Texas Wind Power Growth 2010–2019 — 6% to 18% of Texas Electricity

CleanTechnica

In 2019, wind-powered generation contributed 84.4 Wind power accounted for 18% of the electricity generated in Texas in 2019, compared with 6% in. thousand gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity in Texas, an 11% increase from the 75.7 thousand GWh generated in 2018.

Whoosh! Wind Power Wins, Pipelines Implode In Fossil Fuel Week From Hell

CleanTechnica

New wind power project sails ahead while fossil fuel stakeholders come to grips with record breaking heat and a fresh round of COVID-19 lockdowns. Clean Power Wind Energy clean line energy COVID-19 DOE Electricity Grain Belt Express Invenergy Kansas Missouri Renewable Energy US Energy Information Agency

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India To Blend Power From Coal With Solar & Wind Power To Deliver Stable Output

CleanTechnica

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued guidelines for round-the-clock supply of electricity by bundling solar and thermal power. Clean Power Coal Fossil Fuels Solar Energy Solar Power Plants India India Solar Power india wind energy Ministry of New and Renewable Energy MNRE

Dow embraces circularity. and fossil fuels

GreenBiz

Dow is looking to lead on the circular economy — not so much on moving away from fossil fuels. Circular Economy chemical recycling Dow GreenBiz 20 Natural Gas Renewable Energy Solar Wind Power

Solar Power Costs Dropped Dramatically In 2018

CleanTechnica

Energy Information Administration (EIA) for newly constructed utility-scale electric generators in the United States, annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems and onshore wind turbines have continued to decrease. According to 2018 data from the U.S.

Another Win For Clean Energy: NextEra Surpasses ExxonMobil In Market Cap

CleanTechnica

NextEra, the world's largest solar and wind power generator, has surpassed ExxonMobil in market value. Clean Power Fossil Fuels Green Economy Investment Natural Gas Oil Solar Energy Wind Energy exxon ExxonMobil nextera NextEra Energy NextEra renewable energy Tesla

Solar Costs & Wind Costs So Low They’re Cheaper Than *Existing* Coal & Nuclear — Lazard LCOE Report

CleanTechnica

A brief decade held considerable cost-efficiency gains in wind and solar. These sustainable technologies are now more cost-effective than any other power generation technologies in general, according to Lazard. Solar and wind technologies simply make more sense.

Solar Power = 60% of New US Power Capacity in June

CleanTechnica

Solar power keeps growing in the United States. of new power capacity added in the country was from solar power plants. was from wind power plants. In the month of June, 60.1% Another 37.5% And 2.4% was from hydropower.

Study: Fossil fuels are far less efficient than previously thought

Renewable Energy World

Fossil fuels, long regarded for their high-energy return on investment, are not as efficient as once thought. News Hydropower Storage Energy Efficiency Wind Power Solar GeothermalIn fact, their final yields are not much better than those of renewable options, according to a new study.

California Moves to Tackle Another Big Emissions Source: Fossil Fuel Use in Buildings

GreenTechMedia

” While heating often gets less attention than other areas of energy consumption, onsite use of fossil fuels in buildings accounts for about 15 percent of California's greenhouse gas emissions, according to an NRDC analysis. Around 90 percent (PDF) of the furnaces and water heaters in California are fueled by natural gas or propane. Last August, the CPUC voted to revise the primary policy barrier that had blocked the fuel-switching incentives.

Electric Vehicles Are Cleaner Than Gasoline Vehicles (New Fact Sheet)

CleanTechnica

Driving an electric vehicle (EV) results in less global warming emissions than the average gasoline-fueled vehicle. As the US electricity grid gets cleaner (by shifting away from coal and adding solar and wind power), the benefits of EVs compared with gasoline vehicles will continue to grow.

