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An “intriguing” scenario for solar PV and other renewables in SE Asia – joining forces with coal and gas: guest post by Bart Lucarelli of Roleva Energy

by Bart Lucarelli – bart@rolevaenergy.com The future of renewables isn’t as simple as a zero-sum alternative between solar and coal or gas generation. At least probably not in southeast Asia. That’s the “intriguing” finding of a study by Bangkok-based Roleva Energy,

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Creating the post-coal economy in Appalachia

In the heart of Appalachia, in places like West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, life has long been built around coal, figuratively and literally. In the early 20th century, coal companies founded towns in the rugged and steep interiors of West

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Oil from BP spill has officially entered the food chain

Researchers in Louisiana have found carbon from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the feathers and digestive tracts of seaside sparrows, proving for the first time that oil from the disastrous 2010 spill has entered the food chain. The

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Shell helps turn Gravity into light to increase energy access in Kenya

Shell is continuing to highlight how global collaboration is important in the development of more and cleaner energy solutions by bringing to life another smart idea. The company is working with an innovative energy start-up GravityLight to help provide residents

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The immense opportunities to achieve a net-zero emissions global economy

“Investing into investment” for sustainable infrastructures is the most urgent priority for the financial, political and climate sectors – said Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, in a Climate

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Solar PV can power African homes for $56 per year

Falling solar costs in Africa can drive solar boom on the continent as prices fall to $1.30 per watt for large-scale PV, and $1.90 per watt for mini-grids, finds new IRENA report. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has today

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Abu Dhabi: three world record bids entered for Sweihan solar project

Pv Magazine reported breaking news of the world record bid during the tender taking place in Abu Dhabi. Yesterday, new information about all of bids that were entered has emerged and it shows an incredible trend of rock bottom prices

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Offshore wind could replace Hinkley in UK at same cost

Britain could scrap the 18 billion-pound ($23 billion) nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point and get the same amount of electricity from offshore wind turbines for roughly the same investment. That’s the assessment of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Bnef) following

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Average costs for solar and wind electricity could fall 59% by 2025

The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). The report, The Power to Change:

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World’s biggest banks are driving climate change, pumping billions into extreme fossil fuels

A report released by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Sierra Club and Oil Change International provides the first look at bank financing for fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement, showing that the world’s biggest banks are driving climate change by

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