Daily Archives: November 12, 2022

The present and the future of solar

By [Energy Central] FORESIGHT Contributor From FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, Watt Matters is a podcast all about the energy transition and the shift to a decarbonised economy. Global solar capacity continues to rise and solar PV is becoming ever more popular among homeowners as costs fall. As its role in the energy transition becomes more…

How We Can Power Green Cities

By [Energy Central] Jane Marsh Cities are notorious for generating greenhouse gases and particulate matter (PM2.5) from transportation, industries and power plants, among other sectors — primary contributors to poor air quality and the ongoing climate crisis. Recent studies have shown that 86% of urban dwellers reside in cities with high PM2.5 concentrations, exceeding the…

Fears over trace metals found in burn near Viking Energy site #SCT

By National Wind Watch Viking Energy has been accused of making “hollow” promises about protecting the environment after trace metals from its construction site were found in a nearby burn. SSE admitted to The Shetland Times there bad been an “increase in certain metals/minerals detected in water sample points” in the Burn of Lunklet, near…

How many jobs will offshore wind bring to Scotland? #SCT

By National Wind Watch There has long been a wind of promise attached to renewables, with each new development bringing with it the pledge of jobs for Scotland – but too often that has turned to disappointment. Such was the case when Seagreen awarded all of the contracts for manufacture of the jacket foundation structures…

Wind turbine orders in Europe fall 36% year-on-year #EUR

By National Wind Watch Orders for wind turbines in Europe fell 36% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2022, with inflationary cost pressures, slow permitting and uncertainty around the EU’s emergency electricity market interventions combining to stifle the market, according to new research from industry association WindEurope. Orders for new wind turbines totalled 2GW in…

Washington Gas loves its customers too much for their own good

By [Energy Central] Ivy Main Choose your fuel source carefully: you are likely to have to live with your decision for the next 10-20 years. Image: iamNigelMorris, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Washington Gas has been emailing its Virginia customers this month to offer them rebates if they buy new gas appliances, including…

Why Is Diesel Being Exported During A Shortage?

By [Energy Central] Robert Rapier Following my recent article — Why The U.S. Has A Diesel Shortage — one reader pointed out that I omitted one factor from my analysis. Even as the U.S. grapples with one of the worst diesel shortages on record, U.S. companies are exporting more than a million barrels of distillates…

Sustainability Bonds See Potential in Latin America Despite Slowdown

By [Energy Central] Harun Asad They may be an important tool in moving toward net-zero targets in the region. The post Sustainability Bonds See Potential in Latin America Despite Slowdown appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Read More Read Full Article Here For more great articles: The Energy Collective – The world’s best thinkers…

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