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Renewable Electricity: Falling Costs, Variability, and Scaling Challenges

The universal availability and use of electricity has come to define modern life, at least for the vast majority of North Americans and western Europeans.

Electricity For All: Daniel Kammen - Part 1  

Daniel Kammen paints a hopeful picture of a future where affordable renewable energy reaches the 1.2 billion people who currently live without access to electricity, with an overall positive impact on the environment.

How Solar Can Help Nepal's Relief Efforts

Following the earthquake, Gham Power provided lights and mobile charging stations for relief workers and the displaced.

Energy Crunch: Losing power?

Should we be worried about the threat of a cold dark winter?

Could BC Become a 100% Renewable Energy Region?: Electricity and Heat

Would the transition away from fossil fuels fatally weaken BC’s economy, as some conservative thinkers fear? Worse yet, would it drag us back to the dark ages? Are the fear-mongers right?

As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts

Small hydropower projects have the potential to bring electricity to millions of people now living off the grid. But experts warn that planners must carefully consider the cumulative effects of constructing too many small dams in a single watershed.

Energy transitions - headlines

•The Energy Transition is Here •IEA Report: Wind and Solar Can Carry Bulk of Energy TransformationT•he Economics of Grid Defection •Industry-funded report calls for changes to German energy policy •Coal Crunch Gives Impetus to India's Solar Switch •Food and …

Political Analysis – Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth

 Richard Heinberg discusses the impact energy development on the environment along with ideas for transforming the energy narrative.

Photovoltaics: new policy challenges for Europe

Using a simple cost model this article shows that PV technologies can indeed supply electricity to the grid for less than 0.10 €/kWh in large swaths of the continent...

Fracking headlines

•Could California's Shale Oil Boom Be Just a Mirage? •Could fracking boom peter out sooner than DOE expects? •More mineral owners seek to join gas lawsuits •Bakken field haste fuels massive natural gas waste •Shale gas fracking a low risk to public health -UK review …

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