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Wind and solar continue to win the global electricity-cost war

first_imgWind and solar continue to win the global electricity-cost war FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg New Energy Finance:In terms of the long-term trajectory for coal, BloombergNEF has become significantly more bearish than the IEA. Its 2019 New Energy Outlook, or NEO, published in June, saw global coal-fired electricity output peaking as early as 2026, and then declining 4% by 2030 and by as much as 53% by 2050.The other side of the coin in generation during the decade just ending has been the meteoric rise of wind, and particularly solar. Back at the time of the Copenhagen conference at the end of 2009, almost no one would have imagined that solar power – with just 25 gigawatts of capacity operating worldwide at that point, all of it at a significant cost premium to other technologies – would become the most installed generation source of the new decade.However, that is exactly what happened. The report Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2019, published last month by UN Environment Programme and Frankfurt School and based on data and analysis from BNEF, estimated that over the 2010-2019 period, some 638 gigawatts of solar power will have been added, outpacing coal’s 529 gigawatts of net new additions, wind’s 487 gigawatts and gas-fired generation’s 438 gigawatts.That stellar performance by solar has come about, of course, in large part because of cost declines – declines that would also have seemed almost inconceivable 10 years ago. BNEF’s latest Levelized Cost of Electricity Update, covering the second half of 2019 and published last week, showed that the all-in cost of generation for solar photovoltaics without tracking systems has tumbled 83% since 2009, reaching just $51 per megawatt-hour. That is a global benchmark – the levelized cost is even lower in some locations.That new figure, and a closely matched equivalent for onshore wind of $47 per MWh, down 49% over the decade, means that two-thirds of the world population are living in countries where either solar or wind is now the cheapest choice for electricity generation in terms of all-in costs.More: Clean Energy’s Decade Nearly Gone, And Its Decade Aheadlast_img read more

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Joshua, Klitschko Await WBA Decision

first_imgAnthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko are awaiting a crucial decision from the WBA as their heavyweight world title fight hangs in the balance.IBF champion Joshua has agreed to face Klitschko at the Manchester Arena on December 10, but the Ukrainian’s manager Bernd Boente has admitted the 40-year-old could seek another opponent if the WBA title is not at stake. WBA president Gilberto Mendoza is set to announce in the next 24 hours whether a belt will be on the line after a deadline passed on Wednesday for the organisation to make a decision.Mendoza told ESPN: “The members of the committee have a deadline until (Wednesday) to respond.”Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed on Wednesday that Joshua’s planned IBF title defence will go ahead on the same date and venue “regardless of if it’s Klitschko or not”.Klitschko is believed to have lined up an alternative bout, with reports suggesting the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg has been booked on the same date for a possible fight against Australian Lucas Browne.Meanwhile, David Price would gladly fight Anthony Joshua if the opportunity came along, says his trainer David Coldwell.The Liverpool heavyweight is expected to be named on the undercard for the IBF world champion’s second defence at the Manchester Arena on December 10.A planned fight between Joshua and Klitschko is hanging in the balance as the Ukrainian could seek another opponent if the WBA does not agree to put their vacant belt on the line.With Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn admitting he is already looking at “other options” and Price previously linked with a possible all-British heavyweight battle, his trainer admits he would be happy to step in and fight the unbeaten champion.“Nothing’s been mentioned to us about a fight with AJ, and it’s gone a bit quiet because of probably what is going on but maybe Eddie Hearn has got someone as a back-up,” Coldwell told Sky Sports.“But I’ve said all along, if he comes knocking then of course Pricey would take the opportunity. I’ve said before if something comes along and landed in his lap, like fighting AJ, yes, we’d take it.“You can’t turn down opportunities like world titles – as long as the terms are right. However if it’s not then you have to build towards something. Therefore I want him active, get him out again as quickly as possible.”Price, the former British and Commonwealth champion, has only boxed twice in the last 15 months after joining Coldwell’s gym, which houses world champions Tony Bellew and Jamie McDonnell.“As far as I am concerned nothing has been said about that and we are just waiting for the actual confirmed date of Pricey’s next fight,” he said.“Of course we’d take Molina. He’s known in the heavyweight division and is a legitimate fighter. He gave Deontay Wilder a tough night and since then he’s got a good win over Tomasz Adamek under his belt.He’s durable, he’s tough and he’s dangerous with his right hand, so he’s a world-ranked fighter.It’s not really a step up Pricey needs, it’s about being active.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Rohr Worries over Injuries, Complacency

first_imgThe match against Seychelles may be one in which motivating the players to produce their best is difficult, given that the game is a dead-rubber because Nigeria has already booked her place at the 2019 AFCON finals.“Our programme all the time is to improve the level of our Super Eagles and to respect what they are doing in the clubs.“It is a moment to monitor our players to see if they are fit and of course have some news also from our injured players.“Like Tyrone, who is in the training again but he can’t start playing; also Ahmed Musa who has an injury at the moment.“The match against Seychelles is not easy because everybody believes it will be won easily. That is dangerous and is a trap sometimes” Rohr observed at the weekend.Nigeria’s match against the Seychelles and Egypt will both be played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Gernot Rohr Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has admitted his concern over injuries and complacency ahead of the Super Eagles’ upcoming matches in March.Nigeria will round off the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a clash at home to the Seychelles, followed by a friendly with North African heavyweights Egypt.The German gaffer has taken note of injuries to the likes of Ogenyi Onazi, Ahmed Musa and Tyronne Ebuehi amongst others.Although he will surely be happy to see captain John Mikel Obi playing first-team football against following his move to English second-tier team Middlesbrough, the good news for him is also the return of Shehu Abdullahi in Eagles backline.last_img read more