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More microgrids installed in Western Australia

More microgrids installed in Western Australia

The low carbon energy transition in Australia is bringing interesting results.  In parts of Western Australia,  transmission lines are being removed and microgrids are replacing them. This is due to the boost from renewable energy and battery storage.  Steve Hanley explains in an article on the CleanTechnica website.   Western Australia Utility Removing Poles & … Continue reading

New report from UN Economic Commission for Europe to accelerate energy transition

New report from UN Economic Commission for Europe to accelerate energy transition

Recently, the UNECE has published a report to accelerate the shift to improved energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment in selected countries of South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and in the Russian Federation.   UNECE issues recommendations to accelerate energy efficiency and renewable energy shift in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Russian … Continue reading

Not only can renewable energy lower carbon emissions but it can potentially eliminate one of the primary causes of conflict between nations

Not only can renewable energy lower carbon emissions but it can potentially eliminate one of the primary causes of conflict between nations

Wars have been fought over oil and the recent attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia could lead to more conflict. Steve Hanley argues on the Clean Technica website that the transition to an economy based on renewable energy could lower those concerns. While it is not stated, one imagines that renewable energy deployment needs … Continue reading

Storing energy in a salt cavern

Storing energy in a salt cavern

Umar Ali writes on the Power Technology website about using salt caverns in the US for energy storage. What are your views?   How salt caverns could transform renewable energy storage for the US A new project called Advanced Clean Energy Storage has been launched in Utah by a consortium of partners including Mitsubishi Hitachi … Continue reading

“Using less energy should be the beginning point, the ending point and occupy every in-between point on the path to sane energy use”

“Using less energy should be the beginning point, the ending point and occupy every in-between point on the path to sane energy use”

Don Fitz writes on the Resilience website about concerns (“myths”) about renewable energy in our low carbon energy transition.  He has one key message – we must reduce our energy demand.   What Is Energy Denial? The fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day of 1970 will be in 2020. As environmentalism has gone mainstream … Continue reading

The need for better energy storage technologies

The need for better energy storage technologies

Recent research demonstrates how energy storage technologies can play an even more important role in reducing renewable curtailment and GHG emissions from fossil fuel power plants. Jim Erickson posted an article on the Futurity website about the findings from researchers from the University of Michigan.   Better renewable energy storage could cut emissions – Futurity … Continue reading