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By Robert Rapier on Jul 19, 2009 with no responses

Overview of Electricity Storage Technology and India’s Renewable Energy Goals

There is a good overview in today’s Guardian regarding the status of affairs with respect to electricity storage technologies: The challenge for green energy: how to store excess electricity So with grid parity now looming, finding ways to store millions of watts of excess electricity for times when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine is the new Holy Grail. And there are signs that this goal — the day when large-scale energy storage becomes practical and cost-effective — might be within reach, as well. Some technologies that can store sizeable amounts of intermittent power are already deployed. Others, including at least a few with great promise, lie somewhere over the technological horizon. I have used the “Holy… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Jul 14, 2008 with no responses

The Controversial World Bank Report on Biofuels

I mentioned it earlier in a post, but now the full text of the World Bank report blaming biofuels for 75% of the rise in food prices has been posted: A Note on Rising Food Prices I don’t have time to critique it right now, but wanted to call attention to it since many had questions about how the conclusions were reached. So, you now have access to it.

By Robert Rapier on Jan 15, 2008 with no responses

Guardian Survey

The Guardian has sent me a couple of e-mails asking Guardian Commercial Partners to offer a survey to readers. Some of the questions are about how often you read this (and other) blogs, whether it is good or it stinks, and an indication of your opinion on environmental issues. Here is a link to the quiz. You have a chance at a £50 ($100) voucher to Natural Selections. A sampling of the questions you will find: On the scale below, please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with the following statements: Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Climate change is the biggest single problem facing the world todayI think people who don’t recycle should be penalisedThe idea of… Continue»