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Thirty-three documents in the library in the category Technology

Technology: Technological developments, current and future, will have to play a prominent role in the transition from fossil fuels to a great reduction in GHG production.

https://www.withouthotair.com
also in categories energy, international references, solar, wind moreless
MacKay deals with the essential numbers that put various clean energy sources into the context necessary to make sensible choices. He puts emphasis on energy density, or in other words, how much land is needed for each source, and how applicable each is in different environments. The finest source on the subject. moreless
http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library.aspx
also in categories economics, energy, industry, nuclear moreless
Facts, figures, energy and environment, country profiles, future developments, etc. moreless
http://energie-crise.fr/spip.php?article216
also in categories energy, french, hydroelectric, mitigation, plans and scenarios, sea, solar, transportation, wind moreless
Critique of Mark Jacobson’s wind, water and sun “solution” for French energy transition. moreless
https://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/2015-state-climate-highlights
also in categories agriculture, causes, economics, education and training, effects, energy, forests, government, international references, models, plans and scenarios, sea moreless
The State of the Climate report series is an authoritative annual summary of the global climate. Published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the report is edited by scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The 2015 report is based on contributions from more than 450 scientists from 62 countries, drawing on tens of thousands of measurements of Earth's climate. moreless
http://www.sfen.org/fr/rgn/allemagne-la-facture-delectricite-senvole
also in categories economics, energy, french, plans and scenarios, success and failures moreless
Discussions of the costs of the German Energy Transition plan, and its achievements and limitations. Conclusion: “Le rapport coût-bénéfice de la transition énergétique allemande est désastreux. En dépit de ces investissements astronomiques dans le développement des renouvelables, la décarbonisation du secteur électrique ne progresse pas. Les émissions des gaz à effet de serre sont mêmes revenues à leur niveau de 2009. Allemagne ne semble pas en mesure d’atteindre les objectifs climatiques qu’elle s’est fixée.” moreless
http://unfccc.int/files/focus/long-term_strategies/application/pdf/mid_century_strategy_report-final_red.pdf
also in categories biofuel, carbon capture, causes, coal, economics, effects, energy, forests, fossil fuel, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, mitigation, natural gas, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, promising technology, recycling solutions, solar, success and failures, transportation, wind moreless
US commitment to COP22. This document lays out a strategy to deeply decarbonize the U.S. economy by 2050. This document has been presented immediately after the US 2016 election results. At this point in time, little is known about the future of these very worthwhile commitments. moreless
http://sciencespot.co.uk/global-energy-issues-and-the-nuclear-question.html
also in categories carbon capture, energy, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios, promising technology moreless
An international team of scientists suggests that we must ramp up energy production by nuclear power if we are to succeed in warding off the worst effects of climate change. Writing in the International Journal of Global Energy Issues, the team suggests that beginning in 2020 we could achieve an annual electricity output of 20 terawatts without needing to develop carbon dioxide trapping and storage technology for the tens of billions of tons of emissions that would otherwise drive global warming to catastrophic levels. moreless
https://www.iaea.org/NuclearPower/Downloadable/Meetings/2014/2014-10-06-10-08-TM-NPE/14-Bragg_Sitton-Integrated_Nuclear_Renewable_Energy_Systems_(IAEA).pdf
also in categories energy, industry, nuclear, promising technology moreless
In the next 30 years we expect to see substantial change in energy systems as the lifetime of existing plants ends and new plants are built with the EPA goals in mind. Replacement systems will have to enter a new operational paradigm in which integrated industrial-scale systems might provide the optimum way forward. An interesting view of future energy systems architecture. Does not take into consideration US political changes. moreless
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/239588-starting-2018-china-will-begin-turning-coal-plants-nuclear-reactors
also in categories coal, economics, energy, mitigation, nuclear moreless
Chinese atomic energy experts have announced an ambitious plan to begin turning the country’s coal plant infrastructure into working nuclear power stations. The first working demonstration unit could begin real commercial operations as early as 2018.The plan could reenforce China’s position as one of the world’s most aggressive actors on climate change — though just as important to China is nuclear’s ability to help deal with its growing problem with air pollution. moreless
https://www.data.gov/climate/
