Natural Gas

Nazi government slashing renewables funding forcing fracking on unwilling population

On 27 Nov 2015, at 12:11, ‘David Hirst’ david@davidhirst.com [Claverton] wrote: So it will still go ahead, even if the local area is devastated. There is no possibility that Greg Clark will risk the wrath of Osborne or Cuadrilla by turning it down. Something so far undiscussed in the latest dash for gas is the relationship with fraking. If we have a stack of new gas plants planned, the... »

Potential Shortage of Fracking Sands

A short time ago, following an article in the February 2015 Issue of Materials World Magazine on  “Inside Fracking Fluids” I wrote a letter pointing out that it overlooked one of the most important constituents ” fracking sand”. The article is available on the internet  My letter was based on what I had read in an American Railroad Magazine. Here it is……. Regard... »

Full time job for power expert Large Combustion Plant Best Available Techniques Reference Document

Dave, Below is the link to the GH 40 post (2 years full time work based in Petten) we have open (closing date 31.01.2011) for a co-author of the rewriting of the Large Combustion Plant Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREF). We are looking for someone with a few years of experience in the power generation industry and able/keen to jointly lead the Work Group of industry stakeholders p... »

Various points concerning hydrogen transmission in existing gas grid. energy loss, embrittlement

1. Hydrogen will not embrittle existing natural gas pipelines. The stories one hears about hydrogen embttlement are caused by monoatomic hydrogen getting into steel from external corrosion or cathodic protection.Hydrogen at pressure does not cause these problems. .   2. The diffusion of hydrogen out of polyethylene distribution pipes will not be a problem. The R&D on the Hythane programme has ... »

Call for papers on Clean Fossil Fuels for Energy journal

The journal Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Energy enourages submissions on the topic of Clean Fossil Fuels. Here is the call for papers: »

Gas and Diesel engine internal assessment and inspections, oil analysis, condition monitoring offered by Insight Inspection

to see power plant for sale or wanted, press SELECT CATEGORY  and choose FOR SALE/WANTED Insight Inspection (UK) Ltd – Who Are We? Reciprocating engines, gas or diesel benefit from a range of specialist services to keep maintenance costs down, and to  predict and forestall breakdown or failure and to assess engine condition for example when purchasing a second hand engine. A small, newly formed Co... »

Relative / comparative costs of wind energy, nuclear energy, hydro power, coal power, natural gas, geothermal energy, and biomass

In general it can be seen that there is not a lot to choose between the cost of wind energy, and coal, gas or nuclear. PV and CSP are considerablymore expensive however. »

A Claverton Group Think Tank Member Discusses the Real Efficiency of a CCGT

“55% efficient CCGTs” (David Olivier)  – no such thing.  The headline efficiencies cited now are 58% but they deliberately play a marketing trick in pretending that the latent heat of vaporisation in the wettish steam within the OCGT exhaust that is finally vented to atmosphere after passing through the heat exchanger is somehow doing useful “work”. »

"Lazy NPower can't be bothered to lay a heat main to re-gas the LNG at Milford Haven" – our correspondent

FOE Cymru were gutted by the recent consent given to the 2GWe CCGT Npower application at Pembroke power station site. Its on the south side of the Haven and will dump 9 TWh/y into the waterway (capturing 6 TWh/ would have been enough to heat 330,000 homes rising to 500,000 if insulation programmes reduced annual consumption to 12 MWh).  Worse, the two new LNG terminals are a few miles away but on ... »

"These Fossil Fools" – Catherine Mitchell – excellent article in the Guardian on futility of market solutions to climate change

The UK's energy policy has to focus on lowering carbon emissions by a combination of renewable energy and reducing demand. This requires a system almost entirely different from that we have in place today: one that is conducive to innovation and change; and one that is flexible and resilient to all sorts of technological futures. »

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