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Evaluating Fifteen Years of IEA Energy Forecasts

HighlightsThis article analyses historical IEA forecasts of global energy consumption.Three major forecasting challenges are observed and briefly analysed:Overprediction of oil consumptionUnderprediction of coal consumptionUnderprediction of other...

Posted December 16, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Distributed Solar PV

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted November 25, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Utility Scale Solar PV

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted November 4, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Offshore Wind

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted October 28, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Onshore Wind

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted October 21, 2014    

When Do EVs Become Competitive? Answers From Norway

HighlightsNorway offers the perfect environment for EV deployment.Large tax breaks, expensive gasoline and several additional perks have allowed EVs to capture more than 10% of the market.Debate about this highly favourable policy environment...

Posted October 14, 2014    

What is the Potential of Distributed Generation with Storage and Demand Response?

HighlightsDistributed storage and demand response has limited potential to enhance the value of distributed solar PV.Distributed battery storage remains far too expensive for broad deployment.Distributed demand response has limited potential...

Posted October 6, 2014    

What is the Potential of Distributed Generation?

HighlightsSolar PV is the flagship technology of the distributed energy philosophy due to its modular nature and low maintenance requirements.However, distributed PV has numerous disadvantages relative to utility-scale PV:Higher...

Posted September 16, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Energy Storage Via Synfuels

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted August 12, 2014    

Can Nuclear Make a Substantial Near-Term Contribution?

This article is the result of some very interesting discussions below a recent TEC article on the potential of coal, nuclear and wind/solar to supply the rapidly growing energy needs of the developing world. In that article, I...

Posted July 31, 2014    

Why we Need CCS - Part 5: Bridge to a Sustainable Energy Future

HighlightsCCS together with bio-energy form an essential bridge towards a long-term sustainable energy future. This bridging strategy becomes abundantly clear in all IPCC mitigation scenarios. Considering the great growth ambitions of the...

Posted July 22, 2014    

Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Energy Storage via Batteries

Important!Please keep this discussion focussed by following the guidelines at the bottom of this article. In particular, all comments comparing energy options like nuclear and renewables are off-topic.What is meant by "internalized costs"?...

Posted July 10, 2014