Speculation on the Future of Fossil Fuels

December 21, 2016 – In the Northern Hemisphere we have arrived at the Winter Solstice. Here in Toronto it means daylight lasting a little more than nine hours. And as the amount ... Continue Reading →

What Will it Take for the United States to do What Costa Rica Has Accomplished in 2015?

December 27, 2015 – Costa Rica has been providing electricity to the country using no fossil fuel sources. The diesel generators are silent as renewable energy takes over. There ... Continue Reading →

United Kingdom to Phase Out Coal-Fired Power by 2025

November 18, 2015 – The British government today announced it intends to shutter all coal-fired power plants by 2025. Alternative energy sources will need to be built including ... Continue Reading →

Canadian Investment in Renewables Surpasses That of the Oil Sands

December 3, 2014 – Yesterday CBC News reported a study on the state of green energy technology in the country. Conducted by Clean Energy Canada, the report indicated that over ... Continue Reading →

New Technology for Steam Turbine Power Plants Increases Efficiency While Reducing CO2 Emissions

November 25, 2014 – A technology developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may help fight global climate change by making steam power plants more efficient through ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Architecture Firm Comes Up with Novel Carbon Sequestration Idea

November 5, 2014 – Plants and the ocean are the two biggest carbon sinks on our planet. And single celled plants are most efficient in absorbing carbon dioxide. Transportation ... Continue Reading →

The State of Germany’s Move to “Energiewende”

October 28, 2014 – The meaning of the German word “energiewende” is energy transition. Of all countries of the Developed World there is no doubt that Germany is transitioning ... Continue Reading →

The Present and Future of Microgrids

April 3, 2014 – A microgrid is a power grid on a small scale. It operates alone or can feed into the main power grid. Before power utilities, the electricity used by manufacturers ... Continue Reading →

Are We Measuring Methane Accurately in Calculating GHG Emissions?

February 25, 2014 – We know today that CO2 is reaching the threshold of 400 parts per million in our atmosphere. We are told that this component of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) ... Continue Reading →

What do Bioreactors and Zoos Have in Common?

February 24, 2014 – The answer is poo. But before I explain further let’s look at what bioreactors are all about. For example, you are a bioreactor. You convert food and ... Continue Reading →