Green hydrogen: how to reconcile policy and physics

Published on May 27, 2020 The draft “EU green recovery plan” proposes an audacious development of clean hydrogen as a mean of storage and transmission of energy. But what will be the CO2 impact, and what are the alternatives? Simplistically put, the European electrical system is characterised by 2 modes: –       “Fossil mode” : renewables do…

Every day is now a Sunday: the effect of COVID-19 as seen from the French electric grid operator

The effect of the COVID-19 on electricity demand is not the most dramatic or newsworthy of the pandemic’s consequence, but electricity demand patterns have a lot to say about a country’s activity. France’s President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to curtail non-essential movements in the country as of Monday March 16th 2020 at 12:00 was a unique opportunity…