Saturday, 22 February 2014

The future of the electricity market

The current paradigm of electrical energy production (note that from here on in when I talk about "energy" I am talking about electrical energy),  and distribution is coming to an end. As the old energy world order debates how the future should look, the future is pushing through with nothing but contempt for tradition. Perhaps too much contempt in many ways (as will be discussed in the blog "The energy market is unique").  Irrespective of this brash indigence, the day is certainty  fast approaching when renewable energy will become firmly embedded as the investment of choice as well as being an environmental necessity.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Evaluation of Cap and Trade in the Context of the EPA Acid Rain program

In many countries Cap and Trade policies are seen as revolutionary. These types of programs have actually been in existence for decades in different forms and we can learn much from the outcomes.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Could renewable energy and demand reduction lead to the collapse of the energy market ?

The aim of this post is to understand the impact of renewable energy (RE) and demand reduction (DR) on the business model of the Australia electricity industry.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Is Bisphenol A (BPA) - is the cure as bad as the curse?

We hear a lot about BPA. It has become the poster child of negative health impacts of packaging. But is it as bad as they say?

BPA has definable health impacts, but it is also an example of where some have sought to exploit the environmental awareness of consumers to their advantage by providing solutions that may solve some of the specific health impacts of BPA, but lead may lead to other health or environmental issues.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Technology Assessment of Torrefaction for Bioenergy Daniel Hilson

Torrefaction for large scale biomass production is a promising technology that has emerged in the last few years as a way to enhance bioenergy supply chains. This article presents a technology analysis of the torrefaction process. 

Sunday, 27 May 2012

How can the governance of ‘mega-cities’ of Asia or South America improve living standards and environmental conditions in the long term Daniel Hilson

Delhi is a massive city with some of the largest municipalities in the world. How have these institutions provided for the citizens, and how can alternative forms of governance improve outcomes?

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Google Map and Sustainability?

The following is an CO2 google map application that will allow you to track CO2 emissions from geographical areas. If we can do this perhaps we should work on a google map application that will allow us map and overlay all the concepts of sustainability such concepts around where to locate a sustainable city.