8 Steps in Website Preparation (Blog)
    How do you get the right website for your business? Start planning. Start with who is going to visit your site, and what you want or how do you want your visitors to respond. This simple 8 point...
    website preparation simple planning
  • 08.01. 10 things to make you more productive (Blog)
    10 things to make your life more productive. Avoid meetings without an agenda Never take a call from someone you don't know. Permanently turn off your voice mail Sort your email with an...
    Improve productivity
  • 07.01. Customer Acquisition and Life Time Value (Blog)
    CAC (customer acquistion) and LTV (life time value) are key metrics in all businesses, and most importantly in startup businesses. Learn more about CAC and...
    Custome acquistion and life time value
  • 03.01. Goal Setting (Blog)
    Goal planning is easy to do, but few every do it as it is too complicated, does not seem important enough. Yet having some plan helps most people in their day to day...
    Goal setting exercises
2012 (1)
  • 01.12. Business Consulting (Blog)
    Do you want some direction in your business; or do you have some pressing concerns. Contact me, for focused business coaching and...
    Business consulting for growth and prosperity