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    America’s First Large Offshore Wind Farm to Offer $1.4B in Savings

    America’s First Large Offshore Wind Farm to Offer $1.4B in Savings

    Renewable energy is truly getting cheaper every day. The 800-megawatt wind farm Vineyard Wind project, the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S., has offered a total levelized price of $65 per megawatt-hour (MWh)—a record low. The planned wind farm, located 15 mies south of Martha’s Vineyard, will be jointly developed by Avangrid Inc. […]

    Denver to Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2030

    Denver to Go 100 Percent Renewable by 2030

    Denver became the 73rd city in the U.S. to commit to 100 percent renewable energy when Mayor Michael Hancock announced the goal in his State of the City speech Monday, The Denver Post reported. The commitment is part of the city’s larger 80×50 Climate Action Plan unveiled by Hancock Tuesday, which seeks to reduce Denver’s […]

    World’s First Offshore Wind Battery Installed at Floating Farm

    World’s First Offshore Wind Battery Installed at Floating Farm

    A revolutionary battery has been successfully installed at the Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm located about 15 miles off the Aberdeenshire coast. With the 1.2-megawatt storage system known as “Batwind” in operation, it will be possible for the first time to store energy produced from an offshore wind farm, developers Masdar […]

    Tesla’s Giant Australian Battery Saved Consumers $35 Million in Four Months

    Tesla’s Giant Australian Battery Saved Consumers $35 Million in Four Months

    Since switching on in December, Tesla’s massive battery in South Australia has already drastically lowered prices in the region’s frequency and ancillary services market (FCAS) and has taken a major share of that market, Renew Economy reported. During Australian Energy Week, McKinsey and Co. partner Godart van Gendt boasted about the stunning efficiency of the […]

    In Energy Breakthrough, India Added More Renewable Than Fossil Fuel Capacity for the First Time Last Year

    In Energy Breakthrough, India Added More Renewable Than Fossil Fuel Capacity for the First Time Last Year

    India added more energy capacity from renewable energy sources last year than from conventional sources like coal for the first time, an important breakthrough for a country that struggles with high greenhouse gas emissions and deadly air pollution. Not only did renewables exceed conventional sources, they exceeded them by more than two times. Between April […]

    Renewable Energy Dominates Early 2018 Power Plant Construction

    Renewable Energy Dominates Early 2018 Power Plant Construction

    2018 is off to a bright start for at least one U.S. sector—renewable energy. The February Infrastructure Update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reported that 98 percent of power plants built in the first two months of 2018 were renewable, Popular Mechanics reported Thursday. During January and February, the U.S. saw an additional […]