- “Wind And Solar Kill Coal And Nuclear On Costs, Says Latest Lazard Report” • The cost of wind and solar continue to decline and are now at the point where they beat, or at least match, even the marginal costs of coal-fired generation and nuclear power, according to the 13th and latest edition of Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis. [RenewEconomy]
- “Go With The Flow: Scientists Design Better Batteries For A Renewable Energy Grid” • Berkeley Lab researchers developed a versatile yet affordable polymer flow battery membrane that can be used to make possible long-lasting and low-cost grid batteries based solely on readily available materials such as zinc, iron, and water. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory]
- “Haliade-X Starts Spinning” • GE Renewable Energy’s 12-MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine has started turning to generate its first power. The turbine, installed in Rotterdam-Maasvlakte, will now progress to the testing phase, said the manufacturer. During testing will be carried out to obtain a type certificate for the Haliade-X in 2020. [reNEWS]
- “Africa Poised To Lead Way In Global Green Revolution, Says Report” • Africa is poised to lead the world’s cleanest economic revolution by using renewable energy to power a massive spread of urbanisation, says an IEA report. The report forecasts that Africa’s appetite for energy will grow at double the rate of the global average. [The Guardian]
- “Australia Bushfires: Record Number Of Emergencies In New South Wales” • Australian authorities say an “unprecedented” number of emergency-level bushfires have threatened the state of New South Wales. More than 90 blazes were raging across the state, and these are exacerbated by gusty winds and up to 35°C (95°F) heat. [BBC]
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