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Hydrogen & Offshore Wind, business advisor and trainer, Charley Rattan Associates
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Matt, private investment has never been interested in the big picture, in delivering returns 80 years from now. With a typical investment horizon of ~5 years, why would anyone want to invest in a nuclear plant? But it's always been that way. It's the reason why every nuclear plant in operation has been financed by either a government or a private/public partnership.
Industry pundits say that starting in 2021, annual capacity from distributed energy resources will surpass centralized generation worldwide This is pretty mindboggling for that to have happened so quickly. I wonder by the end of the decade what portion of residences and businesses will have some sort of DER of their own-- that should be a compelling number to track as well.
The SPARC team continues to improve VIPER cable and is moving on to the next project milestone in mid-2021: “We’ll be building a multi-ton model coil that will be similar to the size of a full-scale magnet for SPARC,” says Sorbom. I know it's hard to speculate timelines far out especially when still in the research phase-- but what's the broad...
As Zach Hartwig says in the piece: “If we’re successful in what we’re doing and in other technologies, fusion energy will start to make a difference in mitigating climate change — not in 100 years, but in 10 years.” MIT recently published a series of papers on the physics of behind this small fusion reactor idea, which the NY Times reported. Given that the fundamental science seems quite...
A 2030 rollout would be exciting, seems like a compelling story to watch. Just like SMRs are finally coming into fruition after years of promises, this could be another great sign of progress for the nuclear industry. Thanks, Leda!
has given hydrogen unprecedented political and business momentum The key will seeing how this momentum translates to action-- having the involvement of an organization like UNIDO will no doubt add more legitimacy to the efforts and bring along other new buyers-in.
Indeed Matt. We can expect much more going forward. I was struck by both the global nature of the engagement and also the active participation of the 'hard to reach' sectors, looking for their own route to net zero