Further to the election in the United States, a lot of people are fearing that this may be a death blow to global climate change mitigation efforts.
A recent article in the New York Times recently outlined the massive problems of one of the key CCS project in the United States. The plant is still not online and is way over costs.
I have already noted quite a few times in the past month that grid parity is slowly but surely approaching. What if it were already the case ? To the Applied Materials blog and REneweconomy it is already here in over a hundred countries. Yes, solar photovoltaic installed on rooftops is now cheaper than electricity… Continue reading Grid parity for solar PV is already here in 105 countries
To Cleantechnica : ” A study recently published by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) suggests that France’s Solar PV target for 2020 should be 15 GW instead of its current 5.4 GW. “ ” According to ADEME, solar PV has the potential to reach grid parity in France in the coming few years, and therefore is… Continue reading Can France achieve 15 GW of solar PV capacity by 2020 ?
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
Solar PV is slowly but surely reaching grid parity around the world as it is now a reality in parts of the United States, India and some European countries.
We already saw that solar PV is due to compete in terms of costs with fossil fuels by around 2017 as this energy source is gaining momentum so fast that the Holy Grail – grid parity – might soon be within reach. These are sure great news… But there is more as to Bloomberg New… Continue reading Wind power to be competitive by 2016
Currently, the world is relying massively on coal to generate electricity as it is cheap, awfully cheap – if you don’t take into account the negative externalities as it is polluting our air, our soil and is one of the main factors to climate change. But what if solar became even cheaper than coal ?… Continue reading Solar PV to become the cheapest option by 2018