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Energy Storage: Belgium to Build Artificial Island

Many years ago I started off a post on ocean energy with a look at the "energy island" idea. ReNew Economy has a look at a similar scheme being proposed for Belgium - Belgium plans artificial island for wind energy storage.Belgium is planning to...

Posted January 31, 2013    

IEA World Energy Outlook: “If We Don’t Change Direction, We’ll End Up Where We’re Heading”

SP at TOD ANZ has a look at the latest IEA report - “If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re heading”.That is the prominent quote headlining the English language executive summary of the World Energy Outlook Report of the...

Posted November 14, 2011    

In Marine Current Energy, Siemens Wants To Lead

GreenBang reports that Siemens its expanding its presence in the ocean energy market - In marine current energy, Siemens wants to be 800-lb gorilla.There’s a lot of energy in the world’s oceans, and Siemens wants to play a big part in developing...

Posted November 7, 2011    

Australia's Carbon Tax Debate

The ABC has a look at some of the campaigning over the carbon tax - Carbon's Bill.CHRIS CLARK: But a $26 carbon price has been welcomed by some.JOHN CONNOR, CLIMATE INSTITUTE: Not a bad starting point. It will drive changes in the way in which...

Posted June 6, 2011    

Graph of the Day: The Cost of Production Of Oil

TreeHugger points to a TOD post looking at the cost of production for oil from various sources - Does Peak Oil Even Matter?. The summary - "Peak Oilers have always pointed out that we will never run out of oil, it will just get a lot more expensive...

Posted February 18, 2011    

Study: Nuclear Power Will Be Pricier Than Other Renewables by 2020

The SMH has an article on the cost of nuclear power - Nuclear power 'failing' price test.NUCLEAR energy will be more expensive than most forms of renewable energy by 2020 according to a paper by the University of NSW energy expert Mark Diesendorf....

Posted December 2, 2010    

IBM Joins Australian Grid Project

SMartMeters.com reports that IBM has joined the consortium building a pilot smart grid project in NSW - IBM Joins Australian Grid Project.IBM has joined the $100 million Smart Grid, Smart City initiative as the systems integration partner. In...

Posted October 14, 2010    

Better Place helps Victoria harness its electric vehicle future

Better Place has announced they will be participating in an electric vehicle trial in Victoria - Better Place helps Victoria harness its electric vehicle future.Better Place, the leading electric vehicle (EV) services provider, today announced it...

Posted October 7, 2010    

BHP Boss: Time For A Carbon Tax

The SMH has an article on a recent speech by BHP CEO Marius Kloppers, calling for a carbon tax to be introduced to Australia - BHP boss dumps on future of coal.THE world's largest miner, BHP Billiton, has weighed into the climate change debate,...

Posted September 16, 2010    

China blacks out towns to meet energy goal

AP has a report on Chinese efforts to restrict energy consumption (which caused some angst in the local press here regarding the possible impact on iron ore prices) - China blacks out towns to meet energy goal.Chinese steel mills and mobile phone...

Posted September 9, 2010    

15 Now Classic Slides on Clean Energy

Greentech Media has a great selection of interesting slides on clean energy - 15 PowerPoint Slides That Shook the Earth.If you attend enough cleantech events or are pitched by enough startups, you start to see the same few PowerPoint slides over and...

Posted September 7, 2010    

World's Largest Wind Project is Underway In California

Renewable Energy World has a post on a new Californian wind power project - World's Largest Wind Project is Underway.After nearly a decade of delays, ground was officially broken on the world's largest wind project, a 1,550 megawatt (MW) farm...

Posted August 2, 2010