New Renewables Cheaper Than Old Coal in Southeast Asia

A new analysis from independent financial think tank Carbon Tracker has concluded that it would be cheaper to build new solar PV and onshore wind capacity in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines by the end of the next decade rather than continue operating existing coal-fired power plants. Carbon Tracker published …

Green Light for New Scottish Oshore Wind Farms

Dumfries and Galloway council last week approved more than 65MW of new onshore wind projects. The council gave the green light to the 12-turbine, 40.8MW Windy Rig farm, which developers Element Power claim will deliver enough electricity to power more than 20,000 homes. Planning permission for the site was submitted …

German Auction Sees Wind Energy Costs Drop Another 10 Per Cent

Germany’s green business community may have endured a volatile few weeks, after disagreements over the future of coal power derailed Angela Merkel’s attempts to form a coalition government. But there was some good news for the clean energy sector this week, as the latest auction results confirm wind energy costs …

GE and Green Investment Group Team Up for 650MW Swedish Onshore Wind Project

GE Renewable Energy and the Green Investment Group are teaming up to deliver a 650MW wind project in Sweden, having acquired what they claim will be one of the largest single-site onshore wind installations in Europe from renewables developer Svevind. The Markbygden ETT wind farm in Northern Sweden is expected …

GE Renewable Energy Continues Strong 2017 Growth

GE Renewable Energy recorded yet another strong quarter with $3 billion in orders and double the growth in its international onshore wind orders, according to figures pulled out of GE’s larger third-quarter earnings report published last week. It is not always easy to gauge the performance of GE’s renewable energy …

China Is Showing the World What Renewable Energy Dominance Looks Like

The growth of solar energy continues to outpace forecasts and this growth, according to a report published Wednesday by the International Energy Agency, (IEA) “is a China story.” While China today is far and away the global leader in solar generation, a decade ago, the country had just 100 megawatts …