In the new world order of mixed-source energy, trusty baseload power is often misunderstood. It’s not just a question of what baseload can do for renewables, but what renewables can do for baseload power.
You’ll have heard the usual arguments against electric cars – limited range, too few recharging stations around to make them worthwhile, and the problem of battery disposal. On the other hand, say proponents, electric vehicles offer the prospect of ‘zero emissions’ driving.
New satellite data show in unprecedented detail the flow of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. We might soon have signatures of individual power stations.
Using the same methodology used in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions accounting system, Kenya is now keeping track of its carbon emissions and leading the way in Africa.
Managing savannas by burning has been good for limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Research now shows they’re storing more carbon than previously thought.
Despite robust global economic growth over the past two years, worldwide carbon emissions from fossil fuels grew very little in 2014, and might even fall this year.
Researchers have looked beyond the conventional measures of energy consumption to find the latest innovations for energy efficiency in our cities.