Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next half of the decade leading up to 2030, powered by a resurgence in solar energy and The International Energy Agency (IEA) found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out at their fastest rate in the four years that led up to 2020.
Its latest report in 2019 predicted that by the middle of the next decade a new dawn for cheap solar power could see the world’s solar capacity grow by 600GW which equates to almost double the installed total electricity capacity of Japan that year. Overall, renewable electricity is expected to grow by 1,200GW in the next five years, the equivalent of the total electricity capacity of the US in 2019.
Renewable energy sources make up 26% of the world’s electricity today, but according to the IEA its share is expected to reach 30% by 2024. The resurgence follows a global slowdown in 2019, due to falling technology costs and rising environmental concerns. The IEA also expects solar energy to play the biggest role in jumpstarting fresh growth in global renewable energy due to the fact that falling costs are already below retail electricity prices in most countries. Solar PV is the single largest source of additional expansion potential, followed by onshore wind and hydropower.
The cost of solar power is expected to decline by a further 15% to 35% by 2024 which should spur further growth over the second half of the decade and the increasing requirements of energy-hungry businesses and factories is expected to be the main driver of the solar power boom as company bosses exploit falling costs to help cut their energy bills.
The number of home solar panels is also expected to more than double to reach around 100 million rooftops by the middle of the decade leading into 2030 with the strongest per capita growth expected in Australia, Belgium, California, the Netherlands and Austria. Despite this forecasted growth expected for solar over the next five years, panels will still cover only 6% of the world’s available rooftops, leaving room for further growth into the remainder of the decade.
China will account for 40% of global renewable capacity expansion leading up to 2024 and this will be in part due to improved system integration, lower curtailment rates and enhanced competitiveness of both solar PV and onshore wind. A more optimistic outlook for the European Union results from higher planned renewables auction volumes and faster distributed solar PV growth in member states to meet renewable energy targets. In the United States, wind and solar PV developers are rushing to complete projects before federal tax incentives end, while corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) and state-level policies contribute to growth.
- Embedding Sustainability Across the Organization Using Dataon October 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Organizations are committed to turning sustainability targets into measurable outcomes, to moving from ambition to action. Envizi, an IBM company recently commissioned a research study to take a pulse on how organizations are embedding sustainability at the operational level, and the results highlight the many hurdles organizations face.
- Dwight School London Partners With Zeelo To Become First Independent School In The UK To Adopt A New Electric Bus Serviceby Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on September 27, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Dwight School London has become the first independent school in the United Kingdom to adopt a new electric bus service for its students. Dwight School London has partnered with smart bus service platform Zeelo. AirSym has been contracted by Zeelo to operate one of three services provided for Dwight School London. Sam Ryan, CEO of
- How The UN Xinjiang Report Will Impact The Cleantech Industry (Part 2)by Jennifer Sensiba on September 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm
In Part 1, I gave readers some very quick historical background on how the situation in Xinjiang came to be, and what the UN Human Rights office found in its investigation into the human rights violations. Now that readers have some familiarity of what exactly we’re dealing with, it’s time to explore how this affects
- How The UN Xinjiang Report Will Impact The Cleantech Industryby Jennifer Sensiba on September 27, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Since 2017, there have been many allegations of human rights abuses in what China calls the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, known by dissidents as East Turkestan. This disagreement over the region’s name stems from a long history of on-and-off Chinese involvement and control of the region. For the past two millennia, the area has seen
- Cox Automotive Set to Cut Fleet Carbon Emissions in Halfby Jo Borrás on September 27, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Cox Automotive knows the car business better than anyone — and they're pushing everyone electric!
- Connected Kerb Scores £110 Million Investment; Plans 190,000 Curbside Public Chargersby Steve Hanley on September 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Connected Kerb has recently secured a large investment that will help it add 190,000 public EV chargers throughout the UK.
- EV Rental Company UFODrive Has — FINALLY — Arrived!by Jo Borrás on September 27, 2022 at 4:35 pm
European Tesla and electric car rental firm UFODrive has finally come to the US with locations in SanFran, NY, and Austin!
