Tag Archives: Renewables

Book review: Renewables in the Russian Arctic

Book Review. Renewable Energy Sources in the Isolated Communities of the Russian Arctic (Возобновляемые источники энергии в изолированных населенных пунктах Российской Арктики). Authors: Berdin, V. H., Kokorin A.O., Yulkin, G.M., Yulkin, M.A. (Бердин В.Х., Кокорин А.О., Юлкин Г.М., Юлкин М.А.). Publisher: WWF, 2017. 80 pp. By Hilma Salonen Far-flung, sparsely populated settlements of the Russian […]

SOLAR POWER: CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER AND PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANTS COMPARISON AND THEIR APPLICABILITY IN TAJIKISTAN

by Gulnoza Khodizoda Abstract This paper’s main focus is to give an overview of the current potential of solar energy utilization through the use of solar power plants and the applicability of this to lower income countries, with a case study on Tajikistan. We will discuss two main types of solar power plants: Concentrated Solar Power […]

The Week in Review – November 14 – 20

by Sophie Nguebana, Elisabeth Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Alexander Geysman, Alberto Perego, Irina Mironova UN Climate Talks in Marrakesh The Conference of Parties, COP22 took place in Marrakesh. The participants of the meeting have discussed the way forward after Paris. At the same time, a group of climate-sceptics has gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the […]

Week in Review – November 7-13 2016

Photo by Jerry D Mathes III by Sophie Nguebana, Elisabeth Nguebana, Glenda Pavon, Alexander Geysman, Daniel Tsvetanov Oil Companies Book Tankers to Store Oil in Amount Unseen in 4 Years Shipping operators report that oil companies requested up to 9 million barrel storage capacities in supertankers. That hasn’t been seen in 4 and a half years. […]

If Nuclear Energy has a Future, it Will be Chinese

By Alexander Geysman Over the past several years we have heard a lot of news regarding the People’s Republic of China’s efforts in nuclear energy development, and individually they may seem quite praiseworthy, but altogether they form a stunning picture. According to the IEA, since 2012 China’s installed power capacity is the largest in the […]

Week in Review October 24 – October 30

by Sophie Nhuebana, Timothy Abraham, Elisabeth Nguebana, Glenda Pavon, Alberto Perego, Bogdan Polishchuk, Patrick Osborne  Photo by Jerry D. Mathes III Russia Prepares for Deep Budget Cuts Russia is preparing to slash government spending across the board over the next three years as it struggles to bring down the budget deficit because of lower oil […]

What if I drive an Electric Car in Saint Petersburg?

by Irina Mironova (photo: Tesla Model S) Last Sunday, September 11, I started the academic year by giving a lecture at the EUSP Orientation Weekend. I had to tell freshmen about electric cars and their future role in the energy system. One of the most important questions here is whether electric cars can ever cut […]

Myanmar’s Energy Sector: An Overview

by Alissa Nicole Thompson Abstract Myanmar is straddling a new national development plan. Since the new civilian government took office in 2011, reforms were necessary after the changes resulting from the sanctions previously imposed on the country. Energy will undoubtedly play a role Myanmar’s growth, and the country is expected to receive significant amounts of […]

The Week in Review April 26-May 2

The Monitoring Team: John Collins, Irina Mironova   Photo credit: Jerry D. Mathes II Political Instability helps reduce glut in supply Bloomberg news reported on April 28 that, in lieu of effective collusion between the World’s largest producer states, political instability in Africa and South America would do for world oil markets what Saudi Arabia […]

The Week in Review (March 13 – 20)

The Monitoring Team: Aaron Wood, Pierre Jouvellier Rocket Strike. Gas infrastructure out of commission in Algeria. Algerian Gas Infrastructure Suffers Rocket Strike A Statoil and Sonatrach joint venture in Algeria suffered an as of yet unidentified rocket strike. In Sallah suffered damage to its central processing system on March 18th, although luckily no staff have […]