Archive for March, 2011

Germany Sets New Record

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Germany set a new record for renewable energy production in 2010. Combined, wind, biomass and solar supplied 83 TWh, or 13.8% of total supply. As the world watches events unfold at Japan’s nuclear plant, we would do well to consider the German example.

2010 World Wind Installations

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

New global wind installations in 2010 slowed from its torrid 2009 pace. But the growth of installed wind capacity was still strong. (more…)

Nuclear Catastrophe in Japan

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The events unfolding in Japan with their nuclear reactors in the wake of the earthquake demonstrate yet again the fallibility of human engineering. (more…)