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Renewable Record: Wind And Solar Supplied 10% Of US Electricity In March

Renewable Record: Wind And Solar Supplied 10% Of US Electricity In March
Above Photo: Joshua Wiese/IPS March produced the highest share of wind and solar generation the U.S. has ever seen. The saying about March — “in like a lion, out like a lamb” — plays extremely well for renewable generation. Wind and solar together crossed the 10 percent mark of total U.S. electricity production in March, reports the Energy Information Administration. That’s the first time they’ve reached double-digit market share for a ... Read more

Offshore Wind Reaches Cost-Competitiveness Without Subsidies

Offshore Wind Reaches Cost-Competitiveness Without Subsidies
Above Photo: From Greentechmedia.com A new McKinsey report predicts a 68 percent drop in offshore wind prices by 2020 and highlights European projects already hitting grid parity. Building wind farms in the ocean is still more expensive than building them on land. But maybe not for much longer. A new report from McKinsey finds that fast growth, increased investment, bigger wind farms, falling costs and new technologies are driving new ... Read more