- How We Can Give People The Range They Want Without Depleting Battery Suppliesby Jennifer Sensiba on September 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm
A piece by my colleague Carolyn Fortuna earlier this month got me to thinking about how we can solve a huge conundrum in the EV industry. On the one hand, people want range. Like in Texas, we Americans think bigger is always better. Less isn’t more. More is more! And pile some more on top
- Shareholders: You Make A Difference In A Company’s Environmental Responsibilityby Carolyn Fortuna on September 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm
As You Sow has been raising the shareholder voice to increase corporate responsibility on a broad range of environmental issues such as waste reduction and waste management, as well as social issues including racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Shareholder advocacy works.
- Another Big Ebusco Sale Shows How Far Behind The US Is About Electric Busesby Jennifer Sensiba on September 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm
We’ve covered quite a few stories of electric bus sales, but the number of them vary. Many smaller US transit agencies buy one or two electric buses, to dip their toes in the water. Larger agencies, or those with experience from their past toe-dipping bus buy, tend to pick up a few more at a
- Electric Cars, EV Charging, The Grid, Technology, & The Futureby Steve Hanley on September 27, 2022 at 1:30 pm
Electric cars are not a danger to the electrical grid. In fact, they may provide essential services that stabilize it.
- 17 EV Models Have EPA Combined Rating of 100+ MPGe in Model Year 2022by U.S. Department of Energy on September 27, 2022 at 12:50 pm
For Model Year 2022 (MY 2022), 17 electric vehicle (EV) models achieved 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) or higher. MPGe is a unit of measure used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to represent EV fuel economy in a common unit with gas-powered vehicles, where 33.7 kilowatt-hours of electricity are equal to the energy
- Is It Time For Battery Storage To Replace Diesel Backup Generators In The C&I Sector In Africa?by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on September 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Most of the public utilities on the continent that play a key role in financing the power sector are facing severe liquidity challenges. Low cost recovery models and practices resulting in non-cost reflective electricity tariffs for various reasons (mostly political) are part of main reasons some of these utility companies are strapped for cash. A
- Your Rechargeable Batteries Need Lithium. Geothermal Energy Could Soon Help. (Surprise Video)by U.S. Department of Energy on September 27, 2022 at 11:36 am
As product managers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Nicholas Gilroy and Haiku Sky help turn complex information into a compelling journey on the web. Their work allows users to interact with data and even download information as the story of research unfolds. Working closely with user experience researchers and engineers, the two helped
- Fiat’s UK Retailers Are Holding Their Fourth Annual EV Education Eventby Jennifer Sensiba on September 27, 2022 at 11:00 am
Shopping for EVs at car dealers can be a frustrating experience. If you know a lot about EVs, you’ll probably find that you know more about the car for sale than the people tasked with selling it to you do. If you don’t know much about EVs, you’ll find that perhaps nobody knows what’s going
- What TeraWatt Infrastructure’s $1B fundraising could mean for fleet EV chargingon September 27, 2022 at 9:00 am
That may be a drop in the bucket for heavy-duty vehicles, but the promise is still tantalizing.
- 4 ways carbon crediting is improvingon September 27, 2022 at 7:40 am
Dynamic baselines, a global monitoring program, digitization and a stronger registry infrastructure are ways to increase trust in carbon credits.
- 4 immediate actions to better manage natural resources for global biodiversityon September 27, 2022 at 7:20 am
At the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, the opportunity to make businesses part of solutions for nature has never been greater.
- Is green hydrogen the biggest opportunity for climate tech funding?on September 27, 2022 at 7:15 am
Sponsored: Dr. Maria Anez-Lingerfelt, senior scientist at Pall Corporation looks at how finance and tech must align to make further progress for sustainable energy.
