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BP Energy Outlook sees 2035 Emissions Increasing by 29%

by Joshua S Hill

BP Energy released their BP Energy Outlook 2035 on Wednesday, outlining global energy demand predictions for the coming decades, as well as showing that global carbon dioxide emissions are expected to grow by 29% by 2035.

BP Energy Outlook predicts emissions will increase 29% from present levels, by 2035
BP Energy Outlook predicts emissions will increase 29% from present levels, by 2035. Image by Shutterstock

According to the report, global energy demand continues to grow, but is looking to slow soon, as the current growth is primarily being driven by emerging economies, such as China and India.

The report predicts that global energy consumption is expected to grow by 41% between 2012 and 2035, compared to 55% over the last 23 years, and 30% over the last ten. Of the 41% expected over the next 23 years, 95% is expected to come from emerging economies, whereas energy use in the advanced economies of North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, is expected to grow relatively slowly.

Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive commented:

“The Outlook leads us to three big questions:
Is there enough energy to meet growing demand?
Can we meet demand reliably?
And what are the consequences of meeting demand?

In other words, is the supply sufficient, secure and sustainable?

On the first question, our answer is a resounding ‘yes’.

The growth rate for global demand is slower than what we have seen in previous decades, largely as a result of increasing energy efficiency.

Trends in global technology, investment and policy leave us confident that production will be able to keep pace.

New energy forms such as shale gas, tight oil, and renewables will account for a significant share of the growth in global supply.”

In regards to carbon dioxide emissions, BP are predicting a rise of 29% over the next 23 years, with all of that growth coming from emerging economies.

The Outlook does provide some bright spots, however, suggesting that emissions growth is expected to slow as natural gas and renewables start to replace coal and oil, while emissions are expected to decline in Europe and the US.

“This process shows the power of economic forces and competition,” said BP Chief Economist Christof Rühl.

Put simply, people are finding ways to use energy more efficiently because it saves them money.

This is also good for the environment – the less energy we use the less carbon we emit. For example CO2 emissions in the US are back at 1990s’ levels.”

The full summary of the Outlook can be viewed here, as well as access to remarks by Bob Dudley, and presentation slides.

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About the Author

Joshua S HillJoshua S Hill I’m a Christian, a nerd, a geek, a liberal left-winger, and believe that we’re pretty quickly directing planet-Earth into hell in a handbasket! I work as Associate Editor for the Important Media Network and write for CleanTechnica and Planetsave. I also write for Fantasy Book Review (.co.uk), Amazing Stories, the Stabley Times and Medium.   I love words with a passion, both creating them and reading them.

Hareon Solar Invests $1.6 Billion on 1GW Solar Project

by Nathan.

Hareon Solar
New $1.6 Billion renewable energy power project for Inner Mongolia.

Hareon Solar — a noted developer of renewable energy projects — recently announced its intent to invest over CNY10 billion ($1.6 billion) into a 1 GW solar energy farm to be built in Inner Mongolia.

The deal — which was formally closed with the signing of a Letter of Intent on the 20th of November — is between the Mongolia Alashan Civil Administration and Hareon Solar.

The initial 100 MW is planned for completion sometime in 2014. It is to be located on a 4,000 acre site in the desert. Currently, project plans are being finalized and the project is going through the government approval and feasibility process. Hareon will reportedly receive some incentives for the project, but no details have been disclosed as far as we are aware.

In case you aren’t familiar with this are of the world, the Alashan region is located about 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) to the west of Beijing.

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Image Credit: Alashan via Wikimedia CC

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NathanNathan For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts; for all is vanity. – Ecclesiastes 3:19

Cutting Edge Portable Solar Power Module Fits On A Backpack

by Tina Casey

EnerPlex Packr solar backpack courtesy of Ascent.
EnerPlex Packr solar backpack courtesy of Ascent.

Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. — one of the world’s top thin-film solar cell companies, has just announced the launch of its first solar power backpack for the consumer market. The new the EnerPlex Packr™ integrates Ascent’s proprietary thin film solar technology, and if you decide to get one of these puppies for yourself, go ahead and give yourself a big thumbs-up for paying your taxes…you built this!

