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Energy World December 2017
Renewables and fossil fuels are the main, and contrasting, feature themes in this month's issue. The former kicks off with a piece describing the development of a programme for new renewables-based power stations in South Africa.
From there we move to Ethiopia and the efforts being made to expand and diversify its surprisingly large renewables sector. Renewables are aided on the grid by energy storage technologies, so we also take a close look at a project to double the output of a pumped storage hydroelectric scheme in Switzerland.
Further articles describe ‘biorefining’ of wastes in Scotland and the growing use of ground source heat pumps to decarbonise heat supplies. Switching to fossils, we continue with two articles on the position of natural gas – from exports of LNG from the US, to gas versus coal in Europe. We also look at Germany’s continued reliance on brown coal, or lignite; and how new government policies could get carbon capture and storage started in the UK.
The outcome of November's COP 23 climate change meeting in Bonn leads our news coverage; and the usual opinion columns complete the issue.
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- Journal title: Energy World
- Publisher: Energy Institute
Content in this issue:
End-users (largely) in control of climate change - Article
Brexit negotiations: energy must be treated differently - Article
A bigger role for gas in the EU energy mix? - Article
Carbon capture and storage – more effort needed - Article
Riding the first wave of US gas exports - Article
Alternative energy generation for building owners - Article
South Africa kick-starts a renewable energy programme - Article
The decarbonisation and storage of heat - Article
Green Germany’s dirty secret - Article
Swiss pumped storage scheme doubles in size - Article
Ethiopia to exploit huge renewable energy potential - Article
Energy from waste is driving sustainable investment in Scotland - Article
- Subjects: Storage - Bioenergy - Renewables - Solid fossil fuels and derived products - Natural gas - Energy policy - Climate change - Liquefied natural gas - Carbon capture, transportation and storage -