Fast-Track Energy Transitions to Win the Race to Zero

Proven technologies for a net-zero energy system already largely exist today, finds the preview of World Energy Transitions Outlook by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable power, green hydrogen and modern bioenergy will dominate the world of energy in the future. Previewed at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue today, IRENA’s Outlook proposes …

Denmark To Build World’s First Energy Island In The North Sea

Denmark has reached a landmark agreement on the construction of an energy hub in the North Sea. The energy hub will be an artificially constructed island 80 kilometers from the shore of the peninsula Jutland. It will be owned by a public-private partnership. The hub will strengthen the integration of …

2020 Climate Events Were Examples Of How Excess Heat Is Expressed On Earth

By most accounts, 2020 has been a rough year for the planet. It was the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree according to NASA’s analysis. Massive wildfires scorched Australia, Siberia, and the United States’ west coast …

Offshore Oil and Gas on the Gulf Coast: Mitigating Risks with Data

In 2016, the US offshore oil and natural gas industries—which are heavily concentrated in the Gulf of Mexico— contributed 315,000 jobs and USD 30 billion to the US economy. These industries are lucrative, but they see their fair share of challenges.  Even during the best of times, the extraction of …

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, …

Stop Coal. System Change Now!

We say: “Ende Gelände!” Disobedience for the sake of climate justice worldwide! Stop coal, save villages, dig away capitalism! The Coal Extension Act keeps coal alive for another 18 years, using billions of euros. This is a slap in the face of those affected by the climate crisis and the …