also in categories community, effects, energy, forests, government, health, mitigation, sea moreless
Data resources related to climate change that can help prepare America’s communities, businesses, and citizens. There is data and resources related to coastal flooding, food resilience, water, ecosystem vulnerability, human health, energy infrastructure, transportation and the Arctic region. Over time, additional data and tools relevant to other climate-related impacts will be added. moreless
https://toolkit.climate.gov/
also in categories agriculture, causes, community, economics, education and training, effects, energy, forests, government, health, industry, mitigation, models, recycling solutions, transportation, videos moreless
Frameworks and tools to understand and address climate issues that impact people and their communities. Build resilience to climate impacts, see what others are doing, explore local situations. moreless
http://unfccc.int/files/mfc2013/application/pdf/fr_strategy_resume2.pdf
also in categories agriculture, biofuel, carbon capture, coal, economics, energy, forests, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, recycling solutions, solar, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Explains how France intends to reduce GHG to 140 Mt (divide by factor 4, 1990 — 2050) in two generations. moreless
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5515d9f9e4b04d5c3198b7bb/t/552d37bbe4b07a7dd69fcdbb/1429026747046/An Ecomodernist Manifesto.pdf
also in categories agriculture, carbon capture, community, economics, effects, energy, forests, government, habitation, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, promising technology moreless
A revolutionary reevaluation of environmentalism, with a high reliance on technology to provide human needs while providing environmental space for wilderness and wild things. moreless
http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy12osti/53066.pdf
also in categories economics, energy, industry, promising technology, solar moreless
NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC moreless
https://globalchange.mit.edu/sites/default/files/newsletters/files/2016-JP-Outlook.pdf
also in categories agriculture, biofuel, carbon capture, economics, energy, forests, mitigation, models, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
MIT RESEARCH MISSION Our integrated team of natural and social scientists studies the interactions among human and Earth systems to provide a sound foundation of scientific knowledge to aid decision makers in confronting future food, energy, water, climate, air pollution and other interwoven challenges. Much details on energy alternatives, including costs, safety, and timeliness of availability. moreless
http://www.tsp-data-portal.org/
also in categories economics, energy, industry, models moreless
Primary energy statistics, Climate. Data can be browsed, exported and modeled. moreless
https://energsustainsoc.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13705-014-0029-1
also in categories economics, energy, solar, wind moreless
This article presents some crucial findings of the joint research project entitled Storage of electric energy from renewable sources in the natural gas grid-water electrolysis and synthesis of gas components. The challenges of using these technologies on an industrial scale are discussed. moreless
https://thebreakthrough.org/images/main_image/Where_the_Shale_Gas_Revolution_Came_From2.pdf
also in categories energy, fossil fuel, government, industry, natural gas, petroleum moreless
Government’s role in the development of hydraulic fracturing in shale. moreless
http://senseaboutscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/making-sense-of-nuclear.pdf
also in categories economics, energy, government, health, mitigation, nuclear, promising technology, radiation, recycling solutions, solar, waste, wind moreless
In recent years some prominent advocates for the environment have become advocates for nuclear power. Film directors, parliamentarians, journalists and environmental campaigners: people who once were opposed to nuclear power have changed their minds. moreless
https://ideesrecuessurlenergie.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/consultation-asn-sur-lepr-la-democratie-defouloir/
also in categories french, industry, nuclear moreless
La dérive actuelle vers la démocratie d’opinion, encouragée par le système médiatique et la publicité dont elle dépend, ainsi que par des politiciens carriéristes, conduit à affirmer que le nucléaire a manqué de concertation dans l’orientation avangardiste prise en 1974, et que l’arbitrage consensuel des experts qualifiés doit être désormais assorti d’une “consultation” des citoyens. L’important semble donc être que chacun puisse verbaliser ses angoisses, avoir l’impression d’être écouté. moreless
https://jancovici.com/transition-energetique/renouvelables/100-renouvelable-pour-pas-plus-cher-fastoche/
also in categories economics, energy, fossil fuel, french, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, success and failures, wind moreless
J M Jancovici explains why RE is 6x more expensive than nuclear, and 10x more for solar. moreless
http://euanmearns.com/grid-scale-storage-of-renewable-energy-the-impossible-dream/
also in categories economics, energy, government, solar, wind moreless
