Nachzahlung für #Strom bei Endabrechnung von 04/22-04/23, also quasi die Hochpreisphase. Gut 600€. Ich hatte zwischenzeitlich schon den Abschlag angehoben, aber ganz gereicht hats nicht.
Da könnte man jetzt anfangen zu jammern. Das ist aber unser Strom- UND Heizungsbezug(!!).
Aber WP und eAuto ist ja alles Ökospinnerei und lohnt sich kaum. *ironie off
Wie hoch mögen die Abrechnungen bei ggf. unsanierten Fossilien gewesen sein oder werden? :/
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:
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.”
The sad thing is that this is probably what is required to service nothing but idiotic Mr. Beast videos. #RenewableEnergy
R to @KadriSimson: New 🇪🇺energy infrastructure map!
But with all this comes the need for future-proof infrastructure. Let's power progress together!
[2023-11-28 12:33 UTC]
On July 14, I wrote that we had broken even on power, we had consumed as much electricity as we had produced this year. The surplus we built up during the rest of the summer is now gone. We broke even again at 8.41 MWh.
At the end of the year, we'll have a deficit of ~1 MWh which I think is great since it's a 220m2 house with everything on electricity.
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.
The long-term economics of gas-fired plants, used in Europe and some parts of the United States primarily to compensate for the intermittent nature of wind and solar power, are changing quickly, according to Reuters' interviews with more than a dozen power plant developers, project finance bankers, analysts and consultants.
It looks like both the ease of manufacture of components & the current post-Covid glut in the #supplychain are driving down the prices of solar components, while the more complex mechanical needs of #windpower are keeping prices high(er).
So a pragmatic policy right now would be to focus on ramping up solar energy...
h/t FT Lex
Climate summit host UAE planned to use the event to make oil deals, leaked notes suggest
The United Arab Emirates’ team organizing the COP28 climate talks that begin this week was planning to use its position as host of the summit to strike new oil and gas deals with foreign governments, a cache of leaked documents shows.
I think there's a message in it for Australia. Like Portugal, we're nuclear-free. Hydro will be a challenge, we don't exactly have a lot of dams suitable for that, but we should be putting solar on every roof we can, setting up wind farms and improving our battery storage.
Investments in renewable energy are far surpassing previous projections, The Wall Street Journal reports. Plummeting costs have spurred higher-than-expected growth. https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/now-for-some-good-news-about-climate-27236f56?st=6cohi4g61y6asrb&reflink=share_mobilewebshare #renewableenergy #climatechange #climate #investment #greentransition #solar #windenergy #coal
The United Arab Emirates has launched the Al Dhafra Solar Farm – now the World’s largest single-site - It will power nearly 200,000 homes and its solar power production capacity has increased to 3.2 GW #RenewableEnergy https://electrek.co/2023/11/17/worlds-largest-single-site-solar-farm/
This is really neat. We should really be putting solar over any and every artificial water body at least, especially ones that aren't home to wildlife like canals, reservoirs, etc.
I have to think it's worth it on aquaculture bodies as well. I wonder whether and how much they'd benefit from keeping the water temperature cooler through shading as well.
"Brazil won't be able to triple its own renewable energy because it's already very high," a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said."
Of course, the EVs that are inevitably coming to Brazil will increase the electricity demand.
"#Indonesia, a country that continues to be heavily dependent on #coal, has just announced a major investment in a #RenewableEnergy plan, marking an important shift. The funding comes from global lenders and is expected to spur greater investment in Indonesia’s renewable energy sector, as well as support decarbonisation."
Northwestern University Researchers have raised the standards again for Perovskite Solar Cells with a new Development that helped the emerging Technology breaks 25% Efficiency record #RenewableEnergy https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2023/11/perovskite-solar-cell-efficiency-record/
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.
This news is huge.
This is a model that all developed nations should be following.
So why are U.S. media outlets not only not blasting it to the solar-powered rooftops, but not even covering it AT ALL?
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.
#EnergyTransition: The #HeatPump Manufacturing Boom is About to Begin https://heatmap.news/economy/heat-pump-grants-biden-administration-defense-production-act
"#Biden authorized the use of the #DefenseProductionAct to expand American manufacturing of electric #HeatPumps... Now, a year and a half later, money is finally going out the door... so that households could replace their #FossilFuel-based furnaces."
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? 🤔 ⚡
Check out this new Renewable Energy Tracker created by Climate Action Network International, which rates countries according to their progress toward 100% renewable energy.
The list held some surprises for me but I wasn’t even remotely shocked to see that Canada is one of the five G20 countries ranked as a “trailer” or “slow-starter.” We’re going to be playing catch-up for a while, I’m guessing... 🤷♀️
Wind power boosts his family’s business, Kansas rancher says
"In the Flint Hills of #Kansas, Pete Ferrell owns the 7,000-acre ranch that his great-grandfather established 135 years ago.
He says the 50 turbines on his land cause no problems for his cows or the prairies they graze on. He says he’s grateful for the income that the wind turbines provide — and happy to help accelerate the transition to clean, #RenewableEnergy."
Chinese power and energy investment companies plan to build one of the world’s single biggest renewable projects with 11 gigawatts (GW) of total capacity.
€4 bn extra for Africa: Germany’s Scholz doubles EU green energy fund
Germany is providing fresh money to Africa as part of advancing the continent’s green energy transition, building on a more consistent engagement strategy of Olaf Scholz’s coalition government.
If you are into lego and want to see the coolest project ever be released, vote today.
100% running #RenewableEnergy...
For 6 days in a row, Portugal: https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/clean-energy/portugal-just-ran-on-100-renewables-for-six-days-in-a-row
For 4 months in a row, Uruguay https://theprogressplaybook.com/2023/10/19/energy-independent-uruguay-runs-on-100-renewables-for-four-straight-months/
Most U.S. energy infrastructure requires a complete overhaul following decades of neglect and complicated divisions across state and regional lines.
