Tag Archives: Renewable Energy

Smart Islands: Blueprints for the Future?
By admin May 14, 2019

In 2017, the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) announced that they would be undertaking a new project using environmental data to create an energy planning tool aimed at islands increasing renewable energy use. The Renewable Energy Space Analytics Tool (RE-SAT) is now in partnership with the Government of Seychelles, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Is Blockchain the Future of Renewable Energy?
By admin April 30, 2019

Blockchain is a technology that was originally created for the digital currency, Bitcoin, essentially allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied. However, since then it has come a long way in the tech world, and it now has potential uses that span a wide range of industries. One of these industries is energy.

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The Pros and Cons of Carbon Capture
By admin April 9, 2019

The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that in 2040, 60 percent of primary energy generation will still come from fossil fuels, despite acceleration in renewable generation, as fossil fuels currently satisfy 81 percent of today’s primary energy demand. In many debates, this is where Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS) is seen as a means of

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Why Kites May Have a Future in Renewable Energy Generation
By admin February 26, 2019

New research from the University of Madrid (UC3M) is using high-altitude kites and drones in an experimental energy study. The research was recently published in Applied Mathematical Modelling and presents a flight simulator software that is aimed at analyzing energy generation systems. The study specifically researches Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES), which harness wind energy

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A Green Economy By 2030: The Caribbean’s Commitment To Renewable Energy
By admin February 19, 2019

The top ten contributing countries to Global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions account for 72 percent of total emissions versus the bottom one hundred, who emit under 3 percent. However, the consequences affect all in the form of global warming, giving moral incentive to take the lead in renewable energy. The Caribbean is a prime example

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Renewables on the Rise: How CSR Can Help Your Company Thrive
By admin January 29, 2019

Modern companies are being held more and more accountable for their social responsibility policies, from huge changes like renewable energy to smaller, more accessible things, such as recycling. In all sectors of business, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming a strategic tool in long-term company plans. Effective CSR programs have been proven to increase employee

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Waging Climate War: Australia Battles Over an Emissions Reduction Target
By admin July 23, 2018

The “Land Down Under” has experienced huge developments in its energy industry. But despite headlines of a Tesla solar farm and the installation of the biggest lithium-ion battery storage, Australia continues to generate 63 percent of its electricity from coal, making it one of the most coal-dependent nations in the world. (AU Department of Environment and

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Carbon is rising, What now?
By admin June 18, 2018

BP released its annual Statistical Review of World Energy last week, revealing good news as well as some surprising trend reversals. After 3 years of stagnation, carbon emissions went up by 1.6 percent in 2017. This was driven, in part, by an increase in coal consumption for the first time since 2013. Generally, global GDP

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Chile: a Leader in Green Energy Development
By admin August 14, 2017

Chile continues to accelerate in its clean energy initiatives; two major developers announced this week that they’ve secured funding for huge wind farm projects. Mainstream Renewable Power and its Chilean counterpart, Aela Energía, have received $410 M to fund two wind farms in Chile and Mexico with a whopping 299MW of capacity, enough to power

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Tapping into Volcanos to Find New Renewable Energy Sources
By admin October 31, 2016

In an era of increasing global warming where producers are researching new ways of generating energy in the most sustainable way, a breakthrough has been reached regarding renewables, more specifically, related to water superheated by magma in Iceland. An interesting State-financed project, the Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) had been set up in 2000 to

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The Age of Renewables: Brightening Africa’s Future
By admin July 11, 2016

With only 24 percent of the sub-continent having access to power (World Bank), energy production in Sub-Saharan Africa leaves a lot to be desired – 1.2 billion people to be exact. This gap would be best filled by alternative energies due to the continents geographical landscape. These renewable energies would provide the most cost-effective and

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India of the Future: World Bank moving forward to support India’s solar power program
By admin July 5, 2016

With an energy poverty crisis and severe climate change, India is placing greater efforts on developing sun power. The World Bank Group (WBG) is also helping India deliver on its plans with more than $1 billion in lending over FY 2017. This is the Bank’s largest-ever support for solar power in any country. Currently nearly

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The End of Oil and the Beginning of an Energy Revolution
By admin June 24, 2016

We may have heard of the danger that our civilization is facing due to a shortage of fossil fuel. Will fossil fuel be depleted in the future? Most experts will say, “Yes!” to this question because the Earth is a sphere with a finite mass. However, when would such depletion occur? Though we sense that

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Solar Energy: Technological, Economic, and Political Considerations
By admin February 17, 2016

  The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) that took place in Paris from November 30th to December 12th, 2015, has been widely hailed as securing a landmark agreement among an impressive number of states to help curtail climate change. Naturally, waves of criticisms usually follow any comprehensive international political agreement. Critics usually point to

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