Observations on Central Queensland’s energy journey
The hands, they wash each other
Floating solar PV
An impromptu tour of Substations
The changing Generator Performance Standards landscape in EPC Contracts
Delay Liquidated Damages on solar farms
MacIntyre Wind Farm
Grid Connecting Generation – Is it still a challenge?
A test ride of Brisbane’s Lime Scooters
Interview with Heidi Sick – Women Leaders in Energy
Photos: Parkes Solar Farm, NSW, Australia
Solar facility construction milestone and payment claim review
The complex world of Japanese waste management
The tricky nature of design and construction overlap in solar projects
Back in the business – the Australian energy business
Melaka – one of Rockefeller’s 100 Resilient Cities
Bangkok – one of Rockefeller’s 100 Resilient Cities
Rockefeller’s 100 Resilient Cities – a personal journey
What could possibly go wrong on a Solar PV project during construction? – Part 3
What could possibly go wrong on a Solar PV project during construction? – Part 2
What could possibly go wrong on a Solar PV project during construction?
Bald Hills Wind Farm – photos
Victoria’s new renewables policy, and why it could learn from South Africa
Projects and Contracts
Project planning within the energy sector (part 3 of 3)
Project planning within the energy sector (part 2 of 3)
Project planning within the energy sector (part 1 of 3)
CERES – Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies
Securitisation of a portfolio of solar installations – technical due diligence considerations
Australian battery storage guide – Energy Storage Council
Solar PV guidelines and checklists
Health impacts of coal mining and power stations on local communities
Coal and coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef
Women in Renewables – Melbourne breakfast meeting
Climate and environmental justice
Thailand’s electricity sector
Thailand’s renewable energy incentives
Some photos from Vietnam
ASEAN energy trends – reflecting after five months in the region
Vietnam’s renewable energy strategy
Contract administration – ugh, really?
Rand:dollar fluctuations – in the context of REIPPP projects
Exporting Christmas. The spread of religious holiday based consumerism
Akon’s lighting initiative in Africa
Outsourcing the burden of coal to southeast Asia
Applying IT community practices to the energy sector
Vietnam’s intended commitments at COP21
Energy storage from submerged buoyant devices
Completion Certificates for major works
Performance guarantees and liquidated damages
Delay liquidated damages – EPC contract watchits
Technical specifications – listing performance obligations for equipment
Motorbikes in Ho Chi Minh City. Madness and beauty.
Vietnam’s electricity sector – a snapshot
Defining the Commercial Operation Date in EPC Contracts
Sustainable resource consumption in small, remote communities
The impact of tropical storms on energy security
Electricity resources in Malapascua Island, Philippines
Milestone schedules in renewable energy EPC Contracts
Green Cape supporting green tech in the Western Cape, South Africa
The inclusion of ‘sub-contracting’ rights under EPC Contracts
The importance of original equipment manufacturer’s guidelines in EPC Contracts
The difference between contract variations and design amendments
Defining the Contractor’s scope of work
Technical considerations in Renewable Energy EPC Contracts
Geothermal energy facilities – how do they work
Global geothermal capacity trends
The role of wind in addressing capacity constraints in the Philippines
Renewable Energy projects and targets in the Philippines
Electric tricycles in Boracay, Philippines
Sun in the Philippines (photos)
The Philippines’ renewable energy feed in tariff
The Philippines’ electricity picture
Electrical birds nests in Manila, Philippines (photos)
Challenges surrounding CCS
Capturing carbon – the basics
What happens to CCS captured carbon
Carbon Capture & Storage and its role in climate change mitigation
Keeping cool in Singapore
A short summary of Singapore’s electricity market
Food wastage and the role it plays in climate change
The demand for cooling in Singapore’s buildings
Agreeing and implementing Best Practice/Green Leases
COP21 – Buildings Day – 3rd December 2015
The impact of green buildings on employee wellness and productivity
A snapshot of Malaysia’s energy picture
Malaysia renewable energy feed in tariffs
IPP Projects page – call for comments on REIPPP RfP
CSIR study update – benefits of renewable energy to the South African economy
Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance’s Liebreich talks on energy sector reformation
What does Singapore do with its solid waste?
Biloela’s Callide coal power station & open pit mine
Australia’s solar PV rooftop installations
International Energy Centre – Masters of Energy Studies
Arup – five minute guide – rooftop and building integrated PV
Australia’s electricity market – some of the key players
Building energy efficiency in Australia – a chat with Arup in Melbourne
The wind health issue being discussed in Australia
REIPPPP Expedited Bid Submission RFP Part A, B & C key changes
Our Melbourne Tesla adventure
Australia’s renewable energy jobs – recruitment thoughts
Australia’s Reverse Auction – the ACT renewable energy procurement programme
Capital Wind Farm near Canberra
Australia’s renewable energy picture – a meetup with Muriel Watt, University of New South Wales
Australian PV Institute – live data portal
New REIPPP announcement – summary of all projects to date
Australian Ramblings are imminent – two month plans from June
What has been happening in renewable energy in South Africa? A summary for those not in the know.
Renewable energy tariffs dropped again by over 25% – how low can we go?
REIPPP updated list of preferred bidders – up to bidding window four
A nice summary of REIPPP Round 4 preferred bidders
NERSA Small-Scale Embedded Generation: Regulatory Rules Consultation Paper highlights
Eskom tariff changes: a quick and dirty look at some impacts on the City of Cape Town
Summary of projects under the South African renewable energy independent power producer procurement programme
Cape Town residential electricity tariff; how is it impacted by the installation of a solar PV system
The difference between solar thermal and solar PV
What’s going on in renewable energy around the world – my quest for the next year
I’m off for a year of work and travel – the travel part is easy, now to find the work…
Sustainability vs energy security
What makes a city resilient?