Achieving the UK government’s aim of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require a transformation of the country’s grid system on a scale not seen since the 1960s.
A semi-abstract study of a wind turbine in motion.
#renewableenergy #windturbine #abstractphotography #monochromephotography #motion #BuyIntoArt #GiftThemArt #ArtMatters #AYearofArt #artistonmastodon
#AYearForArt #FallForArt #davebowmanphotography
Hey #fediverse 👋 I need your help. I would like to extend my RSS reading list and therefore I am looking for publications and media companies reporting about #climatechange, the #climatecrisis, #sustainability, and #renewableenergy. Recently, I discovered heatmap.news (cc @robinsonmeyer), which ticks almost all checkboxes. If you know of any other publications (blogs, newsletters, media companies) operating, writing, and publishing in that field, please share them below. 😊
Momo Chang: Solar power to the people: #California program brings clean energy to #Oakland: Once only accessible to the well-off, solar power is making inroads to low-income households thanks to federal and state programs
2,000 MW of solar PV, built at an average rate of 10 MW per day!
Will probably produce around 4 TWh per year, at a very low cost, claimed to be $0.0132 per kWh (but @solar_chase always warns us that these auction prices aren't real costs ;).
#renewables #renewableenergy #SolarPV #solarpower
Perovskite solar panels surpass 25% efficiency. A new record, according to Northwestern University. https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/science.adk1633
#Solar #RenewableEnergy #Science
I've been caught up arguing this elsewhere and the number of people, intelligent people (PhD-level intelligent) sucked in by this "report" is depressing.
Cognitive bias at its best; they want to find a problem with wind turbines, so they do.
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? 🤔
The Queensland state grid has reached a new peak in solar output – in terms of share of local demand – with a new benchmark of 71.2 per cent set at 11.35am on Thursday.
The new record for the share of solar beat the previous peak of 69.9 per cent set in September this year and combined rooftop solar (about 3.6 GW at the time) and utility scale solar (2.5 GW), according to data experts GPE NEMLog2.
Airloom immediately triggers my scepticism.
It looks too simple.
$0.013/kWh wind energy from simple mass manufacturable parts that can be transported easily and constructed with well known techniques.
It seems like it would require a lot of land. But my estimate is that it's about the same as we currently use for coal power in Victoria (mines, powerplants and cooling ponds)
Can wind turbines coexist peacefully with bats and birds?
As wind power grows around the world, so does the threat the turbines pose to wildlife. From simple fixes to high-tech solutions, new approaches can help.
Science journalist Katarina Zimmer reports.
“Energy Vault claims its technology, based around ‘storage towers’ of custom-designed bricks, replicates the gravity-based approach of large-scale pumped-hydro storage, but at lower cost and without the need for water or particular topographies. Instead of water, the huge bricks are hauled upwards by crane to store energy and released for discharge, controlled by custom-designed software.”
1. Kill whales.
Bullshit. Constantly referring to results published nowhere from a study that never took place remains bullshit.
2. Reduce ocean swells, killing surfing.
Bullshit. You would have to build a literal wall of turbine towers to stop ocean swell, which developes over hundreds of kilometres. The best surf involves ocean swell and offshore winds, which simply can't be affected by offshore wind turbines.
3. Reduce onshore winds by 40%.
Bullshit. There is no indication that wind turbines reduce onshore winds. The wind continues past the turbine blades, they don't block it; they don't even slow it down by any reasonable measure. A couple of hundred metres past the turbine you can't measure any effect at all.
4. Reduce fishing catches.
Bullshit. The tower bases, buried in the ocean bed, provide safe places for fish nurseries and coral growth, increasing the local fish population.
Don't buy into the disinformation being spread in order to stop offshore wind turbine installations. Look at who benefits from them not going ahead.
Projects hijacked by ‘political actors like Peter Dutton suddenly pretending to care about whales’.
Associate professor Michelle Voyer was startled to see an article from the internationally esteemed academic journal Marine Policy asserting that wind energy projects proposed for the waters off the Illawarra and Hunter Valley would kill 400 whales a year pop up on social media.
After all Voyer lives in the Illawarra, and due to her role as principal fellow with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong, she has expertise in the field. She is also, it turns out, associate editor of Marine Policy. She did not recognise the article.
Well that's quite cool! We've only begun to innovate in the area of #RenewableEnergy
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-climate-summit-rural-renewable-energy-talk-1.7008996 “One the one hand, McLauchlin said, there are genuine concerns over the immediate and long-term impacts of #wind and #solar projects on #agricultural land. On the other, #RenewableEnergy has already been a financial lifeline for some rural municipalities that had been struggling with a dwindling tax base and, in some cases, unpaid taxes from #OilAndGas companies.” By @robsonfletcher via @jvipondmd
#OffshoreWind to the rescue!
"The turbines’ seabed foundations, bolstered by rock piles around the masts, function as artificial #reefs upon which flora and #crustacea thrive, which then are consumed by #fish, #porpoises, and #seals.
EU strikes clean energy deals in global forum to counter China’s investment plan
The EU has announced a raft of new investment agreements as part of a two-day forum on Global Gateway, the bloc’s infrastructure partnership plan to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
EU launches plan to make wind power profitable again
The EU Commission presented a European Wind Power Action Plan to ensure the bloc will be able to reach its ambitious 2030 targets.
World shift to clean energy is unstoppable, IEA report says
The International Energy Agency, the global energy watchdog, predicted renewables would provide half of the world's electricity by 2030.
But it warned that emissions were still too high to prevent temperatures rising above a key threshold of 1.5C.