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Changing landscape for our energy hungry world

In spite of all the talking about becoming energy savvy, reducing our power consumption, humanity is bound towards increasing its energy dependence. The graphics included in the 2022 Global Energy Perspectives released by McKinsey shows this clearly. In 2050 it is expected a global use that is almost the double …

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Plastic batteries

The growing usage of renewable sources makes it crucial the management of energy flow, both when there is plenty of it available and no corresponding demand (you want to store the excess production) and when there is no or little availability (no wind, non Sun, …) and the demand exceeds …

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The tangled world of Energy

Beyond the tragic number of war victims the Russia-Ukraine confrontation is having a -growing- impact worldwide and for several European Countries a strong impact on energy sourcing. eas The ramification of energy shortage/increasing cost is broad, affecting industries, families and single individual. It goes even further impacting the climate on …

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Wright’s Law

The Wright’s Law, also known as “Experience Curve” states that each percentage increase in cumulative production (production volume) results in a fixed percentage of production efficiency increase. Studies carried out at the MIT have found that Wright’s Law is a little bit more accurate than the Moore’s Law (doubling of …

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Macro changes ahead – II

2. Energy There is plenty of energy bathing the Planet, courtesy of our Sun. There is also energy stored in the geo-thermal activity and in radioactive material, although the one coming from the Sun is by far the greatest one. Hydro, wind, tides (Sun and Moon) are related to that …

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Wind farms in the sky

I have to say I am impressed by this news of the first flying wind farm. It is at a prototype stage but it is the very idea that is amazing me. Rather than having those gigantic wind farms built on ground why can we get a similar result by …

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Renewable Energy is reaching a tipping point

The IRENA Renewable Power Generation Costs report 2020 has just been published (June 2021) and it shows some very interesting data: in the ten years from 2010 to 2020 renewables have moved from a nice to have from an environment impact viewpoint to a must have from an economic viewpoint. …

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Megatrends for this decade – XI

10. Globally abundant, cheap renewable energy The use of energy has been a trademark of humankind, from the taming of the fire to the invention of ways to harvest hydropower and wind-power (mills). Yet, form most part of human history the amount of energy used has been negligible. The industrial revolution …

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