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About Joshua S Hill

Joshua S Hill I'm a Christian, a nerd, a geek, and I believe that we're pretty quickly directing planet-Earth into hell in a handbasket! I also write for Fantasy Book Review (.co.uk), and can be found writing articles for a variety of other sites. Check me out at about.me for more.



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Wind Generated 35% Of British Electricity Last Week

March 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy accounted for 35% of Great Britain's electricity generation for the week running Friday 8 March to Thursday 14 March, beating out all other generation sources, and also saw offshore wind beat out nuclear energy. 


BNP Paribas Announces Plans To Hasten Divestment From Coal

March 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The investment arm of the world's seventh-largest bank, BNP Paribas, announced plans this week to implement an enhanced coal-exclusion policy which will tighten the company's exclusion policy on companies engaged in mining thermal coal and generating electricity from coal. 


Ørsted Goes All In For 700 Megawatt Dutch Offshore Wind Tender

March 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted announced on Thursday that it has submitted a bid --- backed by a final investment decision --- in the Dutch offshore wind tender for the Holland Coast South 3&4 offshore wind farms which have a nameplate capacity of 700 megawatts


US Coal Generation Expected To Continue Steady Decline, Claims EIA

March 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The US Energy Information Administration's latest Short-Term Energy Outlook was published this week, revealing electricity generation from coal in the United States will average 25% in 2019 and 23% in 2020, down from 27% in 2018 and continuing its steady decline to irrelevance. 


Shell Rebukes Trump & Doubles Down On Electricity

March 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

British-Dutch oil major Royal Dutch Shell has made it clear this week that, at least publicly, it has no interest in doing business as usual, rebuking US President Donald Trump and his administration to tighten methane while at the same time announcing it plans to be the largest power company in the world by the early 2030s. 


US Adds 10.6 Gigawatts Of Solar In 2018

March 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States added 10.6 gigawatts of new solar photovoltaic capacity in 2018, down slightly on that installed in 2017 but with an expectation that the market will rebound in the years ahead


New Mexico Jumps At Chance For 100% Clean Electricity

March 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

New Mexico's Senate and House of Representatives have quickly shuffled a carbon-free electricity bill to the Governor's desk this week which calls for generating 80% of the state’s electricity from renewable energy sources by 2040 and 100% from “carbon-free” sources by


Panasonic Solar Modules Added To Sunnova’s Approved Vendor List

March 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Sunnova, one of the United States' leading residential solar-plus-storage vendors, announced last week that it was adding solar modules manufactured by Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America to its list of approved vendors, opening the door for more choices and access for American consumers wishing to go solar. 


Vivint Solar Finishes 2018 With A Whimper

March 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Vivint Solar, one of the United States' leading residential solar providers, struggled to the end of 2018 according to its recently-released Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 financial results, published last week, with a lackluster fourth quarter which missed numerous financial metrics. 


UK Prime Minister Backs Offshore Wind Industry In Wake Of Sector Deal

March 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The United Kingdom's embattled Prime Minister, Theresa May, promised on Friday  that "Brexit will not be a race to the bottom" for the country as she spoke at Danish energy giant Orsted's offshore wind factory in Grimsby, heralding the importance of offshore wind to the future of the country a day after her government had launched its long-awaited Offshore Wind Sector Deal. 


Global Solar Installations Reached 104 Gigawatts In 2018

March 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Global solar installations increased by around 5% in 2018 and reached 104.1 gigawatts (GW) according to new figures released by SolarPower Europe released at the SolarPower Summit in Brussels on Wednesday, further putting the lie to previous estimates that 2018 solar installations had failed to reach the same level as last year. 



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