Study: Middle Eastern Countries Would Save Money by Ditching Fossil Fuels in Power Mix

GreenTechMedia

Abandoning fossil fuels for electricity generation by 2030 would save money for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to new research into renewable energy in the area. A feasibility study of 100 percent renewable electricity systems across MENA found that relinquishing fossil fuels in favor of generation based mainly on solar and wind could help cut costs by between 55 percent and 69 percent compared to a business-as-usual scenario.

Dow embraces circularity. and fossil fuels

AGreenLiving

Dow is looking to lead on the circular economy — not so much on moving away from fossil fuels. and fossil fuels. Business Eco Green chemical recycling circular circular economy dow- from-fossil lead-on-the moving-away natural-gas renewable energy solar wind-power View post: Dow embraces circularity.

Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Green Market Oracle

While the real costs of fossil fuels are increasing the costs of renewables are declining. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released a study the shows the cost of onshore wind power generation has dropped 23 percent since 2010, while solar electricity saw a decrease of 73 percent. Cheaper renewable energy also decreases the cost-effectiveness of fossil fuel subsidies.

Could wind power the green recovery?

Business Green

As the industry predicts it can deliver 234GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, the burgeoning wind energy sector it poised to play a critical role in the global economic recovery, creating around a million jobs in the process. Furthermore, 1GW of offshore wind power avoids 3.5

'Oil has no place in our future': Rockefeller fund returns shine after ditching fossil fuels

Business Green

Rockefeller Brothers Fund announces that its investment portfolio has exceeded expectations and industry averages in the five years since it divested from fossil fuels. The returns from a $1.1bn fund managed by the heirs of the billionaire founder of Standard Oil have oustripped industry averages, despite their decision to divest from fossil fuels five years ago.

Celebrating the Achievements of Wind Power on Global Wind Day

Green Market Oracle

June 15th is Global Wind Day, an opportunity to explore the power of wind energy to help reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth. Wind is key to our energy mix because it reduces fossil fuel use which combats climate change and contributes to cleaner air. There is now more than 591GW of wind power capacity installed globally in 91 countries, with continued growth predicted. Wind energy contributed 6.5

Renewable energy surpasses fossil fuels in the UK

AGreenLiving

In a first for the United Kingdom, wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable energy sources have generated more electricity than their fossil fuel counterparts of coal and natural gas. s first power plant was established in 1882, zero-carbon energy has finally generated more clean terawatt hours. This is thanks to the decreasing cost of renewable energy, making alternative power sources a more feasible and desirable choice.

Global wind power grows by more than 60GW in 2019

Business Green

But Global Wind Energy Council forced to revise its forecasts for 2020 and beyond as coronavirus fallout continues. The wind power industry enjoyed its second biggest growth year in history in 2019, adding 60.4GW of new onshore and offshore capacity amid surging demand for clean energy worldwide, latest data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has revealed. GWEC, too, is therefore likely to downgrade its predictions for wind power in 2020.

Namibia announces $338M, 5-year renewable energy strategy

Renewable Energy World

Namibia’s state-run utility will build four plants powered by renewable energy over the next five years as the southern African nation seeks to guarantee local supplies and cut its use of fossil fuels. Bioenergy News Wind Power Solar

Saudi Arabia set to build first wind farm

Renewable Energy World

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, is poised to start generating wind power within three years as part of an effort to harness renewable energy to cut local demand for fossil fuels. Energy Efficiency Onshore News Wind Power Solar

Women are missing out on the clean energy job boom in America

Renewable Energy World

While the industry is welcoming more women leaders, its rank-and-file workforce is still a lot like those at fossil-fuel companies: white and dominated by men. Bioenergy Hydropower Wind Power Solar Storage GeothermalThe lack of gender diversity is being driven by manufacturing jobs, and that means women are now missing out on the biggest jobs boom America has to offer.

