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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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Henderson aims to make Brazil mark

first_img Press Association This year the midfielder has found his feet at the Merseyside club, playing a key role in Liverpool’s push for the title. And Henderson’s desire to be an England regular is stronger than ever with the World Cup now in view. “It has been a while since I started (an England game) so it was nice to get a start again and if I keep working hard I will have a few more in the summer,” the Liverpool midfielder said. “It was brilliant to get out there for the senior team. “It’s always good to represent your country. I did my best and hopefully from now until the end of the season I can do my best to get in the squad for the summer.” Henderson was not one of the stand-out performers in the win over Denmark – in truth there were hardly of any to speak of. But there are plenty of things that will stand in Henderson’s favour when Hodgson comes to select his 23 for Brazil. He is a versatile player who is capable of playing as a deep-lying midfielder or further up the field. Jordan Henderson wants to seal his place on the plane to Brazil after he made his return to the England starting line-up after a lengthy absence. Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over Denmark was the first time Henderson had started an England match since he made his debut in November 2010. Shortly after earning his first cap, the 23-year-old joined Liverpool for a £20million fee which weighed heavy on his shoulders during his first two years at Anfield. Another factor that will help is that he plays with Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling in a front six which is setting the Barclays Premier League alight at the moment. Along with Glen Johnson, Liverpool had five players in the starting XI for the first time since 1977. “I didn’t know about that (statistic) but it is fantastic,” Henderson said on TheFA.com. “It shows how well we are doing. There is a lot of confidence in the team so hopefully we can bring that into the international set up as well.” last_img read more

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Kylie Jenners hairstylist says she has donated to his trans empowerment project

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) This organization is giving free chest binders to trans people in needRead this Teen Vogue staffer’s response to anal sex guide controversyCaitlyn Jenner to deliver lecture on diversity to UK ParliamentPINK NEWS- “To me, beauty can be empowering. What’s most important to me is people being their most empowered selves, and if self-care or beauty products can help someone walk out into the world with confidence, then I want to help them do that. Right now, my program only exists in California through the LA LGBT Center and TEEP — but I plan on setting up similar programs all over the country. We have gotten such incredible response.”He urges anyone who is able to contribute to the program.And those who do, and those who can’t should also share it on social media, he says.“I encourage every person who donates to share the positive contribution they have made via social media and inspire others to give back, too,” he adds.Jenne broke the Met Gala rules earlier this year when she posted a star-studded selfie taken in a mixed-gender bathroom.Rapper A$AP Rocky and models Paris Jackson and Luka Sabbat were celebrating the event – and somehow not freaking out about being next to other genders.Moonlight actor Ashton Sanders, as well as fellow thespians Brie Larson and Michelle Monaghan, were also living life to the fullest, without a care in the world.“I’m framing this,” one fan commented on the post.But Jenner apparently fell out with Caitlyn Jenner after she allegedly insulted Kris.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… As well as being a hairstylist, Fitzsimons has also teamed up with LA’s LGBT Center and the the Trans Economic Empowerment Program to start his own project.He asks friends, clients and colleagues to donate beauty products to trans and gender non-conforming people.And he said Jenner, Graham and Mitchell have all made large contributions, according to Teen Vogue.“The current political climate we find ourselves in now has been designed to separate us so we lose our voices,” he tells Teen Vogue.“It is more important than ever that the LGBTQ community come together to help one another, but we also need support from our allies. After years of receiving beauty and self-care products and not knowing what to do with them, I decided to set up a program where we could pool our resources and give back.“I really think this program will not only provide access to much-needed resources, but also shed a light on the need for outreach and support. I hope people will understand that there is something that they can do to help. Small acts of service add up to big changes.”He adds: “The beauty industry is such a vibrant community,” he says. Hairstylist to the stars Andrew Fitzsimons, says Kylie Jenner and others have donated to his project to empower trans people.Fitzsimons is known for creating looks for Ashley Graham, Shay Mitchell and Kylie Jenner.last_img read more