Scotland seems to be getting ahead of a lot of other countries these days. Most recently it has decided to close it’s last coal power plant! This would mean the end of a very long history with coal and a shift to renewable energies instead. Rebel yell of congrats !!!!! goes out to Scotland!!! Read here!
It is good to see that there is a lot that goes on off the radar on working on climate change. The US and the Canadian governments have been hard at work since Paris. Trudeau and Obama have been working together and have many common goals. As the writer of this article states “By shifting the discussion from pipelines to power lines, the leaders made some progress today”. It is a good thing. Read Here.
The entire nation seems to be going crazy for solar energy! Just a few states are left that have made major strides in solar! Read here!
United Airlines has announced that it plans on using biofuel for it’s planes! This is one of the first major airlines to begin to use biofuel. We hope this is the beginning of a new trend!
This is a video from Nissan which looks at the future of electricity as one continuous grid everywhere. Kind of like community solar model gone wild. It is a fascinating glimpse of what could be. OK, lots of people will be cynical watching the video, but it is the dreamers who initiate changes in civilizations. Watch video here!
Wow, what a cool idea! And really such a simple idea. Surprised we haven’t been doing this for years!
Read here about it on Energy.gov
While we here in the USA continue to fight for and against renewable energy in our communities, town boards, courts, legislatures, corporations, schools…. our quiet neighbors up north have been developing a renewable energy plan that will perhaps exceed it’s international standards. Read Here!
South Korean Grid Will Soon Have Biggest Energy Storage System! They have made use of two massive lithium nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) oxide energy storage systems (ESSs).
In the USA we are not even close to this kind of parity. We were recently at a conference on battery storage in New York State where New York City is even more limiting regarding battery usage then the rest of the country.
There are two issues here:
1) the need to develop safe mass storage systems and
2) possibly to take more of a risk on more unconventional systems.
Read Here About the South Korean system!
Really? Well maybe not today but soon. (five to 10 years). But seriously there appears to have been some significant steps made that will indeed lead to real storage. READ HERE