At present, grid-scale wind and solar generation all over the world is being accommodated into power grids parasitically mainly through combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) ramping up and down to balance variable renewable energy (RE) supply. To become truly carbon free 100% RE, two strategies have been pursued. moreless
http://energyforhumanity.org/en/resources/downloads-en/european-climate-leadership-report-2017-measuring-the-metrics-that-matter/
also in categories economics, energy, government, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar moreless
The new report ranks European countries on their climate leadership using official Eurostat data and exclusive data from ElectricityMap.org. moreless
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544217318145
also in categories economics, energy, industry, plans and scenarios moreless
Grid-level energy storage is an emerging technology that provides operational flexibility for managing electricity demand, integrating renewable energy, and improving system reliability. However, it has been established that revenue-maximising grid-level energy storage tends to increase system emissions in current US electricity grids. moreless
http://climateactiontracker.org/
also in categories government, industry, international references, success and failures moreless
The "Climate Action Tracker" is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries. The website provides an up-to-date assessment of individual national pledges, targets and INDCs and currently implemented policy to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. moreless
http://library.savingourplanet.net/documents/WorldEnergyScenarios2016.pdf
also in categories economics, energy, government, hydroelectric, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Substantial reduction in carbon intensity drives carbon emissions to peak between 2020 and 2040 across the three scenarios. Still, to reach global climate targets, the world needs an exceptional and enduring effort on top of already pledged commitments, and coordinated global action at unprecedented levels, with meaningful carbon prices. moreless
http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/
also in categories agriculture, causes, education and training, effects, energy, forests, success and failures moreless
The Global Carbon Project (GCP) studies the integrated picture of the carbon cycle and other interacting bio-geochemical cycles, including biophysical and human dimensions and their interactions and feedbacks. Covers three themes: Diagnostics, Vulnerability and Carbon Management and policy. Much useful data. moreless
http://globalenergyobservatory.org/
also in categories biofuel, carbon capture, causes, coal, economics, effects, energy, fossil fuel, hydroelectric, industry, international references, mitigation, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, solar, success and failures, wind moreless
Vast source of energy data, including power plants, fuels and resources, energy transmission, and energy consumers. Data presented in many ways. Current worldwide list of coal power plants from this site. moreless
http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/UF-High-temperature-reactors-for-energy-neutral-mineral-extraction-2407187.html
also in categories economics, energy, nuclear, promising technology moreless
High temperature gas cooled reactors have the potential to make the recovery of uranium from unconventional ores energy neutral, a four-year multinational International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) research project has found.Energy neutrality is reached if the energy produced from the extracted uranium is equal to or larger than the energy required for primary ore processing, uranium extraction, conversion, enrichment and fuel production. moreless
https://public.tableau.com/profile/third.way#!/vizhome/AdvancedNuclearIndustry_TheNextGeneration/Dashboard1
also in categories economics, energy, industry, nuclear moreless
A map to help find the next gen nuclear projects in the US and Canada. moreless
http://www.ecologique-solidaire.gouv.fr/programmations-pluriannuelles-lenergie-ppe
also in categories energy, french, government, industry, plans and scenarios moreless
A starting point for data regarding the modification of the energy development plans for the periods 2018-2023 and 2024-2028. The French energy transition plan mandates these periodic revisions. There are many documents that can be downloaded. Some have found this a curious way to decide technically complex issues. Most docs in French, a few in English. moreless
https://www.ecologique-solidaire.gouv.fr/strategie-nationale-bas-carbone-snbc
also in categories economics, effects, energy, french, government, habitation, industry, mitigation, plans and scenarios, transportation moreless
Definition of objectives and tasks necessary to bring France into line with the objectives defined by the COP21 Paris climate agreement. Reporting is to begin in 2018 and every five years thereafter. moreless
http://fes.nationalgrid.com/fes-document/
also in categories community, economics, energy, government, industry, models, plans and scenarios moreless
Describes modelling undertaken to examine different grid structures based on a variety of energy scenarios, with explanations. Several documents to download. moreless

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