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Busting myths around baseload generation, LCOE and energy storage

In most places, renewable energy provides the least expensive form of new generation measured according “Levelized Cost of Electricity” (LCoE). LCoE measures the cost per unit of electrical energy produced ($/MWh). In Portugal, a power auction in July...
Shell hydrogen filling station located at 11570 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California.

Will the Midwest take advantage of the emerging hydrogen economy?

California is a leader in the use of hydrogen fuel cells, but experts say they’re also well suited for the Midwest. by Sue Ter Maat, Energy News Network When Argonne National Laboratory engineer Theodore Krause spoke...
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Europe’s Green Deal sets new course for economic growth

By Ewa Krukowska and Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg Europe is set to stake its economic future on an environmental clean-up that will overhaul the way the world’s biggest single market polices businesses and manages trade relations. The new...

Ørsted bets hydrogen + offshore wind will be key to meeting climate goals

By Will Mathis, Bloomberg One of the world’s biggest developers of offshore wind farms thinks its massive turbines could be key to the production of hydrogen in a greener way and ultimately, stemming climate change. Over the...

End of the year wrap-up: five figures show China’s renewable energy growth in 2019

1. China's installed power generation capacity is expected to reach about 2 billion KW by the end of 2019 According to data released by the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute, as of the end of 2018, overall installed...
Foshan Feichi fuel cell bus manufacturing facility (PRNewsFoto/Ballard Power Systems Inc.)

China on track to increase production of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles by 53% in 2019

China produced 1,170 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles during the first half of 2019 and the country’s automakers are on schedule to produce 2,340 hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles this year, compared to 1,527 such vehicles in 2018, and 629 in...

Siemens CEO seeks to shake up conglomerate with energy spinoff

By Oliver Sachgau and Eyk Henning, Bloomberg Siemens AG aims to shed about 75% of its struggling power and gas unit in one of the most radical moves to date by Chief Executive Joe Kaeser to...

#POWERGEN19 International puts a spotlight on hydrogen in the power industry

On Tuesday during POWERGEN International, representatives from Clarion Energy, Ansaldo, NEL Hydrogen and MAN Energy Solutions discussed the future role of hydrogen in the power industry at a session sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency. The future...
Enedis CEO Philippe Monloubou speaks at European Utility Week / POWERGEN Europe.

Top 5 takeaways from POWERGEN Europe

In a strange twist of events, POWERGEN Europe (PGE) took place in Paris the week just prior to POWERGEN International. Normally, the events would be separated by at least a month but this year...

Momentum for green hydrogen picking up in Europe

By William Wilkes, Vanessa Dezem and Anna Shiryaevskaya, Bloomberg  It’s the most nettlesome problem in the quest to ditch fossil fuels: how can you get thousand-degree heat used in factory furnaces without pumping billions of tons...