Energy giants want to thwart reforms that would help renewables and lower power bills

Daniel J Cass, University of Sydney Australia’s energy market is outdated. It doesn’t encourage competition and that’s holding back the transition to renewable energy. Important reforms to modernise the market are on the way, but big energy companies are seeking to use the cover of COVID-19 to prevent the change. This is bad for consumers,…

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Germany’s Climate Friendly Hydrogen Strategy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Germany has affirmed its climate leadership by announcing a plan to embrace a hydrogen powered future. But nobody can explain where they will get all the hydrogen. Germany plans to spend billions funding green hydrogen Up to 2030, Germany’s federal government wants to establish 5 GW in electrolysis capacity, only…

How efficient are solar power storage systems?

‘Testbench’ project improves quality of measurement results and facilitates comparison Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) More and more photovoltaic systems are equipped with batteries that store power produced during sunshine for later use. Such solar power storage systems enable operators to use a maximum fraction of the solar power produced for own purposes. The more…