Guessing at the Future

In 20 years the only money to be made in energy will be made by grid operators.

[This article hasn’t been edited, but with certain recent news it seemed worth posting even it its rather choppy, 1st draft state. Especially as I’m not likely to get around to finishing it until after I move!] By 2035, 2045 at the latest, only moving electricity around will be profitable; utility scale producers will…

Oasis in a box 

It’s early morning, deep in the Arabian desert. A large truck lumbers into view, carrying what looks suspiciously like a 30 cubic meter dumpster, covered by a tarp. The truck stops before reaching a low spot lying between two dunes that rise up high along either side of its path. There’s sand, and the truck. Nothing else is to be seen for kilometers around. The…