Researchers In Switzerland Say Zero Emission Society Will Require Seasonal Energy Storage

July 9th, 2019 by Steve Hanley on Clean Technica.com, Researchers In Switzerland Say Zero Emission Society Will Require Seasonal Energy Storage Researchers Martin Rüdisüli, Sinan Teske, and Urs Elber of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) have studied what will be needed to make Switzerland able to use only zero carbon energy. Among their main conclusions is that the …

Should Electrification Strategy Emphasize Heating Over EVs?

The U.K. government is backing electric vehicles more vigorously than hybrid heat pumps. Is that the wrong approach? By JASON DEIGN JULY 05, 2019, GreenTechMedia 14 Hybrid heat pumps (HHPs) can use gas as well as electricity The focus of much attention… Moves to foster electric-vehicle adoption for energy system decarbonization in the U.K. could risk shifting the emphasis away from …

How will decisions change with increased variable, renewable energy (VRE)?

VRE will make it more important to electrify everything, even if, in some contexts (like building heating and cooling), it might mean a short-term reduction in energy efficiency. The more water heaters and electric vehicles are connected to the grid, providing storage and controllable demand, the more stable a high-VRE grid will be. Ancillary services” for the grid include things like …

July 2, 2019 That’s 0.0082677165 inches for Americans, and really thin in either unit. One of the great advantages of Passivhaus design is that they don’t require much heating, in even the coldest of climates. When you don’t need a lot of heat, you get some really interesting options, like this Carbontec heating film, seen at the North American Passive House …