Desertec not Outdated

I just heard about Mr. Abdelmadjid Attar, since the North Africa Post reported about his views on the Desertec project. He is quoted like this: “The Desertec project is outdated. Let’s forget it,” Being of the opinion that the world is in urgent need of massive solar projects, including in the North African deserts, IContinue reading “Desertec not Outdated”

Democrat Report on Fossil Fuel Industry Influence

Emily Holden reports in the Guardian on the Democrats plan to release a 200 page report about how the fossil fuel industry bought policy over the decades to delay climate measures. I have not read that report, which may not be published yet. But I know the story already from other sources. Politics in theContinue reading “Democrat Report on Fossil Fuel Industry Influence”

“Reverse OPEC” Proposal by Kamela Harris

I was thrilled to read this post by Aimee Barnes at the Columbia University Earth Institute. It explains that Kamela Harris (recently nominated for Vice President of the USA) wants international coalitions of countries trying to reduce fossil fuel production. The blog post calls this “reverse OPEC”. I think this is a great idea, thoughContinue reading ““Reverse OPEC” Proposal by Kamela Harris”

Could BP Coordinate Their Move to Less Production?

BP announced last week that they plan to reduce oil production by about 40 percent over the next decade, which is “at least one million barrels of oil equivalent a day”. They also announced to increase low carbon investment by a factor of ten to $5 billion a year. The plan is to develop fromContinue reading “Could BP Coordinate Their Move to Less Production?”

Nothing Wrong With EEG Payments Running Out After 20 Years

The German Law on Priority for Renewable Energy started out 20 years ago. The basic concept was paying a fixed price for renewable energy for 20 years. That price was calculated to make sure people could make a profit over those 20 years. Now that the first installations under that law are falling out ofContinue reading “Nothing Wrong With EEG Payments Running Out After 20 Years”

Volker Quaschning Wrong

That is a “man bites dog” headline. Stop the presses, I found a point where I disagree with his opinions. Does not happen often. Quaschning recently blasted the new German hydrogen strategy, saying it is only done in order to misdirect people away from the government’s renewable energy policy failures, that hydrogen is extremely expensiveContinue reading “Volker Quaschning Wrong”

German Hydrogen Strategy

According to this Handelsblatt article by Klaus Stratman, the German Cabinet will approve the Hydrogen Strategy that has been discussed for some time now tomorrow. I have been writing lots of posts about hydrogen on this blog over the years. So I welcome the fact that Germany will put some effort in getting green hydrogenContinue reading “German Hydrogen Strategy”

German Offshore Wind Law Draft

Just published by the Federal Economy Ministry and approved by the Cabinet. Germany wants to achieve 20 GW until 2030 and 40 GW until 2040. As usual now prices are set by auctions, with a new twist. Since people are starting to bid 0 cents (meaning no feed-in tariff payments at all) the new lawContinue reading “German Offshore Wind Law Draft”