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Large-scale electricity storage | Royal Society

  2024-03-11 (or before) in The Royal Society

This policy briefing explores the need for energy storage to underpin renewable energy generation in Great Britain. It assesses various energy storage technologies.

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Electricity | Batteries


Fish v. electricity: Could Salem nuclear plant be shut down?

  2024-02-16 in Delaware Live

A judge in an obscure administrative court in Trenton, N.J., is set to hand down a ruling that could end a challenge to the Salem nuclear plant’s ability to pump billions of gallons of water…

  Tagged under: Fish | Electricity | Nuclear Power | Rivers


Connect but don't supply: Solar Energy UK denounces grid delay 'farce'

  2024-02-08 by in Current News - Tracking the transition to a decarbonised, digitised and decentralised energy economy

Grid delays are "descending into a farce" according to Solar Energy UK, as projects with accelerated connections remain unable to supply electricity for years.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Europe’s deepest mine to become gravity battery for storing renewable energy | The Independent

  2024-02-08 in The Independent

Estimates suggest abandoned mine shafts could store enough electricity to power the planet

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity


One easy way to boost the grid: upgrade the power lines

  2024-01-31 by in Volts - David Roberts' Blog

Upgrading power lines — “reconductoring,” in the biz — enables the electricity grid to transmit more power and leak less of it. In this episode, I talk with a CEO and a researcher about the national potential of reconductoring, if balky utilities can be convinced to deploy it.

  Tagged under: Electricity | Electricity Grid


How not to go nuclear: Hinckley and Sizewell | TheArticle

  2024-01-29 in TheArticle. Every Angle.

If the hope is one day to bring less expensive low carbon electricity to millions of British homes,  the giant Hinkle...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


Delivering a reliable decarbonised power system - Climate Change Committee

  2024-01-27 (or before) in Climate Change Committee

This report illustrates what a reliable, resilient, decarbonised electricity supply system could look like in 2035, and the steps required to achieve it.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Questions over £22bn in UK billpayer cash handed to wood-burning firms

  2024-01-24 in The Guardian

Spending watchdog calls for biomass subsidy scheme to have tougher environmental requirements

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Electricity


Long Duration Energy Storage Could Cut Cost of GB Power System by up to £24 Billion 

  2024-01-13 (or before) in Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

New analysis by LCP Delta and published within the consultation on 'Designing a policy framework to enable investment in long duration electricity storage' from the Department for En...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | UK | Energy Storage | Batteries | Electricity


Much of North America may face electricity shortages starting in 2024 | New Scientist

  2023-12-23 in New Scientist

Over the next several years, many regions of the US and Canada may struggle to ensure a reliable electricity supply amid soaring energy demand from the tech industry and electrification of buildings and vehicles

  Tagged under: Electricity


Special report: Redesigning the UK's energy grid for a greener climate

  2023-12-15 (or before) in YouTube

The UK's electricity grid is struggling to catch up with the shifting energy map, as renewables replace fossil fuels and the grid’s infrastructure and manage...

  Tagged under: Energy | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Renewable Energy


US joins in other nations in swearing off coal power to clean the climate

  2023-12-02 in Associated Press News

The United States is now committed to the idea of phasing out coal power plants, joining 56 other nations in kicking the coal habit. Saturday's announcement by U.S.

  Tagged under: COP28 | US Politics | USA | Coal | Electricity | Middle East | Renewable Energy


The world has enough minerals for low-carbon electricity

  2023-11-13 by in sustainabilitybynumbers.com

Total reserves are not the issue – mine construction and geopolitical risks are likely to be larger barriers to progress.

  Tagged under: Electricity | Sustainability


Solar behind big price falls as grid demand and coal power pushed to record lows

  2023-10-22 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

The growth in renewables over the past year has had a major impact on Australia’s main electricity grid, with wholesale prices tumbling from their 2022 peaks, and grid demand and coal output …

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Renewable Energy


Getting more out of the grid we've already built

  2023-09-13 by in Volts - David Roberts' Blog

The US desperately needs more electricity transmission, but new lines take forever to permit & build. Happily, there is a set of technologies that can help us get as much as 40-50% more capacity out of the grid we've already built! I discuss these "grid-enhancing technologies" with the head of their trade group.

