All Forms of Renewable Energy to be Cheaper Than Power Generated from Fossil Fuel Sources by 2020

January 17, 2018 – It is turning into a no contest between legacy fossil-fuel power generation and renewable energy from wind, solar photovoltaic, and solar thermal according ... Continue Reading →

Emerging Smart Off Grid Technology Fits What’s Needed for the 21st Century

December 22, 2017 – The water wheel, windmill and spinning wheel powered the Medieval World. Then steam engines were invented. The 19th century moved from candle-power to electricity, ... Continue Reading →

Wind Turbines Have Unforeseen Ecological and Local Climate Impacts

December 10, 2017 – In June this year, President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he praised coal and criticized wind energy. He pointed out that wind turbines ... Continue Reading →

Wind Power is About Size and Location: Over Water Seems Best

November 11, 2017 – In downtown Toronto, one lonely wind turbine generating 750 kilowatts at full speed sits near the water’s edge of Lake Ontario. It is an orphan, and ... Continue Reading →

German Company Creates a Wind Farm That Includes a Water Battery

November 3, 2017 – Max Bögl Wind AG is a Bavarian company with the biggest wind turbine on the planet. It stands 246.5 meters (808 feet) in height and is located in the Limpurg Hills ... Continue Reading →

G20 Countries Efforts to Decarbonize So Far Lacking

October 30, 2017 – In the latest Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) report looking at decarbonizing trends in G20 countries, carbon emissions per dollar of GDP fell in 2016 by 2.6%. ... Continue Reading →

Is the World Getting Better?

October 12, 2017 – Just got back from a week away with my wife, daughter, and son-in-law, visiting family in Atlanta, Georgia. Happy to say there were no mass shootings while ... Continue Reading →

Texas Wind Turbines Survive Hurricane Harvey

September 2, 2017 – One concern that gets raised about wind energy relates to the ability of turbines to withstand extreme force winds from storms. Hurricane Harvey which came ... Continue Reading →

Floating Wind Turbines Happening All Over These Days

July 6, 2017 – If you are in the energy business then you might call this the year of floating offshore wind farms. Whether off Scotland, Japan, France, Portugal, Spain, Califonia, ... Continue Reading →

How to Save the Fossil Fuel Companies

June 15, 2017 – The fossil fuel companies of the world know what they have to do to save themselves from holding stranded assets that will be anchors around their financial statements ... Continue Reading →