Category: Renewable Energy

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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Shifting the Cost of Desalination to Renewables: How the Private Sector is Getting Involved in the US and India

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant (CSP) opened earlier this year in California, and the United States is not alone in its quest to become a major supplier of solar power, and to shift the demand for power necessary to

The World’s Most Attractive Solar Markets

The solar energy industry is growing as a very promising, international opportunity for investment. Therefore IHS Technology,  a “global information company with world-class experts in the pivotal areas shaping today’s business landscape” compiles a quarterly assessment of the “attractiveness profile”

South Africa: is the Future More Coal or Renewables?

The African continent has a lot to lose with regards to future climate change. The twisted irony is that many of these countries are not major contributors to global emissions. However, this cannot be said of South Africa which, at

Mexico’s Renewables: Opportunities in Wind and Solar

In December 2013, legislation was passed breaking the 75 year state monopoly of oil, gas and electricity.  This creates an important opportunity for private and foreign investment in Mexican energy production, especially in renewables with large potential, like wind and

The Birth of Turkey’s Renewable Energy

The National Climate Change Strategy published in 2010 cites long term goals of at 30% of renewable energy in the total electricity production by 2023. (By 2012, the share of installed capacity was increased to 39%. but there is still

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