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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:15:30 +0000(image)
Dramatic cost reductions mean wind and solar can now compete on price with conventional sources of energy in many parts of the world, including the UK. This turns the spotlight onto the so-called “whole system costs” of integrating renewables into the electricity system, which include backing up intermittent generation and strengthening grids.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:04:47 +0000(image)
Researchers at the John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University in the US say in an article published in ACS Energy Letters that they have now developed a long-lasting flow battery capable of storing renewable power that could operate for up to 10 years, with minimum maintenance required.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:21:06 +0000(image)
A weekly roundup of Peak oil news. Oil prices have moved little since they jumped from the mid-$40s to the mid-$50s in late November. Last week was no exception.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:53 +0000(image)
Suddenly believers in the possibility of a better civilization, one rooted in increasing human co-operation and harmony, find ourselves in a world where demagogues can now realistically plot the polar opposite: a new despotism rooted in rising isolationist nationalism and human conflict. The more we dig into how the demagogues and their supporters have organised their recent successes, in particular in using technology to manipulate voter beliefs on an industrial scale, the more terrified many of us find ourselves.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:31:53 +0000(image)
EU countries should close all of their coal plants by around 2030 if they want to stick to the Paris Agreement on climate change. This is the conclusion of a new report by research non-profit Climate Analytics. The cheapest way to meet Paris targets is to replace EU coal power with renewables and energy efficiency, it says.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:39:27 +0000(image)
With President Trump fully embracing fossil fuels and indicating that he intends to abandon US efforts to address climate change (and even the scientific inquiry underlying those efforts), there is no time like the present to refresh what we know about climate change, what we can do about it, and what kinds of research still need to be done to improve our understanding.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:22:06 +0000(image)
A study commissioned at the request of a First Nation says the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has not reported accurately on the scale or impact of daily crude oil and salt water spills in the petro province.
The post On Oil Spills, Alberta Regulator Can’t Be Believed: New Report appeared first on Resilience.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:01:02 +0000(image)
We can and must shift to renewables, but there must also be dramatic reduction in energy consumption, rich world “living standards” and GDP.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:07:28 +0000(image)
…[A]n unfortunate side-effect of the explosion of information that the Internet has provided us with is the even further erosion of the signal-to-noise ratio.
The post Failing States, Collapsing Systems: Biophysical Triggers of Political Violence: Review appeared first on Resilience.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:32:59 +0000(image)
A weekly roundup of peak oil news.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:06:11 +0000(image)
The American way of life is saturated with oil. …Now we’ll examine how to lower the oil that directly and indirectly permeates the other parts of our lives.
The post Wringing Oil From Your Beverages, Food, Stuff and Heat (How to Make Your Life Less Oily in 2017, Part III) appeared first on Resilience.