How Renewables Offer New Solutions for District Heating and Cooling

Innovation in technology, digitalisation and building efficiency are opening the heating sector to low-temperature renewables according to IRENA report. Heating is the largest end user of energy, accounting for over 50 percent of global final energy consumption worldwide. At present, much of this demand is met by burning fossil fuels, …

Concentrating Solar Power Gets Supercritical CO2 Makeover

Concentrating solar power may have finally found its one true love: supercritical carbon dioxide, aka sCO2, which is something that happens when carbon dioxide gas behaves like a liquid. The electricity generation field is all aflutter with the idea that sCO2 can ramp up power plant efficiency while cutting costs, …

The East African Rift: Realising the Region’s Geothermal Potential

The East African Rift System (EARS) is one of the largest rifts in the world. Characterised by a spreading crust, the tectonically active region spans 6,400 kilometres in length and up to 64 kilometres in width and runs through several countries in Eastern Africa. The geological attributes of the EARS …

African Countries Agree to Enhance Cooperation on Geothermal Development

More than 500 experts, governments, civils society, academia and the private sector representatives from Africa and other regions agreed on the agenda of regional cooperation and accelerating geothermal development in Africa, as the Eighth African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGEO C8) concluded on 6 November. Participants recognized the need for capacity …

Renewable Energy Solutions for Climate-Safe Cities

Renewable energy solutions can be the backbone of urban decarbonization efforts, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) on the Rise of renewables in cities: Energy solutions for the urban future finds. Responsible for over 70 percent of total energy-related CO2 …

How to Exploit Coal Reserves?

The increase of energy production from renewable sources and higher energy efficiency are definitely directions towards a sustainable energy future of Serbia. Energy experts have no dilemmas about that. However, the subject that makes them differ, including our interlocutors, is what to do with coal reserves: whether to invest in …