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Hydrogen & Offshore Wind, business advisor and trainer, Charley Rattan Associates
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"We would like to see a more technology-neutral federal policy," said Michael Green, Arizona Public Service Co.'s general manager for nuclear policy. "Most investors are looking for significant federal policy movements before they get behind a technology. We think that the direction of the current Congress is very favorable for all carbon-free technology, and it ought to be...
Hi Paul: Good question. I have two thoughts in response.
I agree with @David Rogers, today we need to focus on the energy transition and looking for ways to decarbonize without affecting the energy system's balance and also considering that it needs to be an affordable solution. On the other hand, I believe that this is the place where hydrogen best fits in the model, maybe in the form of green ammonia that can be burnt with the new turbines from...
Paul - the biggest hurdle in my opinion is that this is really the first world wide "pollution" issue. There is no region plume or NOx from LA that contributes to smog in San Diego. The absolute fixation of many OECD countries on "their" XX to 100% clean energy is like arguing who gets the upper deck cabins on the Titanic instead of asking how we not hit the iceberg.
This will be done over decades, but that doesn't make me feel any better about this. Somehow the U.S. has come out in support of Japan's decision, while all other Asian and Pacific countries have denounced the decision. It's hard to imagine another solution, but this one just doesn't seem right.
Christopher, the release of tritiated water from Fukushima-Daiichi is a non-issue: • All of the dangerous, long-lived fission products except for tritium have been removed from the water. • The total radiation of all 600 Tbq (terabecquerels) of tritium in storage is dwarfed by the natural production of 146,000 Tbq each year (243 times as much) in the atmosphere by cosmic ray...