The Slow Death of Energy Crops

By Gerard Reid I live in a rural area where the stable farming income comes from energy crops such as rape seed and corn, the former being used for biodiesel and the latter for biogas production. Both have been heavily supported by government regulation but when current subsidy regimes run their course, the farmers in…

Coal regions could drive European competitiveness

By FORESIGHT Contributor Coal is dying in Europe, but lignite regions possess assets that could transform them into competitive power houses of low carbon industries, argues Julian Popov, Fellow at the European Climate Foundation and former Bulgarian Minister of the Environment European coal is in terminal decline. Coal consumption in the EU today is half…

SunModo releases elevated racking for roof and ground applications

By Billy Ludt Navigating obstacles on the roof or ground used to be one of a solar installer’s worst challenges. Enter SunTurf, SunModo’s newest solar racking innovation for residential and commercial ground-mounted and elevated roof-mounted systems. SunModo introduced the improved SunTurf line after many years of field experience with SunBeam, the industry’s most popular elevated…

Consumer Risk and Competitive Energy Choice in the US

By Kevin Stevens How Perceived Risk by Consumers Effects Market SizeNovember 7, 2019Last week, the below tweet came across my feed asking why retail energy choice has struggled to gain traction in its first two decades. David Roberts✔@drvoxHas anyone written a good piece on why America’s (fitful, scattered) efforts at retail electricity deregulation have proven…

When Will European Offshore Wind See Negative Bids?

By [email protected] European offshore wind developers could go one step beyond zero-subsidy projects and start paying a tariff for contracts. So-called negative bids are “quite likely” in forthcoming European offshore wind tenders, said Michael Dodd, U.K. and Ireland director at consultancy DNV GL. Such bids would come in markets that have already seen zero-subsidy projects,…

How can I best convert amount of construction materials for a building into associated greenhouse gases and equivalent energy generation that would cause the same emissions?

By Jason Price Hi Energy Central Community.I am working on an article related to industrial heat and net zero. I began digging into Apple’s Campus 2 “Spaceship” and came across lots of facts and figures on the construction of this new, circular building.I am seeking assistance in helping calculate the entire C02 and a relatable…

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