- An Idea For A Crazy EV Trek, & What It Shows Us About The Futureby Jennifer Sensiba on September 26, 2022 at 11:30 pm
As Aptera gets closer to production, I’ve been thinking a lot about where I’m going to take mine to push it to its limits. I think this is an important part of telling the story of the first 1,000-mile rated EV, and it gives us a preview of what’s going to be possible as battery
- Pendragon In Advanced Discussions With BYD To Act As Lead Launch Partner In The UKby Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on September 26, 2022 at 11:00 pm
Pendragon, one of the largest automotive retail brands in the United Kingdom, is in advanced discussions with BYD to be the UK lead launch partner. Founded in 1989 following the de-merger of Williams PLC, Pendragon has grown to represent 21 different vehicle manufacturers in the automotive retail sector. Pendragon operates over 160 sites across the
- Finished With That Lush Lawn? Here Are Green Yard Choices For The Environmentby Carolyn Fortuna on September 26, 2022 at 10:30 pm
However welcoming it looks, a lawn provides virtually no habitat for pollinators and other animals and plants that make up a healthy, diverse ecosystem. In fact, that lawn that you love can do substantial harm to the environment, vertebrates, and insects.
- Great Tips For Care Of Lithium Batteriesby Jennifer Sensiba on September 26, 2022 at 10:00 pm
A recent thread by World of Engineering on Twitter gives a lot of good, basic advice to anyone who owns a lithium-ion battery (or a few hundred/thousand). Sharing this information periodically is a great idea because many people have no idea that lithium batteries require any kind of care at all. Everything you need to
- GM Banks On Honking Big Electric Vehicles In First-Ever Propulsion Do-Overby Tina Casey on September 26, 2022 at 9:30 pm
The US car buying public loves big vehicles, and now they are going to love big electric vehicles.
- Ariel Hipercar — Batman, Your EV Is Ready (With Video)by Steve Hanley on September 26, 2022 at 9:00 pm
Ariel makes some of the most exotic and quixotic automobiles in the world. They are the spiritual heirs to the philosophy that made Colin Chapman’s Lotus vehicles so special. “Simplify, then add lightness,” was his motto. There may never have been a simpler car that the Ariel Atom, a tubular exoskeleton filled with an engine,
- If You’re A Climate Activist, Beware — Fossil Fuel Companies May Target You Nextby Carolyn Fortuna on September 26, 2022 at 8:30 pm
EarthRights International identified 152 cases in the past 10 years where the fossil fuel industry has used strategic lawsuits against public participation and other judicial harassment tactics in attempts to silence or punish its critics in the US.
- An Open Letter To Designers & Manufacturers Of Portable Power Stationsby Barry A.F. on September 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm
In recent years there has been a huge rise in the demand and types of portable battery storage systems available to consumers. This has brought an industry that practically did not exist 10 years ago to the forefront. Customers can now buy portable batteries that can run appliances, with sizes ranging from 85Wh to almost
- Florida Women Think They’re Interesting Enough For Drones To Spy On Themby Jennifer Sensiba on September 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm
New technologies always bring out skepticism in people, and among the particularly ignorant, it brings out paranoia, hatred, and violence. Few know this better than Tesla owners, especially those who’ve experienced vandalism (often by people stupid enough to not know they’re on camera). I don’t understand why people think it’s ok to vandalize others property.
- South Africa’s Eskom Announces New Partnership For Developing A Renewable Energy Training Facilityby Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on September 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm
South Africa’s power utility company Eskom has announced a new partnership with the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) and the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC). The partnership agreement is for the development of the Komati Training Facility. This seeks to contribute to a ‘just’ transition for the local community as
- Electric Vehicle Good, E-Bike Better, Cargo E-Bike Even Betterby Tina Casey on September 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm
The CERO One is a solid cargo e-bike that makes every ride feel like fun, whether it's for business or pleasure.
- Rheem Releases 120V Plug-In Heat Pump Water Heater That Can Be Plugged Into Typical Outletby Joe Wachunas on September 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Last fall I wrote about how 120 volt heat pump water heaters were just about to come out on the market. Well, they’re finally here! Rheem released its 120V ProTerra(R) Plug-in Heat Pump water heater (HPWH) in July and everyone is excited! Ok, you may not geek out on heat pump water heaters as much
- EVgo Continues Expansion By Partnering With WinCo Foods In Several Statesby Jennifer Sensiba on September 26, 2022 at 5:30 pm
This year, EVgo has had a lot of good news going for it, especially when it comes to partnerships. Trekkies get ready! Spock, Surak, T'Pol, Soval, Sarek, and T'Pau are now OPEN, powering at warp speed toward a full battery at our newest fast charging station, located on Vulcan Street in Encinitas, CA. Bring your
- Energy Dome To Partner With Ørsted For Energy Storageby Steve Hanley on September 26, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Ørsted has signed a MoU with Energy Dome to explore its carbon dioxide energy storage technology at a location in Europe.
