Floating solar farms could cool down lakes threatened by climate change

Floating solar is likely to make an important contribution to the decarbonisation of the world’s energy supplies. In a stroke of serendipity, our research suggests this could have the added…

Joe Biden Pledges to Make Solar Panels More Environmentally Toxic

If you thought Arsenic doped Silicon or Gallium Arsenide on your roof was bad, how about solar cells made of organic Lead compounds, or Cadmium Telluride? Biden’s quest for cheaper…

How many km2 of solar panels in Spain and how much battery backup would it take to power Germany

Unless the safety, space, environmental, raw material, and energy considerations can be overcome, PV-Spain is a poor choice for solving Germany’s, Europe’s, or the global power dilemma. Alone the material…

Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate – here’s why

While the black surfaces of solar panels absorb most of the sunlight that reaches them, only a fraction (around 15%) of that incoming energy gets converted to electricity. The rest…

Claim: New Zealand Economy will Have to Restructure Around a Limited Renewable Energy Supply

According to climate researcher Jen Purdie, even New Zealand with its abundance of windy mountains, geothermal sources and vast hydropower lakes cannot provide enough renewable energy for people to live…

Press Secretary Psaki: Biden Administration Sending Emergency Diesel Generators to Texas

If you were expecting President Biden to ship emergency solar panels to Texas, you were wrong. Looks like when renewable energy fails, as it did in Texas, even the Biden…

Claim: Coal, Gas and Nuclear Plants are Struggling with the Heat of Global Warming

According to climate scientists Ethan Coffel and Justin Mankin, we need to replace coal, gas and nuclear plants with solar and wind, because they are less affected by the heat…

Study: Africa’s Green Energy Transition “Unlikely”

The planned construction of 2,500 new power plants, most of them fossil fuel, has dashed hopes that Africa would leapfrog the developed world’s reliance on fossil fuels by going straight…

Claim: Expensive Vanadium Flow Batteries will Make Renewable Energy Viable

Vanadium is expensive, though the price fluctuates wildly – currently $11K to $15K / tonne of Vanadium Pentoxide. But advocates claim Vanadium flow batteries have the potential to solve the…

WA “Solves” the Solar Energy Duck Curve by Raising Evening Electricity Prices

In a desperate attempt to contain the damage government subsidised rooftop solar energy has done to the grid, West Australia is trialling a pricing scheme which offers cheap electricity around…

Elon Musk: Electric Vehicles will Double Electricity Demand, but Renewables And Grid Scale Batteries will Deliver

Elon Musk claiming his coming in 2021 fully autonomous vehicles are safer than human drivers, and how renewables can supply the redoubled energy needs of the future, though they will…

AU $53 Billion to Service a Green Hydrogen Market which Does Not Exist

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Australian Federal Government has expedited approval for a $53 billion project and the devastation of 78 Sq KM of wilderness, to produce green hydrogen…

Spanish Researchers Claim a Green Hydrogen Breakthrough

Researchers in Spain claim their breakthrough cuts the cost of electrolysis cells, by replacing the traditional arrangement of layered electrode plates with a much simpler electrochemical system.

Climate change could mean fewer sunny days for hot regions banking on solar power

While solar power is a leading form of renewable energy, new research suggests that changes to regional climates brought on by global warming could make areas currently considered ideal for…

“Zimbabwe and Puerto Rico … provide models” for our Renewable Energy Future

According to Boston Review, we have to surrender our obsession with continuous electricity supply to save the world from climate change.

Claim: Gujarat Solar Park is Failing to Fulfil Mandatory UN Renewable Energy Gender Empowerment Requirements

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon; According to North Michigan Assistant Professor Professor Ryan Stock, despite having a “gender positive” female empowerment programme, Gujarat Solar Park is…

Solar panels generate mountains of waste

Solar panels generate mountains of waste They also heat the planet, blanket wildlife habitats and cause other ecological damage

Forbes: “Blackouts Expose Perils And Costs Of California’s ‘Electrify Everything’ Push”

Even Forbes, whose deep green editors recently censored Michael Shellenberger for criticising the climate movement, has sharply criticised California’s headlong rush into a new dark age of unreliable electricity.

Rolling Blackouts in California? Who could have guessed?

The blistering heat wave is expected to tax the state’s power grid. A Flex Alert has been issued for Friday that asks Californians to reduce power usage from 3 to…

NASA is Funding a Search for Alien Civilisations Powered by Solar Cells

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Maybe someone out there has solved the problem of renewable energy intermittency. With intelligent life in scant supply on Earth, boffins search for technosignatures of…

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…

Aussie MSM: Heavy Industry Not Seeing the Advantages of Low Cost Renewable Energy Opportunities

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the Sydney Morning Herald, one of Australia’s leading newspapers, aluminium smelters and other heavy industry is just not seeing what their role could…

BBC Climate change: Green energy plant threat to wilderness areas

Guest essay by Eric Worrall “If we let these developments go ahead, the biodiversity will be gone long before climate change starts affecting it” Climate change: Green energy plant threat…

How much electricity may produce a $1 Billion Solar Plant backed by the Obama Energy Department?

Guest post by Albert Parker en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_Dunes_Solar_Energy_Project#/media/File:Crescent_Dunes_Solar_December_2014.JPG It is in the news, as expected Crescent Dunes, the world largest concentrated solar power plant featuring 10 hours of molten salt thermal energy…