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German wind energy build-up is stalling

German wind energy build-up is stalling

Everyone has been watching Germany’s energy transition – energiewende – with great interest. Much of it relates to deploying renewable energy technologies.  Uwe Hessler writes on the Deutsche Welle website about how the wind industry is stalling.   German wind energy stalls amid public resistance and regulatory hurdles The German Economy Ministry has called a … Continue reading

In most of the United States, it’s now become cheaper to build a new solar or wind farm than to keep an existing coal plant running

In most of the United States, it’s now become cheaper to build a new solar or wind farm than to keep an existing coal plant running

Irina Ivanova writes on the CBS News website about latest developments in the low-carbon energy transition in the US. What are your views?   How wind and solar became America’s cheapest energy source the price of renewable energy has been dropping exponentially over the past decade—and shows no sign of reversing. In most of the … Continue reading

Amazingly Trump administration and California both want to erect wind turbines off of the state’s coast

Amazingly Trump administration and California both want to erect wind turbines off of the state’s coast

In the past couple of years, the federal administration and California have seldom agreed on policies. Dino Grandoni writes in the Washington Post that offshore wind power is one area of agreement.   California and the Trump administration rarely agree on energy policy. Here’s an exception. Under President Trump, the federal government and the nation’s … Continue reading

Comparing wind energy generation in the US and the EU

Comparing wind energy generation in the US and the EU

Michael MacDonald from the Energy Performance Measurement Institute and a friend of EiD provides an important comparison of wind energy developments in 2015, comparing the United States with the European Union.   Wind Electricity Generation for the US and EU28, 2015 Wind electricity generation has been growing dramatically this decade, and this brief note summarizes … Continue reading

Power to the people

Power to the people

Recently I read a book by Michael Pye about how the North Sea made us who we are (okay both my parents were born near the North Sea). The book is a charming account about the interactions amongst the various communities over the centuries and how much it has shaped Europe. Now we have Joshua … Continue reading