Cheap Solar Advances Farther in Germany (than anywhere else)

Home Solar Plus A Battery Could Be Cheaper Than The Grid In Germany In Just A Few Years by Jeff Spross thinkprogress.org/climate on October 3, 2014 at 9:02 am http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/10/03/3575371/hsbc-solar-battery-germany   CREDIT: Shutterstock The cost of solar power plus battery storage is about to dip below the average electricity bill in Germany. That’s …

Businesses support evidence that there is no basis to change the fourth carbon budget

Businesses support evidence that there is no basis to change the fourth carbon budget Embargoed: 11th December 2013 00.01am A large and powerful alliance of Britain’s biggest businesses have publically supported a review by the Committee on Climate Change which concludes that there is no basis to change the Fourth Carbon …

Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: Relative Energy Efficiency of Residential Building Energy Codes

Is your state lagging on its energy code for buildings?  This new graphic illustrates the relative energy efficiency of standard building energy codes and shows which states are lagging (and what that lag costs consumers on their energy bills). And in honor of the American Labor Day holiday this past weekend, an …

Energy Self-Reliant States: Positive Policy Changes for Distributed Renewable Energy

The previous week I covered the one thing Obama’s climate policy can’t leave out, and you can judge the President’s climate plan for yourself.  Also, while I’m on “vacation” (moving) you can read (and link to) a web version of the fourth segment of our Rooftop Revolution report. Sincerely, John Positive Policy Changes for …

Energy Self-Reliant States Weekly: Proposed Solar Standard is Cheap Compared to Minnesota Utilities’ Rate Increases

I wonder why Xcel Energy ignores solar when it asks ratepayers to finance 3 new natural gas plants for new peaking capacity in Minnesota, I interview Brian Minish about the remarkable 600-owner South Dakota Wind Partners community wind project, and Minnesota utilities fail to mention that the 1.33% rate hike proposed in the solar …

Last Week from ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States

Coming to you from the distributed energy guru   I wonder why Xcel Energy ignores solar when it asks ratepayers to finance 3 new natural gas plants for new peaking capacity in Minnesota, I interview Brian Minish about the remarkable 600-owner South Dakota Wind Partners community wind project, and Minnesota utilities fail to mention that the …

Wireless Charging Available For Leaf & Volt – Never Plug In Your Nissan Leaf Or Chevy Volt Again!

Wireless Charging Available For Leaf & Volt – Never Plug In Your Nissan Leaf Or Chevy Volt Again! Posted: 03 Nov 2012 04:30 PM PDT Plugless Power is now offering wireless charging stations for Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt electric vehicles, and that comes with 6 months of free electricity …

Grid Parity Monitor

Leonardo ENERGY and Eclareon are pleased to launch the first issue of the Photovoltaic Grid Parity Monitor. The Photovoltaic Grid Parity Monitor analyses PV competitiveness with retail electricity prices for residential consumers, assesses local regulation for self-consumption of fourteen cities in seven countries (Brazil, Chile, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, USA …

Australian Solar industry celebrates grid parity

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-07/solar-industry-celebrates-grid-parity/2875592 Solar industry celebrates grid parity PM Matt Peacock, staff ABC Updated September 07, 2011 20:44:44 The [Australian] Photovoltaic Association says the drop in cost of producing power from solar panels has made solar power competitive with coal-generated grid power. Solar power generated by photovoltaic cells on Australian rooftops has …

Carbon recovers, but it’s ‘tin-hat time’ for skittish market

Carbon recovers, but it’s ‘tin-hat time’ for skittish market Europe’s carbon market has recovered from its precipitate fall on Friday – exacerbated, traders believe, by ‘stop-loss’ triggers being hit – but watchers expect to see more volatility, with risks of a further decline in prices. More >>> £7bn windfall for …