Renewable electricity is on track to overtake fossil fuels to become the dominant source of electricity generation in Britain by 2020 according to a new report from British power analysts EnAppSys. By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica EnAppSys published its annual market review and forecast earlier this month in which it outlined power figures from Great […]
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Donald Trump can huff and puff until he is blue in the face about the wonders of burning coal to make electricity, but experts in the field of renewable energy tell Inside Climate News that 2018 was a “fulcrum year” for energy generation in the United States. The old paradigm that has been in place for 100 […]
Once upon a time, I published monthly reports on US renewable energy capacity additions and US electricity generation from renewables (compared to other sources). Caught up with so much other work and happy with the monthly updates some others were providing, I decided to hang up my hat on those topics. However, when I published […]
Southern California Edison has decided against building its proposed Puente facility, a new gas-fired peaker plant in the Oxnard area of southern California. According to the Ventura County Star, SCE believes its future energy needs can be better met by a new transmission line coupled with electricity from renewable sources and a battery backup installation. By Steve Hanley […]
Coal industry stakeholders been pushing hard to keep coal-fired power plants front and center in the nation’s grid mix, and a couple of new proposals from the Trump administration’s Energy Department could give them the upper hand. However, this year’s hurricane season has already exposed huge cracks in the coal industry’s “grid resilience” argument, and […]
Can the UK hit 100% renewable energy? New official statistics from the UK Government have shown that the country’s renewable energy sector generated nearly 30% of the country’s electricity in the second quarter, with wind energy producing more electricity than any other clean energy source. By Joshua S Hill The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial […]
If anyone needed proof that the US Congress is now a whipped puppy that slavishly obeys the orders of its masters — Charles and David Koch — the House last week completely eliminated funding for ARPA-E while giving the administration more money for fossil fuel research than the #FakePresident asked for. By Steve Hanley Killing the golden goose […]
I get a lot of people asking me why I’m so negative about nuclear power. I’ll let Alec Baldwin, star of 30 Rock, explain why nuclear reactors are a filthy form of energy
Today, President Obama delivered his first weekly address to the nation. I love these kinds of things. As archaic as the Bush administration was, I have to give them props for putting the President’s weekly address on iTunes. I expect Obama will follow suit.
Delivering quite a blow to both Gordon Brown and Britain, BP has dumped its plans to build out wind farms and other renewable projects in Britain for projects in the United States.
Florida authorities have announced bold plans to begin running many of the state’s trains on biodiesel. The switch will result in a significant reduction in carbon emissons and drastically reduce the chances of soil pollution in the event of a fuel spill.
The Australian government has given the green light to a plan to establish one of the world’s largest electric car recharging infrastructures, powered entirely by renewable energy.
A new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) predicts that alternative energy technologies will create millions of new jobs over the next twenty years, including 11 million in the biofuels industry alone.
The general reaction to Sarah Palin’s energy policy seems to have been that she’s a staunch supporter of the ‘drill, baby drill’ school of thought, with little real analysis beyond that.
In a high profile campaign, West Virginia citizens have asked for a last minute ‘stay of execution’ against the imminent destruction of the site of a proposed wind farm on the state’s Coal River Mountain. Handing in a petition, signed by more than 8,000 residents, campaigners today called on State Governor Minchin to make good […]