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Articles by Paul Gipe

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EU declares that wind tariffs are not state aid

EU declares that wind tariffs are not state aid

EC decision means feed-in tariffs for wind energy are permissible, and can differentiated by wind turbine performance.

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What happens in Germany will affect us all

What happens in Germany will affect us all

The utility and coal industry is determinaed to strangle growth of wind energy in Germany. If successful, they will also delay the Energiewende.

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Renewables provide 15% of supply during California gas emergency

Renewables provide 15% of supply during California gas emergency

California’s over reliance on natural gas led the state’s grid operator to call an emergency last Thursday. There was no shortage of renewables, however.

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IEA says FiTs not a subsidy - but tax credits are

IEA says FiTs not a subsidy – but tax credits are

The IEA says feed-in tariffs are the principal driving force in the worldwide development of solar PV, but it does not describe them as a subsidy.

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Small wind and micro-generation enjoy renaissance in UK

Small wind and micro-generation enjoy renaissance in UK

UK has decided to build two new nuclear reactors. But steady growth of small wind and microgeneration may offer better prospects a decade from now.

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Thailand adding 1,000MW of solar with feed-in tariffs

Thailand adding 1,000MW of solar with feed-in tariffs

Thailand plans to add another 1,000 MW of PV using feed-in tariffs were differentiated by technology.

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Why 100% renewables? Because it is inevitable

Why 100% renewables? Because it is inevitable

The transition from fossil fuels to renewables is inevitable. Fossil fuels are finite, but will be dumped before they are exhausted on basis of cost.

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'Intermittent & unpredictable': Nuclear reactor fails during heatwave

‘Intermittent & unpredictable’: Nuclear reactor fails during heatwave

One of California’s major electric utilities shut down half its nuclear plant last week just as the state prepared for a serious heat wave.

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Who's leading – and who's lagging – in the global renewables race?

Who’s leading – and who’s lagging – in the global renewables race?

Renewable energy penetration survey shows renewables still play a small role in some countries; in others, they provide 100% of the electricity – today.

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What if Iraq War trillions had been spent on renewables?

What if Iraq War trillions had been spent on renewables?

For the amount Spent on the Iraq War the US Could be Generating 40% to 60% of its electricity with renewable energy.

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100% renewables and higher: The new trend in energy targets

100% renewables and higher: The new trend in energy targets

As more countries and regions adopt what was once unthinkable – 100% renewable electricity targets – many are taking steps to go even further.