The decline of Weather Dependent Renewables in Europe: 2008 – 2018

Reposted from edmhdotme Introduction The EurObserv’ER organisation publishes data annually on all types of EU28 Renewable installations and their productivity.  EurObser’ER is backed by the EU and promotes the transition to Renewables.  Their report for Solar power in 2019 here is a typical example of their annual data output for each technology. Photovoltaic barometer 2019…

Irish climate plans fall short of urgent action needed

From Green News (.ie) Greens and the EU are fretting that Ireland just doesn’t do enough. The Commission’s 2019 Country Report for Ireland states that we are “falling further behind” our EU compatriots in decarbonising the economy, raising “health, climate and environmental concerns”. The report points to “severe challenges” in tackling rising emissions in transport,…

How power-to-gas technology can be green and profitable

From the “you can wish in one hand…” dept Public Release: 26-Feb-2019 Economists map out economically viable path to renewables-based hydrogen production Technical University of Munich (TUM) Hydrogen production based on wind power can already be commercially viable today. Until now, it was generally assumed that this environmentally friendly power-to-gas technology could not be implemented…

Progressive State Climate Change Playbooks

From Roger Caiazza On December 12, 2018 the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the availability of three “playbooks” produced by the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition that includes 16 states and Puerto Rico, to address climate change and implement policies that advance the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.…

Carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector have declined 28% since 2005

From EIA From December 17 through December 31, Today in Energy will feature a selection of our favorite articles from 2018. Today’s article was originally published on October 29. EIA’s forecast for energy-related CO2 emissions was detailed in another article. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2017 U.S. electric power sector…

Germany’s green transition has hit a brick wall

Even worse, its growing problems with wind and solar spell trouble all over the globe Oddvar Lundseng, Hans Johnsen and Stein Bergsmark More people are finally beginning to realize that supplying the world with sufficient, stable energy solely from sun and wind power will be impossible. Germany took on that challenge, to show the world…