2.8.2023

No Matter Your View on Climate Change, Pricing CO2 is Harmful… Why?

By Dr Lars Schernikau No matter your view on climate change, pricing CO2 is harmful… why? One-sentence answer: … because pricing one externality but not others leads to economic and environmental distortions… causing human suffering. 1,600 words, 6-minute answer: Growing up in Eastern Germany, I was taught in school that – in so many words… Continue Reading
1.11.2023

It is time to talk about “Capacity Factors”​

by Dr Lars Schernikau   In electricity generation, capacity factor, utilization, and load factor are not the same. A lot of confusion exists in the press and certainly in politics, and even amongst “energy experts”, about using the term “capacity factor”. It may be excused, since the distinction made in this article became only relevant… Continue Reading

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