Masthash

#Energy

Europe Says
2 minutes ago

https://www.europesays.com/930802/ Sodium-ion batteries could make electric vehicles cheaper and more sustainable #Energy

Sodium-ion batteries could make electric vehicles cheaper and more sustainable
SW14 Broadcast
1 hour ago

[13:00 GMT] East Sheen SW14 ⚡: The carbon intensity of our electricity is currently estimated at 232g/kWh which is high. The best time to run energy-hungry devices is between 02:30 LMT and 06:30 LMT. This is 13 hours and 30 minutes from now. This information is derived from https://carbonintensity.org.uk/

#SW14 #EastSheen #Mortlake #RichomdUponThames #Richmond #CarbonIntensity #Energy

IÖW
5 hours ago

💡 Did you know how #participation, #financing and #environmentalProtection are related in the #energyTransition?
The after movie of the SummerSchool #Energy shows insights and highlights:

🎥 https://youtube.com/watch?v=I6AuryYLvNI

More: https://www.steuerboard-energie.org
@bmbf_bund

Participants of the summer school carrying solar panels
Europe Says
6 hours ago

https://www.europesays.com/930393/ We have enough minerals for the energy transition, but medium-term supply is a challenge [Part 1] #Energy

We have enough minerals for the energy transition, but medium-term supply is a challenge [Part 1]
The Japan Times
6 hours ago

International energy companies are urging Japan to enhance its offshore wind power auctions and create more attractive investment conditions. Industry players urge Japan for bigger projects, citing Taiwan and South Korea's efforts. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2023/12/01/foreign-wind-power-players-offshore-auctions/?utm_content=buffer327d0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #business #wind #energy

Europe Says
7 hours ago

https://www.europesays.com/930304/ New Battery Crushes Tesla’s Tech, Unveils A Solid-State Marvel With 300% Higher Energy Density, 15-Minute Ultra-Fast Charge #Energy

New Battery Crushes Tesla's Tech, Unveils A Solid-State Marvel With 300% Higher Energy Density, 15-Minute Ultra-Fast Charge
SW14 Broadcast
7 hours ago

[07:00 GMT] East Sheen SW14 ⚡: The carbon intensity of our electricity is currently estimated at 255g/kWh which is high. The best time to run energy-hungry devices is between 02:30 LMT and 06:30 LMT. This is 19 hours and 30 minutes from now. This information is derived from https://carbonintensity.org.uk/

#SW14 #EastSheen #Mortlake #RichomdUponThames #Richmond #CarbonIntensity #Energy

Europe Says
8 hours ago

https://www.europesays.com/930229/ Gulf operators see offshore wind slowing – but not stopping #Energy

Gulf operators see offshore wind slowing – but not stopping
Europe Says
10 hours ago

https://www.europesays.com/930166/ Hy24: “Our aim is for hydrogen to become the most promising asset class of the decade”. BBVA has invested ten million in one of Hy24’s funds, which uses its capital to finance large-scale clean hydrogen infrastructure projects. Notably, it is the world’s largest clean hydrogen fund. #Energy

Hy24: "Our aim is for hydrogen to become the most promising asset class of the decade". BBVA has invested ten million in one of Hy24’s funds, which uses its capital to finance large-scale clean hydrogen infrastructure projects. Notably, it is the world’s largest clean hydrogen fund.
GW
12 hours ago

UN Atomic Chief Backs Nuclear #Power At COP28 As World Reckons With Proliferation

The world wants more #nuclear #energy as a means to fight climate change and supply an ever-growing demand for electricity, part of a generational shift in thinking.

The world wants more nuclear energy as a means to fight climate change and supply an ever-growing demand for electricity, part of a generational shift in thinking on atomic power, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cop28-un-nuclear-interview_n_65693075e4b07b937ff425e3

Europe Says
14 hours ago

https://www.europesays.com/929916/ Kate Brown: Uncovering the Realities of the Chernobyl Accident #Energy

Kate Brown: Uncovering the Realities of the Chernobyl Accident
Mojo ♻️
15 hours ago

Vampire appliances are all of your items that drain energy when left on standby mode, even when they’re not in use. If you switch off your TV but still see the red light, for example, it has gone into standby mode.
So, how much is standby mode costing you?
Standby power can be responsible for up to 10 per cent of your #energy bill, according to #EnergyAustralia
#EnergySaver

https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/will-turning-appliances-off-at-the-powerpoint-save-me-money-230358986.html

Europe Says
15 hours ago

https://www.europesays.com/929812/ Oil Producers Announce More Production Cuts After Meeting. OPEC Plus, led by Saudi Arabia, moved to bolster prices at its year-end gathering. The group also said Brazil, an oil giant, was expected to join. #Energy

Oil Producers Announce More Production Cuts After Meeting. OPEC Plus, led by Saudi Arabia, moved to bolster prices at its year-end gathering. The group also said Brazil, an oil giant, was expected to join.
Phoenix.Serenity
17 hours ago

#SyneraRenewableEnergyGroup, a #Taiwan-based #OffshoreWind developer, is in talks over potential deals across #Asia as it seeks to #diversify beyond its home market.

