Tagged Tidal

Final Analysis of California’s August Blackouts Yields Few Surprises and a Tight Deadline for Solutions

By [email protected] The final report on California’s rolling blackouts in August is out — and its key findings for what caused the state’s heatwave-driven grid emergency haven’t changed much from initial findings. Simply put, the heat waves that blanketed the U.S. West pushed electricity demand past available supply, and problems with California’s resource adequacy program…

Wave energy researchers test waters off Albany as renewable sweet spot

By Joshua S Hill University of Western Australia researchers deploy second monitoring device off Albany coast, a region that could be an important showroom for wave energy technology. The post Wave energy researchers test waters off Albany as renewable sweet spot appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

The high price of wind farm checks #SCT (letter)

By National Wind Watch Orkney Islands Council has requested that the Scottish Government handle the council’s own planning application for six wind turbines on the island of Hoy rather than it consider it itself; this is the first of three wind farms it is planning and it expects to submit the remaining two to Holyrood…

Discovery of chromophores that emit light in the ultraviolet region when excited with visible light

Fluorescence usually entails the conversion of light at shorter wavelengths to light at longer wavelengths. Scientists have now discovered a chromophore system that goes the other way around. When excited by visible light, the fluorescent dyes emit light in the ultraviolet region. According to the study, such light upconversion systems could boost the light-dependent reactions…

Questions stirred up by inaudible sound waves #ON

By National Wind Watch Can inaudible sound waves caused by wind turbines lead to adverse health effects? Nobody can really answer that question, North Stormont council has been told by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. “No conclusive statements are possible on wind turbines and infrasound in the absence of evidence,” Chief Medical Officer of Health…

Greater access to financing will boost Renovation Wave

By FORESIGHT Contributor There needs to be more effort in easing access to financial backing in order to take full advantage of Europe’s Renovation Wave, says Louise White and Reinhard Six from the European Investment Bank (EIB) To heat, cool and light buildings, we use 40% of the energy consumed in the European Union which…

Q&A with Eric Pasi, author of new book “Clean Wave”

By Kelsey Misbrener Eric Pasi, chief development officer at Minnesota solar installation company IPS Solar, recently published CleanWave: A Guide to Success in the Green Recovery, a book about the past, present and future of cleantech with interviews, stories and advice for green career seekers. Solar Power World recently asked Pasi some questions about his…

California’s Optimal Decarbonization Path

By [email protected] In August, California’s grid operators shut off power for millions of residents during an historic heat wave. The blackouts caused confusion and outrage in the state. People were looking for someone to blame: an agency, a utility, or a technology like renewables. We now know what happened. The cause was detailed in a…

The New Energy Letter: November 2020

By Andy Bradley Since our last new energy letter, the European Commission has published its long-awaited Renovation Wave Strategy, revealing of the extent of Europe’s decarbonisation ambitions in existing buildings – arguably the most challenging sector to decarbonise. The renovation wave strategy is making ripples, which could become a tidal wave of transformation for our…

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