Posted by Rod Janssen

More demand than supply of white certificates in France

More demand than supply of white certificates in France

A recent article on the EURACTIV.fr website, translated by Daniel Eck, explains some of the recent developments in the white certificate market in France.   Price of energy saving certificates causes friction in France Energy saving certificates, or white certificates, were meant to be the answer to France’s slow progress in reducing energy consumption. However, … Continue reading

Britain’s the Orkney Islands being used as a laboratory to learn how to make all the components of a fully renewable energy network function together

Britain’s the Orkney Islands being used as a laboratory to learn how to make all the components of a fully renewable energy network function together

Steve Hanley writes on the CleanTechnica website that there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle to fit together before we can be completely dependent on renewable energy. Well, they are trying on the Orkney Islands. What are your views?   Orkney Islands Are Key To Renewable Energy In The UK There’s theory and … Continue reading

Thoughts on the low-carbon energy transition

Thoughts on the low-carbon energy transition

If the world is to quit coal and gas for renewable energy sources, they have to be reliable and affordable. Is that realistic? Researchers have crunched the numbers and come up with some surprising answers. Gero Rueter explains in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   How to make the world affordably carbon-free How … Continue reading

Manhattan looking to have congestion charge by 2021

Manhattan looking to have congestion charge by 2021

John Rennie Short, Professor, School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County writes on The Conversation website about the plan for a congestion charge in Manhattan, an approach already used in London, Singapore and Stockholm.   New York gets serious about traffic with the first citywide US congestion pricing plan After years … Continue reading

Understanding the energy transition in Texas

Understanding the energy transition in Texas

Texas is one of those interesting regions where there are competing views of the energy system and the energy transition. Steve Hanley discusses latest developments in an article on the CleanTechnica website.   Renewable Energy Advocates Learn To Not Say “Climate Change” In Texas Renewable energy, particularly wind power, has been hugely successful in Texas, … Continue reading