Motor city blues

Motor city blues

Having spent much of my youth in Detroit, the car is king even today. While Motown music made us swoon, the love of cars never died. But for every industry there is a transition.  Fuel economy standards started in the late 1970s and many felt that would kill Detroit. Far from it.  But it is … Continue reading

A vast “super battery” is set to be installed at the UK’s largest onshore wind farm where it will store power generated by 215 turbines

A vast “super battery” is set to be installed at the UK’s largest onshore wind farm where it will store power generated by 215 turbines

Regularly now we are reading about new firsts, particularly when it comes to energy storage. This is encouraging to see in Scotland.  Phoebe Weston explains in an article on The Independent website.   UK’s biggest battery ever seen to cover area half the size of a football pitch at Glasgow wind farm A vast “super … Continue reading

Reflections on a decentralised energy future

Reflections on a decentralised energy future

On the Open Access Government website, Chris Rason, Aggreko’s Managing Director of Northern Europe, provides his thoughts on bridging the gap when it comes to a decentralised energy future in the UK.   Bridging the gap to a decentralised energy future UK industry is operating in a highly competitive world in which the price of … 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