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Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World, World

EU Set To Approve Plan For Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

June 17, 2019

Via: Forbes

Though a plan to decarbonize the European Union looked to be in trouble last week, developments in recent days combined with political paralysis in choosing the EU’s top jobs means EU governments may take a surprise decision to endorse a […]


Energy Consumption, World

New Energy Technology Requires Understanding People First

June 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

The production and consumption of energy – from wind and solar to fossil fuels and renewables – plays an enormous role in our economic and political systems and therefore elicits strong public reactions. In a new paper in Nature Energy, […]


Energy Consumption, World

The Renewable Revolution Will Allow The World To Sustain Climate Without Damming Free-Flowing Rivers

May 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

A trio of publications in the past 10 days paints a grim picture of the state of the world’s ecosystems and the species they support, including the significant toll on rivers from the world’s drive to generate electricity. At the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How Clean Energy Research And Development Policy Can Help Meet Decarbonization Goals

March 6, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

With roughly a decade left to avoid locking in dangerous climate change, swift action is required to identify where the greatest emissions are coming from and then rapidly decarbonize those sources. The most effective path to decarbonization is cutting fossil […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, U.S.

If U.S. Emissions Rose In 2018 Despite Clean Energy Growth, How Can We Meet Climate Goals?

March 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

New research finds the United States’ energy mix is rapidly decarbonizing largely due to economics, as coal-fired generation keeps retiring in favor of cheaper clean energy additions, but U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions still rose 2.5% in 2018. Although that […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World

Energy minister says South Africa will commit to more renewable power

February 26, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

South Africa plans to expand use of renewable power as the coal-dependent nation expects traditional, centralized generation plants to “disappear,” Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said. Renewable power from independent producers currently accounts for 3,776 megawatts, less than 5 percent of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

So which solar company in 2018 impressed the most?

February 21, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A personal perspective on why a solar company could take on its rivals and thrive in a year full of disruptions to the industry but report record results and revenue growth that is unlikely to be topped by any other […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Why a Focus on Energy Consumption Alone Fails to Produce Great Results

January 23, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Mandates to improve resource use often focus only on resource consumption. You hunt through bills, map your energy costs to energy use, and before long, you’re knee deep in everyone’s favorite swamp – data – waiting for the savings to […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Lithium-ion battery to help power a 200-room hotel in Scotland

January 4, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

A hotel in Scotland has started to use a lithium-ion battery to help power its operations. The Edinburgh Park hotel, a 200-room Premier Inn in Edinburgh, is trialing the 100-kilowatt battery with the aim of better managing its energy consumption. […]


Energy Consumption, World

Why Access To Energy Should Be A Basic Human Right

December 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

In the UK and across Europe, we take electricity for granted. At the flick of a switch, push of a button or increasingly when sensors communicate we have light, heating, communication. We rarely even think about, let alone appreciate the […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

US sets new record for petroleum demand

November 19, 2018

Via: Energy Global

The US also set October records for gasoline demand at 9.5 million bpd; refining and petrochemical demand for liquid feedstocks, naphtha, and gasoil at 5.1 million bpd; and refinery throughput at 16.6 million bpd. “Strong petroleum demand is a continued […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Is Thorium the Fuel of the Future to Revitalize Nuclear?

November 5, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Nuclear energy produces carbon-free electricity, and the United States has used nuclear energy for decades to generate baseline power. Nuclear energy, however, carries a dreaded stigma. After disasters such as Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukishima, the public is acutely […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Voith and Siemens to collaborate on hybrid plants that include hydropower

October 17, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG and the Siemens Energy Management Division have signed a letter of intent for collaborating on appropriate hybrid power projects containing hydropower. Hydropower plays a key role in sustainable and environmentally friendly power generation […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Inside the ‘Chaos’ Enveloping Illinois’ Distributed Solar Market

October 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Looking back on the evolution of state solar markets, Will Kenworthy — now Vote Solar’s Midwest regulatory director — remembers companies camping out overnight to turn in applications for incentives in New Jersey. He recalls Xcel Energy representatives in a […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Trump Admin. Cries Uncle: $46 Million For Solar Power & Grid Resiliency

October 16, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

File under this one under D for Do as I do, not as I say. For all of President* Trump’s bluster over bringing back all the coal jobs, the US Department of Energy is still pursuing its renewable energy mission […]