All articles by Chris Lo

  1. Smart cities: building a solar-powered smart district in Denver

    On the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, not far from Denver International Airport, a grand experiment is underway. Panasonic, the consumer…
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    12 Feb
  2. Smart cities: redefining urban energy

    Today, more than ever, it’s cities that are deciding the future. Over half of the world’s population currently resides in…
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    8 Feb
  3. Financing the global energy transition: what’s the cost?

    With the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change now in…
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    5 Dec
  4. Blockchain: a natural partner for 21st century power grids

    ‘Evolution’ might not be a strong enough word to cover the changes that have been taking place in the global…
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    20 Nov
  5. How much of the US is following Trump out of the Paris Accord?

    “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” President Donald Trump said during his June announcement that…
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    15 Nov
  6. Birchwood Power Facility: GE’s coal efficiency showcase

    While it’s clear that coal’s twilight era as an energy source has arrived, its pre-retirement period may well be longer…
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    13 Nov
  7. With America’s ‘clean coal’ flagship dead, is the concept still credible?

    As gloomy portents go, they don’t come much gloomier for ‘clean coal’ than recent developments at the Kemper County energy…
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    8 Nov
  8. Austin Energy: America’s solar storage test bed

    Texas’s energy story may have been historically dominated by oil and gas, but that story is slowly beginning to change….
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    6 Nov
  9. Microgrids, maintenance and major opportunities

    Operated on wide ranges of scale, from solar rooftops to military bases, microgrids are now being utilised on all seven…
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    5 Oct
  10. Macron’s France: where now for nuclear power?

    In France, this year’s presidential and legislative elections have continued the prevailing theme in western politics over the last few…
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    28 Aug