Tagged with renewable energy

Storing energy in a salt cavern

Storing energy in a salt cavern

Umar Ali writes on the Power Technology website about using salt caverns in the US for energy storage. What are your views?   How salt caverns could transform renewable energy storage for the US A new project called Advanced Clean Energy Storage has been launched in Utah by a consortium of partners including Mitsubishi Hitachi … Continue reading

“Using less energy should be the beginning point, the ending point and occupy every in-between point on the path to sane energy use”

“Using less energy should be the beginning point, the ending point and occupy every in-between point on the path to sane energy use”

Don Fitz writes on the Resilience website about concerns (“myths”) about renewable energy in our low carbon energy transition.  He has one key message – we must reduce our energy demand.   What Is Energy Denial? The fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day of 1970 will be in 2020. As environmentalism has gone mainstream … Continue reading

The need for better energy storage technologies

The need for better energy storage technologies

Recent research demonstrates how energy storage technologies can play an even more important role in reducing renewable curtailment and GHG emissions from fossil fuel power plants. Jim Erickson posted an article on the Futurity website about the findings from researchers from the University of Michigan.   Better renewable energy storage could cut emissions – Futurity … Continue reading

A prototype of a battery that could tap into the mix of salty seawater and freshwater at wastewater treatments plants

A prototype of a battery that could tap into the mix of salty seawater and freshwater at wastewater treatments plants

Stanford University scientists have tested a prototype of a battery that could tap into the mix of salty seawater and freshwater — known as “blue energy” — at wastewater treatments plants. Christopher Carbone explains in an article on the New York Post website.   Scientists develop way to turn wastewater into affordable, renewable energy Researchers … Continue reading

New report highlights the benefits and challenges of digital technologies for renewable energy financing

New report highlights the benefits and challenges of digital technologies for renewable energy financing

The website Renews.biz provides a news item about a new report from DNV GL about the benefits and challenges of digital technologies for renewable energy financing. There are important findings that you should appreciate. Interestingly, “despite the hype around blockchain, 40% of finance industry respondents said they were not using the technology at all.”   … Continue reading