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How much storage is needed in solar and wind powered grid?

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RNE has a post on the role of energy storage in transforming Australian energy generation to 100% renewables by 2050 - How much storage is needed in solar and wind powered grid?. The CSIRO and Australia’s electricity network owners this...Show More Summary

Julian Assange releases full testimony to Swedish prosecutors

Julian Assange remains trapped in the Ecuadorian embassy but the Swedes still haven't prosecuted him 6 years on - Julian Assange releases full testimony to Swedish prosecutors six years after rape allegation. In a 19-page statement he...Show More Summary

100% renewable energy system cheapest for South America

RNE has an article on how to transition South America to 100% renewable energy - 100% renewable energy system cheapest for South America. Transitioning to a fully renewable energy system, with over 50% coming from solar PV, would beShow More Summary

Mayors Of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens Move To Ban All Diesel Vehicles By 2025

Paris is so smog afflicted it has made public transport free and limited the days drivers are allowed on the roads in a bid to reduce traffic congestion. Paris is also one of a number of city looking to ban diesel vehicles from use by 2025 - Mayors Of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, & Athens Move To Ban All Diesel Vehicles By 2025. Show More Summary

What the Trump Administration Could Do to Help the Nuclear Energy Industry

Maria Korsnick The Nuclear Energy Institute’s chief operating officer, Maria Korsnick, made the following statement in response to a Bloomberg News report today that President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers “are looking at ways in which the U.S. Show More Summary

Who Needs Fake News With New Energy News About Aliens?

Aliens Are Mining Energy From The Surface Of Tabby’s Star, Study Claims Sam D, December 5, 2016 (Science World Report) “The Tabby's Star may be dimming because an alien civilization is mining energy from its surface…Known officiallyShow More Summary

World Moving To Home Energy Management Systems

Market Data: Home Energy Management; Home Energy Reports, Digital Tools, Standalone HEM, and Networked HEM 4Q 2016 (Navigant Research) “Home energy management (HEM) is a broad market segment covering technologies and services that consumers...Show More Summary

Aussies Can Do 100% New Energy – Study

100% renewable grid not just feasible, but “reliable, robust and stable” Sophie Vorrath, 9 December 2016 (REnew Economy) “…[A]nother study has affirmed that Australia could – and should – shift to a 100 per cent renewable energy grid…[The...Show More Summary

Big-Name Carmakers Back European EV Charge Network

Electric Car Charging Network Planned Across Europe; BMW, Ford, and Volkswagen among manufacturers joining forces to facilitate electric vehicle use Liz Miller, December 5, 2016 (Santa Monica Observer) “…BMW, Ford Motor Company, Daimler...Show More Summary

Oil Markets Not Convinced OPEC Deal Can Kill The Glut

There are serious questions swirling around OPEC’s production cut deal, ranging from the size of the cuts needed given that production from the cartel rose through November, to the prospect of cheating from individual members. But even...Show More Summary

Vietnam’s Amazing Nuclear Journey: Why It Ended, What It Means for South East Asia

On November 22, Vietnam took the historic decision to scrap its nuclear power program, after many decades of nuclear preparations, up to a ground-breaking ceremony at the first proposed nuclear site in the country in 2014.

Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Bill Shows States are Taking the Lead to Build the Clean Energy Economy

Two years, three competing major energy reform bills, more than 300 diverse organizations and companies, and countless hours of negotiations have now come down to one important moment: Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Bill is signed into law today.

New England Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity Increases for the First Time Since 2010

Spectra Energy Corporation has almost completed the first two natural gas pipeline projects in New England since 2010. On November 1, Spectra placed part of the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) project into service, following the late-October approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Solar Power is Community Power

Do you think solar panels are only for the affluent and for a small circle of elite environmentalists? Maybe that used to be the case, but not anymore! Community solar is here to turn that image upside down by offering solar benefits to all.

A Syllabus in Cosmic Rays

What have scientists learned in five years of studying cosmic rays with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment?

Trump's EPA Pick Will Make Obama Regret His Environmental Overreach

Patrick J. Michaels Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s nomination for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is as clear a signal as the incoming administration can send with regard to its environmental policies.Show More Summary

What Renewable Energy Has A Lot of Potential? Hydropower

Advocates for hydro power point to US Department of Energy report that says the energy form could grow by 50,000 megawatts by 2050. That, in turn, would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 5.6 billion metric tons and save $209 billion in avoided damages from heat-trapping emissions.

WELL, BREEAM Align Standards, Streamline Green Building Certifications

Healthy is the new green — in the building industry, at least. In a move that aims to make it easier for green building projects to achieve both the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM, the International WELL Building Institute and BRE have teamed up to identify alignments between the two... Read more »

Ford, Automakers Call on Trump, EPA to Put the Breaks on Fuel Economy Rules

Ford and major other automakers are lobbying president-elect Donald Trump and the EPA to roll back emissions and fuel-efficiency standards, which the industry says are neither achievable nor cost-effective.

ASTM Environmental Risk Standard Helps with Liability Disclosures

ASTM International has revised its guide for disclosure of environmental liabilities.

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