China pushing hard on Asia-Africa-Europe HVDC-powerline network
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China pushing hard on Asia-Africa-Europe HVDC-powerline network

If at some point in the future, the planet decides to build a global network of powerlines - then we're going to be solar powered 24/7. The sun never sets on Earth - just on you or I personally. Now, from a geopolitical standpoint - its scary that the world's largest country has powerlines within your borders, and might have the ability to control the electricity on those powerlines. It seems Laos' powergrid is about completely filled with Chinese hydropower. What about Laos' political structure? Must be a lot like having the United States trolling your water for oil. (more…)
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Massachusetts-Quebec clean electricity link up attempted again 1.2GW HVDC line
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Massachusetts-Quebec clean electricity link up attempted again 1.2GW HVDC line

Quebec seemingly has a whole lot of extra hydroelectricity to sell. They're trying to figure out how to sell it. Massachusetts really wants some more clean electricity. The challenge with powerlines is that you gotta tell people what to do with their land often times - and folks in the U.S. tend not to like that...plus the politicians who still fear the green mucking things up. A recent study said that if we had a coast to coast HVDC renewable energy power line system - doing 100% solar+wind with a bit of storage is easy. Keep that in mind when…
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