- US Gas Price Drops Have Stalled, & Could Be On The Way Up Againby Jennifer Sensiba on September 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm
Earlier this year, when gas prices went to record levels, it was hard to get ahold of an EV of any kind at dealers. People realized that oil companies had them by the shorts, and you can only adjust your household budget so much before the gas man is taking money that should have gone
- Project Agreements For 420 MW Of Onshore Wind Signed This Week In South Africaby Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on September 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm
The first 3 project agreements of South Africa’s 5th Bid Window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP Bid Window 5) have been signed. South Africa’s REIPPPP Bid Window 5 Request for Proposals (RFP) was released on 12th April 2021 and was the first bid window to be launched under the Ministerial
- US Senate Ratifies Kigali Amendment To Montreal Protocolby Steve Hanley on September 26, 2022 at 3:30 pm
The US Senate this week ratified the Kigali Amendment that bans HFCs as refrigerants in air conditioning equipment.
- Underwater Data Centers Could Be A Great Way To Lower Environmental Impactsby Jennifer Sensiba on September 26, 2022 at 2:50 pm
A few weeks ago, I came across an interesting company that offers a product that sounds like a bad idea on the surface. Subsea Cloud offers data center services, but with an interesting twist: the data center lives under the waves. For most people, the closest water comes to computers is when a cat dashes
- Octopus Energy Doubles Payments for Households Exporting Solar Energy Back to the Gridby Ellie Richardson on September 26, 2022 at 2:05 pm
Octopus Energy, the UK’s fourth biggest energy supplier has increased the incentive for homes to install solar panels in a move to tackle soaring energy bills this winter. Across the UK thousands of homes already exporting solar power will soon receive double the amount of money they earn today. Octopus Energy announced that it was … Continue reading "Octopus Energy Doubles Payments for Households Exporting Solar Energy Back to the Grid" The post Octopus Energy Doubles Payments for Households Exporting Solar Energy Back to the Grid first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
- Tools and solutions that stand out from Climate Weekon September 26, 2022 at 9:22 am
Action against plastics and fossil fuels. New tools to embed carbonization throughout businesses of any size. These developments from the climate confab in the Big Apple offer ways to move climate action forward.
- Can companies ever move past incremental approaches to climate action?on September 26, 2022 at 9:11 am
A new report focuses on how companies can move from commitment to bold action that can accelerate the transition to a decarbonized, just economy.
- Microsoft raises its voice on climate prioritieson September 26, 2022 at 9:00 am
The technology giant declares energy and carbon policy goals, underscores role of digitization in speeding low-carbon economy transition.
- What is required of the CSO during these turbulent times?on September 26, 2022 at 8:00 am
Being a systems thinker, looking around corners and becoming the "chief sensing officer", among other sage wisdom.
- It’s critical, not controversial: Why we must double-down on nature investmentson September 26, 2022 at 7:15 am
Sponsored: The science is clear: Companies must aggressively decarbonize their business and invest in nature to stop the worst impacts of climate change.
