Water, Heat and Energy

Water, Heat and Energy

If you see me, weep Water levels in many great rivers are dropping to critical levels and below, due to high temperatures and drought: these “hunger stones” in the Elbe (and similar ones elsewhere in central Europe) were carved in a drought four centuries ago (AD...
Hydrogen Transportation and Storage

Hydrogen Transportation and Storage

Introduction There is much discussion on how to store and transport hydrogen, with diverse methods being proposed. I will focus on the storage and transportation at massive (i.e. infrastructure) scale. Hydrogen Transportation At massive scale, there are two principal...
A 21st Century Electricity System

A 21st Century Electricity System

Introduction The current regulatory and contractual framework is designed around a 20th century industry (baseload coal and nuclear, dispatchable gas, all other bits are add-ons). It is totally unfit for the 21st century as it: Is dominated by non-energy costs, which...
Pathway to 2030 – Holistic Network Design

Pathway to 2030 – Holistic Network Design

National grid has taken a good step forward by producing a Pathway to 2030 Holistic Network Design. It is really good that it considers the entire network’s needs, though will need to be updated with, for example, the new Celtic Sea areas, increased offshore...