“The Chancellor has just effectively put a carbon tax on carbon free electricity, which will mean fewer renewables and more uncertainty for the industry.” (http://www.foe.co.uk/blog/like-making-apple-juice-pay-alcohol-tax-clean-energy-faces-carbon-tax)
Snappy name: car-bon, like ‘good car’. Have I stumbled upon the fossils fuelling this oxymoron? Or am I just another fool who’ll be paying it?
“Europe could have saved itself $100 billion by installing solar power panels in sunnier countries and wind turbines in windier places,” reported the World Economic Forum. (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/20/us-utilities-europe-davos-idUKKBN0KT2BC20150120)
How much did the report cost?
“One of the advantages the fossils still have over renewables is capital.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/22/fossil-fuel-firms-accused-renewable-lobby-takeover-push-gas)
An apposite label for geologically embedded industry representatives embracing the erosion and ultimate extinction of their energy market share like a continent welcoming drift.
“A trillion dollars of investments in various oil and gas projects around the world are at risk – or stranded – due to the fall in oil prices.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2696475/investors_falter_as_fossil_fuels_face_perfect_storm.html)
However, “the current pipeline of renewables projects will be ‘more than adequate’ to hit the decarbonisation target” in Scotland. (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/05/scotland-fossil-fuel-free-by-2030-says-report)
Bonus points for reusing the pipe.
“A subsea cable – which would be 1,000km long and sunk to depths of 1,000 metres – could meet 1.5% of UK electricity demand … [from] the highly reliable potential energy in Iceland’s hydro dams.” (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/27/iceland-seeks-uk-funding-cable-project)
Provided the cable can be constructed so as not to be susceptible to the marine equivalent of geese flying into it.
“Waste fat is now being used to generate renewable energy” to power vehicles. (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/06/fatberg-london-sewer-grease-blockage)