- Massive Public Fossil Fuels Database Releasedby Nexus Media on September 26, 2022 at 5:00 am
New Global Registry of Fossil Fuel Emissions & Reserves
- Electric Utes for Australia & New Zealandby David Waterworth on September 26, 2022 at 3:57 am
While EV enthusiasts in Australia and New Zealand might be holding out for a Rivian or a Ford F-150 Lightning, they may have to make do with the Chinese LDV T60 EV (eT60) instead. The vehicle is available for order in New Zealand now and should be launched late this year or early next year
- East Bay Customers Support California’s Grid During Extreme Heat Wave Through Innovative Programby Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai on September 26, 2022 at 3:22 am
For the past two years, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), one of the nation’s top clean energy providers, and Sunrun, the largest home solar and battery storage company in the USA, have been installing new solar + battery systems. So far, they have enrolled more than 1,000 single-family homes in Alameda County and Tracy into EBCE’s
- Volkswagen Uses Amazon’s Alexa To Answer Questions During ID.4 Test Drivesby Jennifer Sensiba on September 26, 2022 at 2:37 am
Taking a test drive can be a little awkward, especially for introverts. Your first experience with a car might end up being with a complete stranger sitting in the back seat, and it’s a stranger who’s looking for ways to get the sale. At worst, they’ll ask awkward and deceptive questions, like, “So, what’s your
- NGK To Supply Sakuu With Ceramics For Solid-State Batteriesby Steve Hanley on September 26, 2022 at 1:49 am
Sakuu and NGK has signed a collaboration agreement that will leverage NGK's 80 years of experience with ceramics.
- Volkswagen Subsidiary Elli Enters Partnership To Integrate EVs Into Gridby Jennifer Sensiba on September 26, 2022 at 1:31 am
One of the biggest pieces of misinformation flying around about EV adoption is that power grids can’t handle electric vehicles. We’ve debunked this one repeatedly (you can find a good article here), but it’s something we keep seeing and seeing and seeing. This is largely because it’s a very good simple lie that has enough
- Tesla Full Self Driving Beta: FSD Beta 10.69 Latest Observationsby Arthur Frederick (Fritz) Hasler on September 26, 2022 at 12:39 am
After 79 days without it, we recently regained access to Tesla FSD Beta (V10.69), along with Tesla’s latest software version, 2022. 20.15. A week later we got the download for version 2022.20.17. For more background, see: “Tesla Full Self Driving Beta: Lost & Found! We Lost It After 206 Days, Got It Back Again After
- GM & Lithion Announce an Investment & Strategic Partnership Agreement to Pursue a Circular EV Battery Ecosystemby Jennifer Sensiba on September 25, 2022 at 11:13 pm
Normally, it’s us EV enthusiasts and EV media who have to debunk all of the FUD. “The grid can’t handle EVs!” they say. “Batteries are toxic, and you can’t recycle them!” they go to next. In the past, we’ve had to look at how things would work in theory, and what answers the future holds.
- Powered by Artificial Intelligence, Argonne Technology Eyes Bird Activity at Solar Facilitiesby U.S. Department of Energy on September 25, 2022 at 10:22 pm
Near-real-time data on avian–solar interactions will help the energy industry understand risks and opportunities for wildlife at solar energy plants. How does an array of solar panels change a habitat? The question is complex — and increasingly important, as solar energy plants proliferate across the United States. The industry and researchers, however, currently don’t have
- Tesla Passes 10,000 Model Ys Produced At Texas Gigafactoryby Zachary Shahan on September 25, 2022 at 3:04 pm
Elon Musk has an ambitious goal for 2030 for Tesla. He wants the US automaker to be producing 20 million vehicles a year by the end of 2030. For some context, Tesla’s current production and delivery rate is just above a million cars a year. Zooming out and looking at the overall auto market, the
- Tesla Community To Convene For 1st-Ever “TeslaCon” Event In Sunny Floridaby Matt Pressman on September 25, 2022 at 1:57 pm
Tesla Owners Florida, in partnership with Tesla and The Electrified Garage, invites the Tesla community to attend TeslaCon Florida 2022. A weekend of fun on the Florida Space Coast with celebrity guests, education sessions, exhibitors (including EVANNEX), great food, and friends, this exciting event is open to members of Tesla Owners Florida (join here) and other sanctioned Tesla Owners clubs.
- Tesla BEV Market Share Dropped from 25.1% in Q2 2020 to 15.6% in Q2 2022 — While Sales Grew 180.2%by Zachary Shahan on September 25, 2022 at 3:57 am
“Troy Teslike” tracks Tesla data like no one else I know. In the past day, he published an interesting 2½ year breakdown. The table, below, shows how Tesla’s share of major BEV markets has declined in the past couple of years. Looking at the biggest market, China, first, Tesla’s share of that BEV market dropped
- Congress Should Reject Radical Permitting Proposalby NRDC on September 25, 2022 at 3:00 am
“There is something significantly wrong with the Mountain Valley Pipeline if its supporters think the only way it can be permitted and built is to exempt it from the Natural Gas Act, NEPA, the Clean Water Act, the Mineral Leasing Act and the Endangered Species Act.
