Example from Italy shows why more needs to be done to promote industrial energy efficiency in Europe

Example from Italy shows why more needs to be done to promote industrial energy efficiency in Europe

Audits were made mandatory to large industry in the EU’s 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive. Now the directive is under review and there have been many concerns that the Commission has proposed no new legislative changes to promote industrial energy efficiency. Silvia Zinetti, a sustainable energy expert based in California and a regular contributor to EiD, … Continue reading

Impact of California’s boom in solar power

Impact of California’s boom in solar power

Everyone is fascinated with developments in California to promote sustainable energy. Ian Johnston writes in The Independent that the impact of solar production is leading to negative electricity process. The energy transition is truly underway.   California produced so much solar power, electricity prices just turned negative “Yeah, they’re out there havin’ fun, In the … Continue reading

New developments in carbon capture and storage

New developments in carbon capture and storage

There is controversy whether we should be pursuing carbon capture and storage at all and there have been many critics of the technology. EiD will leave that to others to argue. Meanwhile technological developments continue. Chris Mooney writes in The Washington Post about a new project in Illinois that is showing some important results.   … Continue reading

Coping with heatwaves through better design

Coping with heatwaves through better design

This has been a particularly hot summer in Australia. This means that people turn to air conditioning to improve comfort and reduce heat-related stress. With the impact of changes in climate, the problem is going to get worse, not only in Australia but in many other regions of the globe. Lydia Hales writes in The … Continue reading

Recent energy storage developments

Recent energy storage developments

In a recent article on the engineering website, Tom Lombardo explains about recent developments in battery technology.   New Battery Technology for Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles Energy storage is a continually evolving industry, with new devices being engineered and mature technologies undergoing refinement. Here are a few battery innovations that could give a boost … Continue reading

Benefits from extending tax credits in the US

Benefits from extending tax credits in the US

The US has seen a surge in the deployment of clean energy in recent years. Tax credits have been important for that growth. Kevin Steinberger writes on the Natural Resources Defense Council website about the wide range of benefits if the tax credits are continued.   Renewable Energy Tax Credits Will Power Economic Growth The … Continue reading