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“World’s First 24/7 Solar Power Plant Powers 75,000 Homes” for 3 hours per day.

Guest post by David Middleton SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes Project in Tonopah, Nevada is quietly providing clean, green solar energy to 75,000 homes in the Silver State even when the sun isn’t shining. Crescent Dunes is the first utility-scale facility in the world to use molten salt for power energy storage capabilities, a technology also known…

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Electricity from sewage?

Waste Water may be an untapped source of energy by using genetically modified ecoli bacteria to produce electricity. WUWT reader Wayne Delbeke submits this story: Sewage treatment plants have used biological processes to produce methane to produce power and reduce some of the energy used in the treatment of waste water. A Vancouver, BC high school…

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The 2016 BP Statistical Review of World Energy

Guest essay by Philip Lloyd, Energy Institute, Cape Peninsula University of Technology The annual Review has just been published. The data is readily downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet. A few minutes work soon gives an excellent idea of the trends in the world’s energy. The changes since 1965 in the consumption of the primary energy sources,…

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British Renewables Chief: “England is not Windy Enough”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The British CEO of RenewableUK, the British Wind Industry Trade Association, thinks England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines. England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines, the chief executive of wind industry trade body has admitted. Hugh McNeal,…