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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China Aiming To Phase Out Coal Imports

December 2nd, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

China's coal prices have soared this year due to domestic supply issues as the country tried to cut overcapacity, but new analysis suggests China's coal demand will stabilise at around 4 billion tonnes, demand which will be able to be met easily with domestic supply, leading to the eventual phase-out of coal imports.

“Dramatic” Solar Price Reductions Will Only Continue

December 2nd, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

Solar prices have been in a sharp decline for several years now, due primarily to massive drops in PV module pricing, but a new report has shown that solar prices will only continue to fall as price reductions spread to inverters, trackers, and even labor costs.

TerraForm Power & Global Expect To Be “Operationally Independent” By 2017

December 1st, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

Ever since the once-global renewable energy developer leader SunEdison filed for bankruptcy in April, many have been wondering what would become of the company's two yieldcos -- TerraForm Power & TerraForm Global. In presentations given to investors, both yieldcos reported that they intend and expect to be "operationally independent" by January 2017.

S&P Paints Gloomy Picture Of US Energy Policy Under President Trump

November 29th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

Credit ratings agency S&P has released a report detailing the credit implications of Donald Trump's miraculous win in the 2016 US Presidential Election, and the underlying implications do not paint a healthy picture for the continued growth of America's clean technology industry.

China On Verge Of Wasting $490 Billion On Unnecessary Coal Plants, Says Carbon Tracker

November 28th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

China is at risk of wasting a whopping $490 billion on new coal plants it doesn't need under the country's 13th Five Year Plan, as slower power demand growth, structural changes to the country's economy, increased non-coal capacity targets, and carbon pricing all combine to slash coal-fired generation, according to a new analysis from Carbon Tracker Initiative.

New GE System Delivers Enhanced Hydro Plant Efficiency

November 25th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

GE has released the latest in a range of management suites intended to increase the efficiency and reliability of digital power plants, including a new management system for hydropower plants that will reduce maintenance and increase efficiency.

Buckingham Palace Might Go Solar In £369 Million Refit

November 24th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

A potential £369 million refit of Buckingham Palace, one of the world's most iconic buildings, could see the inclusion of numerous solar panels in an attempt to make what has been dubbed the UK's lease energy efficient home a little more green.

Trump Heightens Climate Concerns With New Plans & Staff Picks

November 24th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

With each day that passes we are treated to a clearer picture of what a Donald Trump White House will look like, and the impact it will have on the environment, climate, and energy usage --- and to be perfectly honest, the picture is becoming more and more grim with each day.

Within Or Without: The Curious Similarities Between Fossil Fuel Divestment & The Soviet Union

November 23rd, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

The divestment of fossil fuels from the global economy is an essential cog in helping humanity avoid global warming reaching 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Global initiatives preaching divestment are a dime-a-dozen nowadays, and have spawned a global student-led movement to pressure universities and other educational institutions to divest themselves of fossil fuel investments

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