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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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Governor Wolf’s Week, July 24 – July 30, 2016

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 29, 2016 The Blog,  Videos,  Weekly Update This week, Philadelphia was the host city for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.Before the Democratic National Convention kicked off, Governor Wolf hosted a tour of historic Philadelphia for media. Watch the video:As the convention comes to an end, Governor Wolf thanks all those who worked tirelessly to keep Philadelphia safe.Yesterday, Governor Wolf stopped to thank Philadelphia Police officers for their service. See the photos:Governor Wolf stops to thank @PhillyPolice officers for their hard work during the Democratic National Convention. pic.twitter.com/prEQHoRUAT— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) July 28, 2016Thank you to the Pennsylvania State Police, Philadelphia Police Officers, PennDOT, PEMA, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, and City of Philadelphia for their hard work to ensure both visitors and residents were safe and able to enjoy the DNC festivities.Governor Wolf’s Week, July 24 – July 30, 2016Highlights from The Blog:Pennsylvania is Immersed in Presidential HistoryIn Philly for the DNC? Here’s What You Need to Know.Governor Wolf’s Tour of Historic Philadelphia Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Governor Wolf’s Week, July 24 – July 30, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img read more

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PM Skerrit sues Dr. Thomson Fontaine and Q95FM

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNews PM Skerrit sues Dr. Thomson Fontaine and Q95FM by: – December 30, 2011 Tweetcenter_img 192 Views   3 comments Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit. (file photo)Legal practitioners for the Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit yesterday filed a lawsuit against Dr. Thomson Fontaine and West Indies Communications Enterprises Limited (WICE), parent company of Q95FM Radio, seeking damages and aggravating damages for defamation contained in certain emails and statements.It was alleged by Dr. Fontaine on CAKAFETE and the Dominican.net that a known terrorist was the holder of a Dominican passport which caused alarm on the island. Legal Practitioners for the prime minister wrote to the Dr. Fontaine requesting that he apologize publicly and pay a sum of $250, 000.00 to him failing which a lawsuit would be filed against him.Since no public apology was made nor any response to the letter a lawsuit has been filed at the High Court of Justice in Roseau.The lawsuit claims that these allegations and statements relating to Dominica’s Economic Citizenship Program and alleged sale of passports received widespread publication via the internet and radio .Dr. Thomson Fontaine. Photo credit: dominicacentral.comAccording to the Statement of Claim Dr. Fontaine, the First Defendant wrote and published or caused to be published certain articles on CAKAFETE a web or blog site as well as on the Dominican.net which he is the owner and publisher of, and a frequent caller to talk shows on Q95FM especially “Mat in the Morning” and “Between You and Me”.Prime Minister Skerrit is seeking damages and aggravated damages against the First and Second Defendants for libel published or caused to be published on CAKAFETE, for libel published and broadcast or caused to be broadcast by Q95, an injunction restraining the Defendants from further publishing or causing to be published any or similar defamatory words about him and costs and or wasted costs.Dominica Vibes News will continue to follow this story and provide further details as soon as they become available.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more