Aussie Clean Energy Investment Falling as Political Support Falters

Even a hint of political apathy is enough to crash investment. Clean energy investment falls back to 2016 levels amid policy uncertainty Katharine Murphy Political editor@murpharooWed 11 Sep 2019 04.00 AEST The recent record investment in renewable energy is showing signs of slowing dramatically, the Clean Energy Council warns A new snapshot of Australia’s clean energy sector…

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BBC: Green Energy Boom Forcing Increased Production of a Potent Greenhouse Gas

Guest chuckle by Eric Worrall The BBC claims the potent greenhouse gas sulfur hexafluoride leaking from EU wind turbines and other renewable electricity infrastructure components produces the global warming equivalent of putting an extra million new cars on the road. Climate change: Electrical industry’s ‘dirty secret’ boosts warmingBy Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent It’s the most powerful…

BBC: Solar panels: Thousands of customers complain

D’oh! Robert Skillen, who was the director of the firm when Mr Thompson bought his system, said Mr Thompson’s panels would make him money. Mr Skillen is now in business claiming to help people who have been missold solar panels. He did not want to be interviewed. From The BBC By Ed Hanson BBC Inside…

The Dirty Extractive Underbelly of Clean Energy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greens advocating a clean energy “revolution” rarely pause to consider the enormous increase in mining activity which would have to occur to support their new green economy. The Limits of Clean EnergyIf the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels. BY JASON HICKEL | SEPTEMBER 6, 2019,…

Solar power from Australia to light up Singapore

From The Asia Times The ambitious project may take more than a decade to finish, but the technology is almost ready ByK.G. Chan The desert outside Tennant Creek in Australia’s Northern Territory may hold the key to addressing Singapore’s future electricity supplies. The world’s largest solar farm that could light up Singapore’s glittering shopping malls…

Oh my – Ivanpah meets Margaret Hamilton

I have no idea of what to make of this, except to make a quick post here. Margaret Hamilton is a computer scientist/software engineer responsible for much of the on-board Apollo computer system, a rather amazing piece of technology from the 1960s that got Apollo astronauts to the moon and back. Ivanpah is a thermal…