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Oceans Need Geoengineering, Not The Atmosphere

July 17th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

Solar geoengineering is a bandaid on the symptoms, not a cure for the causes. It's like putting out the fires caused by an arsonist wandering around with a flamethrower instead of confiscating and shutting off the flamethrower itself. Global heating would slow and stabilize if we stopped forcing more CO2 into the system. But it's unclear if that's as true for oceanic carbon uptake


European Fund Manager Raises €850 Million For Clean Energy Infrastructure

June 5th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

London-based fund manager Glennmont Partners announced Tuesday that it had successfully raised  €850 million ($957 million) during its Third Fund investing in clean energy infrastructure projects in Europe, the largest amount that has ever been raised for a green energy only fund with a European mandate. 


Hydropower In Africa: An Overview

June 1st, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Hydropower has great attractions for Africa. First like coal, nuclear, hydropower, and geothermal are base load power. Except for South Africa, which is highly dependent on coal and its two nuclear power plants, there are no other nuclear power plants in Africa and very few coal plants. So along with geothermal power in Kenya, hydropower is the main source of baseload power


The Dance of Nuclear, Coal, & Renewables in South Africa

May 25th, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Regular CleanTechnica readers should know that Elon Musk was born in South Africa and only left for Canada when he finished high school. Does Tesla have a presence in his birth country? As far as I know, there is one Tesla employee who is promoting battery storage, which is sorely needed in a country with frequent blackouts. South Africa, as a former British colony, is a right-hand drive country and Musk has said that Tesla would open a store and begin sending Model3s there by the end of this year. There are many wealthy people in South Africa, and with Musk having “hero” status there, it ought to be a good market for Tesla cars, potentially the biggest in Africa


ABB Electrifies The Niagara Falls’ Iconic Maid Of The Mist Ferries

May 6th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The Niagara Falls is getting a bit cleaner this year, as ABB announced that its zero emission technology will power the next generation fully electric ferries for the iconic Maid of the Mist tour. The two new vessels will be powered completely by high-capacity battery packs, making them the first fully-electric vessels ever built in the United States, according to ABB. As a special bonus, the new ferries will pull all of the electricity needed to charge up their 316 kWh battery packs using zero emission hydropower while passengers get off and on the boat


Wind Generated 35% Of British Electricity Last Week

March 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy accounted for 35% of Great Britain's electricity generation for the week running Friday 8 March to Thursday 14 March, beating out all other generation sources, and also saw offshore wind beat out nuclear energy. 


US Coal Generation Expected To Continue Steady Decline, Claims EIA

March 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The US Energy Information Administration's latest Short-Term Energy Outlook was published this week, revealing electricity generation from coal in the United States will average 25% in 2019 and 23% in 2020, down from 27% in 2018 and continuing its steady decline to irrelevance. 


US Commentators Point At Germany For Bad Energy Policies, But Live In Glass Houses

March 15th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

There are two persistent and overlapping trends in American discussions of climate change, nuclear energy, and renewable energy. The first is American exceptionalism, the idea that the USA is doing better than any country in the world despite denying climate change and walking away from the Paris Accord. The second is that Germany is awful, choosing to shut down its nuclear plants, resulting in massive increases in greenhouse gases


UK Onshore Wind Jobs Plummeted 37% In 2017

February 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Onshore wind employment figures plummeted by 37% between 2016 and 2017 in the United Kingdom as the government locked onshore wind projects out from competing in the energy market



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