  Tagged under: Electricity | Electricity Grid


20,000 Communities Demand Local Wind Turbines

  2023-09-07 by in Cleantech News — #1 In EV, Solar, Wind, Tesla News

Octopus Energy has assembled an army of 20,000 communities clamoring for local wind turbines and cheap electricity.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity


Green Groups Are Divided Over a Proposal to Boost the Nation’s Hydropower. Here’s Why - Inside Climate News

  2023-09-01 by in Inside Climate News

America’s hydropower industry is hoping to reestablish some of its former glory by making itself central to the nation’s transition to clean energy—and it’s turning to Congress for help. The era of big dams arguably ended long ago. At one point referred to as “white coal,” hydropower was once a major source of electricity around […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | US Politics | Electricity


Grid operator plans €16 billion link from offshore wind parks to industry hub

  2023-08-28 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

German grid operator unveils plans to underground power lines to bring electricity from wind turbines in the North Sea to consumers in the power-hungry west.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity | Electricity Grid


'Power-ups': Octopus and UKPN to offer free electricity during spikes in renewables generation

  2023-08-10 in Business Green

Octopus Energy and UK Power Networks to provide free green electricity to local grids at times of high wind and solar generation

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity | Electricity Grid


TechScape: Turns out there’s another problem with AI – its environmental toll

  2023-08-01 in The Guardian

AI uses huge amounts of electricity and water to work, and the problem is only going to get worse – what can be done? Plus, the wider TechScape

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Electricity


Electricity – what will Scotland do with it all? | RobinMcAlpine.org

  2023-07-12 (or before) in Robin McAlpine

  Tagged under: Electricity


‘Stay out of the water’: what lurks below California’s zombie lake?

  2023-07-03 in The Guardian

Winter storms inundated an industrial agricultural area the size of Lake Tahoe, flooding fields, homes and electricity grids

  Tagged under: Electricity | California | Electricity Grid


Home - CATCHER

  2023-07-02 (or before) in Home - CATCHER

Renewable Energy Conversion Technology humidity to electricity humidity to electricity humidity to electricity Projects‘ vision CATCHER‘s vision is based on the collective dream of humanity to get “ENERGY from AIR”. The pioneer of the experiments on capturing electricity from the atmosphere was Nikola Tesla (1932). Tesla’s intent was to condense the energy trapped between the […]

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity | Tesla


Cascata Chuva

  2023-07-02 (or before) by in CascataChuva - Humidity-to-Electricity Game-changing technology in Renewable Energy

Humidity-to-Electricity Game-changing technology in Renewable Energy

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity


UK renewables reach record 47.8% share in electricity generation - Energy Live News

  2023-06-30 by in Energy Live News

Government data shows that this surge comes in contrast to a 10% decrease in generation from fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Electricity


Microgrid "living laboratory" to demonstrate resilient, renewable power systems of the future - One Step Off The Grid

  2023-06-29 in Homepage - One Step Off The Grid

A flagship mixed-use, precinct-based solar and battery power system will highlight the benefits and challenges of deploying microgrids on the electricity network.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid


New windfarm could be used to power North Sea oilfield

  2023-06-24 in The Guardian

Electricity generated on Shetland could be used to fuel the proposed Rosebank field, instead of homes

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels | Electricity


ERCOT asks Texans to reduce power use Tuesday as temperatures soar into triple-digits

  2023-06-21 (or before) by in Houston Chronicle | Breaking News, Houston, Texas, US, World News

Natural gas fired power plants are expected to meet about half of the state's electricity needs during the hottest part of the day.

  Tagged under: Electricity | Texas


The Fossil Fuel Industry Veterans Who Regulate Your Electricity

  2023-06-16 (or before) by in The New Republic

A closer look at the people in power who control your power

  Tagged under: Electricity


Power companies quietly pushed $215m into US politics via dark money groups

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

Donations have helped utilities increase electricity prices, hinder solar schemes and helped elect sympathetic legislators

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | US Politics | Electricity


El Niño is coming. We must plan for the worst to protect Australia’s energy system | Dylan McConnell and Iain MacGill

  2023-06-09 in The Guardian

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts increased temperatures and heatwaves this year, raising the prospect of blackouts – just as the electricity sector faces several other challenges

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Predictions | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | El Niño | Heatwaves


Full industrial electrification could more than double US power demand. Here’s how renewables can meet it.

  2023-06-08 (or before) in utilitydive.com

Accelerating industrial electrification requires policymakers to ensure increased electricity demand is supplied with new least-cost clean generation in rural areas with high-quality renewable resources.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity


Energy generators' soaring revenues highlight deep problems in the way Britain prices its electricity

  2023-06-07 by in The Conversation

British electricity generators saw their revenues increase by £29 billion in 2022 – here’s why that happened.

  Tagged under: Electricity


The Biden administration sees hydrogen as a game-changing climate technology. The reality is far more complicated | CNN Politics

  2023-06-05 by in CNN

The Biden administration on Monday announced a goal to produce 50 million metric tons of clean hydrogen fuel by 2050 – a roadmap that, if successful, would cut around 10% of the country’s planet-warming pollution by the same date.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Hydrogen | Joe Biden | US Politics | Electricity | Health | Finance


Networked ground source heat pumps could reduce electricity demand by 24TWh a year

  2023-05-30 by in Current News - Tracking the transition to a decarbonised, digitised and decentralised energy economy

A new study by Element Energy has found that the wide-spread deployment of ground source heat pumps (GSHP) alongside demand shifting could reduce Britain’s electricity consumption by up to 24TWh a year by 2050.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Grid bottlenecks delay transition to clean energy | Financial Times

