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Wind energy, solar power capacity catching up with nuclear power

Advocates of nuclear energy have long been predicting its renaissance, yet this mode of producing electricity has been stalled for years. Renewable energy, by contrast, continues to expand rapidly, even if it still has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fuel power plants, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner in […]

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Wind energy offers climate-concerned citizens an affordable solution

On Sunday, just two days before this week’s United Nations Climate Summit, 400,000 people took to New York City’s streets for the People’s Climate March – making it the largest march in history dedicated to solving climate change. Participants varied from young to old and many carried signs expressing their support for clean, renewable wind […]

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Egypt plans 2 GW auction each for wind energy and solar power

Egypt is planning to auction 2 GW capacity each in wind and solar power capacity next month. The government is expecting an investment of about $7 million in the development of this capacity. In addition to renewable energy auctions, the government also plans to offer 4 GW of coal-fired power generation capacity for bidding. These […]

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Concentrated Solar Power, PV and Wind Energy Development on Public Lands

As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a new competitive leasing process by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to help spur solar and wind energy development on public lands in the […]

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Wind energy and solar power compete with coal, gas

Lazard said that solar energy and wind energy were already competing with fossil fuels on an unsubsidised basis. We’ve now gotten hold of the original report and are reprinting four graphs here, which we find quite stunning because it underlines how quickly the case for more fossil fuels is quickly being eroded.   The first graph […]

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Those renewable power lines more than pay for themselves

Today, Texas Comptroller Susan Comb’s office published a report attacking renewable energy in Texas. This unbalanced, misinformed report is simply a restatement of the flawed talking points pushed by the anti-renewables lobby and ignores key information about renewable power and its benefits for Texas.  Texas’ wind energy industry has now invested more than $26 billion […]

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Obama Urges Action on Climate Change `While We Still Can’

President Barack Obama urged world leaders at a United Nations summit to reach a global agreement to combat climate change “while we still can.” Speaking before more than 120 officials, the president cited more frequent droughts and flooding in warning, “The climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it.” Obama took credit for […]

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The Future Of Mexico’s Energy Industry

The Editor interviews Steven P. Otillar, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Editor: Please describe your practice, and tell us why Mexico is high on your radar screen. Otillar: My practice focuses on domestic and international energy transactional work, with an emphasis on upstream acquisitions, divestitures and development. I have represented energy […]

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Saft to Deliver Third Li-ion Energy Storage System for California Utility

The lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage systems will be used to mitigate power fluctuations inherent with solar-generated electricity. Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has received its third contract from a major California utility. Since the first utility-scale storage system was commissioned at the end of 2012, Saft received […]

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Worldwide Capacity of Next-Generation Advanced Batteries Is Expected to Increase Nearly 1,000-Fold by 2023

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for next-generation advanced batteries, with a focus on the current leading battery chemistry, lithium ion, and the energy storage device types that might eventually replace it. While lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries offer many advantages over traditional battery technologies, research and development of new battery chemistries […]

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Thousands march in New York City, around globe over climate change

Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. The crowds of marchers, which included actors Mark Ruffalo and Evangeline Lilly, wound through midtown Manhattan, joined along the way by […]

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Renewable Energy Can Meet Global Demand And Cut Carbon Emissions Says IRENA

A plan to use renewable energy sources to meet the rising demand for cheap electricity and the need to reduce the pace of global warming, has been developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). The organisation predicts that average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will reach 498 grams per kilowatt-hour (g/kWh) by 2030 if the […]

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Tamil Nadu should set up a state-level wind power forecasting mechanism

Tamil Nadu should set up a state-level wind energy forecasting mechanism and wind energy integration facility to avoid ‘evacuation loss’ of power produced in wind mills, a top official of Indian Wind Power Association said today. The evacuation loss has been a major hurdle in meeting the gap between power requirement and availability. This loss […]

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Egypt sets new feed-in tariffs for wind energy and solar power

The government hopes for new and renewable energy to account for 20% Egypt’s total energy mix by 2020. The Ministry of Electricity announced Saturday pricing for electricity generated by new and renewable energy sources for households and private sector companies. Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said in a press conference that the purpose of the […]

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China is drawing 30 percent of its energy needs from hydropower, solar energy and wind energy

China’s demand for energy is unparalleled. The demand is met primarily with traditional raw materials such as oil, gas and above all, coal – the basis for 80 percent of China’s energy supply. The trouble is, the process of generating electricity through coal releases large quantities of CO2. And it is becoming increasingly difficult to […]

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Nicaragua Plans 770 Megawatts in Renewable Energy Projects: Wind Power, Geothermal Energy and Solar Energy

The plan includes 300 megawatts of wind energy, 100 megawatts of geothermal, 100 megawatts of solar and 270 megawatts from two hydroelectric projects. Nicaragua plans $4 billion of public and private-sector investment in renewable energy projects over the next 15 years to add 770 megawatts, Spanish news agency EFE reported. More than 70 percent of […]

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Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis

Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) has released its Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis – Version 8.0, an in-depth study comparing the cost of generating energy from conventional and alternative technologies. Lazard’s Global Power, Energy & Infrastructure Group has been publishing the study since 2008. The study shows the acceleration of an ongoing trend: Utility-scale solar and wind […]

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