A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday

In a massive new report, federal scientists contradict President Trump and assert that climate change is an intensifying danger to the United States. Too bad it came out on a holiday.

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Want The Cheapest Electricity? Build Solar And Wind Farms, Not Coal Power Plants

  • falling technology costs have pushed the cost of the renewable energy sectors below coal and gas, even in China and India, where until recently, coal was king.
  • as electric vehicle manufacturing...
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SolFit takes aim at new-build market with maiden integrated PV contract win

Integrated solar PV provider SolFit is to supply its in-roof PV system for 166 new-build homes as part of a new contract win.Solarcrown Commercial is to install solar on the roofs of 166 homes to...

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World has no capacity to absorb new fossil fuel plants, warns IEA

Watchdog says new projects must be low carbon or existing plants must be cleaned up

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It’s Time to Think Seriously About Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage

As the cost of lithium-ion batteries continues to fall, businesses gain a competitive edge with behind-the-meter energy storage.

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'Substantial' pipeline of renewables could fill the gap left by Moorside collapse

Energy secretary Greg Clark has said the UK’s “substantial” pipeline of renewable energy projects could offer a replacement to the capacity lost by the scrapping of Toshiba’s plans for a new...

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Batteries will replace California gas plants as PG&E proposal approved

A proposal by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), one of California’s three main investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to deploy large-scale energy storage to replace peaking natural gas plants has been...

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Solar ‘charging ahead’ but ‘unprecedented’ investment action required, IEA warns

Solar PV is “charging ahead” across the world as it outpaces other renewables, but far more significant action is required if a climate crisis is to be averted, the International Energy Agency...

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My Letter from The Minister

You may recall my leap into political activism when I wrote to my MP suggesting the sudden removal of the Feed-In-Tariff was not sensible. I blogged about it here.

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Energy minister signals shift on export tariff plans, declares it ‘wrong’ to provide solar for free

Solar power “should not be provided to the grid for free” according to energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry, potentially heralding a change of stance from the government as it plans the...

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Livestock farmer pioneers electricity storage battery scheme

A Daventry farm has become one of the first businesses in the UK to trial an innovative battery system which would enable electricity from solar panels to be stored and then sold back to the...

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Labour takes aim at 'environmentally reckless' policy as government defends renewables record

The UK government is being “environmentally reckless” and not acting on the “tremendous economic opportunities” offered by new generation technologies like tidal and floating wind turbines,...

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Plunging Battery Costs To Trigger Energy Storage Boom

Bloomberg New Energy Finance has forecast a veritable boom in energy storage installations in the coming years with investments hitting US$1.2 trillion by 2040.

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How Battery Storage Is Revolutionizing The Solar Industry

In recent years, solar-energy sectors across the world have started to unveil battery-storage products that will enable homes and businesses to generate renewable energy 24/7.

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Former National Grid boss Steve Holliday: Britain is undergoing a chaotic energy revolution

Former National Grid boss Steve Holliday has championed the role that businesses and innovators have played in igniting a "chaotic revolution" in the energy sector, by accelerating demand for...

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UK slides down EY’s renewables attractiveness index amidst Brexit concerns

The UK has slid down one place to eighth in EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) amidst Brexit uncertainty.The consultancy giant’s latest update, for Q3 2018, attributes a...

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How Battery Energy Storage Changes the Game

We are in the midst of a massive shift in how energy is both produced and consumed.

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UK reaches major decarbonisation ‘milestone’ as renewables capacity leapfrogs fossil fuels

The UK has reached a “major milestone” in its decarbonisation of the power sector, having witnessed renewables capacity exceed that of fossil fuel generation.The statistic has been reported by...

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UK rooftop solar at a crossroads; planning for life after tariffs

As the UK solar market waits for the hammer to fall on the government’s latest cuts to subsidies for small scale installations, namely whether or not some form of export tariff will be retained,...

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A new Tesla ‘shared Powerbank’ launches as a community alternative to individual Powerwalls

The Tesla Powerwall can be a useful energy storage solution for homeowners with rooftop solar arrays.

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Meeting the UK’s climate change targets would need 50GW of solar

50GW of solar would be needed by 2050 if the government is to meet its climate change targets, helping to meet all of summer demand within a zero emission energy system, according to a new report....

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Renewables face increasingly level playing field

Adoption of green energy will only grow, as technology makes renewables increasingly cost competitiveOpponents of renewable energy—a broad church that can stretch from economists lamenting...

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‘A total myth’: Green policy costs not to blame for energy price hikes, says new report

Policy costs are not to blame for electricity price hikes in the UK, a study by the UK Energy Research Council has concluded.

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Mixing it up -- how wind and solar can work together

WORLDWIDE: As technology costs come down, combining wind, solar and energy storage looks like the way to integrate renewables at least cost.

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Free Government Money for 20 Years

The solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) is still running, and giving a guaranteed 20 years of income.

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Clean energy is cheap, surging – and headed for a fall

Solar and wind projects are transforming Australia’s power grid, but unclear policies will slow new investments

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Tidal energy firm makes waves with Tesla battery storage

Nova Innovation claims it has developed the world’s first grid-connected baseload tidal power station

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Budget 2018: Hammond’s ‘missed opportunity’ as government prepares energy efficiency overhaul

The UK renewables lobby has once again expressed its exasperation that clean energy failed to merit a mention within this year’s Budget, despite the government teasing an overhaul of tax benefits...

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Can Civilization Survive What’s Coming?

The new IPCC report on climate change will fill you with existential dread — rightfully so

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UK’s second subsidy-free solar farm completed by West Sussex Council using battery storage

The UK’s second subsidy-free solar farm, and the first by a local authority using battery storage, has been completed by West Sussex County Council in a project that ticked “every box” and will...

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Tesla's 'historic' quarter included gains in storage, solar

Dive Brief:

Tesla is on track to triple its 2018 energy storage deployments the company said in its third quarter letter to investors.The company's "historic" quarterly results included a 70%...

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Poll shows Brits support EU regulation to pay solar generators for export, including Leavers

A majority of the respondents in a new YouGov poll would support the UK matching incoming European Union regulations that guarantee payments for solar homes exporting into the grid; including...

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