Blog from Jane Marsh: Can solar energy become a regular part of the grid?

The idea of off-grid living — free of failing public utilities and exorbitant bills — is a lifestyle many have only dreamed of. However, decentralizing the electric grid isn't as unfeasible as some may have thought with the advanced renewable energy options now available. Regardless of the legal implications and stringent safety requirements of tapping … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: Can solar energy become a regular part of the grid?

Need for a community-based climate approach in Australia to ensure any new infrastructure integrates with people’s lives, values, and aspirations

Bjorn Sturmberg, Hedda Ransan-Cooper, Johannes Hendriks and Pierrick Chalaye, all from the Australian National University write on The Conversation website that a techno-fix is not enough to address climate change. The climate and environmental crises demand innovations in our everyday infrastructures. If these changes are to be accepted and adopted en masse, we must find … Continue reading Need for a community-based climate approach in Australia to ensure any new infrastructure integrates with people’s lives, values, and aspirations

Blog from Jane Marsh: Powering Your Home with Micro-hydropower Systems

Residential eco-consumers search for low-impact equipment to shrink their homes’ carbon footprints. Many homeowners are targeting energy-related emissions with alternative electricity sources. Solar panels and wind turbines can generate abundant amounts of electricity in some regions. Areas with minimal sunlight and weak wind patterns may benefit from hydropower. The largest quantity of renewable energy globally … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: Powering Your Home with Micro-hydropower Systems

California has set a new record of 97.6% instantaneous renewables on its grid early April

Joshua S Hill writes on the renew economy website about a new milestone for renewables achieved in California.   “Re-imagining the grid:” California reaches record 97.6% renewable share California has set a new record of 97.6% instantaneous renewables on its grid, marking a major new milestone on the way to a carbon free grid by … Continue reading California has set a new record of 97.6% instantaneous renewables on its grid early April

Vehicle-to-home charging is on its way

Seth Blumsack, Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and International Affairs at Penn State writes on The Conversation website about the possibilities of electric cars helping to power homes. Still, even with V2H, electric vehicles are a huge potential market for electric utilities.   Can my electric car power my house? Not yet for most … Continue reading Vehicle-to-home charging is on its way

The electricity alignment of Ukraine and Moldova is more than a technical integration, it is also a strategic political alignment

But more than just a technical integration of systems and capacity, electricity alignment is also a strategic political alignment not far from the level of joining the EU. Indeed, Russia’s invasion has opened a discussion across Europe and beyond about how and where countries source their energy. It might not guarantee energy security as critical … Continue reading The electricity alignment of Ukraine and Moldova is more than a technical integration, it is also a strategic political alignment

Experts have warned that the world’s biggest economies lack unified plans to protect their electricity grids from digital threats as they increasingly switch to renewable power

As we confront all the implications from the war in Ukraine, there is a need to ensure that our energy infrastructure is robust and free from cyber-attacks. Keeping energy supplies safe from hackers is becoming more important, as countries decarbonise their economies and modernise electricity grids. Ajit Niranjan discusses many of the issues in an … Continue reading Experts have warned that the world’s biggest economies lack unified plans to protect their electricity grids from digital threats as they increasingly switch to renewable power

Blog from Jane Marsh: Why We Need a Greener Power Grid More Than a Resilient One

Major weather events and aging grid infrastructure have led many to call for a resilient grid that can stand up to the elements. However, prioritizing resilience may be the wrong approach — instead, grid officials should consider how sustainability could future-proof the grid and protect it from future crises. Climate change and extreme weather are … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: Why We Need a Greener Power Grid More Than a Resilient One

Plans underway for subsea cable to export electricity from Morocco with UK

Ed Reed writes on the Energy Voice website about plans from Xlinks to export electricity from Morocco to the UK from their renewable energy project in Morocco. It is going to be very interesting to see how this project evolves.   Xlinks launches Morocco-UK renewable energy plan Xlinks has set out plans to export clean … Continue reading Plans underway for subsea cable to export electricity from Morocco with UK

Northwest US now giving more emphasis to renewables than energy efficiency

The Northwest Power Plan guides the electricity demand decisions of the Bonneville Power Administration over the next 20 years. Its latest draft power plan is dramatically different from previous versions, now giving more emphasis to renewable energy.  Courtney Flatt discusses latest developments in an article on the Oregon Public Broadcasting website.   More renewable energy, … Continue reading Northwest US now giving more emphasis to renewables than energy efficiency