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Reflections on wind farm development in cold climates

Reflections on wind farm development in cold climates

Ume? in Sweden is a coastal city situated about 600km north of Stockholm and about 400km south of the Arctic Circle. This year, it hosted the annual Winterwind International Wind Energy conference. With its proximity to the Arctic, this is a very ...

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Energy-efficiency: ‘Mandatory by law, but above all an opportunity’

Energy-efficiency: ‘Mandatory by law, but above all an opportunity’

Complying with Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) of the European Union may sound boring, but it is quite the opposite. More than 45,000 companies in the European Union must comply with this directive by 2019, otherwise they risk ...

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UK windiness 2018: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you?

UK windiness 2018: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you?

Monitoring and recording wind speed trends can be beneficial to assess project performance. But interpreting and truly understanding those trends are where the real value lies. Do you know what the 2018 results mean for you? 2018 wind speed trends ...

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Rapid Reaction – my take on the 2019 AESP National Conference

Rapid Reaction – my take on the 2019 AESP National Conference

While the Texas State Rodeo may not have been in town, the AESP provided a boot-stomping, cattle calling good time in the Alamo City. For four days, energy professionals from across North America gathered in San Antonio for the premier conference ...

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Internet of Lighting within the Workplace

Internet of Lighting within the Workplace

The workplace is constantly growing and adapting to meet market trends and employee needs, including flexibility when it comes to being in an office. According to the United States Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), in 2017 approximat ...

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It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas (including the energy efficiency conferences)!

It’s true, everything is bigger in Texas (including the energy efficiency conferences)!

While my colleagues in the Midwest are digging out from the latest weekend snowstorm, my attention has turned to the upcoming AESP National Conference in San Antonio. I'm particularly fond of this conference because it provides a great opportuni ...

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Can Flow Batteries compete with Li-ion?

Can Flow Batteries compete with Li-ion?

Introduction If you're reading this post, you probably have heard about flow batteries. You also probably have heard some of the claims about flow batteries having lower degradation, improved safety, and longer-duration capability compared to their ...

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How are LiDAR products driving wind farm development and supporting resource assessment?

How are LiDAR products driving wind farm development and supporting resource assessment?

From the numerous independent studies published on climate change over the last 6 months, it is clear that we need to accelerate the decarbonisation of the planet if we are to keep the global temperature rise this century well below the 2?C target ...

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2018 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

2018 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2019, we'd like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year, which included hot topics around electric vehicles, offshore wind, storage, PV structures and energy efficie ...

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Scandinavian wind without subsidies?

Scandinavian wind without subsidies?

For nearly a decade, Sweden and Norway have shared the green certificate subsidy system to promote renewable energy development. Simplified, the scheme works so that an owner of a renewable energy project receives certificates as additional incom ...

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