Posts Tagged ‘cheaper’

New renewables cheaper than keeping Liddell open

A new report has found it would cost $1.3 billion more to keep the Liddell coal-fired power plant in New South Wales open beyond its use-by date, than to replace it with a mix of renewables and other sustainable energy solutions. The report, Beyond Coal: Alternatives to Extending the Life of Liddell Power Station , […]

Replacing Liddell with renewables is $1.4 billion cheaper than government plan, report says

The Turnbull government's plan to keep the worn-out Liddell power station running for another five years would cost about $1.4 billion more than replacing it with clean energy, and spew millions of tonnes of damaging carbon pollution, a new analysis shows. The findings cast further doubt on the wisdom of keeping Australia's oldest operating coal […]

Alternative power $2B to $4B cheaper than Site C says international energy consultant

An Oregon-based energy consultant has told an a regulatory inquiry into the Site C Dam that scrapping the project in favour of green power will save ratepayers billions of dollars. Robert McCullough of McCullough Research presented the report to the BC Utilities Commission on Friday morning, which argues terminating Site C will save between $2.08 […]

Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening | John Sauven

Far-sighted government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits in terms of climate change and UK jobs will be enormous In March I went to see Henrik Poulsen, the boss of Dong Energy, in Copenhagen. Never heard of him or his company? You are not alone, but the chances are […]

UK windfarms cheaper than Hinkley Point, experts claim

Analysts predict sea change in energy policy as falling costs for offshore power will charge UK taxpayer at least 10% less than deal handed to new nuclear plant Windfarms around Britain’s coast will beat the planned nuclear power station Hinkley Point on price when the winning bidders for a £290m-a-year pot of government subsidies are […]

Higher, cheaper, sleeker: wind turbines of the future – in pictures

With the UK government ending subsidies for onshore wind and the Trump administration pushing for a return to coal, you might think the wind power revolution had run out of puff. Far from it. The cost of energy from offshore wind in Britain has fallen by a third since 2012, and wind accounts for over […]

Clean energy projects soared in 2016 as solar and wind got cheaper

The world spent less money to build even higher amounts of renewable electricity compared to 2015, according to a new report released Thursday. That means wind, solar, and other technologies are becoming cheaper, and in many places they're now cost-competitive with coal and natural gas. View full post on Wind Power News

Turning point: Solar becomes cheaper than wind energy

There's a transformation happening in global energy markets that's worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity. There have been isolated projects in the past where this happened: An especially competitive auction in the Middle East, for example, resulting in record-cheap […]

Tech Times | Wind on the upswing – As it gets ever cheaper, wind…

Last May, I attended an international meeting on wind energy in Portugal, where 100 per cent of that country's electricity demand was met by renewable energy -a combination of solar, wind, and hydro – for four days. There have also been several short periods in which wind generation alone has exceeded 40 per cent of […]

If wind and solar power are cheaper and quicker, do we really need Hinkley Point?

Nuclear energy’s cost, and a focus on alternative technology, including research on a new generation of hi-tech battery storage, is leading observers outside the green lobby to question the project’s value Should Theresa May take the axe to the troubled Hinkley Point nuclear project, it will propel wind and solar power further into the limelight. […]