power generation

49 Percent Of New US Electricity Capacity Is From Solar Energy

June 12, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

Installed Solar Energy Capacity

A couple of big solar records were set in Q1 2013 in the US. For one, 49% of all new US electricity generation capacity came form solar, the most ever for a first quarter.[read more]

Wind Energy Growing Faster than Coal in China: False Math

May 20, 2013 by Robert Wilson

coal-fired plants

Now, the inexorable growth of coal in China in the last decade is often news even to people who make some kind of living writing about energy, but could it possibly be slowing down? And could wind be growing faster than coal?[read more]

Electrical Generation Capacity from Renewable Sources Surges Under Obama

August 31, 2012 by Tom Schueneman

Electrical generation from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal has grown dramatically under the Obama administration says Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign.Bossong cites two new government studies that show a near doubling of non-hydro renewable energy sources contributing to U.S. electrical...[read more]

Replacing nuclear with wind power: Could it be done?

May 10, 2012 by Joseph Koblich

Many people would like it to be theoretically possible to replace nuclear power with wind power, since the wind is a free resource. The way that I would like to approach the topic is to not discuss the source of power, but to discuss this question from the perspective of “intermittency.” Stating the question another way: Can an...[read more]

Coming to terms with power

August 22, 2010 by David Hone

As the new UK government passes 100 days in office, it is clear that one issue high on the agenda of the Department of Energy and Climate Change is the shape of the power generation sector and its investment strategy. Both an Emissions Performance Standard and a carbon floor price are proposed to help chart the future.[read more]