  2023-05-30 in Financial Times

Connecting wind and solar farms to tomorrow’s electricity-hungry customers will require huge investment

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


Solar farms face 20-year waits for a connection to the grid

  2023-05-26 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Solar farm developers have been told that they will have to wait until as late as the 2040s to connect to local electricity grids, delaying £20 billion of energ

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Why car parks are the hottest space in solar power - BBC News

  2023-05-23 (or before) in The BBC

Car parks are a good place for solar panels, providing shade and electricity where it is needed.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity


Finnish nuclear plant throttles production as electricity price plunges

  2023-05-17 in yle.fi

Electricity production must also be profitable for nuclear power plants, according to the facility's operator Teollisuuden Voima (TVO).

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


The UK electricity bill is the highest in the entire world

  2023-05-13 in Vox Political | politics for the people

So now we know. All Rishi Sunak’s talk about working hard to get our energy bills down has been silly nonsense. The UK has the highest electricity bills, not just in Europe or the West, but i…

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Electricity


Four charts on the unstoppable growth of solar – our best hope against climate change

  2023-05-12 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

To supply everyone with enough electricity to live a good life, we’ll need about 200 billion megawatt-hours per year. Assuming solar does the heavy lifting, is it possible?

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Climate Change | Electricity


Wind and solar energy saved Texans $11 billion in 2022 – pv magazine USA

  2023-05-12 in pv magazine USA – Solar Energy Markets and Technology

A recent analysis reveals that amid the abnormally high-priced natural gas market in 2022, wholesale electricity rate savings from wind and solar surged nearly 300% from previous years to exceed $11 billion, totalling $31.5 billion in energy savings since 2010.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Wind Power


Wind turbines are UK’s biggest electricity source for first time

  2023-05-11 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Wind farms were the biggest source of electricity in Britain for the first time in the first three months of this year, after hundreds of new turbines started s

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity


Grid flexibility trials cut Britain's winter electricity use by 3.3GWh

  2023-05-10 in Business Green

National Grid ESO data shows 1.6 million homes and businesses took part in its inaugural Demand Flexibility Services over the winter period

  Tagged under: Electricity | Electricity Grid


‘Lack of vision’: UK green energy projects in limbo as grid struggles to keep pace

  2023-05-08 in The Guardian

Clean electricity plans stuck for years because of ‘negligence’ by governments over modernising network, say renewable energy developers

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Exclusive: India amends power policy draft to halt new coal-fired capacity | Reuters

  2023-05-05 (or before) in Reuters

India plans to stop building new coal-fired power plants, apart from those already in the pipeline, by removing a key clause from the final draft of its National Electricity Policy (NEP), in a major boost to fight climate change, sources said.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electricity


Britain joins wind power plan for turbine islands in North Sea

  2023-04-24 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Britain and other European countries will launch a wind-power revolution today with a pledged tenfold increase in electricity generation by 2050 from massive

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity


Zaporizhzhya is ‘living on borrowed time…’– IAEA - Modern Power Systems

  2023-04-19 (or before) in Modern Power Systems

The dependence of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) on a single still functioning power line for the external electricity it needs poses a major risk to nuclear safety and security amid signs of continued military...

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


14 years late, Finland’s new reactor, Olkiluoto 3, starts generating power - Global Construction Review

  2023-04-17 by in Home - Global Construction Review

The 1.6GW Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor began producing electricity yesterday, 18 years after the project broke ground and €8bn over its original €3bn budget.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


G7 ministers agree to cut gas consumption and speed-up renewable energy | Reuters

  2023-04-16 (or before) in Reuters

The Group of Seven rich nations have agreed to call for reducing gas consumption and increasing electricity from renewable sources while phasing out fossil-fuels faster and building no new coal-fired plants, France's energy transition minister said on Saturday.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | France


March sees renewables generate 47% of UK electricity

  2023-04-12 by in Current News - Tracking the transition to a decarbonised, digitised and decentralised energy economy

The latest data from National Grid ESO has shown that 47% of the UK’s electricity was generated by zero carbon sources in March 2023.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid


$16-million-a-second and no electricity

  2023-04-10 in Beyond Nuclear International | Bringing the world's anti-nuclear campaigns together

ITER fusion reactor has countries cooperating for the wrong cause

  Tagged under: Nuclear Fusion | Electricity


Tomlinson: Experts slam $10B grid plan, GOP approves anyway

  2023-04-10 (or before) by in Houston Chronicle | Breaking News, Houston, Texas, US, World News

Texas Republicans approved a $10 billion plan for backup electricity after industry experts and executives told them it was a bad idea, urged alternatives.

