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

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

How community groups can get into power generation under the first renewable electricity support scheme in Ireland

As we are learning every day, communities play a key role in our low carbon energy transition.  A new support scheme in Ireland plans to aid schools, sports clubs and small businesses create power from renewables.  Kevin O’Sullivan explains in an article on the Irish Times website.   New scheme to help community groups generate … Continue reading How community groups can get into power generation under the first renewable electricity support scheme in Ireland

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

More microgrids installed in Western Australia

The low carbon energy transition in Australia is bringing interesting results.  In parts of Western Australia,  transmission lines are being removed and microgrids are replacing them. This is due to the boost from renewable energy and battery storage.  Steve Hanley explains in an article on the CleanTechnica website.   Western Australia Utility Removing Poles & … Continue reading More microgrids installed in Western Australia

Large influx of students in Scotland studying aspects of renewable energy

Gemma Fraser writes on the Holyrood website about the first study of its kind demonstrating the interest in joining the future green energy workforce.   Almost 13,000 students studying renewable energy as Scotland upskills for climate emergency Almost 13,000 students are studying courses related to renewable energy at Scotland's universities and colleges, the first survey … Continue reading Large influx of students in Scotland studying aspects of renewable energy

New report from UN Economic Commission for Europe to accelerate energy transition

Recently, the UNECE has published a report to accelerate the shift to improved energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment in selected countries of South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and in the Russian Federation.   UNECE issues recommendations to accelerate energy efficiency and renewable energy shift in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Russian … Continue reading New report from UN Economic Commission for Europe to accelerate energy transition

New report reveals there is no single pathway to a decarbonised energy mix

DNV GL, one of the world’s leading providers of risk management and quality assurance services to the maritime, oil and gas, and power and renewables industries, has recently published its 2019 Energy Transition Outlook.  Kelsey Misbrener describes many of the key findings in an article on the Solar Power World website. DNV GL report: The … Continue reading New report reveals there is no single pathway to a decarbonised energy mix

Not only can renewable energy lower carbon emissions but it can potentially eliminate one of the primary causes of conflict between nations

Wars have been fought over oil and the recent attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia could lead to more conflict. Steve Hanley argues on the Clean Technica website that the transition to an economy based on renewable energy could lower those concerns. While it is not stated, one imagines that renewable energy deployment needs … Continue reading Not only can renewable energy lower carbon emissions but it can potentially eliminate one of the primary causes of conflict between nations

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 Storing energy in a salt cavern