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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Opinion:

  • “King Coal running out of luck, and it could be terminal” By Ben Caldecott, Bloomberg New Energy Finance [RenewEconomy]

Science and Technology:

  • A small start-up with roots in North CarolinaA&TUniversityhas developed PiGrid, an alternative to asphalt that is derived from pig waste and actually performs better than conventional asphalt itself. [ValueWalk]
  • Electricity sourcing from energy storage technology is now a growing industry trend as businesses can reduce waste by producing their own power from renewable sources, including wind and solar. [The Strategic Sourceror]

World:

  • According to the new data, renewables’ share of UKpower generation rose from 11.3% in the first quarter of 2012 to 12.3% this year, delivered despite a 32.1% fall in hydro generation because of lack of rain, [Business Green]
  • Azerbaijanis set to ramp up its renewable energy capacities. The government has instructed the Instituteof Geographyto draw up the country’s solar and wind power maps by July next year. [pv magazine]

US:

  • Under Wisconsin’s renewable energy standard, Dairyland Power Cooperative should get 8.44% of its electricity from renewables by 2015. It has already achieved 12.47% in 2013. [Electric Co-op Today]
  • The Renewable Energy Group has completed upgrades to its 30-million gallon biodiesel refinery in southern Minnesotato allow the plant to use multiple kinds of raw materials. [EcoSeed]
  • The loss of a nuclear power plant that once provided Vermontwith one-third of its electricity won’t affect the region’s power supply, according to officials at ISO New England. [The Keene Sentinel]

 

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