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Solar Could Compete With Gas On Price By As Early As 2025

Solar Could Compete With Gas On Price By As Early As 2025

The price of utility-scale solar power is 59 percent below where analysts thought it would be at this point back in 2010. That’s the word from a new report out of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Furthermore, between 2012 and 2013 alone, the price of a solar system your neighbor


Chevron Ditches Clean Energy

Even with a profitable renewable energy business, Chevron is withdrawing from the industry. A 20% profit of $27 million for 2013 is nearly double expectations for the renewable energy division’s first year, but that’s chump change compared to what it earned from fossil fuels – $21.4 billion. Bloomberg writes: “In January, employees of Chevron’s renewable power group, whose mission


Energy Recap: April 2014

Solar deployment exceeds wind in 2013 and provides nearly 22% of new generating capacity added in 2013 in the U.S.; scientists look for possible ways to reduce glare from solar panels, use solar panels to make more solar panels and combine solar with biofuel. Solar and natural gas account for most of the new generating capacity in


Volkswagen Makes Electric Car Push in China

According to Volkswagen CEO Prof. Dr. Winterkorn, the company will be “launching the biggest initiative for e-mobility in China’s automotive history.” The initiative gets underway with the launch this year of the Volkswagen brand’s electric up! and e-Golfmodels. While the Porsche Panamera S E-hybrid is already in the showrooms in China, the Group will be launching two further plug-in


Keystone XL: Refuting the Approval Rationale

Despite all of the efforts being made to resist the construction of the Keystone XL, it will likely gain the approval of U.S. President Barack Obama. Supporting evidence for the notion that we will move ahead with the Keystone XL comes from the corporate sector. Powerful corporate interests have considerable resources that often enable them to


Cheap Natural Gas: Nuclear Plants Can’t Compete

Due to abundant shale gas reserves, natural gas prices in the U.S. continue to remain low. Because of this, natural gas is positioned to rival coal consumption as well as take share from oil on the global stage. According to Vault Energy Solutions, a Texas based energy consulting company, nuclear energy is also not immune


In Focus: Hybrid Taxis

Hybrid cars are enjoying immense popularity right now among consumers. People have started to embrace the concept of having a dual-powered vehicle as they can enjoy the best of both worlds. The fears associated with reliability have largely been dispelled thanks to the performance of the hybrid models. Even taxi operators who are known for


Smart Building Industry: Ready to Launch

With the introduction of “smart grid” technology, much of the attention has been focused on how new products will help households become more energy efficient. And while consumer-based smart technologies are great tools to help the everyday person reduce their carbon footprint, it is even more impactful when used by industries on a large scale.


Need more proof that hybrid technology is the solid foundation for the future of automobiles? Following announcements from other luxury car brands like Ferrari and Porsche that they’re unveiling new electric models, Land Rover seems poised to have its hybrid Range Rover SUV on roads next year. The prototype cars have been doing well so


Clean Energy Job Growth Keeps Impressing

The green job movement has often been criticized as an over-hyped, failed initiative, but the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) has all but put that criticism to rest with the release of a five-page fact sheet on jobs in renewable energy and energy efficiency. The study boasts that in 2012 alone, the clean energy


Renewables to Surpass Gas and Nuclear by 2016

Power generated from renewable sources is projected to surpass that of natural gas and twice the power generated by nuclear by 2016, according to a report by the International Energy Agency. Renewable sources will be the second most important global source of energy by 2016 due to its continuing growth, according to the “Medium-Term Renewable


Electric Cars: $1 Gallon of Gas

Remember the days when a gallon of gas cost $1 or less? While those days are gone for cars that run on petroleum, people that drive electric cars are enjoying the good ‘ole days. The national average for an eGallon is $1.14 – the amount of electricity that equals a gallon of gas in terms