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Articles by Joshua Hill

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EU energy auctions yield record low onshore wind prices

EU energy auctions yield record low onshore wind prices

Two recent EU renewable energy auctions in Germany and Spain have yielded not only significant interest in onshore wind power, but record low prices.

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Trump appoints renewables critic to head renewables office

Trump appoints renewables critic to head renewables office

In another we-wish-it-were-baffling appointment, Donald Trump has put renewables critic Daniel Simmons in charge of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

The plans are part of the Saudi Arabia’s recently-announced intention to grow its renewable energy sources and spur development of wind and solar.

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German auction attracts first subsidy-free offshore wind deal

German auction attracts first subsidy-free offshore wind deal

Germany’s first competitive auction for offshore wind projects included what is likely one of the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind projects.

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E.ON invests in innovative drone-based airborne wind energy

E.ON invests in innovative drone-based airborne wind energy

German utility giant E.ON to invest in airborne wind energy, an innovative type of wind energy based around offshore tethered drones.

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Iron Mountain data centres powered 100% by renewable electricity

Iron Mountain data centres powered 100% by renewable electricity

Iron Mountain Incorporated announced this week that its Data Centre business is now 100% powered by renewable electricity thanks to a newly signed 15-year PPA.

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Scotland’s wind power meets 2/3 electricity needs in February

Scotland’s wind power meets 2/3 electricity needs in February

This week wind power generated more than Scotland’s total electricity needs on four separate days.

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Jinko Solar surpasses Trina Solar as world’s leading solar PV module supplier in 2016

Jinko Solar surpasses Trina Solar as world’s leading solar PV module supplier in 2016

China-based solar PV manufacturer Trina Solar can no longer call itself the world’s leading solar PV supplier.

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China on verge of wasting $490 billion on unnecessary coal plants, says carbon tracker

China on verge of wasting $490 billion on unnecessary coal plants, says carbon tracker

China is at risk of wasting a whopping $490 billion on new coal plants it doesn’t need under the country’s 13th Five Year Plan

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Wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030

Wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030

Global Wind Energy Outlook report released this week outlines scenarios which show how wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030.

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2 GW solar project in China will be world’s largest

2 GW solar project in China will be world’s largest

China’s largest private investor group is developing a 2 GW solar farm in the Ningxia region which will be made up of some 6 million solar panels.