Posts Tagged ‘Renewable’

The South African Government’s Department of Energy, announced the Preferred Bidders for Round 2 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) on 21 May 2012. Out of the 79 proposals submitted in Round 2, with a total capacity of 3.2 GW, the Department of Energy selected 19 Preferred Bidders, totalling 1,043.9 MW of […]


In the graphs below, I compare new renewable energy capacity with new conventional energy capacity for selected countries. The data comes from the EIA and is shown in GW for each year between 1980 and 2006. New renewable capacity (excluding conventional hydro) is shown in blue and new conventional capacity (including conventional hydro) is shown […]


If we take a look at some of the numbers behind the Waxman-Markey Bill, we get a clearer sense of its ambition, its limitations and the winners and losers. Content of the Bill From reading much of the coverage of the bill, one might be forgiven for believing that the bill is nothing more than […]


For some time I’ve been thinking about the question – how will we deliver low carbon energy to the 9 billion people that will be living on this planet in 2050? I mean, that’s the crux of addressing global climate change isn’t it? I’ve been astonished at how difficult it is to navigate through all […]


In January 2008, the European Commission tabled a new Directive on renewable energy, which is intended to replace the existing measures adopted in 2001. EU Governments reached agreement on the proposed text on 9 December 2009, and the European Parliament adopted the Directive on 17 December 2009. The Directive requires EU Governments to increase the […]


The EIA has just published its review of the US power sector in 2007. It contains a very interesting statistic…in 2007 the majority of new power installed came from renewable sources (predominantly wind). A total of 8.6GW of new power was installed in 2007 with around 5GW coming from wind. Almost all the rest of […]