power generation

PVEA Sees Japan At 100Gw PV Solar By 2030—And More

The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association, a group of industry companies and stakeholders, recently issued a strategy document outlining how Japan solar could reach 100GW of installed PV generation capacity by 2030. “PV Outlook 2030–Aiming for a Sure Path to a Smart Country” updates “PV Outlook 2030,” last published by JPEA in … [continued]

Energy-related emissions breakdown from Low Carbon Economy Index (http://pwc.blogs.com/files/lcei-2014-embargoed-to-0001-cet-8-september-2014-final.pdf)

The Low Carbon Economy Index: Ambition And Reality

Leading world professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers released its sixth annual Low Carbon Economy Index report (Two Degrees Of Separation: Ambition and Reality), an analysis of economic growth rates and greenhouse gas emissions data for G20 economies), this morning. PwC’s sustainability and climate change team says that not only are the … [continued]

"Biomass: Good for the Environment" because it's carbon-neutral? (usabiomass.org)

Biomass Emissions Question Arises Again

It’s called “urban biomass,” and it’s ours (spsmw.org). Hard to imagine a subject that would find The Wall Street Journal and Grist in line with each other’s thinking, but burning wood for energy has achieved it. Neither outlet seems to view the topic positively. Both have cited the scientific work … [continued]

Coal Plant + New Fuel Cell System = 90% Reduction in CO2 Emissions?

If successful, FuelCell Energy’s system will separate and capture 90% or more of the CO2 emitted from a coal-fired power plant’s flue stream. The CO2, along with hydrogen ‘reformed’ from natural gas, will be used to drive a fuel cell that produces clean electricity that will add to the plant’s energy output. Nitrogen oxides (NOX), another potent greenhouse gas, will also be captured, but destroyed in the process. Emissions from the fuel cell system: water.