EU fails tough choices on energy security
The facts speak for themselves. The European Union spends over $450bn every year on energy imports representing over 50% of Europe's energy needs. Contrast with the United States which reached a pea
My eco-home: going DC off-grid (nearly)
I have spent the last ten years of my career in the renewable energy and wider energy technology area. I have managed a renewable fund. I have advised global investors on where to invest their money a
Fossil fuel subsidies to fall further
A global campaign to abolish fossil fuel subsidies, driven by the World Bank, the International Energy Agency and the International Monetary Fund, is gathering pace. On Jan. 1, alone, both Morocco
Is storage a game-changer for renewables?
Amongst the renewables community storage is seen as the “holy grail”. Make storage economic and the issues of intermittency go away and we have a 100% renewables world the mantra goes. The reality
US solar costs near grid parity
Full solar system costs fell sharply last year in the United States, show data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). NREL has the world’s most comprehensive solar system cost data
Did China’s carbon emissions really fall in 2014?
Emerging data suggest that Chinese coal consumption may have fallen in 2014, for the first time since 1998, as the country invested in renewable energy, GDP growth slowed, and air quality topped the p