- Episode 333: The buzz from Climate Weekon September 23, 2022 at 9:00 am
On this week's episode, The Climate Group CEO Helen Clarkson chats about the organizational barriers that makes it challenging for companies to deliver on climate commitments. And why that's no excuse to get things done.
- This collective wants to fix the beauty industry's packaging problemon September 23, 2022 at 8:30 am
Pact Collective, founded by two industry veterans, currently consists of more than 130 member companies from across the beauty value chain.
- Floating solar farms: What are they and can they help us reach net zero?on September 23, 2022 at 8:01 am
Photovoltaics on the water in China's Solar Valley can be seen from space. Other notable installations are surfacing around the world.
- Is supply chain accountability a myth?on September 23, 2022 at 8:00 am
Evidence suggests disclosure is rarely as helpful as advocates claim in addressing policy challenges, and the middleman economy is no exception.
- Destination: Net Zero - 6 Steps to Carbon Neutralityon September 23, 2022 at 7:15 am
Increasingly companies around the world are under pressure to respond to global climate change. These pressures from stakeholders and corporate best practice sharing have culminated in a turning point. This white paper outlines a step‑by‑step process for corporate leaders to address growing concerns from the investment community, broader society, and other stakeholders. The time is now to establish your path to Destination: Net Zero and CFOs are recognizing the near-term need to address global climate change. The paper highlights how energy solutions with creative financing business models -- like Energy as a Service -- can address many of the all-too-common internal obstacles to planning and implementing net zero programs. This white paper, developed in collaboration with Guidehouse Insights, covers topics including: Why companies are moving on climate change Moving forward on climate issues: five key drivers The Practical Path to Net Zero: A Six-Step Approach Addressing barriers and measuring progress
- Energy dispatches from Climate Weekon September 22, 2022 at 2:04 pm
Energy news from climate’s Fashion Week
- What truths can emerge from an Italian food systems summit?on September 22, 2022 at 9:40 am
From fighting over pasta to fighting over regenerative agriculture, the food world still has internal obstacles to overcome when overhauling our food system.
- Solar panels have come a long way. Recycling them has noton September 22, 2022 at 9:00 am
Making solar panel recycling more commonplace will require a mix of technological advances, economic incentives and smart policies at the state and federal levels.
- Patagonia’s groundbreaking announcement proves small actions can create big impacton September 22, 2022 at 8:30 am
Environmental sustainability is a strategic business priority for a growing number of executives. Here are three lessons that purpose-driven leaders can learn from Patagonia's bold move.
- How the global chemicals industry can reinvent itself as a climate solutionon September 22, 2022 at 7:29 am
Major net zero blueprint for the sector says transformation into 'planet-positive force' is technically feasible and would deliver huge financial and jobs benefits.
