Blog: Energy Matters

October 15, 2021 Andrew Schaper

The Decarbonization Conundrum: Steel and Concrete Aren’t Easily Replaced

Concrete and steel are unique substances that in some sense may be irreplaceable. After all, concrete ranks as the second...

October 6, 2021 Andrew Schaper

A Crude Reality: The Dirty Job of Replacing Plastic

The biggest challenge we face in the energy transition is the inevitable requirement to replace or abstain from key consumer...

October 4, 2021 Andrew Schaper

A Primer on the Current European Energy Crisis

Europe is experiencing an unprecedented energy crisis. European countries have been investing in renewable energy sources for decades, as evidenced...

September 30, 2021 Andrew Schaper

Feed the World: Lack of Natural Gas Threatens Global Food Supply

Natural gas has been at the front of the news lately, mostly as a result of shortfalls causing power generation...

September 29, 2021 Andrew Schaper

Flywheel Energy Storage

We are back with a topic that is guaranteed to make your wheels spin. Today we are covering all things...

September 6, 2021 Andrew Schaper

Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? Compressed Air Energy Storage for Grid-Scale Power

When you hear about Compressed Air Energy Storage, it almost sounds like science fiction. Using compressed air for power? It...

August 30, 2021 Andrew Schaper

Udderly Strange or Legendairy: Renewable Natural Gas from Cows

I bet you guys thought we’d never be talking about cow manure here at Schaper Energy….well, you were wrong! There’s...

August 23, 2021 Andrew Schaper

Dripping with Promise: Molten Salt Batteries for Grid Scale Storage

Green energy seems to be the buzzword lately. We constantly hear about solar, wind, even tidal power and the great...

August 11, 2021 Andrew Schaper

Carbon Dreams: Getting Real About Climate Change

Why all the sudden talk about carbon capture and storage (‘CCS’)? It seems the phrase is back ‘en vogue’ once...

May 10, 2021 Andrew Schaper

Why the Focus on Electric Vehicles and Batteries is Misplaced

Clean energy is a popular topic and growing feature of today's new green economy. However, the technologies associated with clean...

March 3, 2021 Andrew Schaper

Nuclear Energy: The Answer Nobody was Looking For

We often wonder about the end game for Green Energy advocates… When the often-discussed 2050 deadline to reach ‘net zero’...

February 26, 2021 Andrew Schaper

Why Everyone is Wrong About Green Energy

We try hard not to be too provocative here at Schaper Energy — it’s just not our style. Although, with...