Tagged with renewable energy

Looking at the cost of renewable energy

Looking at the cost of renewable energy

There’s a new working paper that was covered by Axios this week which makes some rather bold claims about the high cost of policies that require a certain percentage of power to be generated from renewable sources. Whether those claims will stand up to peer-review, though, is yet to be seen. This is explained in … Continue reading

In most of the United States, it’s now become cheaper to build a new solar or wind farm than to keep an existing coal plant running

In most of the United States, it’s now become cheaper to build a new solar or wind farm than to keep an existing coal plant running

Irina Ivanova writes on the CBS News website about latest developments in the low-carbon energy transition in the US. What are your views?   How wind and solar became America’s cheapest energy source the price of renewable energy has been dropping exponentially over the past decade—and shows no sign of reversing. In most of the … Continue reading

Britain’s the Orkney Islands being used as a laboratory to learn how to make all the components of a fully renewable energy network function together

Britain’s the Orkney Islands being used as a laboratory to learn how to make all the components of a fully renewable energy network function together

Steve Hanley writes on the CleanTechnica website that there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle to fit together before we can be completely dependent on renewable energy. Well, they are trying on the Orkney Islands. What are your views?   Orkney Islands Are Key To Renewable Energy In The UK There’s theory and … Continue reading

Understanding the energy transition in Texas

Understanding the energy transition in Texas

Texas is one of those interesting regions where there are competing views of the energy system and the energy transition. Steve Hanley discusses latest developments in an article on the CleanTechnica website.   Renewable Energy Advocates Learn To Not Say “Climate Change” In Texas Renewable energy, particularly wind power, has been hugely successful in Texas, … Continue reading

Combining renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for high-temperature industrial processes

Combining renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for high-temperature industrial processes

It is encouraging to see a news item on the phys.org website about a new technique by researchers at the University of South Australia to reduce industrial emissions through deploying renewable energy technologies and low-cost thermal storage.   Renewable energy solution for industrial heat applications Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a … Continue reading