The UK generated more electricity from wind than from coal in the full calendar year of 2016, Carbon Brief analysis shows. The milestone is a first for the UK and reflects a collapse in coal generation, which contributed just 9.2% of UK electricity last year, with 11.5% from wind. The coal decline saw its output fall to the lowest level since 1935.
Many people are hoping for wind and solar PV to transform grid electricity in a favorable way. Is this really possible?
Innovative government policies have helped propel Texas into the forefront of wind energy generation in the U.S. But the main impetus for the Lone Star State’s flourishing wind sector is the revenue it has generated for landowners and local communities.
Does the recent climate accord between US and China mean that many countries will now forge ahead with renewables and other green solutions? I think that there are more pitfalls than many realize.
On August 6, I wrote a post called Making Sense of the US Oil Story, in which I looked at US oil. In this post, I would like to look at other sources of US energy.
We spoke with Chris Nelder in Extraenvironmentalist episde #76. This is the first part of a transcript prepared by EE listener Scott.
A couple of decades who could have imagined that a gust of wind wafting across a Wyoming plain could power an air conditioner as far off as Southern California? But it very well may be happening soon.
Wind turbines can produce electricity for 25 years before needing an upgrade, according to new research out of the United Kingdom.
Energy round-up including peak oil, what next for UK shale gas, and wind power records.
•Dick Smith vs Tim Flannery, and the solar revolution •Solar Energy Friendly Communities Help Mitigate Soft Costs •The Energiewende: An introductory look at Germany’s energy transformation •Solar Power Can Provide One-Third of U.S. West’s Energy Needs •Support local communities to install renewable energy systems, urge MPs •Gamechanger: Next Generation Wind Turbines With Storage Are Cheap, Reliable And Brilliant •Pilot Projects Bury CO2 in Basalt •Is Natural Gas the Cheapest Path to Clean Grid Power?
Where renewables do the most good isn’t necessarily where they are the most productive.
Renewables will surpass natural gas for electricity generation globally by 2016, doubling nuclear output and coming in second only to coal in power generation.