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Thermal stores are the key to getting the best from renewable energy. Here Mark Wozencroft, Managing Director of Minus 7, explains how they work and the benefits. Energy storage A crucial part of getting the most from renewable energy is the correct storage of the energy you have harvested. This i ...
Posted 04 February 2014 by Steve Barrett
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By Nick Ni – Verde LLC, Massachusetts, USA Renewable energy has grown at a dramatic rate in recent years. The US Energy Information Administration has recently reported that renewable energy sources provided 9.81% of US energy consumption and 11.82% of domestic energy productio ...
Posted 31 October 2013 by Steve Barrett
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I hate to say I told you so but … I did.  Well, actually Adam Workman, partner at 350 Investment Partners, told me and I told you in the latest issue of Renewable Energy Focus magazine: investment decisions relating to the UK renewables market now face a two-year wait until after the ele ...
Posted 18 October 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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It’s been some year since I took on the role of Managing Editor for Renewable Energy Focus. The highlight? When Faith Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency, declared fossil fuel subsidies “public enemy number one”. He was speaking at the European Wind Energy As ...
Posted 10 September 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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The last month has brought another depressing piece of news: This time the potential demise of Suntech, a pioneer credited with helping scale up the PV industry, on the verge of bankruptcy. The recent turmoil being suffered by module and cell manufacturers in the PV industry is well documented (Pau ...
Posted 10 April 2013 by David Hopwood
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AND WOW, there are certainly plenty of new markets for the renewable energy industry – and they are finally coming out into the light. Deployment of renewables is an “idea whose time has come”. These are the words of Adnan Amin, director general of the International Renewable ...
Posted 09 April 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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The global growth of renewable energy over the last few years cannot be disputed, but can it really play a major role in the world of large-scale electricity generation? Some would say it already is. Wind power is the obvious example. “If anybody had said we would be here talking about w ...
Posted 23 January 2013 by Gail Rajgor
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By Barry Johnston Given the increasing 6 degrees threat of global warming, and its appalling consequences, should there now be a global patent amnesty? Might it accelerate the worldwide rollout of clean and renewable energy technologies, along the lines of the medical patent amnesties granted to de ...
Posted 21 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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The solar power market in South Africa has ramped up a gear, with a stream of project news emanating from the country in recent days. Covering project financial close, contract awards and construction starts, the news covers both solar PV and concentrated solar power (CSP). Why this news flurry? W ...
Posted 15 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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By Mathias Aarre Maehlum, EnergyInformative.org Electrical power is probably the most important factor for development and growth. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), there are almost 1.5 billion people in the world that lack access to electricity. The IEA has stated that half of those ...
Posted 12 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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Who doesn’t dream of a few weeks escape to a tropical island paradise like the Maldives? I know I certainly do. So I couldn’t wait to watch Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve on BBC Two last weekend. It was the fourth installment of what has so far proved to be an excellent six-part series (I ...
Posted 07 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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Despite the billions of investment being ploughed into renewable energy and low carbon technologies across the globe, the world is failing dramatically in its battle to stem the tide of global warming, according to research published yesterday by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). “Governments ...
Posted 06 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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The green blogosphere has been ablaze with posts, tweets, and comments about the second US presidential debate in which the two candidates squared off on their respective energy approaches.  President Obama offered strong support for continued government-funded development in renewables, ...
Posted 05 November 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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In the last week, a British company (Air Fuel Synthesis) introduced us to a potential breakthrough piece of technology which can create petrol using just air and electricity. One major benefit of this generated fuel is that it can be used in many of our transport options with no adaptation required. ...
Posted 29 October 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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As energy demand rises and consumer electricity bills increase, more and more attention is turning to renewables. Sometimes this is for the wrong reasons: Support for renewable energy is often unjustly blamed for energy price hikes – however analysis from the UK-based Renewable Energy As ...
Posted 26 October 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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For the decade 2002 to 2011 there were some 4130 natural disasters globally, resulting in more than a million deaths and an economic loss of at least $1.195 trillion. The figures come in a new report out today. The key message from that report is that environmental degradation increases the risk of ...
Posted 11 October 2012 by Gail Rajgor
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