Posts tagged: Natural gas

Twenty-Two Percent of the World’s Power Now Comes from Renewable Sources

By: Brian Merchant Last year saw the biggest worldwide boom in renewable energy yet. Across the globe, wind turbines and solar panels were rolled out and set up at a more rapid clip than ever before. “In 2013, renewable power capacity expanded at its fastest pace to date,” the Paris-based International Energy Agency wrote in […]

In Two Years, Denmark’s Wind Power Will Be Half the Cost of Fossil Fuels

By Brian Merchant   Wind power is officially the cheapest source of energy in Denmark, according to the nation’s government—and by 2016, it claims the electricity whipped up by its newest turbines will be half the price of fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. Denmark’s Energy Association (everything about Scandinavia is friendlier, even its […]

Energy Consumption in Kitchen: Electricity or Gas?

Guest Post Gas and electricity both have their pros and cons. But just as gas took over from wood and coal in the early twentieth century, electricity is all set to dethrone the friendly neighbourhood gas from our kitchens. Cooking by electricity became popular in kitchens since the middle of the twentieth century, as it […]

Viessmann to Introduce Its Method to Turn Excess Renewable Power into Gas

At Ecobuild 2014 Viessmann will be presenting its power-to-gas solution for addressing the peaks in power generation from weather-dependant renewable energy sources. Viessmann, one of the world’s leading sustainable heating systems manufacturers, believes its model for storing excess power in the gas grid can pave the way for the UK’s successful transition from conventional to […]

Almost a third of new U.S. electricity came from solar last year

By Katie Fehrenbacher   Solar power crashed its way onto the U.S. power grid last year and is now fundamentally changing the makeup of how energy is being produced and consumed. Essentially, it’s becoming a mainstream power source: According to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research, solar power had […]