  Tagged under: Insurance | US Politics | Electricity | Texas | Electricity Grid


Türkiye foresees $1.5B investment in renewable-based storage projects

  2023-04-09 by in dailysabah.com

Türkiye has completed the first pre-licensing process after receiving record applications for the installation of solar and wind-based electricity storage...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity


China - Countries & Regions - IEA

  2023-04-09 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

China’s energy sector is moving into a new direction following the president’s call for an “energy revolution”, the “fight against pollution” and the transition towards a service-based economic model. Energy policy places the emphasis on electricity, natu

  Tagged under: Electricity


Column: Middle East starts cleaning up its power act with renewable push | Reuters

  2023-04-07 (or before) in Reuters

The Middle East has by far the lowest share of clean power in its electricity mix of all regions, but is starting to change that through hefty increases in renewable energy generation capacity.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity | Middle East


UK grid: March sees record-breaking 83% zero-carbon electricity - Energy Live News

  2023-04-06 by in Energy Live News

In March, almost half of the UK's electricity was generated by renewables, with wind power delivering a new record and coal accounting for just 0.5% of generation

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Wind Power | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Inside Origin Energy’s $18.7b private capital job

  2023-04-05 in Financial Review - Business, Finance and Investment News | afr.com

Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney explains why he wants to own Australia’s biggest electricity retailer, and what he plans to do with it.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Threat of hydrogen greenwashing stalks Europe’s net-zero plans

  2023-04-02 by in Japan Times

A significant obstacle to the plans is hydrogen’s inefficiency. By the time the gas is made, stored and burned to make electricity again, there’s nearly 70% less energy than at the start.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Hydrogen | Net Zero | Electricity


More of SA’s parking lots are getting solar makeovers | Business

  2023-03-26 (or before) by in news24.com

South African landlords are turning their parking areas into clean energy hubs as they seek to reduce electricity costs and shield their tenants from rolling blackouts.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | South Africa | Africa | Electricity


Interactive: How the UK transformed its electricity supply in just a decade

  2023-03-15 (or before) by in Carbon Brief

This is the story of the policy decisions and other developments behind the UK electricity sector’s decade of transformation.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Small modular reactors

  2023-03-15 (or before) in Rolls Royce plc

Rolls-Royce SMR LTD was established to develop an affordable power plant that generates electricity using a small modular reactor.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


French electricity company discovers deep crack in nuclear plant cooling system

  2023-03-09 in RFI - All the news from France, Europe, Africa and the rest of the world.

French energy group EDF has reported a major crack in a cooling pipe at a nuclear power plant on the Channel coast. This is the latest such incident to plague the energy sector, already struggling to…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Electricity


One State Generates Much, Much More Renewable Energy Than Any Other—and It’s Not California - Inside Climate News

  2023-03-09 by in Inside Climate News

A new batch of data about the country’s electricity generation shows the increasing dominance of one state as the clean energy leader. No, it’s not California. It’s Texas. This isn’t new. Texas has produced more gigawatt-hours of electricity from renewable sources than any other state for several years running, thanks largely to wind energy. Now, […]

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Texas | Electricity | California | Wind Power


Energy bills pushed up by electricity charge, research shows - BBC News

  2023-02-01 (or before) in The BBC

The price energy suppliers pay for electricity is linked to the price of gas-fired generation.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Cracking under pressure: Inside the race to fix France’s nuclear plants

  2023-01-28 by Francois De Beaupuy in Japan Times

Complicated procedures, replicated across sites this winter, have hampered the ability of Electricite de France to get the country's nuclear reactors back online after lengthy shutdowns.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Electricity


Future demand for electricity generation materials under different climate mitigation scenarios

  2023-01-28 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Achieving global climate goals will require prodigious increases in low-carbon electricity generation, raising concerns about the scale of materials n…

  Tagged under: Electricity | Climate Change Mitigation


Insects contribute to atmospheric electricity

  2023-01-16 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

By measuring the electrical fields near swarming honeybees, researchers have discovered that insects can produce as much atmospheric electric charge as a thunderstorm cloud. This type of electricity helps shape weather events, aids insects in finding food, and lifts spiders up in the air to migrate over large distances. The research, appearing on October 24 in the journal iScience, demonstrates that living things can have an impact on atmospheric electricity.

  Tagged under: Insects | Electricity


Nuclear energy in the UK - POST

  2023-01-11 (or before) in post.parliament.uk

Nuclear electricity is a predictable and low-carbon part of the UK energy mix, currently providing 15% of the UK’s electricity. However, most existing nuclear power stations are set to close by 2030. The Government has an ambition to increase production of nuclear energy. One new nuclear power station is under construction (Hinkley Point C) and another (Sizewell C) has received planning consent. This POSTnote reviews the evidence surrounding the construction of new nuclear power stations and the ways in which nuclear might contribute to emission reduction targets.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Predictions | Electricity


China blowing hot on compressed air energy storage

  2022-11-10 (or before) in asiatimes.com

For decades, global scientists have searched for low-cost methods to store excess electricity generated during non-peak hours for use during peak times. Yet both of the two most commonly used metho…

