Renewables – 2016 in review: ‘This is possible. We did it’: the week Portugal ran on renewables. “Now no one can come along and say in good conscience that this is impossible. No. This is possible. Because we did it. And if we did it, it’s also possible in other countries. It’s just a question of finding how to do it.”
Guardian 26th Dec 2016 read more »
Low Costs of Solar Power & Wind Power Crush Coal, Crush Nuclear, & Beat Natural Gas. We already published a great article from Nexus Media regarding Lazard’s new report showing the extremely low (and falling) costs of solar power and wind power. However, I’ve been wanting to highlight these awesome new findings since Larmion shared the updated report with us earlier this month, and I want to break out the amazing news in 5 specific ways. These are 5 messages that I think anyone wanting a better US economy (or a better economy in practically any country), anyone wanting national energy freedom (aka energy independence), anyone wanting to advance the most cost-effective choices for electricity generation, and anyone wanting to make logical energy decisions should know and share with others. Wind & Solar Are Cheaper (Without Subsidies) Than Dirty Energy; Wind & Solar Are Actually Even Much Cheaper Than Dirty Energy (More So Than Lazard Shows); Solar & Wind Became Much Cheaper In The Past 7 Years (85% and 66%, Respectively); The Lowest Solar Costs Shown In The Lazard Report Are Considerably Higher Than Globally Recorded Low-Price Bids; People Can Get Lower Prices But More Jobs With Solar & Wind.
Clean Technica 25th Dec 2016 read more »
Oil proponents have been saying for awhile now that solar doesn’t match up to oil’s energy output, but that statement may have just been proven false. In a major scientific study published in November 2016’s Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, researchers looked at 29 separate studies and compared the solar photovoltaics (PV) generated as compared to the energy needed to create and install the panels.
Themindunleashed 11th Dec 2016 read more »
This blog is a look at how three technologies – solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) – are poised to disrupt a $6 trillion energy industry over the next two decades. The convergence of solar, energy storage, and electric vehicles creates a trifecta of disruptive forces hitting the energy industry over the next two decades. We’re going to see a mindset shift in the near future. It will just be accepted that every home will be powered by a combination of batteries, rooftop solar and electric vehicles (i.e. Tesla’s vision)… and we’ll gawk disapprovingly at the idea of driving an explosive, expensive and environmentally damaging gas vehicle, and so on. This is an incredibly exciting time for the energy industry, and an incredibly exciting time to be alive.
Powur 6th Sept 2016 read more »