Author Archives: Joshua S Hill

Corporate Renewable Energy PPAs Could See Big Year In Australia, Says Energetics

February 15th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Corporate renewable energy purchase agreements are a big deal in the United States and Europe, but Australia is lagging well behind the rest of the world. However, new analysis from Sydney-based energy market advisor Energetics suggests 2017 could be a good year for large energy users to begin turning to renewable energy PPAs to mitigate rising electricity prices.


US Governors Call On Donald Trump To Back Wind & Solar

February 14th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A group of governors from across the United States and from both sides of the political divide have penned an open letter to Donald Trump calling on the newly-elected President to support the development of solar and wind energy.


New Study Highlights Massive Potential Of Hydropower

February 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new study conducted by researchers from the Delft University of Technology has concluded that the total theoretical energy generating potential of hydropower is 52 petawatt-hours per year, a quarter of the global energy demand expected by 2020.


A Surprisingly Strong Year For Solar In Australia

February 10th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Despite initial assumptions that 2016 would be a poor year for solar development in Australia, new research from an Australian solar consultancy highlights several trends which show 2016 was nevertheless a record-breaking year for solar.


American Consumers Spending Less Than Ever On Energy

February 9th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report has revealed that American consumers spent less than 4% of their total annual household spending on energy in 2016 -- heating, transport, and electricity -- the smallest share ever recorded by the US Government.


Reports Reveal Beijing To Cut Coal Use By 30% In 2017

February 7th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Reports this week based on news from China's official Xinhua news agency have revealed that China's capital of Beijing is planning to further cut coal consumption by 30% this year as part of the city's larger efforts to tackle air pollution.


Europe’s Energy Transition Already Well Underway

February 3rd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The European Union's energy transition is already well underway, according to the Second Report on the State of the Energy Union published by the European Commission this week, which revealed that the EU has already made significant progress on delivering on its 2020 energy and climate targets.



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