The regime will add another 31 gigawatts of wind power in 2016, but how much of it will the country actually use? Western idealists often portray China as a country that “can get things done,” be it investment in infrastructure or the expansion of renewable energy. What they often fail to ask is whether the […]
Archives for March 2016
Amazingly inspiring talk by the Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay: “This country isn’t just carbon neutral – it’s carbon negative” he says. He speaks of their carbon fund at the end of the talk.
I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know […]
GE Global Research is testing a desk-size turbine that could power a small town of about 10,000 homes. The unit is driven by “supercritical carbon dioxide,” which is in a state that at very high pressure and up to 700 °C exists as neither a liquid nor a gas. After the carbon dioxide passes through […]
If a Power Plant Is Built in U.S., It’s Likely to be Renewable That’s the gist of a report the U.S. Department of Energy released this week showing that, together, wind and solar accounted for nearly two-thirds of all new electric power plants built in 2015. It’s a trend expected to continue through 2016, even with low […]