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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.



Author Archives: Joshua S Hill

Barclays “On Wrong Side Of History” In New Climate Change Policy

January 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

British banking giant Barclays has revised its stance on investing in fossil fuels which includes halting investment in coal mining and coal-fired power stations, but the bank has come under fire for not going far enough, with environmental organization Greenpeace comparing its lack of action with the bank's previous stance on apartheid, saying the bank is "once again on the wrong side of history."


Chinese Government Plans Large-Scale Subsidy-Free Wind & Solar

January 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

China's National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Agency announced big plans last week intended to drive the development of new subsidy-free wind and solar projects, providing the necessary political certainty that has been somewhat lacking since the Administration's decision to undercut the solar industry in May of


EDF Renewables & Masdar To Build Saudi Arabia’s First Wind Farm

January 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A consortium consisting of French-based renewable energy company EDF Renewables and Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar has been awarded the contract to build the 400 megawatt (MW) Dumat Al Jandal wind farm, the first wind farm to be built in Saudi Arabia and the largest in the Middle East. 


US Coal Retirements In 2018 Could Be As High As 15.4 Gigawatts

January 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A total of 16.9 gigawatts (GW) of US power generation was retired in 2018 according to figures published by S&P Global Market Intelligence including 11.8 GW worth of coal-fired power capacity, accounting for nearly 70% of all 2018 power retirements and solidifying the country's trend away from coal. 


International Renewable Energy Agency Appoints New Director-General

January 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The International Renewable Energy Agency met last week for its Ninth Assembly in Abu Dhabi and, amidst the various other announcements made, announced that the Assembly had selected Francesco La Camera to be the Agency's next Director-General, replacing the Agency's current and first Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin


Hawaiian Electric Announces Seven Solar Plus Storage Projects

January 14th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted contracts earlier this month for seven grid-scale solar-plus-storage projects to be built on three of the state's islands which will add approximately 262 megawatts (MW) worth of new solar capacity and 1,048 MW-hours worth of energy storage. 


ADFD Approves $31 Million Worth Of Renewable Energy Projects

January 14th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the International Renewable Energy Agency announced last week during the Ninth IRENA Assembly approval for renewable energy projects worth $31 million in Guyana, Liberia, and Togo which will receive funding as part of the sixth cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility


Canada Finally Joins IRENA

January 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

In what seems like news that has come a decade late, the International Renewable Energy Agency announced on Wednesday that Canada has finally become a member, becoming the Agency's 160th member


Potential Supply Chain Bottlenecks Could Threaten Growing US Wind Energy Industry

January 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

As companies and developers rush to take advantage of the US Production Tax Credit, which could lead to over 23 gigawatts (GW) of new wind capacity in 2019 and 2020, there is the risk that unforeseen supply chain bottlenecks could lead to project cancellations and postponements, significantly hampering otherwise explosive growth. 


Ørsted Completes First Standalone Battery Storage Project

January 9th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

As part of its nascent plans to begin expanding into other clean energy technologies, Danish wind energy giant Ørsted announced earlier this month that it completed its first standalone battery storage project, the 20 megawatt (MW) Carnegie Road battery project located in Liverpool, England. 


UK Electricity Generation Falls To 1994 Levels As Renewable Generation Soars

January 9th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A new analysis from UK-based website Carbon Brief has found that electricity generation in the United Kingdom last year fell to its lowest level since 1994, while at the same time, renewable energy electricity generation increased to another record high and accounted for an estimated 33% in 2018. 


Vestas Finished 2018 With Record Wind Turbine Orders Over 12 Gigawatts

January 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S continued to flummox efforts to report its total wind turbine order book for 2018 right down to the wire, with five announcements made on December 31 (and a sixth on January 1), bringing its total for 2018 close to the 13 gigawatt (GW) mark



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