  Tagged under: China | Electricity


Storing renewable electricity on the grid of the future | by Kit Fitton | Medium

  2022-11-10 (or before) in Medium

Batteries are going to need some help

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Batteries | Electricity | Electricity Grid


How solar farms in space might beam electricity to Earth - BBC News

  2022-11-04 (or before) in The BBC

The UK government is supporting projects to put solar panels in space and beam energy back to Earth.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity


Energy and emissions projections: 2021 to 2040

  2022-10-26 (or before) in GOV.UK

Projections of energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and electricity generation from 2021 to 2040.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electricity


Shell chief: governments may need to tax energy firms to help the poor

  2022-10-04 in The Guardian

Ben van Beurden also warns against EU moves to cap price of gas and electricity to protect consumers

  Tagged under: Shell | Electricity


Portugal forging ahead with renewable energy

  2022-09-14 (or before) in The Portugal News

More than half of the electricity generated in Portugal this year came from renewable energies, with only Norway, Austria and Denmark producing more.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity


Electricity production by source

  2022-09-09 (or before) in Our World in Data

An interactive visualization from Our World in Data.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Green activists jubilant as Kingsnorth shelved | The Independent | The Independent

  2022-09-07 (or before) in The Independent

E.on says coal plant is no longer needed as recession reduces electricity demand

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Climate Change | Electricity | Greenpeace


Three Myths About Renewable Energy and the Grid, Debunked

  2022-09-03 (or before) in Yale E360

Renewable energy skeptics argue that because of their variability, wind and solar cannot be the foundation of a dependable electricity grid. But the expansion of renewables and new methods of energy management and storage can lead to a grid that is reliable and clean.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


Electricity Maps | Reduce carbon emissions with actionable electricity data

  2022-08-27 (or before) in electricitymaps.com

Electricity Maps provides actionable electricity carbon data. We help companies effectively reduce their emissions, while differentiating their offerings.

  Tagged under: Electricity


As drought shrivels Lake Powell, millions face power crisis

  2022-07-13 in The Guardian

With water levels falling ‘lower than thought possible’ at Glen Canyon dam, energy production could halt as soon as July 2023

  Tagged under: Drought | Electricity


Parliament votes to give green labels to nuclear and gas

  2022-07-06 in Politico

Such power plants will be allowed to be marketed as sustainable investments on financial markets.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | Russia | Finance


Chinese premier calls for more coal production as electricity demand soars

  2022-06-24 in The Guardian

Records for electricity usage broken in Shandong, Henan and Jiangsu after early summer heatwaves

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Coal | Electricity


Bigger Shocks Are Coming With Your Electricity Bills

  2022-05-23 (or before) in Bloomberg

Forward contracts are baking-in huge price increases for the UK and Europe.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Storage Requirements and Costs of Shaping Renewable Energy Toward Grid Decarbonization

  2022-05-15 (or before) in Cell Press

Solar and wind energy can help to decarbonize electricity production but require other technologies, such as energy storage, to reliably meet demand. We study systems combining intermittent renewables with storage and other technologies and compare their electricity costs to alternatives. We estimate that in high-resource regions, with optimal resource mixes, low storage energy capacity costs (

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid | Wind Power


‘We are living in hell’: Pakistan and India suffer extreme spring heatwaves

  2022-05-02 in The Guardian

April temperatures at unprecedented levels have led to critical water and electricity shortages

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Electricity


Is this the end for the traditional British watermill?

  2022-04-30 in The Guardian

Hundreds of mills could be converted to generate clean electricity – but the Environment Agency has just raised application fees by up to 790%

  Tagged under: Rivers | Electricity


Make younger generation pay net zero bill, say peers

  2022-03-04 (or before) in The Telegraph

It is fairer to put burden on those who will live in carbon-neutral world rather than those paying bills now, says committee

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero | Electricity


Lake Malawi's Fish Defy Death - While Their World Heritage Home Is Threatened | We Don't Have Time

  2022-02-28 (or before) in app.wedonthavetime.org

By Jeffrey Barbee January 27, 2022 In the shallow rocky waters below a high granite outcrop a fish lies sideways, fallen onto the sand below. Its skin the hue of a rotting corpse, the fish is unmoving, apparently dead. But looks can be deceiving. As scavenger fish approach, the play-dead fish springs into action, snapping up the would-be eaters in a flurry of motion. One of hundreds of new fish species discovered in the warm waters of Lake Malawi in the last four decades, the play-dead fish’s only home is now in danger of being destroyed. Play dead fish Nimbochromis livingstonii. Picture: Ken McKaye/allianceearth.org Lake...

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Extreme Weather | Africa | Fish | Rivers | Insects | Legislation | Electricity | Health | Trees | Finance


Bitcoin less "green" than ever before - Digiconomist

  2022-02-25 in Digiconomist - Exposing the Unintended Consequences of Digital Trends

The mining crackdown in China during the Spring of 2021 drastically reduced the use of renewable electricity sources for Bitcoin mining.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity


How Texas’ power grid failed in 2021 — and who’s responsible for preventing a repeat

  2022-02-15 by in Texas Tribune

In the state’s power grid, electricity and natural gas are co-dependent. Here’s how the winter storm last year broke the system.

