May 23rd, 2018 | by Andy Miles
The burning of any fuel will produce CO2, but also possibly pollution in the form of particulates, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, and carbon monoxide, although the extent of these depends on the nature of the particular fuel and the efficiency with which the fuel is burnt
May 21st, 2018 | by Nexus Media
BECCS, which is short for “bioenergy with carbon capture and storage," entails growing plants that remove CO2 from the atmosphere, burning those plants to generate electricity, and then capturing the resulting carbon emissions before they escape into the atmosphere
May 14th, 2018 | by George Harvey
The idea behind power-to-gas has been around for a while. It uses electric power to produce gaseous fuel, usually hydrogen. The advantages are that it can be used to take up excess electric energy from renewable generation in a chemical form. Later, the fuel can be used as needed.
April 28th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
One of the challenges posed to students was focused on climate change. What can be done at the school to reduce its carbon footprint and more than that, to impact Cape Breton Island in a positive way? The students were filled with ideas and opened up the floodgates to their teachers. Out of the long list and through a process of discussion, several ideas rose to the top and were selected as the focus on action for the project.
April 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The International Renewable Energy Agency has published a new analysis of Pakistan's energy sector which shows that the country can spur both social and economic development and improve its energy security by developing its "abundant" renewable energy sources.
March 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Energy Information Administration this week published its official figures for electricity generation in 2017 and it confirms what most expected, that electricity generation from fossil fuels declined in 2017 at the same time that generation from renewables increased.
March 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Next Kraftwerke has announced that its Polish subsidiary Elektrownie Next will begin trading electricity produced by the 35 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic portfolio owned by ReneSola. Next Kraftwerke has connected more than 5,000 energy-producing and energy-consuming units in its virtual power plant “Next Pool,” with a total capacity of over 4,100
March 17th, 2018 | by James Ayre
The burning of wood and biomass has gotten something of a bad reputation amongst some in the environmental community in recent years, despite the fact that well-managed woodland biomass production and use is probably as close to carbon-neutral as you can get when factoring in full-lifecycle costs and impacts (especially those from the mining sector)
March 16th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Xcel Energy has solicited bids on a series of grid-scale battery storage installations in Colorado. When completed and online by 2023, they may qualify for the title of largest battery installation in the world, according to PV Magazine.
February 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
New analysis from British electrical power generation company Drax has revealed that the country generated 96 terawatt-hours of renewable electricity in 2017, enough power to supply the entire country -- if the country in question were Britain in 1958.
February 22nd, 2018 | by The Beam
How do you get sustainable energy solutions to more than two million people in the most remote areas -- the last mile -- of Africa and Asia? And how do you make sure the solutions are really used? The answer is as brilliant as it is simple: appeal to the power of women.
February 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
For the fourth year in a row, new US electricity capacity from renewable energy sources surpassed those from natural gas, and accounted for half of all new capacity additions, according to recent figures published by the country's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
February 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Last month, Brazil announced its intention to begin the process of becoming a full Member of the International Renewable Energy Agency, and this month the Agency has welcomed Brazil's intentions, saying the decision "reflects the country’s strong commitment to multilateralism and sustainable energy."
January 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency has concluded that onshore wind, hydropower, geothermal, and bioenergy-for-power projects commissioned during 2017 were largely found to be on par with fossil fuel-based electricity technologies, while solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020.
January 7th, 2018 | by James Ayre
If the UK is to meet its climate change and greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals, then it will need to invest more in so-called clean energy and cleantech. That's the takeaway of a new analysis and report from Carbon Brief, which utilized data provided by Imperial College London
December 18th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum says it will try to educate Republican leaders about the virtues of clean renewable power. It's going to be a tough sell in Cheesehead Nation.
December 8th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Eurelectric, which represents 3,500 electric companies across Europe, has issued a Vision Declaration promising 100 carbon neutral electricity by the year 2050.
December 6th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
New numbers from the US Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong's Sun Day Campaign show that renewable electricity production through the first three quarters of 2017 was up 14.7%, while coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear power all decreased.