- Climate Anxiety: How to Cope and How to Helpby Administrator The Renewable Energy Hub on September 15, 2022 at 1:38 pm
As frightening new statistics are released every day, summers keep seeming hotter than the one before, and natural disasters seem to be coming harder and more frequently than ever, many people are rightfully concerned about climate change. While it may not feel possible or worthwhile to accomplish meaningful change on an individual level, there are … Continue reading "Climate Anxiety: How to Cope and How to Help" The post Climate Anxiety: How to Cope and How to Help first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
- Net Zero is Not to Blame for Higher Energy Billsby Administrator The Renewable Energy Hub on September 14, 2022 at 1:26 pm
British consumers are clutching their wallets as energy regulator Ofgem announced an 80% increase in annual household energy spending in October 2022, following April’s 54% increase. The spike — resulting from the high economic demand for energy during the COVID-19 recovery — will drive costs from £1,971 to £3,549 per year. Political opponents of the … Continue reading "Net Zero is Not to Blame for Higher Energy Bills" The post Net Zero is Not to Blame for Higher Energy Bills first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
- UK Public Backs Building New Wind and Solar Farms to Tackle Energy Crisisby Ellie Richardson on September 14, 2022 at 1:24 pm
According to a poll of 6,114 residents across all British constituencies published on 7th September more than 77% of Britons back renewable technologies to tackle the rise in energy costs. The polling which was commissioned by industry body RenewableUK and conducted by Survation shows strong support across the board for building new wind and solar … Continue reading "UK Public Backs Building New Wind and Solar Farms to Tackle Energy Crisis" The post UK Public Backs Building New Wind and Solar Farms to Tackle Energy Crisis first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
- Scotland’s Largest Offshore Windfarm Begins Generating Electricityby Ellie Richardson on September 7, 2022 at 7:07 am
Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm has begun generating electricity. Its operators confirmed that the first Vestas turbine was commissioned and connected to the grid on the 22nd of August with the rest expected to be up and running by July 2023. The £3bn Seagreen project, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and France’s TotalEnergies stands … Continue reading "Scotland’s Largest Offshore Windfarm Begins Generating Electricity" The post Scotland’s Largest Offshore Windfarm Begins Generating Electricity first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
- Britons Race to Install Solar Panels to Save £100s on Their Energy Billsby Ellie Richardson on September 5, 2022 at 8:42 am
UK households are racing to install roof-top solar panels as energy prices continue to rise. The soaring price of electricity means that a domestic solar panels system can now pay for itself in as little as seven years and the payback period could be even less if energy prices continue to go up in the … Continue reading "Britons Race to Install Solar Panels to Save £100s on Their Energy Bills" The post Britons Race to Install Solar Panels to Save £100s on Their Energy Bills first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
- Beyond Profit: 4 Eco-Centered Metrics for Your Businessby Administrator The Renewable Energy Hub on September 5, 2022 at 8:41 am
Most businesses measure their success in terms of one simple metric: profit. Businesses with healthy profit margins, a high growth percentage, and sales revenues through the roof can expand their operations, employ more people, and give healthy returns to shareholders. Using profit as a metric for success is good for the health of your business. … Continue reading "Beyond Profit: 4 Eco-Centered Metrics for Your Business" The post Beyond Profit: 4 Eco-Centered Metrics for Your Business first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
- Gresham House Partners with Anesco to Acquire 20MW Devon Solar Farmby Ellie Richardson on August 24, 2022 at 2:06 pm
Gresham House, the specialist alternative asset manager with £7.31bn in assets under management, has secured a fourth solar farm from renewable energy developer Anesco. The acquisition of the 20MW solar farm, known as Beavor Grange is part of a three-year development, build and construction partnership signed in January 2021 worth over £100 million. Beavor Grange … Continue reading "Gresham House Partners with Anesco to Acquire 20MW Devon Solar Farm" The post Gresham House Partners with Anesco to Acquire 20MW Devon Solar Farm first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
- Hubbub and Ovo Seek Street for Energy Efficiency Trial in Glasgowby Richard Burdett on August 24, 2022 at 2:03 pm
Environmental charity Hubbub is working together with Ovo Energy Solutions, part of Ovo, the UK’s 3rd largest energy supplier, to help residents in Glasgow improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their bills. The project will look at which home improvements work most effectively at curbing bills ahead of industry predictions that the … Continue reading "Hubbub and Ovo Seek Street for Energy Efficiency Trial in Glasgow" The post Hubbub and Ovo Seek Street for Energy Efficiency Trial in Glasgow first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
- 3 Ways Renewable Energy Is Providing More Flexibility in the Food Industryby Administrator The Renewable Energy Hub on August 24, 2022 at 1:59 pm
The food industry consumes around 30% of energy worldwide. This energy is necessary to keep up with global demand and decrease food insecurity. Unfortunately, most of the power in the industry comes from non-renewable sources that contribute to global warming. The good news is that renewable energy is becoming a more significant part of the … Continue reading "3 Ways Renewable Energy Is Providing More Flexibility in the Food Industry" The post 3 Ways Renewable Energy Is Providing More Flexibility in the Food Industry first appeared on The Renewable Energy Hub.
