District heating and cooling has huge potential

I previously wrote on Cleantechies that more aggressive climate policies could save Europe money and that air pollution costs billions to the European Union. Here is another example of how Europe could save money : ” According to a recent study carried out by Euroheat & Power, the international association of district heating and cooling, the value of energy… Continue reading District heating and cooling has huge potential

Replacing old coal plants with energy efficiency

According to the ACEEE * : ” Changes in fossil fuel markets and updates to environmental regulations may result in the retirement of existing coal-fired plants, putting on the order of 40 GW of generation at risk of retirement.” ” The investments required for replacing or upgrading these plants would raise electricity rates for all… Continue reading Replacing old coal plants with energy efficiency

Book review : Crossing the Energy Divide

During my daily hours of commute I have been reading for the past two weeks Crossing the Energy Divide by Robert and Edward Ayres. The thesis defended by the authors is simple : Between the world of today with an economy relying on fossil fuels and the world of tomorrow relying only on clean and… Continue reading Book review : Crossing the Energy Divide