  Tagged under: Texas | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Limits to Green Energy Are Becoming Much Clearer

  2022-02-09 in Our Finite World | Exploring how oil limits affect the economy

Experience in Europe and Asia is showing that renewables cannot be expected to play a very large part in the economy. Modelers did not understand how the economy really works. The cutoff from inadequate fuels for backup electricity comes very quickly. The modelers who prepared the 1972 analysis The Limits to Growth were right. The limit we are hitting is the need for too much investment in many area simultaneously.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity


Dark Side To Solar? More Reports Tie Panel Production To Toxic Pollution

  2022-02-02 (or before) by in Forbes

A major new study of the economics of solar, published in Harvard Business Review, finds that the waste produced by solar panels will make electricity from solar four times more expensive than the world’s leading energy analysts thought.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Shell | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Economics | Electricity


Toxic potency-adjusted control of air pollution for solid fuel combustion - Nature Energy

  2022-01-19 (or before) in Nature

Policy effort has been put into pollution reduction from both coal-fired electricity and domestic solid fuel burning in China; however, the former has attracted greater research and funding. Li and colleagues now show that the more toxic pollution from residential combustion may be responsible for greater health impacts than coal electricity.

  Tagged under: Coal | Electricity | Health


What’s Happening? Global Emissions Are Still Rising

  2021-12-29 (or before) by in Forbes

Global electricity demand will increase almost 10% by 2022, and half of this will be fossil fuel, particularly new coal in the developing world. Nuclear will grow by only 2%, and is one important reason emissions will grow so much during this period.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Coal | Climate Change | Electricity


Plan on table to halt new coal-fired power plants

  2021-12-25 (or before) in Business News Today: Read Latest Business news, India Business News Live, Share Market & Economy News | The Economic Times

At the UN climate change summit COP26 in Glasgow last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India's aim to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070 and also pledged to attain 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

  Tagged under: India | COP26 | Coal | Climate Change | Net Zero | Electricity


Coal - Fuels & Technologies - IEA

  2021-12-22 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Coal supplies over one-third of global electricity generation and plays a crucial role in industries such as iron and steel.

  Tagged under: Coal | Electricity


Electricity - Fuels & Technologies - IEA

  2021-12-22 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Modern economies depend on the reliable and affordable delivery of electricity. At the same time, the need to address climate change is driving a dramatic transformation of power systems globally. 

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electricity


Solar - Fuels & Technologies - IEA

  2021-12-22 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Solar energy is the conversion of sunlight into usable energy forms. Solar photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal electricity and solar heating and cooling are well established solar technologies.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity


Global demand for coal could hit all-time high in 2022

  2021-12-17 in The Guardian

Electricity from coal plants has risen by 9% this year to fuel economic recovery from Covid, says watchdog

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | Economics


Infrastructure killed the electric car - Nature Energy

  2021-12-16 (or before) in Nature

When prices are adjusted for quality, electric vehicles stood their ground to petrol cars in the early twentieth century United States. If the electricity grid had developed twenty years earlier, they might have reached a 68–79% market share and CO2 emissions per car could have declined by 60%, a new study finds.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Nebraska Public Power District approves net-zero carbon by 2050 Goal

  2021-12-09 in Rural Radio Network - Nebraska’s best stations from east to west

NPPD joins Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) and Lincoln Electric System (LES) in committing to decarbonization Nearly every Nebraskan now receives electricity from a utility committed to carbon…

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Electricity


“Slow Disaster Playing Out” As Germany Moves To Shut Down 8.5 GW Of Baseload Nuclear Capacity

  2021-11-29 in Watts Up With That?

In just over a month, Germany will close 3 of its newest and best nuclear power plants and more than 4050 MW of electricity will disappear from northern Europe’s power grid. 4050 MW is equivalent t…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Germany | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Shivering in major power outages, Kashmir spurs kangri sales - The Hindu

  2021-11-13 in The Hindu

It’s three years since the government promised round-the-clock electricity with ₹35,000 crore investments in new projects

  Tagged under: Electricity


We’re Heading Straight for a Demi-Armageddon

  2021-11-04 (or before) by in The Atlantic

What happens when we do something—but not enough—to stop climate change?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | IPCC | Climate Change | Electricity | Russia | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Electricity Grid | Activism


How the US Can Address Legacy Fossil Fuel Sites for a Clean Energy Future

  2021-10-20 (or before) in World Resources Institute

With the United States setting a record for clean energy development in 2020 and the Biden administration charting an ambitious path to 100% clean electricity, the transition toward a clean energy future is well underway.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Electricity


