Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

June 17 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Wind And Solar Power Half The Cost Of Coal And Gas, One-Third The Cost Of Nuclear, Says Lazard” • New data out of the US has confirmed that large-scale wind and solar are significantly cheaper sources of electricity generation than coal and gas. They even undercut fossil fuels on price with the addition of energy storage, in some cases. [RenewEconomy]

Willow Springs wind farm in Texas (Ørsted image)

  • “Goodbye Big Oil, Hello Big Solar” • Bloomberg contributor David Fickling has an interesting perspective on energy. He writes that the world’s seven largest solar companies are already supplying more total energy than the seven largest oil and gas companies. That is probably a surprise to most readers, so let’s look into his thinking. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Too Much Of A Good Thing? In Spain Green Energy Can Exceed Demand” • Spain’s total wind generation capacity, its prime renewable source in recent years, has doubled since 2008. Solar energy capacity, meanwhile, has increased by a factor of eight over the same period. But there are concerns that there are times when supply exceeds demand. [BBC]
  • “Potentially Deadly Heat Wave Envelops Most Of The Nation” • More than 55 million people across the nation were under an alert for extreme heat on Sunday and through most of the week ahead as temperatures are forecast to hit triple digits in some parts of the country. An Excessive Heat Watch was issued Sunday for parts of New England. [ABC News]
  • “Wildfire Near LA Spreads To Over 14,000 Acres, Sparking Evacuations” • The Post Fire, a wildfire in southern California, doubled in size overnight, causing the evacuation of more than 1,000 campers from a park, closing a popular recreation area on Father’s Day and threatening a major freeway in and out of Los Angeles, authorities said. [ABC News]

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