Plugging into the Climate Knowledge Grid

“We are not far away from the climate talks in Paris and I’m frightened by the information overload that awaits people there. How will they cut through it all?”

This question, posed by Geoff Barnard at the Open Session of the Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group workshop, cuts through to the raison d’etre of knowledge brokers. With so much climate information available, on a multitude of online platforms, how can end-users find what they need – when they need it?

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RETScreen introduction video

REEEP has been an longtime supporter of RETScreen – and recently they have released this interesting video where OpenEI interviews Greg Leng, RETScreen‘s creator. We wanted to share it here and tell our readers a bit more about this useful tool.

RETScreen is a free, simple-to-use decision support tool to help decision makers and energy professionals evaluate the financial viability of renewable energy, energy efficiency and cogeneration projects around the world.

The program helps answer questions such as: “Shall I install this wind farm, what’s the cost, what’s the  financial return, what’s the risk”  The kind of decisions that have to be answered reliably, fast and best of all –  free of charge. Factors such as also energy efficiency and due diligence are also part of the package. Continue reading “RETScreen introduction video”