The firm is holding discussions over acquisitions and investments with companies in #SouthKorea, #Japan and #Australia, Chief Executive Officer Anna Su said in an interview.

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/taiwan-offshore-wind-developer-sre-targeting-asian-acquisitions-1.2005324.amp.html

#AsianMastodon #geopolitics #Energy #WindEnergy #GreenEnergy #GreenTransition #EndFossilFuels #GreenTechNews #ASEAN

Toshiba developed a lithium battery that does not use cobalt and can charge 80% in 5 minutes

https://ev-riders.com/news/toshiba-developed-a-lithium-battery-that-does-not-use-cobalt-and-can-charge-80-in-5-minutes/

#energy

Earth Notes
18 hours ago

16WW Energy Series Dataset - Data series of electricity and gas and other energy generation and use. #energy #microgen #dataset - https://www.earth.org.uk/energy-series-dataset.html

Dr. Steve Thompson
18 hours ago

Yeah. Not new news. They're killing us.

People in metropolitan areas die by the thousands every year from sudden respiratory failure, tied largely to this.

"Air pollution from fossil fuel use accounts for over 5 million extra deaths a year"

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/1009222

"New estimates suggest that phasing out fossil fuels might have a greater impact on global deaths than previously thought"

#energy #mortality #bigoil #fossilfuels

Saudi Arabia, Russia and other members of OPEC+ agreed to voluntary output cuts for th first quarter of 2024.#Energy #OilandGas #OPEC #Austria
OPEC+ agrees voluntary oil production cuts
Earth Notes
19 hours ago

292gCO2/kWh National Grid CO2 intensity is LOW wrt last 24h so you can run your wash etc now! http://bit.ly/3usoe #green #energy #CO2

ABC Feeds
19 hours ago

From across the high financial seas, a 'ruthless' global debt collector is circling WA's power supply
By Daniel Mercer and Angus Mackintosh

Elliott Management is little-known outside the world of high finance, but throughout its legendary history it's made many enemies, including the Argentine navy. It's now eyeing a stoush with an Australian state over energy.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-12-01/elliott-management-wa-bluewaters-energy-stoush/103063852

#EnergyIndustry #ElectricityProductionandDistribution #Coal #StateandTerritoryGovernment #GovernmentPolicy #Governance #Energy #Management #DanielMercer #AngusMackintosh

Aaron
20 hours ago

OK so somewhat unexpectedly, a local paper ran my article-style press release on #GreenEnergy #Workforce in #Ithaca and Tompkins County without altering it with my byline:

https://www.ithaca.com/news/ithaca/tompkins-orgs-connect-workforce-development-with-climate-goals/article_0fe01a90-8e2d-11ee-8765-abd3e1de3440.html

And at the same time, also ran an op-ed I'd written condemning an anti-democratic secret campaign that's been the talk of the town, just ONE PAGE after the press release/ news article.

#Climate #Energy #ClimateChange

Photo of a newspaper an op-ed that reads: 

Contempt of Democracy or the Will of the People?
by Aaron Fernando

National news outlets recently reported that during a senate hearing, a U.S. Senator Markwayne Mullin attempted to start a physical fight with a union boss. Senator Bernie Sanders, also at the hearing, stepped in and scolded his fellow senator like a schoolchild, reminding him, “You are a United States Senator,” and continued to say, “God knows the American people have enough contempt for Congress.”

Contempt indeed; recent polling from Pew has shown that almost three out of every four Americans holds an unfavorable view of Congress, and that the majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle believes that politicians are motivated by selfish reasons. The inability of Congress to serve the American people coupled with the explosion in campaign spending has not helped this public perception.

This deeply cynical belief—that politics is for the power and prestige of individuals who have no regard for the public good—has been internalized by many around the country and even in our community, who refuse to engage in the political process.

It now seems that this cynicism has also been internalized by those who do engage in the political process, but for the sake of attaining personal prestige and power.

