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India's wind power tariffs hit new low in push for renewables

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian wind power tariffs fell to a record low in a government-run auction on Friday, weeks after solar power rates too hit an all-time low, in one of the world's biggest clean energy programmes aimed at cutting chronic electricity shortages.<p>India, the world's third-biggest …

Renewable Energy

50 Things to Grill in Foil

Charles Masters<p><b>How to make a foil packet:</b><br>1. Lay a large sheet of heavy-duty foil or a double layer of regular foil on a flat surface. (Use nonstick …

Seafood

9 amazing barbecue grills!

Banish those thoughts if you're thinking we shouldn't be talking about outdoor grills because it's only January. We think winter is the perfect time …

Interior Design

Recipe: Grilled Sesame & Harissa Hen-of-the-woods Mushrooms

Method<p>If you’re using a charcoal grill, which I prefer, get your fire started. I prefer all the coals to be on one half of the grill, so that side is …

Beer Can Chicken

Chef Tony McPhail glazes his beer can chicken with warm molasses that's spiked with toasted cayenne, sea salt and bourbon. "It's a fun easy recipe that you can get very creative with," he says.<p><b>Technique tip:</b> Make sure the bird comes to room temperature and that the skin is dry.<p><b>Swap option:</b> You can …

Poultry

25 ideas for low-cost rustic barbecues you could build

Summers are synonymous with oodles of family fun, lazing in the sunshine, and of course… .good old barbecue! Grilling on the barbecue is …

Interior Design

16 braais and wood ovens that you'll love for your garden

Everyone loves a good braai. Let's be honest with ourselves—grilling is a national pastime and pretty much any food can be improved by sticking it …

Interior Design

Best Portable Grill for 2017

Best Portable Grill for 2017 Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteWhen you want to take your grilling on the go, you need the <b>best portable grill</b> …

Smoking

Germany’s renewable energy boom is making life miserable for fossil-fuel producers

Last year at this time, RWE, one of Germany’s largest power producers, announced a surprise annual loss for 2015 and scrapped its dividend for the first time in decades.<p>That was nothing.<p>Today, the company warned of an even bigger loss in 2016—a whopping €5.7 billion ($6 billion)—and, again, decided …

Renewable Energy

Traeger Shares Their Best Winter Grilling Tips

<i>Feasting is our column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.</i><p>As warm weather and …

BBQ

The Many Reasons You Absolutely Need A Dedicated Tying Desk

There are a lot of little tricks and tips for taking your fly tying skills to a whole new level quickly and easily. Some take some getting used to, …

Fishing

Don't Miss These 5 Spots For Big Bass During A Winter Warm Spell

The Fishing Blog from Field & Stream's Dave Wolak and Joe Cermele<p>The weather has been uncharacteristically warm where I live in North Carolina, and …

Fishing

Budget 2017: Singapore to impose carbon tax on large direct emitters

SINGAPORE: The Government will introduce a carbon tax on large direct emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG) such as power stations from 2019. The tax is …

Climate Change

Australian wind farms to compete with gas to provide grid stability

One of the country’s biggest and most recent wind farms will conduct a major trail in South Australia in June to try and dispel one of the biggest …

Renewable Energy

Navy developing 44 MW solar+storage facility on Kauai

Dive Brief:<p>The U.S. Navy is developing a 44-MW solar-plus-storage facility on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, according to a <i></i>draft environmental …

Renewable Energy

Why Wind and Solar May Have to Fill In for America's Crumbling Hydro Infrastructure

When politicians talk about "crumbling infrastructure," it's often hard to ascertain exactly what they're talking about. Is it bridges falling down, an excessive number of potholes, or maybe aging airports? It could mean any number of things depending on who's talking and who's listening.<p>This week, …

Renewable Energy

1.5GW RFP in AZ, Perovskite at 30% in two years (!?), Apple backing energy storage, more

Arizona County put out Request for Proposal (RFP) for 1.5GW of solar power – Personally, this is the largest RFP I’ve seen in the US. There are headlines for projects in the Middle East at 5GW, one in India at 7.5GW and China sorta has an RFP of 20GW a year – but these nation-state led bids feel …

Renewable Energy

Three Secrets of Hooking Fat Spring Trout on Streamers

Taking trout on flies in the cold waters of early spring is like trying to get an overfed fat man to take yet another morsel. He doesn’t really want …

Fishing

Michael Viney: how trout disappeared from my favourite river

New research shows sea trout have more lice the closer they swim to salmon farms

Fishing

What Africa Can Teach the United States About Funding Infrastructure Projects

John Macomber explains why the solution to America’s infrastructure woes may lie in finance models that have proven successful in several nations in …

Harvard Business School

US Republican idea for tax on carbon makes climate sense

A conservative solution to global warming.<p>A group of senior US Republicans has proposed an entirely sensible climate policy: put a substantial and …

Wind power briefly sets record as source for electricity in U.S.

(Reuters) - Wind briefly powered more than 50 percent of electric demand on Sunday, the 14-state Southwest Power Pool (SPP) said, for the first time on any North American power grid.<p>SPP coordinates the flow of electricity on the high voltage power lines from Montana and North Dakota to New Mexico, …

Renewable Energy

California's Dam Crisis Highlights the Deadly History of Hydroelectric Power

Every type of power has casualties.<p>Dams can be amazing sources of renewable, carbon-free energy. Just build a sturdy wall, let a reservoir naturally …

Renewable Energy

Evacuations ordered over concerns at California dam system

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 188,000 people have evacuated from several Northern California counties after damage to a spillway at the Oroville Dam.<p>The dam, which is the nation's tallest, remains intact. But the emergency spillway, which guards against the overflow of the dam when water levels are high, was …

Drought

Spice Rubbed Ribs with Chipotle-Honey Glaze

Special equipment: Charcoal briquettes Chimney starter and newspaper 4 cups hickory or oak wood chips, soaked in cold water for at least 60 …

BBQ

Chris Bowden launches clean energy venture to target SMEs

Energy industry veteran Chris Bowden is to launch a new electricity marketplace that aims to finally shake the dominance of Britain’s “big six” suppliers.<p>Mr Bowden, who has spent 27 years in the energy industry and founded Utilyx, the UK’s largest energy broker, which he sold to Mitie for £16.2m in …

Renewable Energy

Mining magma: Iceland's geothermal well will use Earth's crust to power 5,000 homes

The well in Reykjanes is being used to create a natural wealth of energy<p>Mind your step: this is the hottest hole in the world.<p>Situated near the town of Reykjanes in southwest Iceland, the geothermal well goes five kilometres into the Earth's crust and hits temperatures between 400°C and 1,000°C. …

Renewable Energy

Asian Spice Rubbed Ribs with Pineapple-Ginger BBQ Sauce and Black and White Sesame Seeds

For the sauce: Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Add the garlic, ginger and onions and cook until soft, about 5 …

Pulled Pork

Video: Watch Alton make this recipe<p>Combine molasses, pickling salt, and water in 6 quart Lexan. Add Boston butt making sure it is completely …

Prices For Solar Panels Keep Falling, So Why Isn't It Cheaper To Get Solar?

Now that we've made the tech affordable, we have to turn our attention to the less sexy parts of the business.<p>It's never been cheaper to go solar. The installed price for home solar systems is less than half of what it was eight years ago. More than 1 million U.S. homes have now taken the plunge, …

Renewable Energy