Rays of hope

This article was published in the Irish Times here under the title “Rapid expansion of solar power capacity gives us grounds to be hopeful” on the 23rd of March 2023. There is hardly ever any good news on the climate front. However, a recent report by the think tank Ember found that the energy price …

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It’s not too late to learn from Denmark

[This article appeared in the Irish Times on the 22nd of September 2022 as] We tend to think of the modern wind turbine as a recent invention. In fact, it dates to the late 1890s. The Danish physicist and inventor Poul La Cour invented the basic turbine technology to generate electricity. His 1903 windmill …

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