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Planes Or Volano?

Information Is Beautiful has a great picture showing how much the Icelandic volcano has reduced European CO2 emissions - Planes Or Volano?.

Posted April 20, 2010    

On the Energy Gap and Climate Crisis

Andrew Revkin has a few thoughts on energy and climate - On the Energy Gap and Climate Crisis. 1) Energy matters. Energy can produce bountiful supplies of drinking water. Energy enables food production, storage and dispersal. Energy enables...

Posted April 20, 2010    

Geothermal energy feels the heat

The Business Spectator has an update on the geothermal energy sector in Australia - A clean energy source feels the heat. Has a cloud of steam ever generated as much excitement as the vaporised water that emerged from the Panax Geothermal’s...

Posted April 20, 2010    

Microgrid Update

John Robb has a micro-update on the microgrid concept - RC UPDATE: Microgrids. Three years ago, I wrote about the importance of smart electricity microgrids in Brave New War as platforms for networked resilient communities. As a reminder, here's a...

Posted April 20, 2010    

Blanketing warehouse roofs with solar panels

USA Today has an article on the trend towards covering warehouse roofs with solar panels - Edison blankets warehouse roofs with solar panels. The view from a warehouse roof here is consistent. In every direction, there are blocks and blocks of...

Posted April 19, 2010    

Natural Gas Worse for the Planet than Coal ?

Technology Review has a post looking at a "preliminary analysis [which] suggests that natural gas could contribute far more to global warming than previously thought" - Natural Gas May Be Worse for the Planet than Coal. This week the U.S. Congress...

Posted April 16, 2010    

UK Inquiry Clears Climate Scientists in Email Row

Scientific American has a report on an enquiry into the "climategate" affair - UK Inquiry Clears Climate Scientists in Email Row. An inquiry cleared British climate researchers of wrongdoing on Wednesday after their emails were hacked, leaked and...

Posted April 15, 2010    

Australian Power Prices To Triple by 2020

The SMH has an article on comments by Origin Energy CEO Grant King predicting power prices in eastern Australia will triple over the next 10 years if climate policy remains deadlocked - Power price surge fuelled by stalemate over policy. The chief...

Posted April 14, 2010    

Google Searches For Key To Energy Savings

National Geographic has an article on Google's power meter and initiatives to make smart meter data visible to end users - Google Searches For Key To Energy Savings Deep in the dark of the Minnesota night, some appliance was kicking on to rob Ed...

Posted April 13, 2010    

US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015

The Guardian has an article looking at a new "" US military report which mentions peak oil - US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015. "The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear...

Posted April 12, 2010    

Chinese solar giant Suntech shifts strategy

Technology Review has an article on Suntech's increasing focus on research - China's solar giant shifts its strategy The solar industry is entering a new era in which investment in R&D--and the new technologies it produces--will be crucial...

Posted April 9, 2010    

Transmission Stalls European Offshore Wind Power

Renewable Energy World has an article on the need to expand transmission capacity to handle increased generation from offshore wind farms in Europe - Transmission Stalls European Offshore Wind Power. Germany's first offshore wind farm has been...

Posted April 4, 2010