Author Archives: Joshua S Hill

China Suspends 104 Under-Construction & Planned Coal Power Projects

January 18th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

China's National Energy Administration has announced the suspension of 104 planned and under-construction coal power projects, with a total capacity of 120 gigawatts, in a move which serves to back President Xi's commitments to step into a global clean energy leadership role.


Global Wind Turbine Market Set For A Turbulent End To Decade

January 17th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The global wind turbine market is set to experience a turbulent end to the decade, according to new figures from research and consulting firm GlobalData, which has predicted the market will rise steadily through to 2019 before dropping back in 2020.


Tidal Lagoons Could Play Significant Role In UK Decarbonization Plans

January 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

A new Independent Review of the potential role tidal lagoons could play in the United Kingdom's future decarbonized energy mix has concluded that they would be a cost-effective and secure supply of decarbonized electricity while bringing substantial benefits for the UK supply chain.


Sunrun Partners With National Grid In US Solar Partnership

January 12th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, Sunrun, has partnered with international utility National Grid in a "multifaceted partnership" which includes a $100 million investment towards owning 200 megawatts of residential solar assets.


Supercomputers To Provide More Reliable Wind Forecasts

January 10th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Researchers utilizing supercomputers are hoping to deliver more precise and accurate wind forecasts in regions with complex terrain in an effort to help utility operators make more accurate predictions of when wind energy will be available on the grid.


Wind Energy Delivers Christmas Records In UK & Scotland

January 10th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The generation of electricity from wind energy provided several records across the United Kingdom, and Scotland in particular, over the Christmas period -- including delivering enough power for all of Scotland's electricity needs for four days straight.


China Usurps United States As Global Clean Energy Leader

January 9th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

China invested a record $32 billion in global renewable energy projects during 2016, and is expecting to invest at least $361 billion into its own renewable energy sector by 2020, securely placing China as the leading clean energy player in the world.



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