Opinion

Can We Survive Extreme Heat?

By |2019-11-11T13:29:35+00:00November 17th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

Humans have never lived on a planet this hot, and we’re totally unprepared for what’s to come On a scorching day in downtown Phoenix, when the temperature soars to 115°F or higher, heat becomes a lethal force. Sunshine assaults you, forcing you to seek cover. The air feels solid, a hazy, ozone-soaked curtain of heat.

Case study: Using batteries to reduce the impact of grid maintenance

By |2019-11-04T12:39:59+00:00November 5th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

We consume more and more electricity every day. The utilities and grid distribution operators must ensure industry and households are provided with the necessary connections. In order to do that, the grid must be expanded, and must be maintained periodically. This means that more often the power on the grid will be cut off while

Thanks to Extinction Rebellion, we’re experiencing a climate culture change

By |2019-10-22T20:09:08+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

Rightwing critics fulminate against the protesters, but the public is finally waking up to the gravity of their cause In the Mall, up Whitehall, or crossing Trafalgar Square early this morning, the climate activists looked like rush-hour office workers and civil servants – mainly 30 to 50-year-olds, with no dreadlocked tree-huggers, SWP banners or black-masked

Gigafactories, fusion plants and other political fancies

By |2019-10-14T13:05:56+00:00October 21st, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy|

In case you’ve missed it – and jealousy abounds if you have – it’s political party conference season in the UK. Because if there’s one thing this country hasn’t had enough of over the past year, it’s politics. For the uninitiated or readers outside of the UK, late September and early October usually sees parliament

Battery trends in the PV and EV markets

By |2019-09-30T16:04:15+00:00October 7th, 2019|Battery Storage, Electric Vehicles, News, Opinion, Solar and Battery|

The lithium ion battery market is experiencing growth on all sectors, including consumer and industrial applications, electric vehicles, and stationary energy storage systems (ESS). In fact, there are estimates that the market will double or even triple in size by 2030. This growth is coupled with declining prices, with prices having fallen as much as

I now look back on my 20 years of climate activism as a colossal failure

By |2019-09-23T15:26:56+00:00September 29th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Prepping and Collapse|

In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, it is hard to believe that any further prod to climate action is needed. But the reality is that we continue to live in a business-as-usual world. Our media is filled with enthusiastic announcements about new

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