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Clean Energy At 1 Cent Per Kilowatt-Hour

August 18th, 2019 | by Scott Cooney

We need clean energy, and we need it ASAP. There are barriers to getting it done, including permitting, price, land-use issues, energy-water nexus issues, lobbying efforts by the fossil industries and the puppets they install in our government, and more. Capital projects can take years to develop as a result of these obstacles

India & Australia To Lead Cost Competitive Renewables In Asia Pacific

July 30th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

India and Australia are expected to lead a regional shift in power generation costs over the next few years, which will see renewable energy sources become cost competitive and cheaper than fossil fuels in the next few years, according to new figures published over the weekend by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables

Why You Don’t Always See Megawatt-Hours (MWh) In Reporting

May 1st, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Measuring generation capacity of a solar or wind farm, for instance, is relatively simple --- you can refer to its base figure or its peak figure (which is why you sometimes see MW or GW followed by a "p"). However, the same cannot be said for energy storage, as base capacity is, while a valuable figure, not the most valuable figure. Unsurprisingly, the figure people want to know for energy storage projects is how long it can provide power --- which is where megawatt- or gigawatt-hours (MWh/GWh) come in; how many megawatt-hours can your new energy storage provide

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

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

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