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The current debate in Australia over energy policy and emissions shows that in the absence of supportive, or even neutral, government policies

The current debate in Australia over energy policy and emissions shows that in the absence of supportive, or even neutral, government policies

Clyde Russell, columnist for Reuters, writes about how the government is not driving investment in a clean-energy future as a means to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, as many other countries are.   Australia shows how policy can stifle renewable energy future One of the themes emerging as the world looks to recover from the … Continue reading

This year’s EU Responsible Islands Prizes go to . . .

This year’s EU Responsible Islands Prizes go to . . .

Recognising achievements in local renewables production for power, heating, cooling and transport, prizes are awarded to discover and reward European islands that were taking real steps towards building proper sustainable communities. This year’s winners were announced in a news item on the Renews website.   Danish islands and Orkney take EU sustainability prize The Danish … Continue reading

Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewable sources are now cheaper than new coal plants

Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewable sources are now cheaper than new coal plants

Roger Harrabin discusses the results of a new report by Carbon Tracker in an article on the BBC website, showing how renewables are now cheaper than new coal plants.   Coal power developers ‘risk wasting billions’ Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewable sources are now cheaper than new … Continue reading

Pumped thermal electricity storage is expected to be competitive with other storage technologies

Pumped thermal electricity storage is expected to be competitive with other storage technologies

One promising storage option is pumped thermal electricity storage. This relatively new technology has been around for about ten years, and is currently being tested in pilot plants. Antoine Koen, PhD Candidate in Pumped Thermal Energy Storage and Pau Farres Antunez, Postdoctoral researcher in Energy Storage, University of Cambridge write about recent developments in an … Continue reading

Generating electricity from rain

Generating electricity from rain

There are many innovations in our low-carbon energy transition. It is hard to believe that a generator can briefly light up 100 LED bulbs with a single drop. Jon Fingas explains in an article on the engadget website.   Rain may soon be an effective source of renewable energy  There have been numerous attempt to … Continue reading