[There is more to the op-ed doesn't fit in the alt text]
Europe Says
21 hours ago

https://www.europesays.com/929350/ Tesla Cybertruck finally here: Delivery event to reveal specs, prices #Energy

Tesla Cybertruck finally here: Delivery event to reveal specs, prices
Athena
21 hours ago

Some good news ...

One of the topics to be tackled during #CP28 is how to accelerate the transition to clean #energy sources in order to "slash" greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

A new analysis finds the world is likely already on track to hit this goal.

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/un-climate-negotiations-triple-renewable-energy

#energytransition #renewables

The Ivanpah solar plant in California's Mojave Desert. Pexels
Fusion For Energy
22 hours ago
Earth Notes
22 hours ago

290gCO2/kWh National Grid CO2 intensity is LOW wrt last 24h so you can run your wash etc now! http://bit.ly/3usoe #green #energy #CO2

Europe Says
22 hours ago

https://www.europesays.com/929229/ Volkswagen to Lay Off Thousands as Electric Vehicle Transition Stalls #Energy

Volkswagen to Lay Off Thousands as Electric Vehicle Transition Stalls
Primo Natura
22 hours ago
OlympiaJoe
22 hours ago

NEW: Gov. Jay Inslee’s office undertaking an independent investigation into workplace issues at the WA Utilities & Transportation Commission.

Comes as 2 former agency leaders trade accusations over high employee turnover, low morale, sexism & divisions over gender & racial equity.
(via @kcts9)

https://crosscut.com/news/2023/11/culture-complaints-spark-wa-utilities-commission-investigation #politics #pnw #energy #environment

Europe Says
1 day ago

https://www.europesays.com/929117/ First hydrogen-powered smart taxi launched in Abu Dhabi. New-generation Toyota Mirai powered by hydrogen offers a 100% electric driving experience with best-in-class efficiency & zero emissions underlining Toyota’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality & creating sustainable mobility for all #Energy

First hydrogen-powered smart taxi launched in Abu Dhabi. New-generation Toyota Mirai powered by hydrogen offers a 100% electric driving experience with best-in-class efficiency & zero emissions underlining Toyota’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality & creating sustainable mobility for all
Athena
1 day ago

This week's Headlines from a Warming World is out. 📗

It includes:

▶️ Countdown to #COP28

▶️ #EU Strikes Deal to Curb #Methane Emissions in #Energy Sector

▶️ Global warming in the pipeline

▶️ Impact of Ocean #Acidification on Calcification in the #Mediterranean

▶️ #Sweden to Host First National Citizen Assembly on #Climate Policies

Thanks for reading The Climate Historian. 💚

#ClimatePolicy

https://open.substack.com/pub/theclimatehistorian/p/headlines-from-a-warming-world-no11?r=1qy42b&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

Primo Natura
1 day ago

"Climate scientists say fossil fuel use needs to fall rapidly – but oil-rich kingdom is working to drive up demand"

#UAE #UnitedArabEmirates #COP28 #Oil #FossilFuels #Energy

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/27/revealed-saudi-arabia-plan-poor-countries-oil

Europe Says
1 day ago

https://www.europesays.com/928897/ India’s next agriculture revolution can happen under solar panels #Energy

India’s next agriculture revolution can happen under solar panels
Algemene Rekenkamer
1 day ago

Supreme Audit Institutions have an indispensable role in moving towards truly effective #energy transition policies, says Vice President @BarbaraJoziasse on seminar in The Hague with auditors from all over Europe. https://english.rekenkamer.nl/publications/speeches/2023/11/30/seminar-audit-energy

#Inflation in #EU area, USA & UK has diverged, because it is differently made up. Most notably, in the UK drivers of inflation are no longer really focussed in #energy, #food & #housing but have become much more widespread.

There's an old story that #corporations refer to the UK as 'treasure island' as its an economy where profits can easily be pushed up due to a lack of effective anti-trust & pro-competition policy (leading to sectoral oligopolies).

This is the result

https://theconversation.com/inflation-has-affected-the-uk-us-and-europe-differently-heres-what-this-means-for-interest-rates-218561?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1701276343

Earth Notes
1 day ago

290gCO2/kWh National Grid CO2 intensity is LOW wrt last 24h so you can run your wash etc now! http://bit.ly/3usoe #green #energy #CO2

Dave Mayhood
2 days ago

I guess it would be unreasonable to expect noted natural gas powerplant lobbyist & occasional Premier of Alberta, Danielle Smith, to pay any attention to this:
https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/giant-batteries-drain-economics-gas-power-plants-2023-11-21/

#abpoli #Energy #NaturalGas #RenewableEnergy #Alberta #UK #cdnpoli

Carl Englander
2 days ago

On January 20, 1961 US President John F. Kennedy said during his inaugural address:

“...ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”

Decades later, I (Carl Englander) say:

“Ask not what Planet Earth can do for you—ask what you can do for Planet Earth.”

