Wind power Stories March 26

The US Senate has unanimously passed the $2 trillion stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the largest emergency aid package in US history. And the green energy sector didn’t get anything, as expected… but neither did Big Oil.

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Wind power Stories March 13

Green energy undercuts more than $600B in coal investments

Coal developers risk wasting nearly $640 billion because it’s already cheaper to generate electricity from green energy than from new coal plants in all major markets, Carbon Tracker Initiative reported yesterday.

Wind power Stories March 3

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifts David Cameron’s UK moratorium on onshore wind farms.
  • Researchers in Scotland discover a new fuel-cell compound that could revolutionize green energy.
  • Germany breaks a green energy usage record in February.

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Wind power Stories February 21

Texas leads the US in wind power — and now it’s ramping up solar, too

Texas likes to do things big. The Lone Star State leads the US with the most energy generated by wind power, and now it’s ramping up solar, which is projected to be the fastest-growing contributor to the state’s power grid in the next three years.

Wind power Stories January 31

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The US now has nearly 60,000 wind turbines spinning across 41 states and two US territories.
  • Some New York City councillors want to turn Rikers Island jail complex into a green energy hub.
  • The College of William & Mary will source nearly 50% of the university’s electricity from solar.

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Wind power Stories January 13

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev is going to be powered by 100% solar.
  • London mayor Sadiq Khan has formally launched London Power, a new green energy company.
  • Construction starts on what will be the Netherlands’ largest offshore wind farm.

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Wind power Stories January 3

Green energy overtakes fossil fuels in the UK in 2019 for the first time

The UK’s National Grid reports that green energy became the largest power source in the country in 2019. Last year was the UK’s cleanest energy year on record.

Wind power Stories January 2

Denmark sourced nearly half its power from wind in 2019 — a new record

Denmark sourced 47% of its power from wind in 2019, setting a new wind energy record for the country. That’s up from 41% in 2018 and 43% in 2017.

Wind power Stories December 13, 2019

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • A fuel economy study finds Tesla averages the most MPGe for midsize cars, large cars, and SUVs.
  • Europe announces its own Green New Deal.
  • US onshore wind capacity exceeds 100 gigawatts — and Texas is the leader.

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Wind power Stories October 22, 2019

World Bank, other MDBs, get failing grades on green energy report card

The Big 7 multilateral development banks (MDBs) are dropping the ball when it comes to financing green energy. A new report, called “Small Steps Are Not Enough,” from Christian Aid’s Big Shift Global, ranks the MDBs on their efforts to move finance from fossil fuels to green energy.

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