Monthly Archives: April 2014

Solar Power: Cost of production dropped 60%; price to equal thermal power’s in three years

Earlier this month, when Madhya Pradesh accepted the bid of Himgiri Energ y Ventures to supply solar power to the state grid at Rs 6.5 a unit, it was a figure to note even by the industry’s standards of smashing … Continue reading

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The top 5 trends in India on Energy

1. There isn’t enough coal to supply India’s need for the next decade 2. Clean Energy is the next evolution which has come of age with Solar energy generation now equivalent to Thermal 3. Nuclear isn’t going to solve even … Continue reading

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Biomass Emissions Question Arises Again

It’s called “urban biomass,” and it’s ours (spsmw.org). Hard to imagine a subject that would find The Wall Street Journal and Grist in line with each other’s thinking, but burning wood for energy has achieved it. Neither outlet seems to … Continue reading

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World Solar Power Capacity Increased 35% In 2013 (Charts)

With about 37,007 megawatts (MW) of solar PV power installed in 2013, world solar PV power capacity increased about 35% to 136,697 MW. Whereas Europe had dominated annual growth for years up until 2013 (10 years, to be precise), solar … Continue reading

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The 3 Most Sobering Graphics From The U.N.’s New Climate Report

The overall message of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s newest report is simple: a rapid shift to renewable energy is needed to avert catastrophic global warming. The science behind that message, however, is less simple. In an attempt to make the … Continue reading

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Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap — But Only If We Act Now

  Humanity’s choice (via IPCC): Aggressive climate action ASAP (left figure) minimizes future warming. Continued inaction (right figure) results in catastrophic levels of warming, 9°F over much of U.S. The latest IPCC report finds the annual cost of avoiding that … Continue reading

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Renewable energy market share climbs despite 2013 dip in investments

Installed solar jumped 26 percent — from 31 Gigawatts in 2012 to a record 39 GW in 2013 — even as investment in solar capacity decreased 23 percent from US$135.6 billion to US$104.1 billion. Renewable energy’s share of world electricity … Continue reading

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