Doug Vining Fuel from the forests

How about this source of fuel from wood pulp? Could it be the start of a new energy paradigm in Europe? Paper and pulp factories require a lot of energy to keep them functioning, but they also produce a lot of power from their own resources. It may be worthwhile to divert one of their fuel by-products to transport rather than just heating requirements, particularly if the demand for liquid fuels keeps prices high. Sweden is certainly rich in forest resources.

In related news, the Financial Times and other publications report that Europe is increasingly facing a dilemma between clean energy support and austerity measures required by the debt crisis. Faced with the harsh realities of economics, perhaps the EU obsession with carbon emissions will decline, boosting global demand for oil yet again.
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Posted: 7 June 2012 at 12:01

Anton Musgrave Alternative energy grids may just be possible

The old argument supporting fossil fuel energy sources as the only sources capable of providing base load energy needs may just be changing slowly but surely. Alternative energy sources suffer from lack of grid management capability as much as from smaller generation capability. Now, slowly at least, fragmented and dispersed sources of renewable energy may be accommodated in smart grids with the aid of new grid management technologies. This will herald a new energy era perhaps? The questions is, will the old coal energy players 'get it' or not?
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Posted: 12 November 2012 at 17:05

Neil Jacobsohn Marathon runners will generate power

Now here's an innovative energy idea! This might be just a bit of fun, but there is serious intent behind this kind of research. We keep reading about a looming energy crisis...but I am quite sure that human ingenuity will come to our rescue! Best foot forward, you might say!
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Posted: 8 April 2013 at 17:03

Wolfgang Grulke Radical shift change in solar?

Just imagine how this could change the solar industry, at least at the consumer level.
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Posted: 4 August 2014 at 07:39
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