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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


Renewables Now Cheapest, But How To Enable Faster Renewable Energy Growth?

January 22nd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Renewable energy is now the cheapest option, on average, for new electricity capacity around the world — developed countries like the US as well as developing countries. As I noted the other day, we need to keep channeling this message to the broader public, and especially decision-makers, but there are other things to do in order to increase renewable energy growth


REN21, UNEP Reports Highlight Challenges Amid Record Renewable Energy Growth

June 12th, 2012 | by Andrew

The drive to develop and deploy renewable energy worldwide has been no 'blip on the radar screen,' but rather a sustained effort, the cumulative magnitude and effects of which are laid out in two industry standard reference reports released yesterday: the United Nations Environment Programme's "Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012" and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century's (REN21) 2012 Renewables Global Status Report


Solar PV Reducing Price of Electricity in Germany

February 9th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

Oh, the solar power haters* are going to love this one---a recent study by Germany's Institute for Future Energy Systems (IZES), conducted on behalf of of the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar), has found that, on average, solar power has reduced the price of electricity 10% in Germany (on the EPEX exchange). It reduces prices up to 40% in the early afternoon, when electricity demand is peaking and electricity typically costs the most


Top 10 Clean Tech Stories of 2011

December 30th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

  OK, I’m doing my top 10 list now. Following up on AWEA’s top 10 wind energy stories and SEIA’s [&hellip



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