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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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Masdar Plans 500 Megawatts Of Solar, Wind, & Floating Solar

July 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, better known as Masdar, announced last week that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Armenian National Interests Fund (ANIF) to explore collaborating on 200 megawatt (MW) of solar PV, 200 MW of onshore wind, and another 100 MW of floating solar PV. 


China Approves 22.8 Gigawatts Of Solar PV For 2019 Subsidies

July 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

China's National Energy Administration announced last week the results of its first national solar auction for Feed-in Tariff (FiT)-approved projects, in which it awarded 22.78 gigawatts (GW) across 3,921 projects, all of which must be completed and grid-connected by the end of the year.  


China Set To Take Stage As Largest Energy Storage Market In APAC By 2024

July 9th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables expects China will become the largest energy storage market in the Asia Pacific region by 2024, with the country's cumulative energy storage capacity expected to skyrocket from 489 megawatts (MW)/843 megawatt-hours (MWh) in 2017 to a mammoth 12.5 gigawatts (GW)/32.1 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in 2024. 


FERC Dramatically Revises US Electricity Generating Predictions

July 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States' Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has apparently "dramatically revised" its three-year forecast for changes in the country's electrical generating capacity mix, according to the SUN DAY Campaign, with sharp declines expected for fossil fuel and nuclear generation offset by even stronger growth in renewable energy. 


British Royal Institutions Announce Fossil Fuel Divestment

July 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Two of Britain's leading professional associations --- the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine --- announced last week to mark the first-ever London Climate Action Week that they will completely divest from fossil fuel investments. 


8minute To Build 475 Megawatt/540 Megawatt-hour Solar + Storage Project

July 3rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

8minute Solar Energy announced on Tuesday that it has been selected to develop the largest solar plus storage project ever built in Nevada, and one of the largest in the world, measuring in at a whopping 475 megawatts (MW) for the solar array and 540 megawatt-hours (MWh) for the battery storage system. 


Chubb Becomes First US Insurer To Reduce Exposure To Coal

July 2nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The New Jersey-headquartered insurer Chubb announced this week that it will no longer underwrite the construction and operation of new coal-fired power plants or new risks for companies that generate more than 30% of their revenue from coal, making the insurer the next in a long line of financial and insurance institutions waving goodbye to coal


Vestas Finishes Q2 With Trademark Flurry Of Activity & 40% Bump In Orders

July 2nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish wind energy giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S finished off the second quarter of 2019 with its trademark flurry of activity, announcing 1,775 megawatts (MW) of new wind turbine orders over the last four days of the quarter, pushing its total orders for the first half of the year to 7,605 MW, a 40% increase over the same period in


Siemens Gamesa Named Preferred Supplier For Japanese Offshore Wind Farm

July 1st, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Spanish offshore wind giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced last month that it had received its first preferred supplier nomination for the Japanese offshore wind industry, being nominated as preferred supplier for the Northern Akita offshore pipeline in Japan which has a capacity of up to 455 megawatts (MW). 


Global Offshore Wind To Reach 200 Gigawatts By 2030

June 28th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The Global Wind Energy Council published its inaugural Global Offshore Wind Report this week, which shows that not only has offshore wind grown at an average of 21% each year since 2013, but that the sector could install an additional 200 gigawatts (GW) of capacity by


UK Signs Net-Zero Emissions Requirement Into Law

June 28th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Two weeks after outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she was introducing legislation to enshrine into law a net zero emissions by 2050 target, the country's interim Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth has signed the target into law, making the UK the first major global economy to pass such a law. 



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