“Renewables are good but they will never be able to provide 100% of the world`s energy supply.” This has been the discourse for the past years. Even a decade ago, cities, regions, and businesses aiming for 20% renewable energy were on the cutting edge. Anyone even suggesting a target of 100% renewable energy was a radical. Fast forward to today 100% renewable energy goals are becoming the new normal. And if one thinks that this transformation of the energy sector is only taking place in Europe, one will be surprised to see the developments in the US. [Read more →]
April 17, 2013 1 Comment
Renewable energies are being used as scapegoats for dramatically increasing electricity prices. However, this blame-game is relatively easy to see through. It is an attempt to maintain the current energy production market share as serious competition arises with the expansion of the renewable energy generation industry. But, let’s have a closer look at the facts.
By Greg Austin, Head of Operations, juwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd.
April 10, 2013 1 Comment
I’m standing on the beach at Hvide Sande, in the northern reaches of Denmark, on a cold October morning. Strong gusts of wind pick up sand and throw it straight at my face. It’s not a good day for a picnic. But it’s a great day for the three wind turbines on the edge of this fishing village. And for their owners, the local community, who are using the income to fund a new harbour for their fishing fleet. I ask the chairman of the project whether they had had any opposition to the development. Yes, he says, one person complained. Just the one. [Read more →]
April 2, 2013 No Comments