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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

Commercial and industrial customers pushing for resilience, reliability, and sustainability from utilities

Commercial and industrial customers pushing for resilience, reliability, and sustainability from utilities

Emily Holbrook writes on the Environmental Leader website about a new report about what commercial and industrial customers are expecting from its utility providers. When it comes to electricity, they are expecting more renewables. Are these your findings from your experience?   Report: Utilities Must Commit to Renewable Energy or Industrial Clients May Turn to … Continue reading

With 100% of its electricity coming from renewables, one German town demonstrates what can be achieved when municipalities adopt innovative approaches

With 100% of its electricity coming from renewables, one German town demonstrates what can be achieved when municipalities adopt innovative approaches

Bertie Russell, Research Associate in the Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield describes in an article on The Conversation website what one small German town has done to undertake its own low carbon energy transition. Are there lessons for all of us?   This small German town took back the power – and went … Continue reading

Renewable energies have a significant role to play in ensuring industry becomes more sustainable

Renewable energies have a significant role to play in ensuring industry becomes more sustainable

The low carbon energy transition requires action in many ways.  Emily Folk writes on the Renewable Energy Magazine website on the benefits of industry deploying more renewable energy.   Industrial Applications of Renewable Energy We tend to blame meat-eaters and plastic-straw-users when it comes to climate change. However, according to a report released in 2017, … Continue reading