Can a New Generation of Nuclear Reactors Help Us Transition to Renewables?

October 24, 2019

You may be a skeptic and deny that the Earth is not warming up because, depending on where you live, the effect may not be noticeable to you. But, hopefully, what you can't deny is the increasing number of weather-related disasters occurring around the world, which happens to be a really expensive...

Why Is There Still a Lack of Political Will for Renewables?

September 12, 2018

What is apparent in today’s energy and climate debate is that market forces seem to be moving ahead of political will and policy. Eighty-seven wind turbines stood waiting to be “unveiled” off the northwest coast of England. They were to join the other 102 turbines that have been operating...

Trump and the Future of Climate Policy

January 18, 2017

A shift to renewables is making fast progress in America.  As Barack Obama’s presidency comes to an end, the concern that climate change will take a backseat in the next four years has now become a reality. Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump’s vocal statements about wanting the United...

The Myth of Renewable Energy

December 12, 2016

The way we think about saving our planet is entirely wrong. This culture will not act to stop or significantly slow global warming. This culture will sacrifice—read kill—the planet rather than question the socioeconomic system that is killing our only home. How do we know that? Well, here...

Estonian Involvement Can Decide Success of Energy Transition

March 02, 2016

Estonia is among Europe’s worst offenders on climate change. In December 2015, people around the world closely followed the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris. The heightened interest was easily understood as so much depended on the talks. For some parties, it was a question of...

Can Scotland Become the Saudi Arabia of Renewables?

February 02, 2016

With strong government leadership and long-time public support, Scotland’s plan for a green future is underway. Leading up to the Independence Referendum in 2014, one way Scotland sought to differentiate itself from the United Kingdom was through its environmental policy. The Scottish...

The Future of Hydropower

May 26, 2015

Given the strains climate change is putting on the planet’s limited resources, what role can hydropower play in the future? The Three Gorges Dam in China is the largest hydroproject in the world. Spanning 2.4 kilometers across the Yangzee River in Hubei Province, the dam captures 84.7...

Connecting Power Grids Across Africa

August 22, 2013

Coordinating international efforts will bring faster results when dealing with energy issues in Africa. On his recent trip to Africa, US President Barack Obama announced his Power Africa initiative to spend $7 billion over five years to fund an electricity program in sub-Saharan Africa that...