Opinion & analysis

08 October 2014 | Doug Parr | Comment now

Comment: Why is Hinkley a bad deal for the UK consumer?

The world of energy is changing. The world's largest private bank, UBS, has recently advised its clients that large centralised power stations (like Hinkley) are not the future -- solar power, electric cars and cheaper storage batteries are. Meanwhile, tech leaders Google have invested $3.2bn in Nest, a smart home energy company.

22 September 2014 | Andy Moon, Jason Gray | One comment

Is Bill Gates behind the times on renewable energy?

Bill Gates has done a wonderful job of highlighting the critical role of energy in the fight against poverty. Energy impacts every sector, from agriculture and education to economic development. In the health sector alone, over 1 billion people go to health clinics without electricity, which means that staff are forced to "treat emergency patients in the dark, and health centers lack the power they need to store vaccines or sterilize medical supplies."

18 September 2014 | Hugues Chanoine | Comment now

The case for long-duration energy storage

Hugues Chanoine of European consultancy Clean Horizon examines the strong potential for long duration energy storage and compares various technologies.

21 August 2014 | Kane Thornton | Comment now

Retain RET to keep green energy on Team Australia

When Tony Abbott claimed victory for the Coalition in the 2013 election before a euphoric crowd of supporters, he was quick to proclaim that Australia was once again open for business.

14 August 2014 | Yann Brandt | Comment now

A clean energy miracle: My challenge to Bill Gates

Yann Brandt of SolarWakeup.com praises Bill Gates' commitment to clean energy R&D, he dares the philanthropist and investor to fund new technology projects in an effort to create a real enery miracle.

31 July 2014 | Brad Meikle | Comment now

Federal policy decisions misaligned with US interests

Anti-dumping tariffs were designed to stop state subsidized foreign businesses from stealing U.S. jobs. The U.S. is now imposing anti-dumping tariffs on China solar manufacturers, which instead of protecting U.S. jobs, threaten hundreds of thousands of domestic jobs in coming years. Even worse, this illogical ruling will have further negative ripple effects, which include higher electricity costs, increased carbon output and worsened China trade relations.

15 July 2014 | Manuel Gonzalez | Comment now

Crisis as opportunity: a win-win situation for system operators and investors despite subsidy reductions in Spain and Italy

Manuel Gonzalez of Berlin-based online PV installation market place Milk the Sun, looks at opportunities for investors and operators of PV plants in Spain and Italy beset by FIT cuts.

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