#Renewables on track to lead new generating capacity

Renewables on track to lead new generating capacity According to an analysis of recently released data by both the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) β€” renewable capacity is neck and neck with gas as solar continues to be the fastest-growing source of electricity growing by 22%. https://pvbuzz.com/renewables-lead-new-generating-capacity-2019/ submitted by /u/team_pv to r/Renewable [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Shuttering of U.S. coal plants in favor of solar, wind and other #Renewables saved more than 26,000 lives over the past decade, study finds

Shuttering of U.S. coal plants in favor of solar, wind and other renewables saved more than 26,000 lives over the past decade, study finds More than 330 coal-fired power plants stopped operating in the U.S. between 2005 and 2016, thanks in part due to aging facilities, growing renewables and a glut of cheap natural gas. https://pvbuzz.com/closing-plants-saved-26000-people/ submitted by /u/team_pv to r/Renewable [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Scientists have found that a worldwide #Green New Deal would create nearly 30 million jobs. By 2050 the world will spend around $17 trillion per year on energy if we’re still relying on fossil fuels, and that number goes down to $6.8 trillion if we’re using #Renewable energy.

Scientists have found that a worldwide Green New Deal would create nearly 30 million jobs. By 2050 the world will spend around $17 trillion per year on energy if we’re still relying on fossil fuels, and that number goes down to $6.8 trillion if we’re using renewable energy. submitted by /u/V2O5 to r/Renewable [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Solar power plant in Portugal bids for price below the thermal energy price of imported natural gas from November 2019

Solar power plant in Portugal bids for price below the thermal energy price of imported natural gas from November 2019 The Financial Times mentioned a solar power plant in Portugal that settled at a selling auction of $17/MWh-electric. This price was described as “startling”. If you ask me, that’s something of an understatement. For comparison, let’s look at natural gas spot prices. YCharts showed natural gas import prices in the EU to be at $5.15/MMBTU-thermal in November 2019. How much is that in $/MWh? $17.6/MWh. That’s right, this solar power…

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