That’s right, Ascent has received support from us taxpayers for its R&D efforts in the form of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Thin Film Photovoltaic Partnership, as well as participation in the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA)  Low-Cost Lightweight Portable Photovoltaics Project and a lift from the Air Force Small Business Innovative Research program.

Ascent’s EnerPlex Packr Solar Backpack

At a price of $99 on the EnerPlex website (EnerPlex is the brand set up by Ascent to market its thin film solar products), the Packr is a bit of a bite, but it’s not that much more than you’d expect to pay for a quality backpack without solar power.

The Packr comes with a 3-watt solar panel made with Ascent’s proprietary thin film technology, along with a standard USB output, arranged so that you can plug it into your device and draw solar power while you’re still walking around.

That’s obviously more handy for walking about in solar-friendly California rather than taking a night hike through a deep forest, but add a bit of storage capacity and Bob’s your uncle.

Also recall the DARPA connection to Ascent, and that brings up an interesting angle. In 2010, the Army started using 62-watt portable solar “blankets” that could be tucked into a backpack. Ascent’s solar backpack takes it to the next logical step by using the backpack as a platform for solar power, too. That adds an important mobility factor to the portability concept.

Ascent’s CIGS Technology

Named one of Time’s “Best Inventions of 2011,” Ascent’s main contribution to the thin film market is a highly efficient, relatively low cost manufacturing process for thin film solar cells based on a semiconductor material called CIGS for Copper indium gallium (di)selenide. Ascent describes it this way:

Our proprietary, monolithically integrated processing techniques take CIGS to production on high-temperature plastic substrate that can survive the manufacturing temperatures associated with thin-film CIGS processing, while remaining flexible and electrically insulating. The insulating features of the plastics make it possible to connect individual cells into modules during processing.

The practically limitless application of Ascent’s CIGS thin film is already beginning to show. Aside from the backpacks, Ascent has been active in the solar tent market. That alone has a wide-ranging application in recreation, disaster relief and military operations to say nothing of outdoor fairs and festivals.

As for a recently announced partnership between Ascent and the Denver Broncos football team, don’t get too excited. They’re not going to plaster the stadium in CIGS, it’s just an advertising and promotion gig.

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Tina Casey Tina Casey specializes in military and corporate sustainability, advanced technology, emerging materials, biofuels, and water and wastewater issues. Tina’s articles are reposted frequently on Reuters, Scientific American, and many other sites. You can also follow her on Twitter @TinaMCasey and Google+.

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Aquion Energy And Siemens Industry Teaming-Up To Offer Integrated Grid/Micro-Grid Energy Storage Systems

by Nathan

Aquion Home Battery system

Originally published on Ecopreneurist.

Aquion Energy, developer/manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and energy storage systems, is now teaming up with the maker of the Sinamics S120 drive technology, Siemens Industry Sector, to offer a fully integrated AHI-based energy storage system. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding under which both companies will test the integration of Aquion’s AHI batteries and Siemens’ Sinamics S120 drive inverter.

The integration of the Sinamics S120 inverter solution and the AE12 Battery Module is currently undergoing high voltage tests at Aquion’s research and development facility in Pittsburgh. It will soon begin undergoing additional testing at Siemens’ Alpharetta facility.

“The breakthrough AE12 Battery Module is an 18 kilowatt hour system that provides high performance, long-duration daily cycling for microgrid and grid applications.”

“With its novel Aqueous Hybrid Ion technology, Aquion has emerged with an exciting new energy storage solution. We want to explore the Aqueous Hybrid Ion technology proposed by Aquion, validate its capabilities and potential for offering cost effective grid-scale deployments and energy efficient Microgrid and Renewables support functions,” stated Dr Razvan Panati, director of new technologies at Siemens Industry. “Our intention is to support the Aquion team in developing fully integrated AHI-based energy storage systems using our scalable, industry proven, off-the-shelf inverter technology.”

“Our work with Siemens is a key step in the validation of our technology at commercial scale as we significantly ramp our production capacity,” said Scott Pearson, chief executive officer of Aquion. “We look forward to showing that AHI batteries can be integrated with Siemens inverters to deliver cutting-edge storage solutions that are reliable, safe, cost-effective and environmentally benign to customers on a global scale.”

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