Category: Electricity Production

The Case for Regionally Targeted Renewable Energy Subsidies

Apparently, where you build renewables matters more than how much capacity you build. According to the results of a 2013 paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the amount of carbon dioxide, SO2, NOx, and PM2.5 displaced

20 Under 20 “Stop Out”

Eden Full was 19 when she “stopped out” of Princeton University.  She had received a Thiel Fellowship which offered her $100,000 to drop out of school for a two year fellowship to pursue an entrepreneurial project.  The fellowship is offered

The Solar Grove

All-Electric Vehicles (EVs), while great in theory, face a lot of challenges: Driving range: Most EVs can only go about 100–200 miles before recharging—gasoline vehicles can go over 300 miles before refueling. Recharge time: Fully recharging the battery pack can

Power Africa (with Renewables)

Only about one-third of the population of sub-Saharan Africa has access to electricity. Last June President Obama announced the Power Africa Initiative, which aims to increase access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, starting with six pilot countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia,

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What will it take for Wind Power to Fly in India

A growing middle class, increasing energy consumption and the quest for energy security. These are the reasons why being the fifth largest producer of wind energy  is simply not enough for India. The country currently boasts a capacity of 19 GW,

Eskom’s Role in South Africa’s Electricity Generation and Efficiency

South Africa’s energy production sector is fairly concentrated among a few actors. 85% of coal mining (~80% of SA’s energy and 90% of its electricity production) is controlled by five companies. Electricity generation is even more concentrated. Though the state

U.S. Federal Regulation of Power Plant Emissions under the Clean Air Act

The United States’ transport and energy production sectors are the nation’s key sources of emissions.  Together they produce well over one half of the country’s greenhouse gases. As a result, the majority of climate policies that the U.S. currently has

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EU Emissions Reduction Success Stories

This blog post will examine some EU emissions reduction success stories that are often ignored because they aren’t occurring in the largest economies of the region. It will explore whether or not there is opportunity for the strategies of smaller

Challenges Remain in Australia’s Efforts to its Reach GHG Abatement Goals

Over the past several months, the Australian Coalition Government’s proposed direct action plan has drawn considerable criticism from leading climate change experts.  The plan, which centers on the use of financial incentives to encourage industries’ emissions reductions, would replace the