Category Archives: Energy

Wind turbines’ CO2 savings and abatement cost

by Peter Lang

Wind turbines are less effective and CO2 abatement cost is higher than commonly assumed.

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What should renewables pay for grid service?

by Planning Engineer

There is a lot of public debate around the rates utilities charge solar customers, but very little of it shows an awareness of the embedded technical and philosophical issues.

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Road to Paris: Tracking climate pledges

by Judith Curry

I’m working to wrap my head around the emerging UNFCCC pledges to cut carbon emissions, in preparation for the Paris meeting next December.  Here’s what I’m reading.

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Taxonomy of climate/energy policy perspectives

by Planning Engineer

Debates on policy issues around climate and energy often feature opposing sides talking past each other.

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Towards mass marketed electric vehicles

by Robert Ellison

A look at the Drift EV concept for electric vehicles.

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All megawatts are not equal

by Planning Engineer

Some of the Climate Etc. denizens have requested a post on the generation planning process to help them better understand cost issues surrounding the large scale addition and integration of renewable resources.

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Climate/Energy Policy and the GOP Congress

by Judith Curry

With the Republicans in majority for both Houses of the 114th Congress, what are the implications for U.S. climate and energy policy?

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