Wind turbines image via greenenergyfutures/flickr. Creative Commons 2.0 license.
Three things you shouldn’t miss this week
- Chart: Increasingly competitive renewables
- Article: Power from fossil fuel drops to 35-year low in Germany – In 2014, German coal power production fell considerably year over year – and to the lowest level since 2011.
- Article: At least one major oil company will turn its back on fossil fuels – Former industry adviser, warns over plunging commodity prices and soaring costs of risky energy projects.
Ever since oil and gas prices started to plunge, speculation that cheaper fossil fuels would mean a serious setback for renewables has been rife. Considering the latest data, however, it seems renewables are still going strong and it is the fossil fuel industry that is running into both short and long-term difficulties.