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Renewables get an Early Start on Beating Coal Generation: IEEFA US

The market window for coal-fired electricity in the US is closing faster than ever in a shift that is especially clear as autumn sets in. From July through October 5, renewables (utility-scale solar, wind and hydropower) generated more electricity than coal in the US on nine days—easily topping the total of five days recorded over […]

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Old King Coal is Dead – Long Live The King

Coal is the dominant source of energy in India because it’s locally available and has historically been quite cheap, more so because there hasn’t been aggressive regulation or taxation upon its externalities yet. However, future coal will look different than older coal because it will have to be more sustainable and also cost-effective. Renewable energy […]

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bp Energy Outlook Explores Possible Paths for Global Energy Transition

The 2020 edition of the bp Energy Outlook explores possible paths for the global energy transition, how global energy markets may evolve over the next thirty years and the key uncertainties that may shape them. Looking out to 2050, the Outlook is focused around three main scenarios. In the main scenarios, it considers, global energy […]

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Solar to Push Much of Remaining Coal Fleet in Texas Offline: IEEFA

New utility-scale solar will push much of remaining coal-fired power fleet across Texas into retirement in the next few years, finds a new report by IEEFA New utility-scale solar is poised to push much of the remaining coal-fired power fleet across Texas into retirement in the next few years, finds a new report by the […]

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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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