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Renewables Contributed Largest Increase in Energy Terms on Record in 2019: BP

BP plc has issued its Statistical Review of World Energy, revealing that renewables contributed their largest increase in energy terms on record during 2019 BP plc, a multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, has issued its 69th annual edition of the bp Statistical Review of World Energy (bp Stats Review). The report found […]

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Delayed Solar Development in Japan amid Covid-19 Likely to Facilitate Coal Usage

Amidst coronavirus crisis, electricity demand in Japan like other countries has dropped significantly and thus resulted in a decline in power prices. This drop in demand and rise in solar power generation eventually driving down the wholesale electricity prices, as revealed by the data & analytics company. According to GlobalData, the ongoing economic contraction, delays […]

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Renewables Increasingly Cheaper Than new Fossil Fuels Based Capacity: IRENA

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by IRENA finds. Renewables are increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. The report, ‘Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019’, shows that more than half […]

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Renewables Topped Coal in US Generation Every day in April: IEEFA

New data from the US EIA shows that for the very first time in its history, renewables generated more electricity than coal every day in the month of April. New data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that for the very first time in its history, renewables generated more electricity than coal every […]

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Renewables Generated More Electricity Than Coal in the US Last Month

Renewable energy (utility-scale solar, wind and hydropower) sources generated more electricity than coal plants in the US in February In the dead of winter, renewable energy (utility-scale solar, wind and hydropower) sources generated more electricity than coal plants in the US in February. Specifically, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) new […]

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Indonesia Racing Towards 23% Renewable Energy: IEEFA

The electricity system in Indonesia might soon see a glimmer of hope after going more than 3 years without significant growth in renewable energy investment The electricity system in Indonesia might soon see a glimmer of hope after going more than three years without significant growth in renewable energy investment, a new IEEFA report finds. […]

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What India’s Large Storage Tender Means for Its Coal Thermal Sector

Coal, despite its stubborn persistence to the country’s energy needs, might have seen the beginning of the end. The lead indicator? Prices discovered in the largest ever renewable plus storage tender by SECI. In August 2019, SECI, the country’s primary nodal agency for renewable energy auctions and purchases came out with a huge tender. On […]

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Carbon Tax Waiver may put Renewables Growth in India at Risk: Fitch

Fitch Solutions believes that the centre’s proposed carbon tax waiver on coal may pose substantial downside risks to India’s renewable sector growth. Fitch Solutions has said that it believes that the centre’s proposed carbon tax waiver on coal may pose substantial downside risks to India’s renewable sector growth. In a bid to alleviate significant debt levels in the power industry, India has proposed […]

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Average Energy Spot Prices at 2-Year Low, REC Prices Rise

The average spot power price at IEX dropped 54 percent to a two-year low of Rs 2.71 per unit in October, compared to Rs 5.94 per unit last year. The average spot power price at Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) dropped 54 percent to a two-year low of Rs 2.71 per unit in October, compared to Rs 5.94 per unit in the same […]

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