List of proposed scenarios and technologies for de-carbonizing Europe

This is a work in progress article on wikipedia  [hide]  1 Introduction 2 Nuclear energy 3 District heating and combined heat and power 4 Super energy conservation 5 Use of individual heat pumps for heating 6 Increased use of wind energy 7 See also 8 References 9 External links Introduction[edit] There are a large number of proposed methods for de-carbonizing Europe each with different costs and t... »

Commission to clarify guidance for energy

By Dave Keating  –  European Voices, 17 October 2013 Wide range of approaches across the EU The European Commission’s energy department is expected to publish next week draft guideance on subsidies for renwable energy, to bring greater clarity and predictability to member states&#... »

Carbon, Sustainability, CSR expert sought

Carbon, Sustainability, CSR expert sought

This opportunity has now passed, and was taken up by T4 Sustainability.   If possible this weekend as CNG Services are bidding for a job and bid has to be in Monday 9,00, CNG need some last minute support on a project in these areas: a) Carbon Foot Printing b) Sustainability c) Corporate Social Responsibility Ideally an individual not a big consultancy. If available for consultancy contact: a... »

Vahrenholt, chief of RWE Innogy climate expert Die Kalte Sonne (The Cold Sun), "the contribution of CO2 to global warming is exaggerated

I very much recommend reading this article on european energy review which features a (rather lengthy) discussion between climate scientists Rob van Dorland and Bart Verheggen and self-proclaimed climate expert Vahrenholt. While Vahrenholt was mainly backed by German Bild Zeitung (crappy German tabloid), van Dorland and... »


In the real world, the non-polar deserts are growing at a rapid rate, totally overwhelming the small but valiant attempts at pushing them back.   One neglected cause among many includes the annihilation of tropical forests.  These contain 600 billion tons of carbon, equivalent to about 4.6 trillion barrels of oil or 145 years of oil-burning at the present ... »

Burning wood has worse carbon emissions than burning coal

Some thoughts about current Bio issues. Whilst there are some good reasons to produce biogas from wood when you analyse the process on an exergy basis it is inferior to the combustion of the wood in large scale CHP as practiced in Copenhagen. The reason the work done by the Carbon Trust signalled that AD is an effective route for biomaterials was that the work followed rules set down by the climat... »

Climate change discussion, OECD report, CCS

Hello all The OECD’s report on the global environment to 2050 (available to buy or read online free at,3746,en_2649_37465_49036555_1_1_1_37465,00.html) includes a summary of where we are at with emissions trajectories at the moment.  On the current path, 85% of energy will be provided by fossil fuels in 2050, with an estimated atmospheric CO2 concentration o... »

Energy Conversations: Should we be storing carbon, energy or nuclear waste underground?

Energy Conversations: Should we be storing carbon, energy or nuclear waste underground? Wednesday 9 November, 6.30pm       As we move towards a low carbon energy infrastructure we will be faced by numerous technology choices. Should we follow Germany and Japan to decommission our nuclear power plants and, if so, should we use carbon capture and storage to make the most of our fossil fuel rese... »

gasification, biogas, mulching biochar

Hello Nick You touch on various topics that I have an interest in. First: combustion of wood and other biomass for energy production. The options break down as: Co-Combustion of the biomass in coal power plants, displacing coal (no char remains). Gasification (burning in limited oxygen supply, c.10% char) Fast pyrolysis (no oxygen, a few minutes up to 650degC then rapid quenching, c.30-40% char) S... »

Technology Strategy Board Retrofit for Future a study to minimise CO2 emissions for typical UK housing comparing Combined Heat and Power District Heating with Insulation. March 2011

  Executive Summary.   This work illustrates that the objective of minimising CO2 emissions from a typical late 1960s/early 1970s London houses in a terrace of five houses, is to connect them to district heating. Connection to the district heating gives a lower capital cost per tonne of CO2 displaced than alternative insulation measures. The analysis also shows the importance of considering the se... »