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Global Renewable Energy Industry Employs 11 Million People

June 17th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The International Renewable Energy Agency reported last week that 11 million people were employed in the renewable energy industry around the world in 2018, a 6% increase over 2017 and continued proof that the industry continues to increase its role in the global economy and energy mix. 


Curtailment Is The Easy Answer

June 15th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

In a recent article, we found that curtailment of renewables may be cheaper than grid scale energy storage. Sometimes, the [&hellip


When Will Renewable Energy Prices Stop Dropping?

June 15th, 2019 | by George Harvey

Some people have asked when the prices will stop falling. Their understanding is that the decline in price really is unpredictable, and they believe that no definitive answer can be made about what source of energy will be least expensive in the future. In some important ways, they are wrong. The declines are predictable, to a degree


Corporate Heavyweights Back EU Move To Eradicate PPA Barriers

June 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A group of some of the world's largest corporations, including Amazon, Google, IKEA, and Microsoft, have backed an industry call for the European Union to eradicate the barriers to corporate renewable energy sourcing and Power Purchase Agreements, or PPAs


Chart: Electric Cars Cutting Gasoline Use By Hundreds Of Millions Of Gallons A Year

June 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As every Tesla driver knows, electric vehicles are more reliable, more convenient, cheaper to operate, safer and more fun to drive than legacy vehicles. However, the most important reason for the transition to electric driving is to reduce the use of polluting petroleum products. As EVs proliferate, consumption of gasoline is expected to fall. It’s still very early days, but that trend is already observable


Vietnam To See 1 Gigawatt Of Onshore Wind Installed By 2021

June 12th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The Global Wind Energy Council expects Vietnam will install 1 gigawatt (GW) of new onshore wind capacity by 2021 in a move it believes could solidify the country as a regional wind power leader, while the Vietnamese government is said to be considering increasing its wind energy target to 6 GW by


IEA Hails UK As Climate Leader

June 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The United Kingdom has made "major progress" in reducing its energy-related CO2 emissions and introducing energy policies and reforms which aim to promote sector decarbonization and innovation in clean energy technology, says the International Energy Agency, but adds that the UK must now continue its global climate leadership. 


China Stands Ready To Become Offshore Wind Powerhouse

June 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

China's offshore wind turbine manufacturers could become some of the most dominant in the industry without ever having to succeed overseas, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, with the country's offshore wind market set to add 40 gigawatts (GW) of capacity over the next decade. 


The Time Is Ripe For Aggregation Of Behind-The-Meter Assets

June 9th, 2019 | by Karel Beckman

Demand response services are set for stormy growth as the amount of variable renewables in the electricity system increases, writes energy expert Fereidoon Sioshansi, publisher of the newsletter EEnergy Informer. Technology is no longer the obstacle, writes Sioshansi, regulation may be. He spoke with Pierre Bavis, founder of Voltalis, a successful Paris-based demand response provider



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