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A team of renewables heavyweights is pushing for a new grid infrastructure to link Europe’s wind and solar resource centres

A team of renewables heavyweights is pushing for a new grid infrastructure to link Europe’s wind and solar resource centres

While doubts remain over linking the continent’s wind and solar resource centres with a brand-new network of superconducting cables, one group is pushing forward for a new grid infrastructure.  Jason Deign explains in an article on the Greentech media website.   Europe’s Latest Supergrid Plan Could Slash Offshore Wind Transmission Costs A team of renewables … Continue reading

Construction work has begun on what will become the world’s longest electricity interconnector, which will allow clean energy to travel between the UK and Denmark

Construction work has begun on what will become the world’s longest electricity interconnector, which will allow clean energy to travel between the UK and Denmark

Harry Cockburn writes on The Independent website about the construction of a major new electricity interconnector between Britain and Denmark. The interconnector is planned to be in service in 2023.   Construction begins on world’s longest electricity cable to share clean power between UK and Denmark Construction work has begun on what will become the … Continue reading

Some utilities are employing AI and machine learning to address the windfalls and fluctuations in energy usage resulting from COVID-19

Some utilities are employing AI and machine learning to address the windfalls and fluctuations in energy usage resulting from COVID-19

We are often reading about new applications for artificial intelligence. Kyle Wiggers writes on the Venture Beat website about how AI is being used to address the windfalls and fluctuations in energy usage resulting from COVID-19.   How utilities are using AI to adapt to electricity demands The spread of the novel coronavirus that causes … Continue reading

Britain’s power system has been decarbonising at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world over the last decade

Britain’s power system has been decarbonising at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world over the last decade

Carbon emissions from the power sector fell by 107 million metric tonnes in the past decade. Isabella Cipirska explains about recent developments in an article on the inews website.   Britain’s power system is decarbonising faster than anywhere in the world, report finds Britain’s power system has been decarbonising at a faster rate than anywhere … Continue reading

Renewables in the energy transition – “It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.”

Renewables in the energy transition – “It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.”

Richard Perez, Senior Research Associate in Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, University at Albany, State University of New York and Karl R. Rabago, Professor of Law; Executive Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center, at Pace University write on The Conversation website about a novel way to approach renewable energy development. What do you think?   A … Continue reading

Evidence that Russia has infiltrated “critical infrastructure” in US like power plants and gas pipelines

Evidence that Russia has infiltrated “critical infrastructure” in US like power plants and gas pipelines

We are realising more and more how vulnerable our economies are. Almost daily we are reading about hacking incidents. Obviously, this is worrying as we live in an increasingly interconnected world. Theodore J. Kury, Director of Energy Studies at the University of Florida writes on The Conversation website about the worrying situation and the steps … Continue reading

Thoughts about grid modernisation

Thoughts about grid modernisation

Our energy transition has many implications for our electrical systems, as we are increasingly aware of. Peter O’Connor, a Kendall Science Fellow, writes an important article on the Union of Concerned Scientists website about grid modernisation and the role of electric vehicles.   What Is Grid Modernization—and What’s the Role of Electric Vehicles? Utilities around … Continue reading