The phrase "too much of a good thing" may sound like a contradiction, but it encapsulates one of the key hurdles preventing the expansion of renewable energy generation. Too much of a service or commodity makes it harder for companies to sell them, so they curtail production. Usually that works out fine: The market reaches equilibrium and economists are happy. But external factors are bottlenecking renewable electricity despite the widespread desire to increase its capacity. Now Suh, along with Bren doctoral student Jiajia Zheng, and Andrew Chien at the University of Chicago, have presented an innovative proposal to address this issue by routing workloads between data centers in different regions. The concept, published in the journal Joule , is cheap, efficient and requires minimal new infrastructure.
The 100 Percent Renewable Energy Myth
The Percent Renewable Energy Myth - IER
The Long-term Europe - Africa Partnership on Renewable Energy LEAP-RE programme co-funded by the European Commission under Horizon has been launched to increase the use of renewable energy via a well-balanced set of research, demonstration, and technology transfer projects in both continents. The five year programme aims to develop a long-term partnership between Europe and Africa on renewable energy by funding excellent projects focusing on research and innovation in renewable energy. The call aims to respond to the global challenges posed by climate change and to provide reliable energy access to millions of people worldwide. However, applicants should be aware that each funding agency participating to the Call will apply its own rules and regulations regarding eligibility and criteria nationality, thematic, nature of project, TRL, rate of subsidy…. The range of activities recommended for collaboration under LEAP-RE, will focus on 6 identified multi-annual roadmaps presented in the Call:.
Cost of Transitioning to 100-Percent Renewable Energy
It expects to post proposal documents as early as June. Bidder registrations are expected to take place as soon as July. Link here for the document site.
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