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  • newPCE’s 200MW solar facility breaks ground, could power 100,000 homes
    Construction has now officially begun on Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE)’s new utility-scale solar facility.Wright Solar Park, which will be located in California, has a capacity of 200MW and as such is set to be able to power over 100,000 homes per…
    - 8 hours ago, 15 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • newProposed $260mn Yorkshire Energy Park could create 4,500 jobs
    Next month, planning councillors in Yorkshire, UK, will meet to decide on what is set to be one of the largest energy-related developments in the region. Yorkshire Energy Park is set to include an energy centre and linked substation, data storage c…
    - 10 hours ago, 15 Oct 18, 9:00am -
  • GE Power wins contract for 4.8GW El Dabaa nuclear plant
    US energy company GE Power has secured the contract to supply equipment for the El Dabaa nuclear power project which is currently under development in Egypt. The project, which will be the largest of its kind in Egypt, is set to generate 4.8GW of e…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Oct 18, 6:35am -
  • SSE installs final Vestas turbines at 228MW Scottish onshore wind farm
    SSE has installed the last of its turbines at the Stronelairg onshore wind farm in Scotland as the project nears completion. The 228MW facility, situated in the Great Glen, is made up of Vestas turbines – 53 V117 and 12 V112 machines with a capac…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 9:21am -
  • Hawaii expands solar production and storage capacity with 260MW projects
     Seven solar projects with a total capacity of 260MW are being set up across Hawaii to boost the state’s energy production as well as storage capacity. The planned projects will be located on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii islands, with two projects be…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:30am -
  • APAC and North America to drive smart meter market growth to $20bn
    According to a new report, the global market for smart meters is set to be worth over $19.98bn by 2022. The report was published by MarketsandMarkets and outlines that the industry is expected to grow in various regions. Smart meters are a means of…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 8:30am -
  • Solar Alliance begins construction of 2.4MW facility in US
    US solar company Solar Alliance Energy Inc has begun constriction on a new solar power project. The project will have a capacity of 2.4MW and is currently a proof-of-concept operation, which is being done on behalf of a Fortune 500 company. Chair…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 10:00am -
  • Ørsted expands US wind foothold with $510mn investment
    Danish energy company Ørsted has announced an agreement with a US based wind developer. is purchasing 100% equity interest in DE Shaw Group’s offshore wind developer business, Deepwater Wind. The company has stated the deal was worth a total of…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 9:00am -
  • Mercedes-Benz break ground for electric vehicle manufacturing site
    The Daimler subsidiary, Merceded-Benz, has broken ground at its new electric vehicle manufacturing facility in the US.The German automaker is developing a battery production site in Bibb County, Alabama.The manufacturing site will be an addition…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 12:33pm -
  • UN climate change panel argues $2.4trn must be invested in energy every year
    According to United Nations (UN) convened scientists, US$2.4trn should be invested in the energy sector globally per year.The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announced the findings on 8 October, aiming to encourage businesses and…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 12:12pm -

MIT Energy Initiative

MIT Technology Review: Energy

National Geographic: 360 Energy Diet

  • Summing Up Round Three of the Energy Diet
    Now that third round of the 360º Energy Diet has come to an end, we can sum up the highlights as yet another group of dieters from diverse locations around the world showed how a little bit of attention can lead to a great deal of change when it com…
    - 6 Jan 12, 12:50pm -
  • Part of a Whole
    It’s hard to believe that I have been dieting for 8 weeks and not seen any results. I’ve been going to the gym and everything. Stupid cookies. Blast you, eggnog. Oh wait, we’re talking about energy dieting, aren’t we? Oh riiiiight. That’s a…
    - 15 Dec 11, 2:48pm -
  • What I Have Learned
    As we come to the conclusion of the Energy Diet, it’s time to look back on our efforts and try to identify the main take-home message for each one of us. Unexpectedly, through I have introduced several practical changes in the way I interact with m…
    - 15 Dec 11, 12:46pm -
  • In Matters of Climate Change We Must All Dig for Victory

    In Matters of Climate Change We Must All Dig for Victory

    I found myself tracking the COP17 climate talks this year with a heavy heart. It is shameful the way world leaders have acted to stall and block any meaningful progression on a solid, legally binding global plan to cut carbon emissions. It is complet…
    - 13 Dec 11, 3:50pm -
  • Make a Difference

