Posts Tagged ‘Cheap’

Don Cuddy: Offshore wind is coming, whether it’s cheap or not

As the North American manager of Bay State Wind, one of three developers bidding to install wind turbines in federal waters south of Martha's Vineyard, Denmark's Thomas Brostrom is the man to tell us how he sees it as the Dec.20 deadline for submission approaches. “It's different here than in Europe,” he told me. View […]

The high cost of cheap electricity: Don Pittis

New technology and old. A farm windmill in front of giant turbines in South Australia that feed the world's largest lithium ion battery made by Tesla that went into operation last week. View full post on Wind Power News

UK green energy expensive? Not any more. From now on it’s cheap

A record low price set for offshore wind power is good for UK jobs, the taxpayer and household bills. It is bad news for Hinkley C and the nuclear industry The persistent myth that green energy is expensive has been shredded by the revelation that windfarms will be built around Britain’s coast far more cheaply […]

Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds

Shell-sponsored group says wind is ‘increasingly the cheapest form of electricity’ and urges Tories to review ban on subsidised onshore windfarms Conservative opposition to windfarms risks the UK missing out on one of the cheapest sources of electricity, according to the head of a Shell-funded industry group. Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, […]

Electricity prices in Lithuania down due to cheap Swedish power

Considerable increase in the output of wind energy in Sweden and the Baltic states, average electicity prices in the Lithuanian bidding zone of the power market has dropped by 9% to 3.28 euros per megawatt-hour over the past week and by a third over the past year, writes LETA/BNS…. Read more… View full post on […]

Wind power is so cheap at night in Texas, some companies give it away

In Texas, you could have a full-out appliance party at your house – with the dishwasher whirring, oven broiling, and laundry spinning – and as long as it’s after 9 p.m. and you’re on the right electricity plan, the extra energy use won’t cost you a thing. More than 50 Texas utility companies are offering […]

Was green energy just a fad? With cheap oil, Americans buy gas guzzlers again

Oil is down to $2.67 a gallon, so Americans are buying a lot more SUVs and pickup trucks. Are US drivers giving up on renewable energy while gas prices are low? Oil is crashing and taking some stocks with it Collapse of oil prices leads world economy into trouble Consider the curse of cheap oil. […]

Creating solar, wind power now nearly as cheap as other energy

For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas. The cost of providing electricity from wind- and solar-power plants has plummeted over the past five years, so much so that in some markets […]

Cheap batteries will revolutionise the renewable energy market

The big power companies will struggle to keep up as a solution emerges to the problem of storing wind and solar power News this week, from opposite ends of the planet, that points to the convulsion of change about to hit the global economy. The first report came from Palo Alto, California, headquarters of the […]

Small energy firms shame rivals with the announcement of cheap deals

Minnow supplier has launched an offer that will see customers paying A 252 a year less than those on the big six’s average standard tariff First Utility, with 350,000 customers, launched a deal that’s A 252 a year cheaper than the average standard tariff from the big six suppliers. View full post on Wind Power […]