Around three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study. “Even without major policy shift we will continue to see coal retire pretty rapidly,” said Mike O’Boyle, the co-author of the report for Energy Innovation, a renewables analysis firm. “Our analysis shows that we can move a lot faster to replace coal with wind and solar. The fact that so much coal could be retired right now shows we are off the pace.”
Guardian 25th March 2019 read more »
It would be more expensive to keep the majority of U.S. coal plants open than to replace them with new wind and solar power alternatives, according to new findings published Monday. Authored by the environmental firm Energy Innovation in partnership with the grid analysis company Vibrant Clean Energy, the research finds that replacing 74 per cent of coal plants nationally with wind and solar power would immediately reduce power costs, with wind power in particular at times cutting the cost almost in half.
Renew Economy 26th March 2019 read more »
The Government’s fracking plans will release the same amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as creating 300 million brand news cars, the Labour Party has said. Plans to reduce carbon emissions could go up in smoke if the government continues to support the expansion of fracking and “pushes us off a climate cliff” in the UK.
i News 25th March 2019 read more »