    Make a Difference

    So the energy diet is nearing the end, and in the 8 weeks I’ve managed to complete a number of tasks showing that I can make a difference and reduce my energy usage and more importantly, wastage. The initial score at the start of the diet was 235 p…
    - 13 Dec 11, 3:41pm -
  • Not the End, Only the Beginning!
    We have reached the end! At the beginning of the 360° Energy Diet we considered two main objectives: 1. Succeed in distribution to our family and friends, by example, good practices to reduce carbon footprint in our homes 2. Of all the actions we to…
    - 13 Dec 11, 12:04pm -
  • Canada’s Wrong Choice
    This week, Canada withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol. A shame for a country like Canada, once seen as innovative and socially responsible. A shame considering our politicians used an old and false paradigm for their propaganda: reducing greenhouse gas…
    - 13 Dec 11, 11:26am -
  • Worst Examples of Energy Waste: Your Answers

    Worst Examples of Energy Waste: Your Answers

    At the core of the 360º Energy Diet lies the assumption that we all have areas where we could cut back on energy use, no matter how “green” we think we are. This week on Twitter, National Geographic asked: What is the worst example of energy was…
    - 9 Dec 11, 5:16pm -
  • An Inconvenient Truth
    After last week’s post encouraging everyone to “green” up their holidays, I’m ashamed to admit that I have not been practicing what I preach. Between all of the Christmas cards written and stamped, the oven working overtime turning out dozens…
    - 9 Dec 11, 2:15pm -
  • Local Is Lekker

    Local Is Lekker

    To non-South Africans, “Local is Lekker” is a common phrase meaning the things close to home are often the best. Lekker (adjective) actually means delicious, but is also used to describe something as nice, cool, awesome and many more similar desc…
    - 7 Dec 11, 10:43am -

The Great Energy Challenge

  • The Future of Coal Passes Through Kosovo

    The Future of Coal Passes Through Kosovo

    In 2013, the World Bank pledged to stop loaning money for new coal energy projects, unless no financially feasible alternatives exist. President Obama has said the same for the United States, in a 2013 speech: “I’m calling for an end of public fi…
    - 15 Apr 15, 12:05pm -
  • Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Jakarta

    Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Jakarta

    By Jon HeggieSome of Indonesia's foremost thought leaders on sustainability, energy and environment convened in Jakarta for "Sustainable Cities: Challenges and Opportunities in Jakarta," a roundtable discussion on how we plan, create and manage t…
    - 31 Mar 15, 11:07am -
  • New U.S. Fracking Rules Earn Disdain from Both Sides—and a Lawsuit

    New U.S. Fracking Rules Earn Disdain from Both Sides—and a Lawsuit

    No sooner had the Interior Department released new fracking rules for public lands on Friday than industry groups announced a lawsuit to halt what they called “a reaction to unsubstantiated concerns.” The new regulations pertain to hydraulic frac…
    - 20 Mar 15, 2:41pm -
  • The Value of Sugar Palm in Indonesia

    The Value of Sugar Palm in Indonesia

    When conservationist Willie Smits got married in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, in 1980, the dowry cost six sugar palm trees, a fact that intrigued him. The six trees equaled almost one month’s income for most locals. What made sugar palms so valuable?…
    - 18 Mar 15, 11:03am -
  • Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Gulf of Mexico’s Resurgence

    Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Gulf of Mexico’s Resurgence

    Nearly five year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, oil production in the region is once again on the upswing.
    - 3 Mar 15, 4:03pm -
  • Tracing the Northern Gateway: View from the East

    Tracing the Northern Gateway: View from the East

    Standing on the outskirts of Edmonton and looking northeast, a cluster of twinkling lights amid tall silvery smokestacks puffing out steam and smoke rises up out of the horizon. Driving northeast towards those lights, following along the North Saskat…
    - 25 Feb 15, 2:19pm -
  • Obama’s Keystone Veto Elicits GOP Outcry—and Hollywood Applause

    Obama’s Keystone Veto Elicits GOP Outcry—and Hollywood Applause

    Obama's veto gets criticism from Keystone supporters but praise from Hollywood A-listers such as best-actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore.
    - 24 Feb 15, 6:14pm -
  • U.S. Homes Are Getting Bigger, Again, But More Energy Efficient

    U.S. Homes Are Getting Bigger, Again, But More Energy Efficient

    After a downsizing during the Great Recession, U.S. homes are once again upsizing and using more energy—though less per square foot.
    - 18 Feb 15, 11:42am -
  • Keystone Pipeline Has New Headaches – Beyond Washington

    Keystone Pipeline Has New Headaches – Beyond Washington

    The never-ending saga of the Keystone XL pipeline has new obstacles to overcome that go beyond Washington politics.
    - 17 Feb 15, 4:51pm -
  • Fiery Oil Train Derailment in West Virginia Involves Newer Tank Cars

    Fiery Oil Train Derailment in West Virginia Involves Newer Tank Cars

    Another train carrying crude oil has derailed in the United States—this one erupting in flames in West Virginia. Yet it involved newer and supposedly tougher tank cars than are typically used in the rail industry, which is now facing stricter U.S.…
    - 17 Feb 15, 11:59am -
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