Entry costs + renewables

I think this article deserves a read: Costa Rica soon to unveil its first hydrogen-powered bus, by Macro Sibaja on the Costa Rican newspaper ‘The Tico Times’. Originally by the AFP, the article summarises the announcement by Ad Astra Rocket (a company associated with a Costa Rican scientist who used to be an astronaut for…

Being cool

It seems unrelated to energy, you read this article entitled If Eating is “Cool” then Farming must be “Cool” too. It is about agriculture. It notes that the perception of farmers is not precisely ‘cool’: “most youths’ perception of agriculture and agribusiness reflects the image of a dirty, exhausted poor farmer carrying a rusty hoe…

Source: IAEA Imagebank via Flickr ( https://flic.kr/p/dMeA1V ) - Unmodified. License: CC BY-SA 2.0 ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ ).

The revival of nuclear energy in Asia

After Fukushima, Japan considered decommissioning its nuclear facilities due to the risk of further catastrophes. Other countries around the world have also opted to lower their share of their energy mix deriving from nuclear power. And yet, the struggle between needing energy and wanting that energy to be risk-less forbids many to actually move away…