Category Archives: Energy

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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T’au Island Has A Renewable Future

T’au Island Proves Micro Grid Futures The island of T’au, which is situated in the South Pacific, is leading the way demonstrating to others that provision of almost 100% renewable energy power is possible. T’au island is in American Samoa … Continue reading

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Electric Innovations: High Speed Cars & World’s First Tidal Array

World Acceleration Record: By Electric Car The Grimsel electric racing car has beaten the world acceleration record for a car travelling from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour. It broke the record with a time of only 1.513 seconds to … Continue reading

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Crisis In Venezuela

Venezuela: Political or Environmental Crisis? Venezuela has been suffering recently. Is it a political, economic or environmental crisis though? Venezuela has the world’s highest inflation rate at 180% and there are shortages of basic goods as well as power shortages. … Continue reading

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