On the storage of renewable electricity - Net Zero Watch

  2021-10-14 (or before) in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

(1) On a bad winter day, at present, we would need 40 GW*; this equates to about 1 TWh/day*.  This estimate is based on a 30 GW average daily demand

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Net Zero | Electricity


UK biomass emits more CO2 than coal

  2021-10-07 in Ember Climate

Analysis by Ember finds that burning wood is the electricity sector’s second largest CO2 emitter after fossil gas.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Distributed energy resources for net zero: An asset or a hassle to the electricity grid? – Analysis - IEA

  2021-09-25 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Distributed energy resources for net zero: An asset or a hassle to the electricity grid? - A commentary by Doyob Kim, Alyssa Fischer

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Electricity | Electricity Grid


How to win big for the climate: rein in the ‘super polluters’

  2021-08-21 (or before) in Nature

Just 5% of the world’s power plants account for almost three-quarters of carbon emissions from electricity generation. Just 5% of the world’s power plants account for almost three-quarters of carbon emissions from electricity generation.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Clean Power by the Hour - RMI

  2021-07-13 (or before) in Rocky Mountain Institute

Matching buyers’ electricity demand with carbon-free energy supply can reduce costs and emissions.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Mind-boggling magnets could unlock plentiful power - BBC News

  2021-05-17 (or before) in The BBC

Powerful magnets are bringing abundant, pollution-free electricity a step closer.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Nuclear energy, ten years after Fukushima

  2021-03-09 (or before) in Nature

Amid the urgent need to decarbonize, the industry that delivers one-tenth of global electricity must consult the public on reactor research, design, regulation, location and waste. Amid the urgent need to decarbonize, the industry that delivers one-tenth of global electricity must consult the public on reactor research, design, regulation, location and waste.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Electricity


Cold Truth: The Texas Freeze is a Catastrophe of the Free Market

  2021-02-19 (or before) in Institute for New Economic Thinking | Institute for New Economic Thinking

Texas’s electricity market “reforms” made the current crisis inevitable

  Tagged under: Texas | Electricity


Harvard University Electricity Policy Group

  2021-02-17 (or before) in Energy and Policy Institute - Watchdog exposing the attacks on renewable energy and countering misinformation by fossil fuel interests

Harvard University Electricity Policy Group is run by Ashley Brown and is frequently used by Edison Electric Institute and utilities to echo their policies

  Tagged under: Electricity


Texas electric grid was at the mercy of cold weather - The Washington Post

  2021-02-16 in The Washington Post

The widespread power failures in Texas in the face of a winter cold snap shine a light on what some see as the derelict state of America’s electricity infrastructure, a mirror reflection of the chaos that struck California last summer.

  Tagged under: Electricity | Texas | California | Electricity Grid


Bitcoin Could Push Global Emissions Above 2 Degrees Celsius, Scientists Say

  2021-02-15 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

Bitcoin mining may consume more than 120 terawatt-hours of electricity globally this year — more energy than Argentina.

  Tagged under: Argentina | Electricity


Powering up: UK hills could be used as energy 'batteries'

  2021-02-08 in The Guardian

Engineers explore using gentle slopes rather than steep dams or mountains to store electricity

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Batteries | Electricity


This popular and proven climate policy should be at the top of Congress’s to-do list

  2021-02-04 by in Vox

The case for a national clean electricity standard.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Change | Electricity


Is nuclear fusion the answer to the climate crisis?

  2020-12-28 in The Guardian

Promising new studies suggest the long elusive technology may be capable of producing electricity for the grid by the end of the decade

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Long-Haul Lorries Powered by Hydrogen or Electricity? - The Centre For Sustainable Road Freight

  2020-09-26 (or before) in The Centre For Sustainable Road Freight

There is an increasingly vociferous debate between those who think that future long-haul heavy goods vehicles should be powered by Hydrogen and those who favour direct electrification.

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Electricity


Electricity markets in the EU - Florence School of Regulation

  2020-09-14 by in Florence School of Regulation - European University of Institute

What are the electricity markets? How many are there? And how are they organised in Europe? Learn the basics and dig deeper with this article.

  Tagged under: Electricity


What Is the Carbon Footprint of a Solar Panel? Overview and Emissions

  2020-06-19 (or before) in Treehugger | Sustainability for All

Learn about the carbon footprint of solar panels, how it is calculated, and how emissions between solar panels and standard electricity compare.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity


Covid-19 crisis will wipe out demand for fossil fuels, says IEA

  2020-04-30 in The Guardian

Renewable electricity may be only source to withstand biggest shock in 70 years

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Electricity


New renewable energy capacity hit record levels in 2019

  2020-04-06 in The Guardian

Most new electricity was green and coronavirus bailouts must boost this further, says agency

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity


Don’t believe the hype – electric cars are not the saviours of humanity | The Independent | The Independent

  2020-04-05 (or before) in The Independent

Buying just one electric car would produce more carbon dioxide than 15 and a half years of electricity usage for the average UK family home, writes Donnachadh McCarthy