- Work starts on New York’s first offshore wind projectby John Engel on February 15, 2022 at 1:49 pm
South Fork Wind Farm is a 132 MW project to be located 19 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. The project is approved to install 12 or fewer wind turbines and will use Siemens-Gamesa’s 11 MW turbines. Kiewit Offshore Services will design and build the project’s substation.
- Ethanol isn’t as green as you might think, researchers sayby John Engel on February 15, 2022 at 1:45 pm
The carbon intensity of corn ethanol supported by the U.S.'s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is likely at least 24% higher than gasoline, according to a
- ‘This is punitive’: Kansas Senate committee considers poison pill wind energy billsby Renewable Energy World on February 15, 2022 at 12:51 pm
Senators heard three hours of testimony from anti-wind sources and just one hour from proponents of renewable energy
- California PUC adopts plan to add 25.5GW of renewables by 2023by Renewable Energy World on February 14, 2022 at 6:20 pm
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved plans to add around 25,500 MW of renewable energy resources and 15,000 MW of energy storage and demand response resources by 2032. The decision also adopted a 35 million metric ton (MMT) electric sector greenhouse gas emission (GHG) planning target. That goal, also to be achieved by 2032, is tighter than an earlier 46
- Duke Energy aims to double renewable energy capacity by 2030by John Engel on February 14, 2022 at 2:32 pm
The utility's five-year capital plan totals $63 billion, 80% of which will support investments in grid modernization and zero or lower-carbon emitting generation.
- MISO surprises with FERC Order 2222 implementation dateby Rao Konidena on February 14, 2022 at 10:00 am
MISO's long implementation date for Order 2222 is another reason FERC should schedule a technical conference sooner than later.
- FERC receives two proposals for same California pumped storage locationby Elizabeth Ingram on February 14, 2022 at 10:00 am
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has received two applications for preliminary permits for a pumped storage project at Lake Elsinore in California.
- Renewable energy advocates are angry at planned ISO NE move on MOPRby John Engel on February 10, 2022 at 10:22 pm
ISO New England outlined the "transition" proposal that will be submitted to FERC in the coming weeks. If allowed proceed, the MOPR would remain in effect for next year's capacity auction.
- Wind project off North Carolina coast gets overwhelming supportby Renewable Energy World on February 10, 2022 at 4:46 pm
Birders and organized labor dominated a recent public comment period, while beach towns were mostly mum. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will now consider the input ahead of an anticipated auction this spring.
- Auxin Solar alleges unfair trade practices from Chinese suppliers, asks Commerce to interveneby David Wagman on February 10, 2022 at 3:27 pm
Auxin Solar named more than a dozen companies in its petition to Commerce Department officials.
- 6/18/20 - Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm
immigration.procon.org - DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is an Obama administration policy implemented on June 15, 2012. DACA prevents eligible undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children from being deported, and it allows those immigrants to get work permits.
- 6/15/20 - Sanctuary Cities: Top 3 Pros and Conson June 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm
immigration.procon.org - While there is no official legal definition of "sanctuary city," the term generally refers to towns, cities, or counties that decline to cooperate completely with federal detention requests related to undocumented immigrants, often with a "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Some argue that sanctuary cities such as San Francisco, New York, and Chicago should not receive federal funding because they are not enforcing federal immigration laws. Others say that sanctuary city policies protect both citizens and undocumented immigrants.
- 6/12/20 - Kneeling during the National Anthem: Top 3 Pros and Conson June 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm
www.procon.org - The current debate over kneeling or sitting in protest during the national anthem was ignited by Colin Kaepernick in 2016 and has escalated to become a nationally divisive issue. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first refused to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Aug. 26, 2016 to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. Since that time, many other professional football players, high school athletes, and professional athletes in other sports have refused to stand for the national anthem. These protests have generated controversy and sparked a public conversation about the protesters' messages and how they've chosen to deliver them.
- 5/29/20 - Encyclopaedia Britannica Acquires ProCon.orgon May 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm
www.procon.org - The Britannica® Group today announced that it has acquired ProCon.org, the country's leading source for information and research on all sides of the controversial issues of the day.