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The Fish and the Wind-Turbines
- Jul 8, 2021 3:14 pm GMT
The first major U.S. offshore windfarm, Vineyard Wind, has received final approval. There will be about a dozen more major windfarms on the East Coast by 2025, and probably a few more (plus expansions of the initial projects) thereafter. The offshore buildout on the West Coast will probably start in a few years.
In this work the offshore wind developers have faced several foes. The most credible of these are probably the fishermen. The developers appear to be using a familiar tactic: assemble a consortium of groups that support their development, and simply steamroller their opponents. This may be good for the fish, but, I fear, not for our nation.
I would suggest a different tactic – a bit of political horse-trading.
Lithium-Ion Battery Breakthroughs
There is certainly room in the lithium-ion battery market for a design that offers substantially higher energy density than standard LiIon batteries, and the first subject of this post, NanoGraf, certainly offers that.
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