THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Saturday

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Here comes the sun (storage)

In Kenya, the electric grid is notoriously unreliable. It goes out a lot. “At least once a day,” says Colin le Duc, a partner at Generation Investment Management, a London-based firm co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore that finances companies pushing towards sustainable solutions…


Gasoline from solar and wind power zero-carbon doesn’t assure clean or efficient

Prometheus Fuels is a California startup aiming to scale up a process that can sound remarkably simple that several have tried before: “We remove CO2 from the air and turn it into gasoline.” The process, which recently has been either a holy grail or a red herring for the oil and gas industry…


Tesla announces bigger megapack for stationary storage

last week, Tesla introduced something bigger than its Powerpack energy-storage systems: the Megapack, for large utility-scale storage installations. Tesla says the Megapack, which stores 3 megawatt-hours of electricity, has 60 percent more energy density than the Powerpack. For grid power…


We could fund the transition to green energy with 10-30% of the world’s fossil fuel subsidy

A new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) estimates the cost of subsidizing a full transition to clean energy, and comes out with a figure that is only 10-30% of the subsidy presently given to the planet-destroying fossil fuel industries. That is to say, a full green…


Wind research facility looking to complementary solar energy

The Wind Energy Institute of Canada is about to tiptoe into solar energy at its national research facility at North Cape. Scott Harper, executive director of WEICan said the research facility is not looking at a switch to solar, but a way to maintain production at times when the wind is not blowing…


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