Offshore wind power: big challenge, big opportunity

March 22, 2018

Offshore wind can play a leading role in meeting renewable energy and carbon emission targets and improving energy security by 2020. The policy framework for renewables deployment needs to change to make it attractive for the market to invest at scale, catalyze cost reduction by up to 40% and create 70,000 local jobs in this new industry.

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Energy Synapse

Energy Synapse provides data driven research and analysis to guide organisations through the energy transition. We believe in leading, not following, and that thriving in Australia's changing energy landscape requires a fresh approach.

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Solar Development in Pennsylvania

whitePaper | August 10, 2023

This paper offers a comprehensive overview of the status of solar development in the state of Pennsylvania. Beginning with a brief background of potential benefits to individuals and communities from residential and utility scale solar, barriers to realizing these opportunities are then discussed.

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Solving the Energy Trilemma

whitePaper | August 11, 2022

The global climate change summit, COP26, in November last year emphasised the urgent need to keep 1.5 degrees Celsius alive, limit global warming and push for more low-carbon power, as well as renewables. Then prices for energy began to skyrocket in Europe and Asian markets in January due to post-COVID energy bottlenecks. Finally, the recent war in Ukraine has emboldened world leaders’ to prioritise energy security and question where their imported fuels come from.

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The NYISO Interconnection Process

whitePaper | January 11, 2023

State and federal clean energy policies are driving an historic transition of the existing electric generating fleet in New York, including a dramatic increase in the development of clean energy projects. Mandates under the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) require 70% renewable energy by 2030 and an emissions-free electric system by 2040. The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law by President Biden in August 2022, makes $370 billion available in tax credits and incentives to speed the country’s transition to clean energy technology – the most aggressive climate related action ever taken by Congress.

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Making Concrete a More Sustainable Building Material

whitePaper | November 11, 2022

Concrete is an outstanding building material. It is widely available, economical, hard and durable like stone, and easy to work with – all attractive properties for the construction industry. However, concrete also has its disadvantages. The cement contained in concrete consumes a lot of energy during its production process and emits large amounts of CO2. This, combined with the enormous demand for concrete and the simultaneous low recycling rate, makes concrete less-than-friendly for the environment.

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PLANNING MOZAMBIQUE’S OPTIMAL POWER SYSTEM EXPANSION

whitePaper | November 1, 2022

Mozambique has the largest power generation potential in the entire Southern African region thanks to its vast and largely untapped gas, hydro, wind and solar resources. Despite this huge generation potential only 38.6%1) of its population had access to electricity in 2021. The total installed power capacity in Mozambique stood at around 2,800 MW in the year 2021 whereas the peak demand reported by the state-owned energy utility Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) was at 1,035 MW. Over 50% of the total electricity demand is originating from the capital area Maputo and the surrounding southern part of the country, while only around 20%2) of the population.

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Bridging the Gap Between Renewables and the Grid

whitePaper | August 11, 2021

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, renewable energy generation has been steadily increasing as energy produced by fossil fuels decreases. While this is great news for facility owners looking to invest in renewable energy, the current U.S. electrical grid cannot support this growth rate without significant updates to technology and energy storage. Our white paper tracks the current state of the U.S power grid and addresses the challenges facility owners face when investing in renewable energy.

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Energy Synapse provides data driven research and analysis to guide organisations through the energy transition. We believe in leading, not following, and that thriving in Australia's changing energy landscape requires a fresh approach.

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