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Renewable Roundup: The lowdown on Project Drawdown

In April 2017, Project Drawdown released its inaugural body of work on climate solutions with the publication of the best-selling book Drawdown and a suite of open-source resources on Drawdown.org. By Mokurai The idea was to collect and explain the 100 best ideas for Healing the World (what Jews call Tikkun Olam) from Global Warming via a massive […]

May 18th

Renewable Roundup: Solar and wind dominate new energy installations (even after the Coronavirus)

Yet another tipping point passed in new renewable electricity installations. We have to finish off finishing off coal, then the gas Ponzi scheme, and ramp up EV usage, helped by covid-19, fracking bankruptcies, the global oil and gas price wars, increasing divestment…and of course the fact that renewables are cheaper than destroying the planet—I mean, […]

May 9th

Solar and wind generation reach 23% of Europe’s electricity this month. (Thanks, Coronavirus!)

The coronavirus pandemic has seen entire countries locked down, with businesses, industry and travel all curtailed in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19. My analysis for Carbon Brief shows that electricity demand in Europe has fallen by 14% as a result of the crisis, with most major economies imposing widespread restrictions. By Dave Jones CarbonBrief […]

April 29th

GM invests big in solar energy (and starts building ventilators)

Renewable energy developers are wilting under the economic pressure attending the COVID-19 crisis, but major US clean energy buyers are still keeping the decarbonization movement going. In the latest news on that score, General Motors has just announced a new clean power investment of 500,000 MWh in solar through the Michigan utility DTE, even as it makes […]

April 21st

In Australia, Hornsdale Battery for solar power backup has stabilized the grid and lowered costs

Engineering consultant Aurecon Group said in a statement last week the Hornsdale battery installed two years ago in South Austrialia has exceeded expectations for the way it has stabilized the grid and lowered grid related costs. So far, the Hornsdale facility has successfully met the challenge of three major system outages and reduced network costs […]

March 10th

Natural gas has dominated for 10 years, but wind and solar will dominate the next 10

The Business Council For Sustainable Energy has just issued the 2020 edition of its annual Sustainable Energy In America Factbook series, and the first thing to jump out is the inclusion of natural gas under the category of “sustainable.” That’s quite a stretch, to say the least. Nevertheless, the report provides ample room for natural gas in […]

February 18th

Here’s how energy storage kills coal, one factory at a time

When recently impeached US President* Donald Trump tapped an auto industry lobbyist to lead the US Department of Energy last fall, eyes rolled back into heads. Well, it looks like the wrong eyes rolled. Despite the Commander-in-Chief’s oft-repeated promise to save coal jobs, coal power plants are still closing and the latest energy storage news […]

February 14th

VW praises Tesla, commits to more renewable energy

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess went to Germany last week to participate in the annual World Economic Forum event. While there, he took the opportunity to sing the praises of Tesla. “I think it’s great to have good competition. We think that Tesla plays a very important role in the transition because they are paving the […]

January 25th