Matthew Fairweather has been appointed by the newly launched Airvolution Energy to create its brand identity. Airvolution Energy, created by ESB Novus Modus the clean tech renewable energy fund, in partnership with Savills Property, will develop, construct and operate small onshore wind projects in the UK.
Rural Electrification: GEF Experience in Renewables-based Microgrids
This paper discusses how the existing 1.2 billion poor people worldwide without access to electricity can be environment-friendly electrified with the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) on energy and the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. The objective of this paper is to demonstrate the experience of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in rural electrification with renewable energy-based microgrids or mini-grids, and identify challenges and business opportunities in rural...
RICanada welcomes Quebec Renewable Fuel Volume Requirements
Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), a principal stakeholder representing Canadian producers of clean-burning renewable fuels, announced that the Quebec Government’s 2017-2020 Action Plan under the 2030 Energy Policy included, for the first time, renewable fuel volume requirements for fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. The renewable fuel blending requirement was set at 5% for gasoline and 2% diesel and is expected to increase after 2020. RICanada stated that the “announcement on renewable...
Case study - Building energy generation & usage
A Scottish council looking to make financial savings due to recent budget cuts needed to make decisions on whether renewable energy could improve the efficiency of their existing buildings. They wanted a time saving system that would allow them to get instant live data whenever they needed it and which would store the data in an easy to read format so that they didn’t have to spend time searching through mountains of spreadsheets and data when analysing results. They approached Logic Energy to look at their...
As renewable electricity is added to the grid, are power markets misfiring?
When increasing megawatt-hours of variable solar and wind energy began coursing through the grid, the initial concern was an operational one—could grid reliability be maintained. But it turns out those megawatt-hours are creating market challenges, as well. What needs to be done to right the markets? Travis Kavulla, vice chairman of the Montana Public Service Commission, and Albert Cheung, head of analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, have each taken a stab at answering that question in recent essays. I...
Increasing ambition for renewable heating and cooling: Is the current energy modelling enough?
EGEC has released a policy paper assessing the current European Commission’s energy modelling for heating and cooling, used to generate forecasts that serve as basis for policy proposals and policy making. The resulting analysis shows a lack of robustness in the Commission’s forecasts for the heating and cooling sector, which translates in a lack of ambition, in the initial Commission’s proposal, for the future of the renewable heating and cooling (RES-HC) sector. The decarbonisation of the...