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Solar and wind will match gas on cost by 2020, finds UK government body

The Committee on Climate Change reports that low carbon energy sources will be as affordable in the U.K. as gas by 2020, provided gas pays its fair share through a carbon price. The gathering arguments undermining the Conservative’s proposal to

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The Iea consistently underestimates wind and solar power. Why?

The International Energy Agency was created in 1974 by countries that had just been through a bruising oil crisis (and were headed for another). Some 23 participants in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Oecd) founded the Iea to

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26% of the world will run on renewables by 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday 2nd October released a report, Medium-term renewable energy market report 2015, which found that by 2020, 26 percent of the world’s energy will be generated by renewable sources. The agency notes this is

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Germany breaks a renewable energy record

Germany’s transition from coal- and oil-fired power to carbon-free electricity hit a new milestone on July 25 when solar, wind, and other sources of renewable energy met 78 percent of the day’s energy demand. That beat the old record of

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Wind energy provides 8% of Europe’s electricity

EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry

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Wind power generates 140% of Denmark’s electricity demand

So much power was produced by Denmark’s windfarms on Thursday July 9 that the country was able to meet its domestic electricity demand and export power to Norway, Germany and Sweden. On an unusually windy day, Denmark found itself producing

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Abbott government extends renewable energy investment ban to solar power

A directive banning the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in existing wind technology will also apply to small-scale solar projects, a move that will effectively throttle the industry, the Australian Solar Council said. The federal government confirmed that

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Solar and wind energy start to win on price vs. conventional fuels

In the United States the cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas.  Experts and executives caution

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