Opinion & Commentary

Articles in this topic are contributed from global renewable energy experts.

Increasing wind turbine reliability through blade pitch control upgrades

Wind power generation in the U.S. is enjoying favorable winds. First, the cost of wind turbine installations has dropped by over one-third since 2010 as the capacity of turbines increased. Next, according to Lawrence...

Five 2020 trends show how utilities can take a leadership role in the clean...

For many electric power companies, leading the economy-wide transition to lower carbon, cleaner energy sources starts close to home. As capital markets and other stakeholders organize around climate change issues, many power companies are...

Ten clean energy stocks for 2020

Editor's note: After a two-year hiatus, Tom Konrad's popular series, 10 Clean Energy Stocks, makes a comeback in 2020. Be sure you don't miss a post by subscribing to our newsletter. If it’s tough...

Beating swords into plowshares or wind turbines & solar panels: We could have done...

We Could Have 100% Renewable Electricity If We Had Invested in Wind and Solar Instead of War in the Middle East Yes, the United States could be generating 100% of its electricity from renewable energy if...

Renewables to the rescue: Why clean energy businesses should be recruiting now

As the global outcry for climate change action continues, now is the perfect time to attract emerging talent into a career in renewables. With unprecedented interest in alternative energy sources, firms in the industry are best placed to...

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...
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Changes in Vietnam’s model wind PPA could put investment in new projects at risk

While the country has a goal of installing 6 GW of wind power capacity by 2030, government guarantees that thermal energy project developers have enjoyed may not be available for wind power projects. Vietnam's revised National Power Development Master...

Decarbonization will happen, it’s just a matter of when

As president and CEO of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), Julia Hamm is an expert on grid decarbonization, among many other cutting-edge topics. Read more to understand her take on the evolution of...

Why corporate renewable energy buyers should consider hedge agreements over PPAs

A predictable revenue stream from a creditworthy “offtaker” is the standard approach to finance an energy project.  Traditionally, developers sought a long-term, fixed price power purchase agreement (PPA) with a utility offtaker to meet this financeability requirement, but such...

Food (waste) for thought: consider waste-to-energy this holiday season

The holidays are upon us. In the United States, most Americans will sit down to a feast with friends and family on Thursday, November 28 and immediately following that celebration, Christmas and Hanukah lights...