- “Senior Pentagon Official Warns The US Military Is ‘Not Ready’ For Climate Change” • A senior Pentagon official warned the US military is “not ready” to handle climate change, a security issue that touches nearly every aspect of planning at the Pentagon. It is not just about ice melting and seas rising. It is about trade routes, supply chains, and much more. [CNN]
- “Macrogrid Study: Big Value In Connecting America’s Eastern And Western Power Grids” • In the US, the eastern grid has a generating capacity of 700,000 MW and the western has 250,000 MW. They have transmission lines to share 1,320 MW, which is not all that much. Better lines to share power would benefit both of them, a study says. [EurekAlert!]
- “Revisiting Elon Musk’s 2018 Predictions On Tesla’s Market Cap” • Remember the compensation plan that Tesla unveiled back in 2018? At the time, the New York Times called it “perhaps the most radical in corporate history,” and its “experts” called “laughably impossible. It was based on the company being worth $1 trillion by 2028. [CleanTechnica] (Heh!)
- “China’s Installed Capacity Of Renewable Energy Reaches One Billion Kilowatts: NEA” • At the end of October, China’s installed capacity for renewable energy reached one billion kW, according to the country’s National Energy Administration. It said that 43.5% of China’s total installed generating capacity is now renewably powered. [Global Times]
(Please note that the numbers in this article don’t add up.)
- “$4 Billion Advanced Nuclear Power Demo Set At Wyoming Coal Plant Site” • TerraPower LLC’s demonstration of its Natrium advanced nuclear reactor in Wyoming is now projected to cost $4-billion. Earlier this year, it said the cost would be $1 billion. It said the reason for the increase was that demonstration projects cost more. [Engineering News-Record]
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