Brazilian wind energy is really cheap

So cheap that it is disrupting the Brazilian energy market as Cleantechnica reported : ” Wind farms have won 55% of contracts awarded by Brazil’s national energy agency (…) and wind power now costs about 4.5 cents/kWh in the country. “ This is really really cheap as generally wholesale prices in Europe are three to… Continue reading Brazilian wind energy is really cheap

Half of electricity at UK businesses is wasted

This is so mindbogglingly big that I had to write about it. To Cleantechies : ” A UK report says that nearly half of the electricity consumed by British businesses is wasted when employees are not at work.” ” In an analysis of more than 6,000 smart meters, British Gas found that 46 percent of electricity… Continue reading Half of electricity at UK businesses is wasted

Why it’s time to increase electricity prices

One of the main facts of the latest World Energy Outlook is that energy efficiency “is the largest contributor in reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases , accounting for over half of total abatement by 2030.” This means that it has more impact than renewable energies, nuclear power and clean coal combined. But energy is… Continue reading Why it’s time to increase electricity prices

Oil prices went up by 78 percent in 2009

During the financial crisis in late 2008, oil prices went down from $147 to $33 in just a few months. However, oil prices soon went up as they increased by 78 percent last year. This is the largest yearly increase in a decade. There are more and more concerns that either peak oil already occurred or… Continue reading Oil prices went up by 78 percent in 2009