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November 11 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

Grid operators may be able to use buildings to help regulate grid frequency as they integrate more renewable energy sources. Variable-speed drives used to run heating and cooling systems can be rapidly modulated by grid operators to keep the frequency of electricity on the grid within necessary tolerances. [Energy Collective] The Canadian […]

October 28 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

A new policymaking tool to discern the most efficient and effective means within the multiple choices and better enable the shift to renewable energy has been developed by researchers at the University of California–Berkeley. It facilitates assessment of economic and environmental implications of policies. [CleanTechnica]

World:

Laos plans to quadruple its hydropower […]

October 26 Green Energy News

World:

According to data published by the China Coal Resource, China’s coal use has dropped this year by 1.28%, a downward trend started in the second quarter of 2014 and continued in the third. This, despite the fact that electricity consumption has actually increased by 4% over the year to date. [CleanTechnica] In Germany, the […]

September 28 Green Energy News

Opinion:

“INSIGHT-Taxes, fees: the worldwide battle between utilities and solar” It’s still less than one percent of energy capacity worldwide, but the surge in installations of rooftop solar panels is beginning to hit utilities and their business model of charging customers on the basis of consumption. [Reuters] “Will US-India Summit Bring Historic Climate Action?” This […]

September 17 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

For renewables power sources, nearly all energy inputs are original production and mitigating the waste from that production. More energy is produced than the fossil fuels used. Wind is the most efficient fuel for electricity, creating 1164% of its original energy inputs. [Wall Street Journal] MIT professor Fikile Brushett is working on […]

September 13 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

The Archimedes, a Dutch renewable energy start-up is currently working on a novel wind turbine small enough to be mounted on the roof of a typical home, but which is still highly efficient at converting wind to energy and is nearly soundless. [Jetson Green] ABB has announced it will install its PowerStore […]

August 29 Green Energy News

Opinion:

“Fossil fuels win battle over RET, but will they win the war?” Time is not on the side of the Australian power generators. UBS has warned that mass grid defections could happen as early as 2018, and that centralized generation could be largely extinct in a decade. [RenewEconomy]

Science and Technology:

The tar sands […]

August 14 Green Energy News

Opinion:

“‘Experts’ Have Been Misleading People About Renewable Energy” one of the striking patterns of behaviour in the energy industry over the last decade has been the ability of the “established” energy experts to underestimate growth of renewable energy and to overplay fossil fuels. [CleanTechnica]

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:

Morgan Stanley’s report on Solar Power and […]

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May 21 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

Once again, the world hit record heat levels. The average global temperature last month tied the hottest April on record four years ago. It was 1.39° F (0.77° C) warmer than the average last century. [Huffington Post] Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide […]