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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

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

The winds of change

The winds of change

Definitely, offshore wind farms are increasingly appearing in the US.  Interestingly, according to Diane Cardwell from the New York Times, companies from Europe are taking a dominant role.   U.S. Offshore Wind Farm, Made in Europe Carl Horstmann strode around the floor of his factory here, passing welders honing head-high metal tubes as sparks flew. … Continue reading