#ClimateChange #Climate #Energy #Solar #SolarPower #SolarEnergy #Wind #RenewableEnergy #CleanEnergy #EnergyEfficient #Conservation #BioDiversity #NetZero #Sustainable #Sustainability

Erik Jonker
2 days ago

Solar power becomes cheaper every year.
#solarpower #energy #renewables

solar power is incredibly cheap, graphs illustrate this.
Primo Natura
2 days ago

"For nearly a week, the country of 10 million met customer needs with wind, hydro and solar — a test run for operating the grid without fossil fuels."

#Portugal #Energy #Renewables

https://grist.org/energy/portugal-just-ran-on-100-percent-renewables-for-six-days-in-a-row/

IT News
2 days ago

Monitoring Energy Use and Saving Money - On the surface, the electric grid might seem like a solved piece of infrastructure... - https://hackaday.com/2023/11/29/monitoring-energy-use-and-saving-money/ #microcontrollers #energymonitor #kilowatthour #electricity #greenhacks #smartmeter #smartgrid #energy #clock

Primo Natura
2 days ago

"Michigan could implement ambitious clean energy mandates and have carbon-free electricity by 2040"

#US #USA #America #Energy #Renewables

https://apnews.com/article/michigan-democrats-clean-energy-301c639cc089fca26a746ad2f4baff3d

Primo Natura
2 days ago
Windspeaker.com
2 days ago

The CEO of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) was again before the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development for its handling of environmental incidents at the Kearl mine site, the latest on Nov. 13 when 670,000 litres of treated water escaped. Chief Allan Adam of Athabasca Chipewyan Nation said AER had lost credibility in being able to protect the nation from environmental disaster.

https://windspeaker.com/news/windspeaker-news/overhaul-it-or-tank-it-alberta-energy-regulator-under-fire-after-latest-kearl

#Indigenous #FirstNation #oilandgas #energy #environment #Alberta

A man in a blue shirt stands before a microphone with a plaque reading Alberta NDP. Behind him on the left is a man. At right is a woman.
Mark Ohe
2 days ago

More than any other country, Canada was found to have the widest gap between its energy/climate policies and international commitments.
The country with the next widest gap is the United States, followed by South Korea.

The “gap” is the distance between pledges under the Paris Agreement, to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees C, and existing government policies.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2023/11/21/news/canada-has-widest-gap-between-words-and-action-un-finds

#Energy #Canada #Climate

CelloMom On Cars
2 days ago

Six #climate and #energy bills are multi-prong approach to bring clean energy to #MIchigan, fast.

"#Whitmer said the bills will lower household utility costs by an average of $145 a year, create 160,000 “good-paying” jobs, and bring nearly $8 billion of federal tax dollars home to Michigan for #CleanEnergy projects. "

https://michiganadvance.com/2023/11/28/whitmer-signs-climate-change-legislation-setting-100-clean-energy-standard-for-michigan-by-2040/

Someone else just gave me this idea:

If you work for an outlet or publication that’s pulling together an end-of-year book list, I’d love to get you a review copy of #OilBeach for consideration. Let me know! 🛢️ 🏖️ 📙

https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/O/bo185167017.html

#energy #climate #LosAngeles #California #ports #shipping #Infrastructure #logistics #EnvHist #Bookstodon #capitalism @bookstodon

Alex Ip
2 days ago

@thexylom @soljourno

While you're here, read Ekpali Saint's story about why attempts to curb gas flaring in Nigeria aren't working the way authorities and residents have hoped. I contributed edits and visuals:

#nigeria #climate #energy #environment #pollution #news

https://www.thexylom.com/post/we-are-suffering-despite-steps-taken-gas-flaring-still-threatens-livelihoods-in-niger-delta

Someone on the bad site screenshotted this ad over there for me. Hoo boy.

#Energy #Israel #Petrocultures

Twitter ad for Zion Oil and Gas. Graphic is an oil derrick super imposed on Israeli flag, rising from bottom to top of Star of David. It reads "empower Israel's Energy Independence! Learn and Invest today"
Hisham Zerriffi
3 days ago

Black Energy Policy and Sustainability Scholars: To apply to the UBC Forestry and Land and Food Systems Black Cohort position in Food, Forests and BioFuels – Policy:
https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ubcfacultyjobs/details/Assistant-Professor-in-Food--Forests-and--Bio-Fuels---Policy_JR15484-1

#BlackScholars #BlackInSTEM #Policy #Sustainability #Energy #ClimateChange #Food #Forests #Farms #Biofuels #Bioenergy

Hisham Zerriffi
3 days ago

Calling all Black ecologists/energy policy researchers:
UBC Forestry & UBC Land and Food Systems are hiring 2 scholars engaged in research related to Food, Forests, and BioFuels as part of a Black Faculty Cluster Hire Initiative. More details included below. Please share and apply, apply, apply!

