In order to avoid dangerous climate change, the world needs to get very close to zero carbon emissions in a hurry. To do this, we need to replace all technologies that run on combustion energy with clean energy alternatives....
A new groundbreaking report , Wells, Wires and Wheels, shows a huge capital-efficiency advantage of solar and wind over oil. The report introduces "the concept of the Energy Return on Capital Invested (EROCI)...a metric that allows for the comparison...
When we talk about energy in Canada, we immediately think of oil and gas and pipelines like the Trans Mountain project. We think of Alberta and its dirty oilsands and we think of carbon emissions. But we're missing a...
“Batteries are critical for our clean energy future. Luckily, their cost has dropped so low, we might be much closer to this future than we previously thought,” claims Eric Holthaus in his recent Grist article. Battery technology is improving at...
The transition to a low-carbon future is one of the driving forces that will allow our civilization to meet the climate change challenge head on. "And more than any other part of the climate change story, the continuing boom...
Every day new headlines highlight the limitless potential of renewable energy. The possibilities seem endless. The world's energy use is only 16TWy (Terrawatts per year) compared to the sun’s 23,000 TW yearly capacity. Once the renewable infrastructure is built, the...
To say that the solar energy sector is on fire would be an exaggeration. But solar power is unquestionably the front runner in the world's conversion to a low-carbon future. Energy from the sun is decidedly the largest component...
We are on the cusp of a new industrial revolution led by a radical acceleration of technology, the exponential growth in computing power, the internet and a growing concern over climate change. We highlight three of the most significant...
CleanTech has arrived. The phenomenal rise of clean technology is revolutionizing the energy industry all around the globe. Both the private sector and governments are pointing the way and leading the transition away from fossil fuels. CleanTech - Battery Costs...
The largest boost to our ability to confront climate change will come from the clean disruption of energy and transportation. So says Tony Seba. That is because when technological disruption occurs, the economic and technical advantages of the disruptive technology are...