FERC revises three-year forecast to reflect rapid growth of renewable energy

Renewable Energy World

Sharp declines are foreseen for fossil fuels and nuclear power while accompanied by even stronger growth in renewable energy (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) than earlier projected. News Hydropower Storage Bioenergy Wind Power Solar Geothermal

Solar And Wind Costs Continue To Fall As Power Becomes Cleaner

Forbes Green Tech

Solar and wind power costs are still falling, making more and more fossil fuel generators around the world uncompetitive. Markets /markets Money /money Markets /markets Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech money markets

Meet the Makani Energy Kite

Alternative Energy News

Energy Inventions | Wind Power | Wind Turbines Back in 2013 Google purchased a company called Makani, creators of the Energy Kite. Their goal is to make wind energy pricing competitive with fossil fuels, and they believe a new approach is needed. The Energy Kite is a new type of wind turbine, designed to generate more energy using 90% less materials. Energy Inventions Wind Power Wind Turbines flight

How Should Europe Decarbonize? Depends Who You Ask

GreenTechMedia

For example: The European Climate Foundation’s Roadmap 2050 , published over a decade ago, forecast an annual grid supply made up of 80 percent renewables, 10 percent nuclear and 10 percent fossil fuels. The EU wants to become a net-zero emitter of greenhouse gases by 2050.

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Honda makes largest renewable energy purchase of any automaker

AGreenLiving

It is no wonder then that a growing number of automobile companies are turning to renewables, like wind and solar, to achieve sustainable returns. Related: Beautiful, solar-powered EV charging stations promise to charge a vehicle in 15 minutes According to Honda, it currently obtains about 21 percent of its North American operations’ power from low- or zero-emission power sources.

Honda makes largest renewable energy purchase of any automaker

AGreenLiving

It is no wonder then that a growing number of automobile companies are turning to renewables, like wind and solar, to achieve sustainable returns. Related: Beautiful, solar-powered EV charging stations promise to charge a vehicle in 15 minutes According to Honda, it currently obtains about 21 percent of its North American operations’ power from low- or zero-emission power sources.

‘Math Doesn’t Yet Add Up’ for Utility Decarbonization Goals: Deloitte

GreenTechMedia

“The math doesn’t yet add up,” the report finds, citing “significant gaps” between the decarbonization targets of major utilities and their current plans for retiring fossil-fuel plants. Stage 1: ‘renew’ fossil fuels with renewables and storage.

Clean energy and markets are the solution (not scapegoat) for California’s blackouts

GreenBiz

Record heat for several days across parts of the state strained the power grid so much that it started rationing electricity, for the first time in almost 20 years. Time to ditch fossil fuels-centric planning.

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This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined

GreenBiz

The world’s kilns, reactors, chillers and furnaces are powered mostly by fossil fuels. . High-temperature industrial heat, over 932 degrees F, poses a particular challenge because that’s the point at which fuels beyond electricity become the mainstay.

IRENA: Renewable energy generates half a million new jobs worldwide in 2019

Business Green

Wind energy, meanwhile, accounted for 1.17 million people working in renewable energy last year, Germany took the top spot with 309,000 jobs, while the UK's most recent statistics show 114,000 were employed in the domestic green energy sector, the bulk of them in onshore and offshore wind.

Funding the Next Generation of Efficient, Electric, Grid-Interactive Communities

GreenTechMedia

homes and commercial buildings consume roughly two-fifths of the country’s overall energy, three-fourths of all electricity, and account for most of the peak electricity demand that drives generation and power grid infrastructure costs.

Renewable Energy Growth Continues At A Blistering Pace

R-Squared Energy

The “Renewables” category consists of wind power, solar power, biofuels. The category “Other” includes geothermal energy and power produced from biomass. Within this category, wind (51%) and solar (26%) accounted for most of the consumption.

New York?s Energy Transition (and Challenges) in 5 Charts

GreenTechMedia

Grid operators around the world are unusually busy these days, but few have quite as much on their minds as NYISO, the independent system operator that manages New York state's bulk power system and wholesale energy market. New York state’s zero-carbon energy goals will require new transmission to carry upstate wind and hydro to downstate markets, plus a wave of new batteries and other balancing agents to balance the state's increasingly intermittent renewable mix.