renewable energy cost Articles

  • The importance of external costs for the competitiveness of renewable energies

    Low environmental damage is one of the main justifications for solar energy, especially now that supply security has slipped from public consciousness. In recent years, there has been much progress in the analysis of environmental damages, in particular thanks to the ExternE (external costs of energy) Project of the European Commission. This note presents a brief summary and comparison of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014

    Executive Summary The competiveness of renewable power generation technologies continued improving in 2013 and 2014. The cost-competitiveness of renewable power generation technologies has reached historic levels. Biomass for power, hydropower, geothermal and onshore wind can all now provide electricity competitively compared to fossil fuel-fired power generation (Figure ES 1). ...

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Between populism and price increases: Who will pay for the cost of renewable energy?

    As feed-in tariffs gain traction as a policy mechanism of choice, we must keep in mind the bigger picture of the financial health of developing country electricity sectors. It was not too long ago that the World Bank and other international financial institutions were drawing attention to the soaring debt levels of developing country utilities. In order for feed-in tariffs or other ...

  • Renewable electricity costs in Italy: an estimation of the cost of operating in an uncertain world

    The promotion of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) is a priority of the agenda of governments in most European countries. The target of renewable energy for Italy, calculated as a share of renewable generation to gross final energy consumption, is set at 17% for 2020 (from 5.2% in 2005). With particular reference to renewable electricity (RES-e) in Italy, its development is often burdened by costs ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy: an uncomfortable position

    I have been looking at how the UK is doing against its EU renewable energy targets. These set us a target of having 15% of all energy from renewable sources by 2020. The government would have us believe that all is well. It’s most recent ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Renewable energy progress report

    What is the Renewable energy progress report and what is its purpose? The Renewable Energy Directive states that a progress report should be issued every two years. The purpose of this progress report is to assess Member States' progress in the promotion and use of renewable energy in line with the 2020 targets. In addition, it contains sections on ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Morocco leans on Renewable Energy

    Morocco has no gas or oil gas resources on its territory. Therefore, the realm has to import about 90% of its electricity, totaling about one quarter of its overall importation. Buying energy from oversea is a huge investment for the country and Morocco is now turning to renewable energy to become self-sufficient in terms of energy. The country will soon produce its own energy, mainly through ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Batteries Are the Heart of Renewable Energy

    US researchers have made a vital step ahead in the pursuit to amass electricity from irregular energy resources like solar energy and wind energy. A Harvard University group has turned up with a technique to cut down the expenditure of flow battery technology that is competent of storing energy on big scales within an electrical power grid. Grid-scale storage for renewable resources could be a ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Renewable energy marketplace

    ALLU Group markets two types of equipment for use in biomass energy operations. The ALLU Screener Crusher bucket attaches to a front-end loader. The bucket is designed to aerate, crush, screen and mix at one time. The Screener Crusher has a rigid steel frame, onto which horizontally rotating screening and crushing drums are mounted. All the drums rotate in the same direction. There are several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Effluent to Energy and It Is Renewable

    The Systems Conveyance and Operations Program (SCOP), located in Clark County, Nevada, will enable the Clean Water Coalition (CWC) to improve the water quality of Lake Mead, the main water source for the Las Vegas Valley, and to meet the increasing water demands of its four member agencies: the City of Las Vegas (CLV), the Clark County Water Reclamation District (CCWRD), the City of Henderson ...

  • The whey to renewable energy

    When Tom Wilson with the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension set out to study the feasibility of a community-based anaerobic digester in Mercer County, he initially analyzed processing manure collected from area dairies and food wastes gathered from the local college, nearby prisons and industrial food processors. But the economics of transporting the materials just did not make ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Time to Rethink Renewable Energy Subsidies?

    The global value of the energy subsidies market is expected to reach around $5.3 trillion by the end of 2015 (6.5% of global GDP). These subsidies keep the cost of traditional power sources low for consumers, keeping countries locked into traditional power, and prohibiting the growth of the renewable energy sector. Is it time to rethink renewable energy subsidies to ...


    By Viridium Associates

  • Case study - Bank energy costs

    There are many pleasures of living and working in the Cayman Islands. However, paying utility bills for your business on Cayman isn’t one of them. The island territory has particularly high energy costs because Cayman has few domestic energy resources. Most electricity on Cayman is produced from imported diesel fuel, which is very expensive. As a result, businesses on Grand Cayman pay ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • U.S. - China renewable energy partnership

    In the fall of 2010, a team of engineers carefully installed an unusual, six-foot high enclosure on a windy plain some 200 miles northwest of Beijing. Inside the gray casing – which looks a bit like a giant rabbit from some angles – is a sensitive device that uses sound waves to measure wind speeds hundreds of feet up into the sky. It’s called the Triton Sonic Wind Profiler, and ...


  • The unconventional wisdom on renewable energy and investment

    Over the summer, there has been a loud buzz in the media about the need for research and development that would lead to a breakthrough in the cost of clean energy technologies. Financial Times commentator Martin Wolf called for a “moonshot to save the planet” building on the proposal ...

  • Global Renewable Energy Market Analysis

        Europe, previously the largest renewable energy market in the world for many years, has recently been overtaken by Asia-Pacific. Under the European Union’s (EU) Renewables Directive, member states are committed to national targets that increase the share of renewable energy in their consumption by 2020. In October 2014, the EU adopted climate conservation ...

  • The shifting landscape for renewable energy in the UK

    The UK Government has a commitment to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050 (from 1990 levels). As a result, the UK landscape surrounding renewable energy is shifting rapidly to help deliver a low carbon future. Recently, there have been a number of national consultations which are likely to have a significant bearing on the future viability of non-fossil ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Renewable Energy Companies Continue Their Surge

    Firms make use of Renewable Portfolio Standards, farm-to-fuel investments and availability in lower-cost feedstocks to achieve better results.   THE FARM-TO-FUEL Investment Act was ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Global Arc Towards Renewable Energy

    Introduction Given the United States’ recent election results, America’s future on climate and energy policy is uncertain, but global progress on mitigating climate change will continue with or without us. We have reason to be optimistic because countries around the world have demonstrated their commitments to taking action on global warming. Already, 114 countries have ...


    By Climate Institute

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