(This post was published earlier this year on Medium. Sorry for the lack of content this year. Hopefully, 2021 will bring more exciting stories and analysis…) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought our global economy to a standstill, with fears of the worst recession since 1929. Over 26 millions have already lost their jobs in… Continue reading The COVID-19 Pandemic Throws Oil and Coal Industries in a Tailspin
From New York to Nairobi biogas solutions are becoming increasingly larger and more common. Here is why it is a revolution.
As I have spent some sleepless nights since the latest IPCC report on how Mankind has to halve its carbon emissions by 2030. For both the European Union and the United States of America, the first step in doing so is killing King Coal. As we shall see, this is already currently happening, it is the moral… Continue reading Killing King Coal is the First Step Towards Halving Our Emissions
The International Panel on Climate Change published a report on limiting climate change to 1.5C. Here are some takeaways and reflection.
There is mounting evidence than West-facing solar panels produce more electricity during peak demand, and thus solve solar’s main problem.
These seven books will give you insight into the greatest threat facing our planet as well as clear steps that can be taken to address it.
A reflection on climate change and the daunting but exciting task at hand in energy, transportation, industry, food production and so on.
A lot of news and noise surround electric cars but another vehicle is also benefitting largely from elecrification: buses. Running not for just a little bit in the morning and in the evening, they run all day, and sometimes, even part of the night. Tranporting not just one or two people to work at a… Continue reading Electric buses are a solution to our cities’ worst problems
Steven Pinker’s latest book, Enlightenment Now, misses the mark on climate change and plastic pollution. And this is a problem.
Five sustainable solutions exists for cities running out of water: conserving the resource, fixing leaking pipes, reclaiming water, desalination and biogas generation.
A lot has been said about the booming global capacities of solar and wind in the past few years. But wind works at a maximum 35% of the time for onshore and perhaps 45% for offshore wind. Solar PV is even lower, with 20 to 30% capacity factor. So, backup solutions are being sought. 2017… Continue reading How energy storage made headlines in 2017
For years, grid parity – the time when solar and wind would be cost-competitive with fossil fuels and nuclear – was the holy grail of renewables energy, a target to reach in a distant future. But the future is now.