#Bioenergy #Food #Forests #Farms #Energy #ClimateChange #Sustainability #EnergyPolicy #FoodPolicy

Patrick Stewart
3 days ago

Another peaceful #morning to you all in #mastodon I've been focusing on my daily practice lately. That is to say, my morning routine. I don't #sleep well, so I wake up early. I take a minute to eat some fruit or vegs, make some #coffee and practice my qigong. If you don't know what qigong is, it's energy practice. No, not Dragonball Z #energy, but actual energy. You can find out more about it here

https://www.thetaoistcorner.net/p/feeding-off-the-universe?r=27wcz6&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

What's your morning routine? Do you have a daily practice? Let me know!

Paul 夏央 Kishimoto
3 days ago

Minor gripe: sad and a little surprising to see a lot of #energy / #climate folks from the bird site gravitate to the blue site, rather than Mastodon/Fedi.

These are, inter alia, people who sing the praises of *distributed* energy resources (DERs)—surely they should be excited to experience & boost adoption of a (genuinely) distributed social network! But no… 🥲

Nico Rikken
3 days ago

⏰ Only a couple of days to submit your talks for @FOSDEM as most devrooms close submission on 1st of December. I want to highlight the #Energy devroom if your project or work related to energy in some way https://fosdem.org/2024/schedule/track/energy/ #FOSDEM

Introduction at last year's Energy devroom, the first edition.
Stephen Shankland
4 days ago

Good look from the WSJ at how experience curves / learning curves / Wright's Law is steadily reducing the cost of renewable energy and batteries. Manufacturing volume goes up, costs go down. Forecasts often don't factor this in. https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/now-for-some-good-news-about-climate-27236f56
#Energy #Renewable Energy

Patrick Stewart
4 days ago

A peaceful #monday #morning to you all.

My latest #article is live! It’s an introduction to the #energy practice called #Qigong. I wanted to start with a very simple conceptual overview before I dig in further. So, I hope you enjoy this completely #free piece.

https://www.thetaoistcorner.net/p/feeding-off-the-universe

Phoenix.Serenity
5 days ago

A spill of surface runoff from a containment pond at #Suncor #Energy’s #FortHills #oilsands site may have spanned more than a year, the #AlbertaEnergyRegulator has announced.

The regulator said on Oct. 9, the energy company reported an “unplanned release” of around 662 cubic metres from the pond adjacent to Fort Hills into the #AthabascaRiver.

But on Nov. 24, Suncor informed the regulator that the #oilspill was likely much larger than originally reported.

https://www.vancouverislandfreedaily.com/national-news/alberta-energy-regulator-reports-spill-at-suncors-fort-hills-oilsands-site

#Ecocide

TDonoval
5 days ago

What we call progress and development may actually be a road to hell.

Whenever they want to sell us something new they’re talking about advancement, #progress, development, and #innovation. It seems sometimes we’d be much better off with no progress at all.

#Motor #emissions could have fallen by over 30% without #SUV trend, report says
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/24/motor-emissions-could-have-fallen-without-suv-trend-report

Powering #artificial #intelligence models takes a lot of #energy. A new analysis demonstrates just how big the problem could become
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-ai-boom-could-use-a-shocking-amount-of-electricity/

And so on and so forth....

#ClimateChange #CarbonFootprint #GlobalWarming

A side view of a black SUV.
Erin Whalen
1 week ago

I appreciated this Foreign Policy article that talks about how the green transition will mean LESS mining, not more.

Though I wouldn't call the argument that renewables require an unacceptable amount of mining an "emerging narrative" – seems like people have been making that claim for years now.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2023/11/23/renewable-energy-climate-change-cop28/

#RenewableEnergy #green #energy #environment

The European Network
1 week ago

Flooded mines across the UK could store large amounts of wind energy that would otherwise go to waste by heating up the water within them. The heat could then be extracted to warm homes in winter.

A test of the idea is being planned in Scotland in 2024.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2403650-abandoned-coal-mines-could-store-wind-energy/

#UK #Scotland #RenewableEnergy #WindPower #Mines #Energy

J de Brabander
1 week ago

Mission Statement
[but don't hold me to that]

After the devastating Dutch elections [22-11-'23] I decided to dedicate my toots back to the original goal.
I care about a lot of issues, most global some national; but I won't be 'tooting' about them all.

