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Renewables are the cheapest way to decarbonise even when you account for system costs

Deploying a large volume of renewables remains the cheapest approach to decarbonisation even when accounting for system integration costs, according to a study by E3G The report highlights an 'increasing body of evidence' showing that the power system could operate securely and at least cost with more than 50% of demand being met from renewables. … Continue reading Renewables are the cheapest way to decarbonise even when you account for system costs

A record 90% of new power capacity in the EU was renewable last year

In figures recently released by WindEurope, the progress that Europe made is well highlighted. At the turn of the century, new renewable power installations accounted for less than 3GW - no more than 20% of installed capacity that year. This is even more shocking when you consider the lower capacity factors of renewable technology of that time. It … Continue reading A record 90% of new power capacity in the EU was renewable last year

Thoughts on the Israeli economy 6/7

Gas sector? Note: this was written in 2015 What is currently not a driver of the Israeli economy is export-based trade of natural resources. Historically, given its small size and not ideal location, Israel was not been blessed with raw materials or naturally occurring resources in abundance. However, this is potentially about to change, with … Continue reading Thoughts on the Israeli economy 6/7

Thoughts on the Israeli economy 4/7

HIGH TECH AND INNOVATIVE SECTORS The high-tech industry that has come to play such a central role in the progression of the Israeli economy must first be defined. A high-tech business can broadly be defined as one that relies quite heavily on innovation in science and technology. Chorev and Anderson say: “The characteristics of high-tech … Continue reading Thoughts on the Israeli economy 4/7