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Germany’s sprint toward renewable energy makes wholesale power cheap, even free, when the sun is shining and the wind is blowing. Absent that, prices spike -- this year the day-ahead price of a megawatt-hour has ranged from 52.68 euros ($65.35) to negative 4.13 euros.
Flora Moon's insight:
This is a whole new take on "negawatts" & Germany is leading the way,
Creating a sustainable long-term distributed photovoltaic (DPV) market will require aligning the interests of utilities, solar companies, technology providers, and customers. Read our latest report diving deep into how this can be done.
Solar and energy storage will increasingly be integrated together at commercial sites, homes and microgrids. But to be honest, they are an odd couple with very different personalities. Solar is passive: solar modules are typically planted in a fixed position to generate power for 20 or 30 years. You
Brazil’s Jaguari reservoir has fallen to its lowest level ever, laying bare measurement posts that jut from exposed earth like a line of dominoes. The nation’s two biggest cities are fighting for what little water is left.
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The news about the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants just got even better: the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) can save the power industry and its customers — us — as much as $2 to $4 billion in 2020 and $6 to 9 billion in 2
Cities can drive better economic growth while also reducing climate risk. They are at the forefront of the fight to protect the climate and eradicate poverty, and are often trailblazers in a world in which nation states typically move more slowly to address global challenges. These are the crucial conclusions from a series of studies released this week by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which draws from examples worldwide, including cities as diverse as Lima, Peru and Leeds, UK.
The future is tough to predict. The International Energy Agency recently came out with its World Energy Outlook 2014, a comprehensive analysis of global energy demand and the underlying supply mix through 2040. Along with BP’s annual forecast, it is one of the most authoritative documents of i
In America’s low-carbon future, most cars will run on electricity, carbon dioxide will be stored underground, and homes and buildings will be hyper-efficient, guzzling less energy even as the population grows. This is the vision of a new analysis that maps how the United States can drastically curb its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. TheRead More
By Justmeans by RP Siegel SOURCE: Justmeans DESCRIPTION: We have seen impressive growth in renewables over the past several years, but much of that growth is based on the somewhat shaky foundation of continuing subsidies. So argues Eduardo Porter in the New York Times. Porter points out that while wind power added 13 GW ofRead More