Tagged with renewable energy

Explaining why South Africa’s state owned energy utility should be generating more from renewables

Explaining why South Africa’s state owned energy utility should be generating more from renewables

The low-carbon energy transition is not simple. South Africa’s state-owned energy company, Eskom, has largely encouraged the development of coal and nuclear power. Hartmut Winkler, Professor of Physics at the University of Johannesburg, provides good arguments why Eskom should be moving more in the direction of renewables in an article on The Conversation website.   … Continue reading

Harvesting kinetic energy

Harvesting kinetic energy

We are always looking for new innovations that will have an important impact in our energy transition. Kitty Knowles writes on the Forbes website about the efforts of Laurence Kemball-Cook to produce electricity as we pound our local pavement.   The Tesla Of Smart Cities? Pavegen’s On A £5m Mission To Supercharge Your Sidewalks Laurence … Continue reading

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: Spring thoughts on local energy aggregation: Similarities between the Italian Hera Group and the Community Choice Energy programs in California

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: Spring thoughts on local energy aggregation: Similarities between the Italian Hera Group and the Community Choice Energy programs in California

In the past three articles, I analyzed several aspects of the Hera Group, its strong dedication to sustainable development, and how the company is advancing energy efficiency in industry. There is one more thing I would like to mention and in particular Hera’s organizational structure and some common features with the Community Choice Energy (CCE) … Continue reading

The energy transition in the Philippines

The energy transition in the Philippines

The energy transition is gaining momentum and it is encouraging to see some of the positive developments in other countries. Federico R. Lopez, First Philippine Holdings chair and CEO, writes a good article on the Philippine Daily Inquirer website about the impact of renewable energy on the grid. It is an excerpt from Lopez’s speech … Continue reading