Native Americans are building their own solar farms
@klimareporter Zumindest unterstützen sie die Forderung der USA und der #EU bis 2030 die Verdreifachung der #erneuerbarenenergien .
Aktuell sind es 118 Unterschriften. Es könnten aber die nächsten 2 Wochen zu einer gemeinsamen Einigung der gesamten cop28 werden 🤞
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2023/11/energy-efficiency-cop28-renewables/ #heatpump #wärmepumpe
Bei der kürzlichen #biodiversity #cop15 hat es da die #highAmbitionCoalition for #Nature and #Climate auch geschafft eine wichtige Einigung durchzusetzen: 30x30 (30% Schutzflächen bis 2030).
Leider unerwähnt der notwendige Ausstieg aus den Fossilen.
I have updated my "good country for fossil free world" list:
Mary Robinson: “I read that your company is investing in a lot more fossil fuel in the future.” Al Jaber responded: “You’re reading your own media, which is biased and wrong. I am telling you I am the man in charge.”
Bill Hare, the chief executive of Climate Analytics, said: “This is an extraordinary, revealing, worrying and belligerent exchange. ‘Sending us back to caves’ is the oldest of fossil fuel industry tropes: it’s verging on climate denial.”
“Al Jaber is asking for a 1.5C roadmap – anyone who cares can find that in the International Energy Agency’s latest net zero emissions scenario, which says there cannot be any new fossil fuel development. The science is absolutely clear [and] that absolutely means a phase-out by mid-century, which will enhance the lives of all of humanity.”
The Alberta government must release analysis of the harm caused by federal government climate change policies
#Alberta #Canada #Environment #Economy #ClimateChange #ClimateTransparency #AlbertaImpact #FossilFuels #RenewableEnergy
Wind power's explosive growth rocketing past green energy goals https://reasonstobecheerful.world/texas-wind-power-renewables-future/ #RenewableEnergy #WindPower #GoodNews
Huge Turbines Will Soon Bring First Offshore Wind Power to New Yorkers
New York’s best bet for entering the era of offshore wind power is stacked up at the water’s edge in Connecticut.
While China and India have signalled support for tripling renewable energy by 2030, neither backed the overall pledge on Saturday - which pairs the ramp-up in clean power with a reduction in #FossilFuel use."
Leaders at COP28 are pushing starkly different hopes for fossil fuels. King Charles III of Britain pleads for climate progress, seemingly at odds with the British Government.
After COP28 president Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber proposed embracing the continued use of fossil fuels, the U.N. Secretary General said: "We cannot save a burning planet with a fire hose of fossil fuels."
#climatechange #COP28 #climatejustice #fossilfuels #renewableenergy
Cornell Study: Bitcoin Can Power Renewable Energy Deployments and Climate Action - A recent study led by investigators from Cornell University has outlined how Bitco... - https://news.bitcoin.com/cornell-study-bitcoin-can-power-renewable-energy-deployments-and-climate-action/ #cryptocurrencymining #renewableenergy #cryptocurrency #bitcoin(btc) #mining #crypto
At the start of #COP28, the Australian Medical Association calls for No new #FossilFuel projects, no fossil fuel money in politics. The AMA also called for an end to donations from the fossil fuel industry to political parties and for #FossilFuelSubsidies to be transitioned to #RenewableEnergy.
“The AMA recognises climate change is a #HealthEmergency with clear scientific evidence indicating severe impacts for humanity right now, and worsening into the future,” Professor Robson said.
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
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
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
"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."
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? 🤔 ⚡
€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/
A semi-abstract study of a wind turbine in motion.
#renewableenergy #windturbine #abstractphotography #monochromephotography #motion #BuyIntoArt #GiftThemArt #ArtMatters #AYearofArt #artistonmastodon
#AYearForArt #FallForArt #davebowmanphotography
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