First and formost I WANT to 'toot' about:
* #ClimateSolutions
Because I trust that most people reading know about the dreadfull future of climate change, I want to spread the, possible, solutions to a problem rather than reiterate on the problem.
* #ClimateJustice
One of those solution might be sueing the polluters or governments on human rights, violations or #Ecoside
* #ClimateAction
Action is by all means a solution.
* #ClimateEmergency
* #Climate

As said I want to focus on the global issue. I don't want to nitpick on too much principles. Like: "What's worse: eating cows or driving diesel?" Both are devastating behaviors of intitled rich people!
On the otherhand therefore I truly respect ANY effort to make a change for the better.

Most of all... I want to add instead of preach. Bring some bits of the puzzle to the table.

I'm NOT a scientist of any kind. I'm just a disabled old white guy typing on a desk reading and searching a lot.

I tend to toot 2 - 3 times a day, but that's NOT a promise.
I tend to follow anyone who 'retoots' or 'favourites' my toots. Forget it, I'm vain.
I might be interested in: #StopCopCity #ClimateFinance #Capitalism #Energy #USpolitics #Ukraine #Europe #Bernie #XR #OceanCleanup #NextBlue #InductionCooking #TaxTheRich #Africa #FemaleSoccer #Ajax #MíTambién #BigOil #Greta #CityDesign #VanessaNakate #2030 #Wildfires #Floods #PussyRiot #IPCC #AOC and more.

If any of my 'followers' want to opt out... this is your chance, as always.

Text: graphic of a time line starting with 1979 Climate conference up to 2015 Paris Agreement while getting taller and redder.
The Japan Times
1 week ago

Indonesia's development policy, focused on spreading economic growth and leveraging mineral wealth, particularly in metal processing and electric vehicles, faces a critical decision point. Should energy be faster or cleaner? https://www.japantimes.co.jp/environment/2023/11/24/climate-change/indonesia-green-ambitions-test/?utm_content=buffer98fc7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #environment #climatechange #indonesia #climatechange #emissions #coal #renewables #energy

Europe Says
1 week ago

https://www.europesays.com/918096/ New Jersey to Ban Gasoline-Powered Cars by 2035: Are You Ready? #Energy

New Jersey to Ban Gasoline-Powered Cars by 2035: Are You Ready?
Erin Whalen
1 week ago

TransitionZero has published a report that claims building out transmission grids could save $3 trillion in the global transition to a green energy future.

I like what the report says about creating “corridors of clean energy flow” and the regional maps showing where these corridors could be developed.

Think we'll be able to make it happen? 🤔 ⚡

https://www.transitionzero.org/insights/interconnector-report-feo

#energy #RenewableEnergy #EnergyTransition

_noelamac_
1 week ago

@knittingknots2

Somebody seems to have mixed up the right word order.

Here, fixed it:

“To save the warming climate, the planet must slash oil and gas sector operations, report says”

#ClimateChange #ClimateEmergency #GlobalWarming #OilandGas #energy

Oliver Schafeld
1 week ago

"Giant batteries that ensure stable power supply by offsetting intermittent renewable supplies are becoming cheap enough to make developers abandon scores of projects for gas-fired generation world-wide. [...] In the first half of the year, 68 gas power plant projects were put on hold or cancelled globally"

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/giant-batteries-drain-economics-gas-power-plants-2023-11-21/

That may also put an end to the neo-nuclear #SMR pipe dream.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2023-11-13/atomic-renaissance-takes-a-hit-as-nuscale-cancels-small-reactor-project

#Energy without #fossil or #nuclear is now greener *and* cheaper.

hauserfoto
1 week ago

Cosmic Energy 💜 Displate Metal Posters:
https://displate.com/displate/6656523?art=196985ae071e54e1cf 💙 Powerful and healing cosmic energy; peaceful and magical glowing light and colors #cosmos #energy #meditation #power #galaxy #space #universe #colorful #art #mastoart #fediart #wallart #ShopEarly #Fedigiftshop #AYearForArt #BuyIntoArt #ArtMatters

A person is absorbing cosmic energy, colorful meditation art
Transition Together
1 week ago

"Solutions that were easy and accessible for everyone."

Halima from Think & Do Camden (partner project of Transition Kentish Town) shares how estate residents in Camden transformed energy use & bills during the energy crisis. The Shakti Savers project received seed funding from
The National Lottery Community Fund and Transition Together earlier this year.

