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Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy – a short review

Energy technologies in the future will need to be based on renewable sources of energy and will, ultimately, need to be sustainable. The Springer book “Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy” by Otto Andersen provides insight into unintended, negative impacts and how they can be avoided. In order to steer away from the pitfalls and unintended effects, it […]

Minigrids and 100% access

2014 marks the decade of Sustainable Energy for All. Given that 1.3 billion people do not have access to electricity and a further, 2.6 billion people rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating (IEA, World Energy Outlook 2013), we have our work cut out for us if we are to meet the goal of […]

 One often gets the impression that investment into environmental protection is hindering economic development; new analysis however, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, proves this wrong and shows that the social and economic benefits by far outweigh the cost. By looking at the advanced measures to reduce fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in India […]

What about carbon sinks?

 We emit increasing amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year – carbon sinks are either natural or artificial reservoirs that can remove CO2 from the atmosphere. This process is known as carbon sequestration.  The Kyoto Protocol promotes their use as a form of carbon offset and has also increased public awareness of their […]

Wind Power in Britain – Uncertainty about the future

Some recent news regarding the development of windpower in the UK were quite frustraing for the clean energy community – for example the the fact that  big six energy companies have pulled the plug on one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms. After RWE shelved its £4bn Atlantic Array windfarm  warnings become louder that inconsistent messages  from […]

Strawberry Energy is a company from Serbia which has developed a new portable solar energy charger- the Strawberry Mini SOS. It meets the needs of people living without access to electricity. The device is developed through the project “Ideas for a better tomorrow” organized by the UniCredit Foundation, Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation and UniCredit […]

 

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