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Why we Need CCS - Part 5: Bridge to a Sustainable Energy Future

HighlightsCCS together with bio-energy form an essential bridge towards a long-term sustainable energy future. This bridging strategy becomes abundantly clear in all IPCC mitigation scenarios. Considering the great growth ambitions of the...

Posted July 22, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Energy Storage via Batteries

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted July 10, 2014    

Why We Need CCS, Part 4: Carbon Negative Solutions

HighlightsThe economic growth ambitions of the developing world combined with the very tight carbon budget prescribed for the 2 ᵒC scenario could potentially demand a very large deployment of carbon negative solutions from...

Posted June 30, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Mature Energy Storage Technologies

Important!Please keep the discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, any general promotion/critisism of energy options like nuclear and renewables is off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted June 23, 2014    

Why We Need CCS, Part 3: Coal

HighlightsCoal use has been growing rapidly in the 21st century because it effectively delivers the very high energy surplus necessary to drive economic growth in the developing world.Developing nations will most likely continue exploiting...

Posted June 10, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Hydro

What is meant by "internalized costs"?Internalized costs are the costs which can be accurately accounted for in our current systems. In energy production, these costs typically consist of capital costs, financing costs, operation and maintenance...

Posted May 27, 2014    

Why We Need CCS, Part 2: Reactive Climate Change Mitigation

HighlightsBased on historical trends, a climate change policy environment of delayed/ineffective proactive action followed by a somewhat desperate reactive push towards rapid decarbonization appears to be the most likely scenario.CCS is especially...

Posted May 7, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Nuclear

What is meant by "internalized costs"?Internalized costs are the costs which can be accurately accounted for in our current systems. In energy production, these costs typically consist of capital costs, financing costs, operation and maintenance...

Posted May 5, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Gas

What is meant by "internalized costs"?Internalized costs are the costs which can be accurately accounted for in our current systems. In energy production, these costs typically consist of capital costs, financing costs, operation and maintenance...

Posted April 21, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Coal

What is meant by "internalized costs"?Internalized costs are the costs which can be accurately accounted for in our current systems. In energy production, these costs typically consist of capital costs, financing costs, operation and maintenance...

Posted April 15, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Oil

What is meant by "internalized costs"?Internalized costs are the costs which can be accurately accounted for in our current systems. In energy production, these costs typically consist of capital costs, financing costs, operation and maintenance...

Posted March 3, 2014    

Seeking Consensus: A New Project on the Energy Collective

The administrators of theenergycollective.com have been kind enough to allow me to launch a potentially very interesting project through a new column entitled "Seeking Consensus". In this column, the aim will be to objectively quantify the...

Posted February 25, 2014