My readers will forgive that a rather lengthy absence from this blog has meant that I have not updated my global renewable energy statistics yet with numbers for the full year 2015, most of which have been out for a few months. The numbers which are available maintain earlier trends, namely a stagnation in Western Europe (with the notable exception of Denmark), substantial installation volumes in China and the United States, which unfortunately do not bring these nations to Western European levels, but also progress in other regions. But first, for those of you not familiar with my statistics, a few notes on my frame. I look at non-hydro renewable energy in the electricity sector, because this is where the transformation is mostly taking place at present, and because electricity is the strategic sector for transforming all other energy systems away from fossil fuels.
Energy Media & Society 4th Oct 2016 read more »
The Scientific Alliance has published the second paper by Dr Capell Aris and Colin Gibson analysing the National Grid’s latest Future Energy Scenarios study. These two highly experienced experts conclude that continued expansion of renewable energy would be considerably more expensive than building more gas or nuclear capacity in the medium term.
Scottish Energy News 4th Oct 2016 read more »