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars | Electricity


Coal | How to waste over half a trillion dollars- Carbon Tracker Initiative

  2020-03-12 (or before) in Carbon Tracker Initiative

Coal developers risk wasting more than $600 billion because it is already cheaper to generate electricity from new renewables than from new coal plants.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Electricity


EU Power Sector 2019 - Ember

  2020-02-15 (or before) in Ember | Clean Energy Policy | Coal to clean energy policy

Ember and Agora's annual review of the electricity transition in Europe shows for the first time wind & solar power overtook coal

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Coal | European Union | Wind Power | Electricity


30 countries could be 100% geothermal powered — Beautiful News

  2020-01-29 (or before) by in Information is Beautiful

Unseen trends, uplifting stats, creative solutions — a new chart every day. From Information is Beautiful.

  Tagged under: Geothermal Energy | Electricity


Power for People

  2020-01-10 (or before) in Power for People

  Tagged under: Electricity


Electric cars could charge in 10 minutes with a new kind of battery

  2020-01-06 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity


Opinion: We Have The Money For A Green New Deal. We Just Waste It On Useless Wars.

  2019-12-08 (or before) in BuzzFeed News

For just over 10% of a single year's military spending, we could build enough green electricity for every household in the country.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Aluminum Production in the Times of Climate Change: The Global Challenge to Reduce the Carbon Footprint and Prevent Carbon Leakage - JOM

  2019-11-21 in Springer Verlag

This paper addresses the global challenge of greenhouse gas emissions facing the aluminum industry. The demand, production and use of aluminum are increasing and so are the emissions. From bauxite mine to aluminum ingot, the total global average emissions vary somewhat in the literature, but most reported values are now between 12 and 17 metric tonnes of CO2-equivalents per tonne of aluminum, depending on the various estimates and assumptions made. Two-thirds of these gases are emitted because the electricity used for electrolysis is produced from fossil fuel sources, mainly coal but also natural gas. Reduction of these emission...

  Tagged under: Electricity


Offshore windfarms 'can provide more electricity than the world needs'

  2019-10-25 in The Guardian

Supplies from turbines will prove to be the next great energy revolution, IEA predicts

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Predictions | Wind Power | Electricity


Home | Ecotricity

  2019-10-15 (or before) in Error

Fight climate change with Britain’s greenest energy supplier. Switch to Ecotricity’s renewable green electricity and gas for your home or business.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Electricity


Analysis: UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for first time - Carbon Brief

  2019-10-13 in Carbon Brief

In the third quarter of 2019, the UK’s windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated more electricity than coal, oil and gas put together.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | UK | Renewable Energy | Coal | Solar Energy | Wind Power | Electricity


Solar PV Power Potential is Greatest Over Croplands - Scientific Reports

  2019-08-14 (or before) in Nature

Solar energy has the potential to offset a significant fraction of non-renewable electricity demands globally, yet it may occupy extensive areas when deployed at this level. There is growing concern that large renewable energy installations will displace other land uses. Where should future solar power installations be placed to achieve the highest energy production and best use the limited land resource? The premise of this work is that the solar panel efficiency is a function of the location’s microclimate within which it is immersed. Current studies largely ignore many of the environmental factors that influence Photovo...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Land Use | Solar Energy | Electricity | Sustainability


Electric cars 'will not solve transport problem,' report warns - BBC News

  2019-07-05 (or before) in The BBC

Car use will still need to be curbed, even when all vehicles use clean electricity, a report warns.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity


Energy Hogs: Can World's Huge Data Centers Be Made More Efficient?

  2019-05-12 (or before) in gerrymcgovern.newsweaver.ie

The gigantic data centers that power the internet consume vast amounts of electricity and emit as much  CO2 as the airline industry. To change that, data companies need to turn to clean energy sources and dramatically improve energy efficiency.

  Tagged under: Electricity


MPs back solar industry call for fair market payment - London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com

  2019-03-07 in LondonLovesBusiness

MPs, Lords and the Solar Trade Association have called on energy minister Claire Perry to respect the right of ordinary people to a fair minimum floor price for the electricity they export to the grid. The consultation on…

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Investing in development of electricity from renewables | Airclim

  2019-03-05 (or before) in Airclim | The Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat

Ambitious countries and companies are showing the way with a strategy that could help eliminate the risk of unmanageable climate change.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Electricity


Solar households expected to give away power to energy firms

  2018-12-18 by Adam Vaughan in The Guardian

Government confirms anyone who adds solar from April 2019 will not be paid for excess electricity exported to grid

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | UK | Electricity | Solar Energy | Electricity Grid


Home | Ecotricity

  2018-11-13 (or before) in Ecotricity

Fight climate change with Britain’s greenest energy supplier. Switch to Ecotricity’s renewable green electricity and gas for your home or business.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Electricity


Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies

  2018-04-09 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Portugal grid averages 103% renewable electricity over month of March; government suspends power supply subsidies in April.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid


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