Posts Tagged ‘shows’

Tax Reform Fight Shows Why Subsidies Never Die

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by the House last week, promised to save about $12.3 billion over the next decade by scaling back a “production tax credit” mostly used by wind energy producers. It was a tepid but welcome change to a program that has far outlived whatever usefulness it might have had. […]

North Atlantic Suited to Open-Ocean Wind Power Generation, Research Shows

There is considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic, according to new research from the Carnegie Institution for Science is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Carnegie's Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira found that, because wind speeds are higher on average over ocean than over land, wind turbines in the […]

Renewable energy smashes global records in 2015, report shows

Last year saw record worldwide investment and implementation of clean energy such as wind, solar and hydropower An upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply. Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 – the […]

Government U-turn on renewables shows gas, oil and nuclear are still favourites

Now is not the time to pull the plug on supporting renewable energy. A few years of vital subsidies cannot make up for a century of support for fossil fuels. The entire global energy system is undergoing a clean revolution. The old certainties of centralised power and fossil fuels are falling apart before our eyes. […]

Onshore windfarms cheapest form of UK electricity, report shows

Falling costs mean new windfarms are now £20 cheaper per megawatt hour than coal or gas-fired plants, according to new analysis New onshore windfarms are now the cheapest way for a power company to produce electricity in Britain, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Costs have dropped to (£55) per megawatt hour (MWh) compared […]

Australians fear Coalition is not taking climate change seriously, poll shows

Climate Institute survey reveals overwhelming support for wind and solar energy as the Abbott government seeks to limit support for both Australians are deeply worried the Abbott government is underestimating the importance of climate change, new polling shows, as cabinet debates crucial long-term targets for greenhouse gas reductions. The annual polling by the Climate Institute […]

Solar and wind energy backed by huge majority of Australians, poll shows

Renewables among top three energy choices and a separate review debunks fears of health damage from wind turbines Solar and wind energy enjoy strong support from the Australian public, with 80% of people putting them both among their top three energy choices in a poll for the Australia Institute. By contrast, coal and coal seam […]

Report shows positive trends for wind power in Michigan

Michigan connected more wind farms to the power grid than almost every other state last year, according to a report released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Much more wind power was added last year compared to other renewable energy sources like solar and biomass . View full post on Wind Power News

Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Conventional wisdom holds that clean energy is more expensive than its fossil-fueled counterparts. Yet cost comparisons show that renewable energy sources are often cheaper than their carbon-heavy competition. View full post on Wind Power News

Climate change report by Lord Stern shows there’s still time just

Study says halting rise of carbon emissions is achievable at modest cost, but this is nothing new. What’s stopping us? The world is heating up under the pressure of rising greenhouse gas emissions, and the consequences will be dire: an increase in extreme weather, droughts, floods, a loss of agricultural productivity, people living precarious lives […]