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Renewable energy: does it need critically rare materials?

A recent study concludes that the problem of mineral availability for renewable energy technologies is not critical if we choose the right technologies and we are careful to recycle the materials used as much as possible.

Eight Pitfalls in Evaluating Green Energy Solutions

Does the recent climate accord between US and China mean that many countries will now forge ahead with renewables and other green solutions? I think that there are more pitfalls than many realize.

Energy Crunch: Losing power?

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

Energy Crunch: What next for Scottish energy?

 So it’s a no. Months of debate are finally over. But what’s the future for Scottish energy?

Update on US natural gas, coal, nuclear, renewables

On August 6, I wrote a post called Making Sense of the US Oil Story, in which I looked at US oil. In this post, I would like to look at other sources of US energy.

Energy Crunch: What’s the big picture?

Hopes of a shale bonanza to replace dwindling conventional resources took a battering this week.

Renewed Energy for Renewables  

A couple of decades who could have imagined that a gust of wind wafting across a Wyoming plain could power an air conditioner as far off as Southern California? But it very well may be happening soon.

Study: Wind Turbines Are Much More Durable Than Previously Thought

Wind turbines can produce electricity for 25 years before needing an upgrade, according to new research out of the United Kingdom.

The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics

Today it is especially difficult for most people to understand our perilous global energy situation, precisely because it has never been more important to do so. Got that? No? Okay, let me explain.

Energy transitions - headlines

•U.S. support of grid energy storage charges up •Berlin energy grid nationalisation fails in referendum •In Brazil, the wind is blowing in a new era of renewable energy •Actively cutting energy bills in Oldham – welcome to the 'Passivhauses' •China’s troubled …

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