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Impatient - there's not enough time to learn what I want to learn!
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Once again with Pavegen
Image credit: imagine business development (Note: the zombie image applies both to my blog and to the subject of this post.) Pavegen , a Company that I've looked at before (see  here  and here ) is still around and, apparently thriving. Pavegen designs, man...

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arpa-e 2016 notes part 1
Having spent six days traveling to, attending, and returning from arpa-e 2016 , it's time to start chronicling some of my thoughts. At the broadest level, the summit was very well attended, much better than last year. As is typical, the demographic was pred...

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Off to arpe-a 2016
Image credit: arpe-e I'm rather shocked to find that this is the sixth (!) arpa-e energy innovation summit that I've attended. I intend to blog about my adventures here and, in particular, about some of the energy storage sessions as it's my considered opin...

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The end of an era
In September of 2005, gas prices rose abruptly enough that I stopped driving as I had as a teenager in my Plymouth Roadrunner Detroit muscle car and started to do my best to squeeze every possible foot out of each gallon of gas. That was in a Jeep Grand Che...

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More green hype (though, apparently, well-intended)
Image credit: Wikipedia It's been a while (and this isn't my first such apology) since I've posted an article. The long-awaited article (actually, articles) on the cost effectiveness of renewable energy with storage as base load and/or dispatchable electric...

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More green hype (though, apparently, well-intended)
Image credit: Wikipedia It's been a while (and this isn't my first such apology) since I've posted an article. The long-awaited article (actually, articles) on the cost effectiveness of renewable energy with storage as base load and/or dispatchable electric...

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The cost of storage
Credit: Institute for Energy Research I intently follow the posts of Dr. Steve Carson at his Science of Doom site. Dr. Carson spent the first five and a half years or so of publishing on his site examining climate physics, radiation physics, and the like an...

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LIghtSail yet again
This will be a short one. LightSail Energy, a startup with innovations in compressed air energy storage, has already appeared in my writing twice , the most recent being after co-founder Danielle Fong was generous enough with her time to take me on a tour o...

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How much storage is necessary, part 4
Image credit: Unknown My previous post  in this series related some of the drawbacks of my simplistic analysis, the objectives I want to achieve, and a sketch of the methodology I've employed. Briefly, I've used a Monte Carlo simulation  (yes, I linked to s...

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Rocks on rails
Image credit: Advanced Rail Energy Storage North America In an earlier post I covered a concept of utilizing a massive rock piston over pressurized water to store energy. Another firm uses a concept analogous to pumped hydro storage but, rather than massive...
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