Tag Archives: renewables

One thing we have learnt this week – Let there be light

Let there be light is not just Gods command in Genesis 1v3, but also a Tearfund campaign.  A major problem in the developing world is a lack of light at night.  This affects everyday life to a massive amount.  On … Continue reading

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Pacific renewables

Like the history of the first and second world wars in the Pacific, Pacific renewables and their energy story is somewhat obscure.  However, the problems faced by these Islands due to climate change and the attempts they are making is … Continue reading

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Does peak oil mean peak supply or demand?

Does peak oil mean peak supply or demand?  This is the question raised by the latest BP energy outlook.  BP see oil demand still growing in 2035 despite an enormous increase in the numbers of electric cars.  BP have a … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week “clean energy” hits 50%

In the last quarter for which there is any data clean energy hit 50%.  This was largely due to renewables especially wind and solar and the total clean energy output was about 5% higher than Q3 last year.  This is … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – ice based cooling

Here’s an interesting idea I heard about this week – ice based cooling.  One of the big problems as a solar PV homeowner is what to do with your surplus power output.  Certainly in the UK what used to be … Continue reading

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Solar is not quite dead.

Solar is not quite dead in the UK.  Admittedly the installation figures in Q3 at 85Mwp were the lowest for some years.  But there are some encouragements from the data.  First of all most of the installations were on private … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -Paris climate change agreement is now passed

The Paris climate change agreement is now in force.  After more than 30 years of talking now is the time for action.  I was amazed to think that it is nearly a year since and some others cycled to Paris … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – renewables capacity soars

A whole heap of reports have come out over the last week suggesting renewables capacity is soaring.  The International Energy Agency have said that renewables made over half of all capacity added in 2015 – a first.  China and the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Hinkley C

The whole Hinkley C saga continues to roll on and on and on.  This morning its taken another extraordinary twist.  Yesterday the French decided to go ahead with the scheme after years of prevarication (so many I’ve lost count).  Overnight … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -charge for grid upkeep

A frisson of despair entered my heart this week when I heard OFGEM have suggested we might have to pay a charge for the grid upkeep.  According to the chief executive of OFGEM due to solar panels and energy storage, … Continue reading

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