Category Archives: policy
Green Deal – What is it?
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has made a press release on the progress of the “Green Deal” scheme. The green deal is essentially a way to finance the installation: Instead of paying up-front for your panels, insulation or … Continue reading
New Zealand on its way to 90% renewables
When flying to New Zealand’s capital Wellington, two major aspects regarding domestic renewables in this country become immediately apparent. First of all, New Zealand possess a huge potential of wind power. This will become evident during the plane’s approach when … Continue reading
In California, company Gen110 decided to quiz people about fuel prices and electricity prices. These are the results: This reveals the difference in awareness between electrical bills and fuel costs. Yet one can easily spend a similar amount of money … Continue reading
Can you do the Green Deal yourself?
This month, the UK’s DECC launches its Green Deal. It’s basically a way to finance energy-efficient home improvements — you pay for your upgrades with installments tacked onto your power bill. The idea is that your upgrade payments are offset … Continue reading
The Skinny on Small Wind
Summary: Wind is volatile. The conditions for effective wind harvesting greatly favor rural areas. Turbulence can be a problem for building-mounted turbines. Height above the ground makes a big difference. Feed-in Tariffs keep small wind economically viable in the UK. A … Continue reading
Wind Energy, Perú and the Energy Challenge
Our co-founder Alvaro was invited by the University Agraria de La Molina in Lima, Perú to give a talk on wind energy. He gave a talk for engineering, environmental science and policy students, describing the world’s energy situation and some … Continue reading