📽️ Watch here: https://youtu.be/DG4acgXpVjQ?feature=shared

And if you feel inspired to unlock community-led change where you are... our current seed funding programme is open for applications until 7 January.

Join our team on Monday 27 Nov at 7.30pm to ask questions about applying, and find out more here: https://transitiontogether.org.uk/seed-funding/

#transitiontown #transition #communityaction #climateaction #climate #energy #costoflivingcrisis #Camden #London

Local residents Halima and Tuli from Think and Do, pictured with Tanuja from PUNL worked together to deliver this project, who collaborated to switch all residents' lightbulbs in the block of flats behind them to LED, cutting energy use and saving on energy bills.
Primo Natura
1 week ago

"Renewable electricity is rising quickly, but the world’s power mix remains fossil fuel-heavy — for now."

#Energy #FossilFuels #Renewables

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/11/20/climate/global-power-electricity-fossil-fuels-coal.html

The closure of #Grangemouth would further reduce #refining capacity in the UK.

As refining has been (in the past) a particular bottleneck in #petrol supply, the move for it to become an import processing plant for #LNG and also to some extent an exporter of LNG-derivitives, may shift the landscape of #energy distribution in the UK.

The Q. is whether this is a problem for 'energy security', a welcome kick towards the transition to #electricvehicles or just the consequence of foreign ownership?

Kevin Cianfarini
1 week ago

Is anyone able to explain reactive power to me like I’m five? I read this and I’m not entirely understanding it.

https://www.techopedia.com/definition/15008/reactive-power

This article mentions that reactive power is tied to grid inertia, but I don’t understand how. I understand grid inertia and the need for things like synchronous condensers and grid forming inverters, but how is that at all related to reactive power other than both of them being characteristics of AC electrical systems?

#energy #energydon

GraniteGeek
1 week ago

An excellent source for informed skepticism whenever you see a startup touting its "innovative" new wind turbine design:
#energy
https://newatlas.com/dodgy-wind-turbines/27876/

Oh wow, what if this really works well?

Northvolt, Europe’s only large homegrown electric battery maker, created 'breakthrough' more sustainable sodium-ion battery at lower cost to store electricity without lithium, nickel, graphite, cobalt.
Europe’s energy and electric vehicle industries could reduce dependency on scarce raw materials from China.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/nov/21/breakthrough-battery-from-sweden-may-cut-dependency-on-china

#energytransition #sustainability #climate #batteries #energy

The Japan Times
1 week ago

Giant batteries that ensure stable power supply by offsetting intermittent renewable supplies are becoming cheap enough to make developers abandon scores of projects for gas-fired generation worldwide. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2023/11/21/economy/giant-batteries-gas-plants-economics/?utm_content=buffer32aa2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #business #economy #gas #energy #batteries

AI6YR
2 weeks ago

44 or so years of dust up here. No one has been up there since this house was built. Yes, I wore an N95. Installed a little bit of strategic reflective barrier in my now exposed garage attic... had some leftovers from the attic job a few years ago. #diy #insulation #attic #energy

Shiny surface on the face of a wall In an extremely dusty attic. Wood joists visible. Thick layer of dust.
Mark
2 weeks ago

District Heating (DH) - Simply Costs Less & More Efficient

While #Scotland was only just waking up to the advantages of DH, #Shetland is way ahead of the game

The beauty of DH is that it’s community-led, locally owned so we have control over the production & pricing & not at the mercy of global events that affect electricity costs

Electricity costs have rocketed to around 30p/kWh, DH remains low, currently 7.5p/kWh

https://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2023/11/16/sheap-on-fire-for-25-years

#heating #energy #community #waste #electricity

Looking forward to reading Dominic Boyer’s new book No More Fossils @UMinnPress. Somehow appropriate to have a Formica tabletop as the background for this snapshot

#sts #Anthropology #NewBooks #Energy #EnvHum

snapshot of my hand holding the book
Tim ☑️ 🔭🌃📷🚴🌳
2 weeks ago

New video from the Perthshire Society for Natural Science Curious Minds series: Next-Generation Batteries

Dr Rob Armstrong (University of St Andrews) spoke about research into battery chemistry - from the history of early NiMH, NiCd and Li-ion designs through LFP and on to sodium-based chemistry, with a focus on what's best for EV cars, recyclable for home storage and usable as part of grid infrastructure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgt_WQBM3fE

#science #batteries #energy #technology #scicomm #PSNS #EV

Splash-screen thumbnail image for an informative lecture about battery chemistry technology given to the Perthshire Society for Natural Science as part of the Curious Minds lecture series, 20231117.
Andy Scollick
2 weeks ago

Minister Eamon Ryan, TD, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, outlines how a plan-led approach to #offshorewind #energy will give #Ireland the best opportunity to achieve its #climate action goals. #renewables https://www.irishexaminer.com/sponsored/arid-41271223.html

G. Paul Randall
2 weeks ago

I wonder how much energy we burn through each day just doing this.

