2015 was the hottest year on record


On 21st January 2016 the US based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirmed that 2015 was the hottest year on record with the average global temperature climbing to 0.9oC above the 20th century average of 13.9oC. This follows the previous record in 2014 of a 0.74oC increase.

2015 was the 39th consecutive year of above average annual temperatures and 2015 saw 10 months exceeding previous records for that month.

Sometimes people forget what the push for renewables, including energy storage is really about. It’s about making the world a more equitable place for all, humans, plants and animals alike rather than just making it an easy way for some people to make money.

When contemplating battery energy storage people should really be looking on it as a way to protect the earth for their children by limiting the use of fossil fuels in order to protect the environment.

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Interview with John Ballis GridEdge CEO

Below is a short extract from an interview by Tracy Cromwell with John Ballis, the CEO of Grid Edge Pty Ltd:Interview with John Ballis GridEdge CEO

Tracy : Why did you choose the FIAMM SoNick battery as your preferred storage medium?

John B: The FIAMM SoNick battery was chosen because it addressed all of our concerns and was the only battery that ticked all the boxes for a truly ethical and renewable product. We looked for a product that would not only address the needs of today but also what we may require in the future. The FIAMM SoNick battery is 100% recyclable with a recycling end-of-life program already in place and approved by the European Union. As we say “a battery safe enough to store under the dining room table of your home”. This is a battery that can handle a large operating range and can operate under extreme conditions, and also importantly, a battery which doesn’t use any of our precious metal resources.

 Tracy: How do GridEdge storage systems compare on price to other systems. 

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April 2016 temperatures sets record as hottest ever

When you see headlines like this and on a consistent basis it makes you realise you cannot wait for governments to take action on climate change. It is up to each one of us to take the actions we can.global-land-and-ocean-temperature-anomalies-noaa-Jan---April-2016
As Margaret Meade says “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for April 2016 was 1.10°C above the 20th century average of 13.7°C. This is the highest temperature departure for April since global records began in 1880. This value surpassed the previous record set in 2010 by 0.28°C.
This was also the fourth highest monthly temperature departure among all 1,636 months on record, behind March 2016, 1.23°C, February 2016, 1.19°C, and December 2015, 1.12°C.
Overall, 13 out of the 15 highest monthly temperature departures in the record have all occurred since February 2015, with February 1998 and January 2007 among the 15 highest monthly temperature departures.


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