Cangro – an upside down way to look at growing veggies
Energy storage really the talk of the RE town at the moment
A quick intro to electricity storage technologies by Arup
Some healthy responses to an unhealthy world
Engineers vs Planners – Joke for a “friday” thursday
Delay in the announcement of additional projects under the DoE’s REIPPP Programme
Delay of REIPPPP Round 3 preferred bidder announcement but hints of outcomes out already
Eskom announces upcoming changes to its Standard Offer and Standard Product offerings
Transport for Cape Town – integrating Cape Town’s public transport systems
Racial distribution (and density) mapped in Cape Town via @adrianfrith
My article in the Energize renewable energy supplement – volume 1.
Arup briefing note: Review of REIPPPP Round 3 Procurement Documents
An incredibly important article to read, load shedding may well be a reality for us this winter.
Nuclear power ‘could trigger price increase’
Velkess flywheel technology promises cleaner, more efficient energy storage
City of Cape Town has issued a request for quotes for 10kW PV panels and accompanying inverters
Square Kilometer Array: updates, excitement and general feeling of wellbeing
Arup renewable-energy projects enter construction phase
Challenges faced / lessons learnt by lenders’ technical advisors under REIPPP
Yesterday was a big day for South Africa’s renewable energy programme
The frequently spotted Vivi and Frank in their natural habitat… caught drinking on national TV
Localisation of wind turbine components – comparison with Brazil and Windaba session
A South African Renewable Energy Guide for Local Government – book launch last night.
Free online course in greening your business – Nedbank
My new job – Arup
Eskom eta awards
Achtung achtung: Electricity Saving Campaign call for tenders
New City of Cape Town electricity tariffs – from 1st July 2012
Now Dipuo Peters is playing the ‘god’ card with nuclear and fracking
Square Kilometre Array (SKA) announcement this afternoon – holding thumbs for SA
Electricity supply constraints – time to don a jumper
Just in case you weren’t aware – I’m looking for a project management role in a renewable energy company
Assistance for industries in SA to become more energy efficient – IEE Improvement project
Energy efficiency interventions in RDP houses in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha
Bicycle Empowerment Network (BEN) helping to get bikes to the masses
Electricity load shedding schedules for Cape Town for 2012
Lance Greyling explains how Cape Town is supplying Durban with clean electricity during COP17
Climate Smart Cape Town wins the ‘best overall stand’ award and the ‘best outdoor stand’ award
Capetonians! How well informed are you about Climate Change? Please help us with this survey
Conservative White Males’ denial of climate change…
Brilliant use of water bottles to light houses in low income communities (via @slopeypen)
Sun Power, a poem about wasted energy by Wouter Roggen
Project co-coordinator position available at Sustainable Energy Africa
IKamva Youth school petrol-bombed on Freedom Day
Squeeze power: First ‘practical nanogenerator’ developed
Cabinet endorses moratorium on natural-gas drilling in the Karoo region
New solar water heater rebates rates released by Eskom
The words to “Storm” by Tim Minchin
EIA for the construction of 30 windturbines up the West Coast.
Speech by Lewis Pugh at the public hearings on Shell’s fracking plans for the Karoo
Wondering why the street lights are always on near Canal Walk on the N1?
Report those litter-bugs! No more stompies out car-windows!
“Stop ‘Fracking’ in the Karoo” Demonstration this afternoon. Info for anyone interested.
City of CT launches electricity saving campaign
Argh. Shell fracking encroaching on one of my favourite things about SA – SALT in Sutherland.
Thanks to @SlopeyPen for giving me the opportunity to stand under these windy Darlings.
Fracking the Karoo – The People Say No!
Launch of the MyCiTi Cycle Lanes! Blaauberg to Cape Town: pedal powered.
Info for electricity generators wishing to connect to the Eskom grid.
Anyone know where I can report this idiot? Cocky Merc owner.
City of Joburg leading the way with their Design Guidelines for Energy Efficient Buildings
Two City posts within the Energy and Climate Change Branch up for grabs.
Energy efficiency savings for Eskom 1800MW through light retrofits.
Television series on energy efficiency
Carbon Nation, a climate change solutions movie, to premier in Cape Town
A source of major concern for our country – how can you build a country without maths?
Water and energy efficient shower heads… Save save save.
Sea Point Recycling Drop Off Facility opens Wednesday, 1 December 2010
IRP2010 – DoE’s extending the period to comment, is it all for show?
City of Cape Town has launched an electricity savings’ website.
Oh the DoE and the REFIT and the PPAs and the IPPs and the RFQs. All for an IRP that’s AWOL.
New MyCiTi fares
Anyone who has seen Zeitgeist Addendum will be really worried about Eskom’s direction
Thought you said goodbye to the Athlone cooling towers?
Seriously, what is wrong with our Department of Energy?
The energy gap doth approach
The Wind is Green
How going green saved CEF money
Wind energy is here to destroy us. Mwahaha.
Infrastructure challenges in the western cape
Lessons on how to make a World Cup green…
NERSA invites you to comment
Show me the money
Committed to sustainability
A good book, some tea and a little bit of earth changing advice
The little world that is Cape Town
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