I’m glad to announce the release of the second edition of my book (Crossing Over: The Energy Transition to Renewable Electricity). As usual with all my works, the full text of the book is available online for free download. To download, just click on the book title above.
Changes have been occurring at breakneck speed in the renewables sector, requiring lots of updates and new material, more than a year after the first edition came out in March 2015.
Aside from the 2016 updates, the most important additions are:
- My analysis of the Philippine Energy Program 2012-2030 of the previous Aquino administration, showing that it was already possible as early as 2012 to stop all new coal plant construction.
- My contention that the best way for the renewables sector to attain economies of scale is to follow the IT industry’s approach of downsizing computers from mainframes to micro, and going after economies of scale in quantity instead of size.
- A much-improved description of net metering and the Philippine utilities’ illegal implementation of this important provision of the Renewable Energy Act.
Merry Christmas to all!
Roberto Verzola 12/22/2016