Greener energy

Greener energy in transport, industry, and our electricity networks - plus all that goes with this

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A positive story about coal mines

Could abandoned coal mines be a useful energy source to heat our homes? Local politicians in the west of England, working with the Coal Authority (the public body that manages the effects of historic coal mining) believe so. West of England coalmines to be mapped for renewable energy potentialRegional mayor

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Electricity ducks being seen in Spain

Sandy Jayaraj
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Could EVs potentially have a much longer working life than ICEs?

Motoring journalist Quentin Wilson posted an interesting discussion topic on LinkedIn about EVs. Quentin Willson on LinkedIn: Following my post on extending the working life of EV batteries through… | 130 commentsFollowing my post on extending the working life of EV batteries through repair and cell replacement, I wonder if EVs

Steven Bowen
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Investment opportunities hiding in plain sight ?

A $330bn/year green investment opportunity. What is not to like. So what is the catch ? Yes, it's in emerging markets. But the real challenge is that we need to develop new business models.

Steven Bowen / Rob Karpati
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We need more (sustainable) mining

If we want the sustainability transitions to actually happen, especially in energy and industry, then we have to accept that more mining (of some minerals) needs to happen. Full stop.

Sandy Jayaraj
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Big batteries bridging the gap?

The electricity system's increasing reliance on renewables could get vital support from big batteries

Steven Bowen
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Is the real issue with nuclear different from what you think?

If you talk to most sustainability professionals about nuclear, the most common concern is safety (Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and perhaps most importantly Fukushima), followed by build cost (ie OL3 in Finland and others). But as well as these issues, should we also be thinking more about decommissioning costs? According

Sandy Jayaraj
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Green industrial project funding - momentum building?

Decarbonising industry is key, with hydrogen playing a big part. What to watch out for.

Sandy Jayaraj
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ESO becomes the terminator of phantom projects

Getting new energy generation projects up and running and delivering energy to people who need them in the form that they need may seem to hinge on getting the technology to work and/or getting the required financing and other resources in place. However, it can often hinge on approvals.

Steven Bowen
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Why are we not cutting fossil fuel use?

A recent podcast from Rachel Donald (interviewing Ketan Joshi in an episode entitled Climate Delay and the Fossil Fuel industry) contained the following answer to the question - why is fossil fuel usage not falling? "The answer is complex, of course. One part, though, is that governments are the

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Nigeria solar adoption boosted by the end of fuel subsidies?

A Bloomberg Green article discussed the potential for the ending of fuel subsidies in Nigeria to drive the adoption of solar in households and communities.  Whilst Nigeria is Africa's biggest exporter of crude oil (the world's 7th biggest), its lack of refining capacity means that it

Steven Bowen
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The energy world is changing, and yet staying the same

The latest IEA World Energy Outlook has been published, and as always it's a useful source of both data and commentary. The headlines were encouraging. Full report here 👇🏾 World Energy Outlook 2023 – Analysis - IEAWorld Energy Outlook 2023 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International