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Synergistic Technologies for Energy Futures

My vision for energy futures involves the emergence of synergistic technologies. Implementation in the real world can only succeed with cost competitive products. High temperature modular nuclear providing baseload electricity but also – at periods of lower demand – electricity … Continue reading

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Adani Lawfare

Adani is an Indian company with a coal project in development in the Galilee basin in Central Queensland.  Serial and vexatious litigation – all actions brought over years have been lost – have delayed the project and added to costs.  … Continue reading

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Restoring agricultural soils for profit, biodiversity and climate resilience

Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and cement production – from 1750 to 2011 – was about 365 billion metric tonnes as carbon (GtC), with another 180 GtC from deforestation and agriculture.   Of this 545 GtC, about 240 GtC (44%) … Continue reading

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How difficult is it to build an electric car?

The image below is of a chassis prototype.  It consists of some aluminium sections and a few cast components with integrated suspension supports.  Simple – light – cheap.  It is fully engineered for supercar torsional and stiffness performance – and … Continue reading

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Safe, cheap and abundant energy – back to the nuclear energy future

“To provide [electricity] in today’s world, an ‘advanced reactor’ must improve over existing reactors in the following 4-core objectives.  It must produce significantly less costly, cost-competitive clean electricity, be safer, produce significantly less waste and reduce proliferation risk.  It is … Continue reading

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Tax Carbon Pollution or Seize the Day?

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.  Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.  On such a full sea are we now afloat.  And … Continue reading

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Safe, cheap and abundant energy – back to the nuclear energy future

High temperature, fast neutron reactors are the obvious future source of both electricity and liquid fuels.  There are many versions of small nuclear reactors operating around the world – starting with the US military in the 1950’s.    There are eight … Continue reading

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Greenhouse gas solutions

Emissions of greenhouse gases comes from a variety of sources – solutions must address the diverse technologies behind emissions. To begin with – however – reducing population pressure is best addressed through better health, education and welfare outcomes best achieved … Continue reading

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After the deluge

My town was hit by a monster storm on Friday 20th of February 2015.  At least that’s how the media reported it.  They were thick on the ground.  If you couldn’t get interviewed for TV then you weren’t trying.  I … Continue reading

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Black carbon – a health and environment issue

By Bob Ellison Regardless of net climate forcing or other climatic effects, all black carbon mitigation options bring health benefits through reduced particulate matter exposure ‘The best estimate of industrial-era climate forcing of black carbon through all forcing mechanisms, including … Continue reading

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