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Wind Energy: A Mature Business Challenging Fossil Generation Profits

April 24, 2014
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Source: Utility-Scale Land-Based 80-Meter Wind Maps Original article posted by Mike Barnard in the Energy and Policy Institute website on 4th April 2014. Wind energy is a rapidly growing and profitable business worldwide, usually at the expense of fossil fuel generation revenue and, more importantly, profits. Unwrapping the conditions underlying profitable wind farms is useful when considering […]

RET Road Trip #3: Portland’s renewable energy economy

April 24, 2014
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RET review chair, Dick Warburton, refused our invite to meet Portland's wind workers, so we brought Where's Warbo along!

On Wednesday April 23, Friends of the Earth brought its fact-finding RET Review Road Trip to Portland, Victoria. Previous stops in visited Hepburn/Daylesford and Morwell, provided an insight into community support for renewable energy and the costs of polluting coal energy. Our trip to Victoria’s blustery southwest coast allowed us to investigate the ways in which renewable energy can provide […]

Flexible backup capacity is better option; Need for power storage overstated

April 22, 2014
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Published by Renewables International. View original article A recent publication by Fraunhofer ISE shows how little wind and solar power would need to be stored at various levels of grid penetration. We are years away from such situations. Before we need power storage, we will need flexible backup capacity. In fact, that’s what we need […]

The Laws Of Physics Not Consciously Aware of Human Behaviour, Reports The Australian

April 18, 2014
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Published by www.etwasluft.blogspot.com.au. View original article. There’s a clever way of criticising something, without needing to adhere to logic or reality. For example: “I purchased this vehicle recently. Unfortunately, after a week using the vehicle, I found that it was unable to fly. I deem this vehicle to be a failure.” Set your own criteria. […]

World Solar Power Capacity Increased 35% In 2013

April 17, 2014
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Written by Zachary Shahan of CleanTechnica, 11th April 2014. With about 37,007 megawatts (MW) of solar PV power installed in 2013, world solar PV power capacity increased about 35% to 136,697 MW. Whereas Europe had dominated annual growth for years up until 2013 (10 years, to be precise), solar PV growth was much more evenly split last […]

Green Energy Drawing Investment Worldwide

April 14, 2014
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Renewables account for more power generation than ever before, as 2013 saw lower costs and higher profitability April 7, 2014 Aljazeera America by Renee Lewis Renewable energy is generating a greater share of the world’s electricity than ever before, as costs fall and profitability rises, according to a report released Monday. “The fact that renewable energy is gaining a […]

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