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Keeping the lights on in an age of renewable energy

Keeping the lights on in an age of renewable energy

Accelerating the energy transition is an urgent necessity if we are to avoid climate catastrophe, but first we need to overcome the challenges that a dramatic increase in wind and solar energy brings. 'Dunkelflaute' - this word gives some peop ...

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24 Women Working Toward the Future of Energy and Engineering

24 Women Working Toward the Future of Energy and Engineering

  Sunday, June 23, 2019 marks the sixth annual International Women in Engineering Day! Launched in 2014 by the UK based Women's Engineering Society, Women in Engineering Day celebrates females from across the globe within the field of ...

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Wind technology: Our saviour in the fight against carbon emissions?

Wind technology: Our saviour in the fight against carbon emissions?

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event which occurs annually on June 15th. Organised by WindEurope and GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council), it's an opportunity for the industry to celebrate wind technology, facilitate information sharing and promote ...

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Transportation is the biggest growth opportunity for the electric utility sector in a century

Transportation is the biggest growth opportunity for the electric utility sector in a century

  I attended AWEA 2019 in Houston during the week of May 20 to sit on a panel with Pattern Energy, EVGo, Siemens, and Scott Rupp, a Chairman from the Missouri Public Services Commission. The topic of our panel was electrification and the ...

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Ireland’s new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) design

Ireland’s new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) design

What does it mean for the renewable industry in Ireland? On Tuesday 24th July, the Government of the Republic of Ireland approved the design of the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS). This long-awaited decision has provided some clar ...

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Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

I used to be a distribution grid planner in an era where utilities had a steadily growing customer base, and where grid planning and load shapes were predictable. This was before renewables started becoming more cost competitive, and traditional ...

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The future of renewable developments in Ireland

The future of renewable developments in Ireland

  The Irish government has launched a public consultation on the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) - what does it mean for the future of renewable development in Ireland? The preferred option outlined in the consultation ...

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Wind resource assessment in the Maldives: Steps towards more cost-effective energy

In July 2017, the Maldives' Minister of Environment and Energy conducted a workshop on preparing a roadmap for a low-carbon development of the energy sector of the Maldives. In his remarks, he indicated that the government has an objective for 30% of ...

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2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

Cheap renewable energy part of a process which started 10,000 years ago. People who live through times of tumultuous change usually don't realise it. Most people most of the time are not hammering chunks out of the Berlin Wall or detonating atom b ...

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The two minute energy opinion - Which technology trends in renewables gives you reason to be optimistic about 2017?

The two minute energy opinion - Which technology trends in renewables gives you reason to be optimistic about 2017?

Looking back at 2016, it can be easy to get distracted by all the news about politics. In the realm of technology, things are nonetheless progressing at a rapid speed - for example, many positive developments have continued to gather speed in the ...

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