Tag Archives: renewables

What are the Pros and Cons of Wind Power?
By admin February 23, 2021

What are the pros and cons of Wind Power? We were prompted to publish this blog following the Texas snowstorm/power grid failure. If you recall, Gov. Abbott of Texas falsely claimed that wind turbines were to blame for the power grid failure. Of course, this is totally untrue. Texas primarily relies on Fossil Fuels and

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Future Investment Initiative 2021 — Recap
By admin January 27, 2021

  The Future Investment Initiative (#FII) Conference got underway today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and it was an excellent first day. Congratulations to the FII Institute and the Public investment Fund in Riyadh and around the world for assembling such great panelists and content. Great to see the ongoing implementation of Vision 2030 and and

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The Biden Presidency and Cleantech: Prospects for Growth
By admin December 4, 2020

President-Elect Biden will re-commit to the Paris Agreement and has already established the Green Economy/Sustainability as a core part of his “Build Back Better” economic recovery plan. So, will the Biden admin move quickly to generate (green) new jobs & address the climate? Much depends on the GA Senate runoffs in January but we still

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What is the IEA’s New Sustainable Recovery Plan?
By admin June 19, 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has presented a Sustainable Recovery Plan (2021-2023) focusing on a series of “once in a lifetime” actions that can be “taken over the next three years to revitalize economies and boost employment while making energy systems cleaner and more resilient”. The Plan is positioned to achieve a range of significant

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A Bright Future for Solar Energy
By admin February 21, 2020

Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested on Twitter that Tesla’s solar roof technology would be made available worldwide during 2020. After a surge in the company’s electric tiles sales, Musk announced that “the world is ready for the next energy revolution”, referring to the electric vehicles revolution Tesla had initiated almost a decade

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A Changing Energy Landscape: Could India Become the World’s Leading Clean Energy Provider?
By admin April 16, 2019

India is currently the world’s third largest economy; a result of GDP growth amid a period of serious poverty decline. However, the country also has a large and steadily increasing population, bringing with it a growing energy demand, increasing at a rate of 3.1% per annum. Since 93% of the country’s current energy supply is

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: TBG maintains a Global Consultancy Network of 500+ experts in 150+ countries. To access TBG’s Energy/Cleantech & Environment practice group, just send an email. 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

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The US Saw Exponential Clean Energy Growth in 2018…So Why Have Emissions Risen?
By admin March 5, 2019

Since pre-industrial times, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions have caused a 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) rise in global temperatures as a direct result of human activity, and experts now warn that this must be kept below 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to avoid causing irreparable damage to the planet’s intricate eco and biosystems. The

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Turning to Solar Power Solutions in Latin America
By admin March 4, 2019

Harnessing the power of solar energy in Latin America is becoming a competition. Luckily there is unlimited shine to go around. First there was the Atacama solar plant in Chile, then the Coahuila solar plant in Mexico was installed, and now the Cauchari solar plant in Argentina was named as the largest solar plant in

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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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How Yemeni Women Are Using Solar Panels to Overcome Food Insecurity
By admin February 5, 2019

In 2009, Yemen had the lowest electricity connection in the Middle East, with 75 percent of the population living in rural areas, and only 23 percent of that rural population having access to electricity. According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), only 40 percent of the country’s overall population had access to electricity, either

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