Posts Tagged ‘Renewables’

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 […]

RPT-INSIGHT-Peak oil? Majors aren’t buying into the threat from renewables

Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour $8 billion over a decade into renewable technologies, even promising to power its gas stations with the sun. That transformation – marketed as “Beyond Petroleum” – led to manufacturing solar panels in Australia, Spain and the […]

‘Way off the planet’: regional businesses use renewables to slash costs

From solar to running generators, some have quit the energy grid and several others are showing interest in ‘defecting’ In the heart of Queensland’s mining belt, a businessman who has grown his enterprise mostly off the back of the coal industry sees the energy sector going only one way. “I think renewable energy is where […]

Renewables spurring foreign investment

Clean energy is under the spotlight in Iran as the oil and gas rich country also enjoys some advantageous geographical and climate condition to benefit from renewable sources of energy. Iran's power generation capacity is currently 77,000 megawatts , of which renewables account for just 420 MW and according to the former Energy Minister Hamid […]

Offshore wind power helps UK reach record energy generation from renewables in second quarter

Almost a third of the UK's electricity was generated by renewables in the second quarter of 2017, according to government statistics – with wind producing more than any other clean energy source. New figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy covering April to June show a record 29.8% was generated by renewable […]

The role of renewables in the UK energy mix | Letters

The case for new nuclear power stations is fatuous now offshore wind power has come down in cost so much, says Ian Hill. Yes, writes Will Taylor, but don’t forget the potential of tidal energy. Hold on a minute before rejecting nuclear, argue Tim Chittenden and Jim Waterton Your excellent editorial on the reducing cost […]

Huge boost for renewables as offshore windfarm costs fall to record low

Green groups say record low price should sound death knell for Hinkley Point C after subsidy auction sets price for windpower below even lowest forecast Offshore windfarms will be built for a record low price in the UK early next decade, after developers bid far more aggressively than expected for a multimillion-pound pot of government […]

UPDATE 1-Enel seeks to shake up renewables ownership in Chile

The board of Enel Chile SA said on Friday that a plan it privately presented to Enel in July to absorb Enel Green Power Latin America's non-conventional renewable generation assets in Chile has been conditionally approved by the parent company. In a letter to Chilean regulators, Enel Chile said the plan is dependent on it […]

GE global renewables head Jerome Pecresse warns on clean energy target

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