Australia Combines Solar and Pumped Storage at Abandoned Gold Mine Site

September 14, 2016 – For more than a century Kidston, Australia was a gold mining town but in 2001 that all came to an end. The mine shut down and what was left were the remnants ... Continue Reading →
Energy companies are seeking utility-scale battery storage similar to this pilot project in the UK. Photo credit: UKPN

Advances in Battery Technology Encouraging for Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

September 10, 2016 – The missing element in making the leap to a 100% renewable energy paradigm is storage. And by storage I mean the ability to capture surplus energy from renewable ... Continue Reading →

Solar, Batteries and Electric Vehicles – a $6 Trillion Industry in the Next Two Decades

September 5, 2016 – It’s Labour Day here in Canada and in other places around the world, a tradition that goes back to 1872. Advances in technology are seen by many who ... Continue Reading →

United Arab Emirates Pilot Project Stores Solar Energy in Desert Sand

August 22, 2016 – The city of Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s great experiment in building a sustainable urban environment for an extreme climate.  Designed to incorporate a bit ... Continue Reading →
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Demonetizing Our Living Costs – Peter Diamandis Talks About Technological Socialism

July 18, 2016 – In the latest email I received from Peter Diamandis, founder of the Ansari XPrize he talks about the rapid demonetization of the cost of living. What does that ... Continue Reading →
Time Machine solution for carbon pricing

U.S. Democratic Platform Adopts More Aggressive Climate Change Agenda

July 12, 2016 – Bernie Sanders in endorsing Hillary Clinton today as the Democratic nominee for U.S. President has won her support for a more aggressive climate change agenda ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Talks About the Coming Solar Energy Revolution

May 9, 2016 – I received an email from Peter Diamandis yesterday describing his vision of a shift from fossil fuel generated electricity to solar over the next two decades. He ... Continue Reading →
Gel-Based battery

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Gel-Based Battery Could Be Just What the Energy Grid Needs

April 15, 2016 – The University of Sydney in Australia, in its research on catalytic chemicals and fuels, appears to have invented a promising new battery technology which has ... Continue Reading →
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Hydrogen Energy Storage: A Breakthrough Technology to Compliment Rooftop Solar Panels

January 11, 2016 – Today’s guest bloggers are Sebastian-Justus and Jan Schmidt. I was approached by one of their colleagues about the technology they describe here back ... Continue Reading →
US conversion to zero-carbon future

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 →