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Solar & Onshore Wind Now Cheapest Source Of New Bulk Power

November 21st, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

New analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance has determined that falling technology costs have allowed unsubsidized solar and onshore wind to become the cheapest source of new bulk power in all major economies except Japan


The Doom Of Fossil Fuel Investments

November 18th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

There is a very short window of time to get out of pure-play oil & gas company investments without substantial losses. It is imperative to sell them now. It is already too late to get out of pure-play coal company investments without substantial losses. But they will lose even more money going forward


Wind, Solar, & Batteries Continue To Squeeze Out Fossil Fuels, Finds BNEF

March 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that continued cost reductions for renewable energy sources like wind and solar and new technologies like batteries are continuing to squeeze out the traditional role that has been played by fossil fuel energy sources. 


Renewable Energy Grid Parity Confusion, Old Data, & Media Errors

January 15th, 2018 | by George Harvey

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has been much in the news since it released its report Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017. Article after article has told us that it said we could see the costs of renewable energy drop to meet those of fossil fuels by


Lazard: Wind & Solar Power Costs Continue To Fall, Putting Coal & Nuclear At A Disadvantage

November 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Lazard is a global asset management company that tracks the cost of producing electricity, among other things. It uses a measure called the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), which averages the estimated costs of construction, maintenance, and fuel for electricity generating assets over the number of megawatt-hours that each is expected to produce over its lifetime. In simple terms, it is one way of comparing different ways of making electricity to see which cost more and which cost less


The Great Energy Disruption

January 31st, 2017 | by George Harvey

Nearly 10 months ago, Tony Seba, author of the 2014 book Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation, posted a video on YouTube, "CleanDisruption." In both, he projected that a nearly complete disruption of the energy business would begin in 2020 and be well underway by 2022, the year he projects for distributed solar power with battery backup to fall below the cost of transmitting electricity. It is a point at which centralized power plants, if they are to compete with solar-plus-storage, will have to provide power for free. He believes that all centralized electric power producers will be obsolete by 2030, as will conventional cars and utility companies


Solar Power Is Not Merely Least Expensive

December 29th, 2016 | by George Harvey

We've seen a lot of commentary on the fact that utility-scale solar power has become the least expensive source of electricity in many places. There is more than that to be found in the data in Lazard's Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis, Version 10.0, however, and what it tells us is that solar and wind power have benefits apart from the simple facts that their costs are low


Low Costs of Solar Power & Wind Power Crush Coal, Crush Nuclear, & Beat Natural Gas

December 25th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

These are 5 messages that I think anyone wanting a better US economy (or a better economy in practically any country), anyone wanting national energy freedom (aka energy independence), anyone wanting to advance the most cost-effective choices for electricity generation, and anyone wanting to make logical energy decisions should know and share with others


How Low Can Solar & Wind Go?

December 22nd, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

Originally published on Nexus Media. By Jeremy Deaton Renewables are cheaper than coal and gas across much of the United States. [&hellip


EVs Will Save The World (With Help From Energy Efficiency & Renewables)

November 28th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

gasoline is still more expensive than electricity for transportation, but is electricity produced from coal and natural gas cheaper than that from renewables? Price of fossil fuels (oil (2) and natural gas(3)) in the U.S. are at 14 year lows. The amount of electricity generated using coal in the U.S. is at its lowest level since 1970 (4) and last year, natural gas surpassed coal as the top U.S. fuel used to produce electricity


Offshore Wind Costs Down 22% To $126/MWh, According To BNEF

November 1st, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

The offshore wind industry has seen its global levelised costs of electricity plummet 22% due to competitive bidding, reaching a benchmark estimate of $126/MWh during the second half of this year, according to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.



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