Hybrid power systems

August 9, 2019

Hybrid systems combine several electricity production and storage pieces to meet the energy demand of a given facility or community. In a system such as this, PV arrays, wind turbines, and generators can be added as needed to meet growing energy demands and fit the local geographical and temporal constraints. These systems are ideal for […]

Nuclear energy as a zero-carbon solution

July 26, 2019

The immensely popular television series Chernobyl has brought back into memory the dangers of nuclear power and reminds us of the effects that nuclear disaster can have. Having occurred over 30 years ago, the Chernobyl nuclear incident changed the way we look at nuclear energy today. The subsequent Fukushima nuclear power plant incident in 2011 […]

These countries get the most out of renewable energy (and they’re not who you think they are).

May 31, 2019

There are many measures by which to go by when it comes to interpreting statistics and making top-lists. This is no different in the energy sector where there’s always a caveat, or you have to ask yourself what’s really being studied. Though I think we can all agree that high rates of renewable energy generation […]

5 Barriers in the Development of a Smart Grid:

May 17, 2019

1.        Electricity can be inexpensive and perhaps undersold when you consider the effects of climate change. Relatively speaking, in many countries, the cost of electricity is considered pretty low. That isn’t to say that costs haven’t been rising, or that they don’t fluctuate, but on the whole, electricity is undersold when taking […]

The long-term implications of renewable energy to the power generation landscape

May 3, 2019

11.2% of capacity in 2020 will be intermittent wind and solar power and this will have a low capacity factor and an even lower capacity credit. This means that it cannot replace base load fossil fuel or nuclear capacity on a one for one basis in terms of megawatts and a larger amount of renewable […]

Energy Career Profile: Environmental Psychologist

April 19, 2019

The way that humans interact with nature is a fascinating concept. For centuries we lived in complete harmony with nature, building our lives around it and accepting the omnipotence of Mother Nature. However, since the industrial revolution, humans have ground down nature to the point where the world is in crisis. Climate change is ravaging […]

Energy Career Profile: Botanist

April 12, 2019

Are you the kind of person who feels at one with nature? If so, how would you feel if you knew you could combine your passion with your career? People always tell you to do what you love when it comes to looking for jobs, but that is much easier said than done. Unless, however, […]

Energy Career Profile: Environmental Lawyer

April 5, 2019

The world of energy seeps into almost every other discipline you could think of. One notable crossover is that between the energy industry and the legal sphere. This is a blessing for those who are interested in both energy and the law. You don’t need to choose between the two fields, you can simply combine […]

Energy Career Profile: GIS Analyst

March 22, 2019

In today’s energy market technology is at the heart of everything. It is at the forefront of all new development and it is responsible for the incredible advances we have made over the past few decades. If you consider yourself the tech-y type and you also have an interest in energy and the environment you […]

Energy Career Profile: Arborist

March 15, 2019

Careers in the energy field come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you prefer being in a lab creating tech prototypes or out in the field, surrounded by nature, there is always a career that will allow you to embrace your passion. This week we are going to examine the important but often over-looked role […]

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