Renewable Energy Could “Effectively Be Free” by 2030, Says UBS Analyst

A research analyst at Swiss investment bank UBS believes the cost of energy renewables could be so near to zero by 2030 “it will effectively be free,” according to a projections published on Monday. If renewables could soon be cheaper than all the alternative energy sources, and that this “is …

Egypt Set to Open Its First Solar Farm – and It’s the Largest in...

Egypt has long relied on environmentally taxing fossil fuels. Over 90% of electricity is generated from oil and natural gas, and the country subsidizes fossil fuels, making them a cheap option for its 96 million citizens. However, Egypt’s government plans to change courses and put itself on the clean energy …

Most Popular Energy Source? Everyone Loves Solar

A recent survey shows yet again that solar panels (and wind turbines) have a level of bipartisan popularity that would be the envy of any politician. That means we’ll have something safe to talk about at the next barbecue after all. The survey, from the Pew Research Center, had a …

IKEA to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics by 2020

Swedish furniture giant IKEA announced a slew of commitments to encourage sustainable living, including a pledge to remove all single-use plastics from its product range globally and from its restaurants by 2020. The plastics ban will apply to its 363 stores worldwide, owner Inter IKEA said Thursday. IKEA joins a …

Nearly $4 Billion In Regional Economic Benefits Created By Australian Wind Power

A report released recently by the Australian Wind Alliance has provided some fascinating insights about the economic benefits produced by Australian wind farms. Their construction has resulted in an almost $4 billion contribution to the Australia economy. Over half of this value was generated in the last 5 years. The …

Walmart Plots Wind and Solar Surge as it Slashes Supply Chain Emissions

Walmart has unveiled plans to further expand its use of solar panels, wind farms and electric vehicle charge points as it reported progress in slashing greenhouse gas emissions across its global supply chain last year. The US retailer yesterday revealed it has worked with hundreds of global suppliers to achieve …

British Wind Farms Breeze Past Generation Records in First Quarter of 2018

The first three months of 2018 saw record-breaking wind generation, according to new data released this week that underscores the increasing influence of renewable power in the UK electricity system. Data from energy market monitoring firm EnAppSys shows wind farms in Britain set new half-hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly …