All Renewables Will Be Cost Competitive With Fossil Fuels by 2020

Generating electricity from renewable energy sources is not only better for the environment compared to fossil fuels, but it will also be consistently cheaper in just a few years, according to a new report. According to a cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the best onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects …

Wind & Solar + Storage Prices Smash Records

In a new report from Xcel Energy, the company reported unprecedented low bids for wind and solar with storage. Last year, Xcel announced it would close 660 MW worth of coal-fired power capacity at Comanche Generating Station. Xcel subsidiary Public Service Company issue a request for proposals for wind, solar, natural gas, and storage. Wind …

Huge China Reforestation Campaign Kicks Into High Gear

If you want a feel-good story about a country that takes climate change seriously and is willing to take significant steps to protect the environment, China is a good place to start. Long the poster child for poisonous air, foul waterways, and coal-fired power plants, the country declared a war on pollution back in 2014, …

2017: The ‘Greenest Year Ever’ for Electricity

The UK smashed 13 clean energy records last year in the ‘greenest year ever’ for electricity production in the country, according to WWF analysis of National Grid data. The sweep of new records was powered by the rise of green energy on the system, WWF said last week, with highlights including the first full day …

California Poised to Hit 50% Renewable Target a Full Decade Ahead of Schedule

Every year, the California Energy Commission releases its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) report, which gives details about the mix of energy experienced by all utilities within the state during the preceding 12 months. The report for this year, released in November, shows that all three of the state’s investor-owned utilities — Pacific Gas & Electric, …

World’s Largest Solar-Wind-Storage Plant Planned for India

A wind, solar and battery storage plant is being planned for the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which has faced power woes in recent months due to grid failure. The renewable energy facility will consist of 120 megawatts of solar, 40 megawatts of wind, 20-40 megawatt-hours of battery backup and will be spread over …

Construction Begins On Australia’s $160 Million Kennedy Energy Park

Construction has begun on the first phase of Kennedy Energy Park, Australia’s first utility-scale wind, solar, and storage hybrid project which, once all phases are complete, could boast a capacity of up to 1.2 gigawatts. The Kennedy Energy Park, located near Hughenden in North West Queensland, was first mentioned back in October of 2015 and …