#energy #tech

Godzilla fighting King Kong from a movie. Godzilla is labeled ad servers and King Kong is labeled ad blockers.

Now that #inflation in easing (a little) evidence is appearing on whether #greedflation was a thing.

For the most part some firms were able to maintain profits (underpinning inflationary pressures) & others were not; there was not a general spike in profitability that might be a 'smoking gun' for greedflation.... that is, except for #energy & extractive (mining) firms - there profitability rose!

So, as many suspected energy prices were the inflationary engine... not wage increases!

h/t FT

KDE Eco
2 weeks ago

​Are you working on #energy systems and energy usage in #FOSS?

Consider submitting a talk to the "Reimagining the Energy Ecosystem through Open Source" devroom at #FOSDEM on 3 Feb. 2024.

Submission deadline: 1 Dec. 2023

For details: https://lists.fosdem.org/pipermail/fosdem/2023q4/003495.html

#FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Sustainability

FOSDEM logo of a gear.
Ruth Mottram
2 weeks ago

Fantastic day with the #iClimate crew from @AarhusUni at their annual meeting . A genuinely interdisciplinary #Climate group with talks covering #Energy grids and how to account for #Renewables in #IAMs, how to encourage more people in #FlyingLess plus #palaeoclimate the state of #Arctic #SeaIce + #methane #aerosols #biodiversity and the #Economics of #climateadaptation

They're doing some really great #Science + #SocialScience research. Go check them out.

https://iclimate.au.dk/

Erin Whalen
2 weeks ago

Meanwhile, in "sign of the times" news, what used to be the world's largest steel plant is being transformed into a wind turbine factory.

It's based in Maryland and is intended to build the steel foundations and other turbine components to be used in offshore wind projects off the east coast.

https://interestingengineering.com/innovation/worlds-largest-steel-mill-to-be-transformed-into-a-wind-turbine-plant

#wind #energy #EnergyTransition #environment

Ivan Enderlin 🦀
2 weeks ago

It’s been 300km we (my wife and I) are driving our new Microlino (https://microlino-car.com/en).

It consumes 6kWh/100km. It’s roughly 0.6L/100km once converted to gas.

Fully charging it costs 3CHF, for 150km.

#energy

The European Network
2 weeks ago

Construction on a high-voltage subsea cable between France and Ireland, able to carry enough power for 450,000 homes, with the aim of boosting energy security and helping to reduce bills, began on Monday.

The ‘Celtic Interconnector’ is due to be completed in 2026 and should be connected to the grid by 2027.

Once completed, the 700-megawatt cable will run between Ireland’s south coast and France’s north coast.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/news/construction-starts-on-electricity-link-between-france-ireland/

#France #Ireland #CelticInterconnector #Electricity #Energy

Andy Scollick
2 weeks ago

A rising China is reshaping global #energy markets | Carole Nakhle

As its energy footprint grows, #China is intent on maintaining a diversified supply, even with Russian flows increasing. https://www.gisreportsonline.com/r/china-energy-markets/

Erin Whalen
3 weeks ago

Here's a Guardian article saying that China's CO2 emissions could peak this year thanks to a record surge in green energy investments.

The article says Beijing’s 2023 solar and wind installation targets were met by September, and electric vehicle penetration is well ahead of the country's 20% target for 2025.

What will the "what abouters" do when they can no longer use China as an excuse not to move away from fossil fuels? 🤔

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/nov/13/chinas-carbon-emissions-set-for-structural-decline-from-next-year

#renewableenergy #energy #environment

Athena
3 weeks ago

Meanwhile the negotiations in Nairobi to combat the #plastic blighting oceans, floating in the atmosphere & infiltrating the bodies of animals and humans continue.

Some 60 nations have called for binding rules to reduce the use & production of plastic. Others insist to focus on recycling, innovation and better waste management which require #energy.

The best way is to use less plastic in the first place, and to choose more sustainable options whenever possible.

https://phys.org/news/2023-11-nations-terms-plastics-treaty-nairobi.html

Primo Natura
3 weeks ago

"Portugal produced more renewable energy than its electricity needs for the longest period ever this week."

#Portugal #Energy #Renewables

https://www.euronews.com/green/2023/11/09/portugal-sets-important-new-renewable-energy-record-as-production-outstrips-demand