Did you know that Texas isn’t even that great a performer in terms of proportion of wind power? Here’s every state that’s better!
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Wind surpassed coal as primary generation source in 2020 for Southwest Power Pool, the grid that supplies a vast territory stretching from Texas to the Canadian border.
Solar and wind farms are becoming adept at dancing around negative pricing events. Even some brown coal generators are showing surprising flexibility.
South Australia now boasts cheapest grid power in Australia, thanks to its dominant share of wind and solar, and a world-first milestone of having solar meet all its electricity demand.
How does Australia fare in the European renewable energy stakes? 2020 was a great year for renewables, so competition is tough.
The debate about the future of Australia’s coal production seems to ignore structural changes already happening.
What’s happened since the 2015 Paris agreement? Not enough – but more than you might think.
The high growth of electric vehicles will play a large role in significant grid changes, and in decreasing emissions.
The NSW renewable energy plans could massively reduce emissions, but a federally-approved gas mine could cancel out at least half of that.
The UK is frequently cited as an example of why gas is “needed” in a clean energy transition, but the government’s own forecasts shows gas will be in rapid decline.