“The world does not need to exploit its entire renewable resource — just 1% is enough to replace all fossil fuel usage. Each year we are fuelling the climate crisis by burning three million years of fossilised sunshine in...
According to a RethinkX report from October 2020, "We are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest, most profound disruption of the energy sector in over a century." 100% solar, wind and batteries is just the beginning of a...
The year 2019 ended the hottest decade on record by being the year of climate emergency declarations. Globally, "one in ten people now live in a place which has declared a climate emergency," reports The Verge. Canada declared a...
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...