Author: Dr. Jim

Microgrids by Mail Can Contribute to Rural Electrification

With policy focus, creative use of technology, and good management, minigrids can deliver 100 percent electrification for the ~1.5 billion mostly rural people worldwide — affordably, without global warming emissions, and within ten years. In urban deployments, renewables-powered minigrids will de-stress the electricity infrastructure. A whole new business is poised to launch. The time to begin is now.

Feed-in Tariff Breakthrough in Iowa?

Could the conservative heartland sate of Iowa breach the dam holding back feed-in tariffs for renewable energy in the US when self-styled “progressive” states such as California continue to dawdle? That is the possible implication of a vote by the Agri…

Sweden’s Bioenergy Success Story

Sweden’s Bioenergy Pyrogrot demonstration project was recently awarded part of a €1.2 billion award from the EU’s New Entrants’ Reserve (NER)300 program, which acts as a vehicle for demonstrating environmentally safe carbon capture and storage (CCS) and new European renewable energy technologies at a pre-commercial scale. The projects will be co-financed with revenues obtained from the sale of 200 million emission allowances from the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).

Sweden’s Bioenergy Success Story

Sweden’s Bioenergy Pyrogrot demonstration project was recently awarded part of a €1.2 billion award from the EU’s New Entrants’ Reserve (NER)300 program, which acts as a vehicle for demonstrating environmentally safe carbon capture and storage (CCS) and new European renewable energy technologies at a pre-commercial scale. The projects will be co-financed with revenues obtained from the sale of 200 million emission allowances from the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).

Renewable Energy Boom Dependent on New Energy Infrastructure

As the low-emission economy evolves, building new generation technologies is just half the challenge. The other half of the challenge lies in building the transport and distribution networks – and Asia is the region to watch, specifically China, Japan, South Korea, the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) States, East Timor and Australia.