Category Archives: Energy

Venezuela’s Ecological Crisis

Venezuela’s Oil Industry Leaves Polluted Legacy In Venezuela is Lake Maracaibo, the largest lake in the South America. It covers around 13,210 square kilometres and is not actually a lake as it is connected to the Gulf of Venezuela by … Continue reading

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Time For “Talanoa Dialogue”

Three Questions The United Nations Climate Change has a 2018 Talanoa Dialogue Platform. Talanoa dialogue is based upon the traditional word, talanoa, from across the Pacific and Fiji that means to reflect a process of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue. … Continue reading

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Megatrends, Solar Trains and World’s Largest Battery

Megatrends An interesting article from the Guardian newspaper highlights seven megatrends that could benefit global society in the future as well as leading to reduced carbon emissions across the planet. The trends are mostly positive examples of how global society … Continue reading

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Plastic Island & Falling Cost Of Offshore Wind Power

Henderson Island – Plastic Oceans Henderson Island is a remote small elevated coral atoll island in the eastern South Pacific. The island is one of the few atolls in the world whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human … Continue reading

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First Arctic Commercial Shipping & UK Rail Electrification U-Turn

First Tanker Sails Over The Arctic Ocean A report in this BBC article highlights the first commercial ship having crossed the Arctic from Norway to South Korea transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG). This ship – the Christophe de Margerie – … Continue reading

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Revisiting The Stern Review – Part 2

Revisiting The Stern Review (Part 2) Last month’s blog post presented part 1 of an overview of the Stern Review which was originally published back in 2006. This month sees the conclusion of the synthesis of the review. The Stern … Continue reading

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Renewable Microgrids Benefit Communities

Island Renewable Hope The Rocky Mountain Institute has produced a paper on renewable energy microgrids to highlight how island economies can benefit from renewable energy systems. A microgrid can be defined as small electricity grid system which supplies an island … Continue reading

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