SchwartzReport: Solar & Wind Energy Winning on Price vs. Conventional Fuels — PBI Add True Costs and Corrupt Fossil Subsidies and It’s a No-Brainer

Categories: 05 Energy
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

The non carbon energy trend is gathering momentum at a surprising rate, and it is very good news. Here is The New York Times view, which I consider an establishment perspective and all the more surprising for that.

Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas.

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Nov 25

Worth a Look: #OpenSource ALL Power Labs Carbon-Negative Bio-Mass Gasifier

Categories: 05 Energy,Design
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ALL Power Labs offers biomass gasifiers and power generation systems at multiple levels of assembly and system integration.  From “We deliver it turnkey complete“ to”You build it from scratch,” you decide the relative amount of effort vs cost you want to invest towards your finished system.

All Power Pallets and GEKs are covered by a 100% money back guarantee.

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Tip of the Hat to Mark Perrodin for this pointer — note open souce and reasonable pricing.

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Nov 21

SchwartzReport: Solar Grid Parity by 2016 — While Corrupt Governments Continue to Subsidize Fossil Fuel

Categories: 05 Energy
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Grid parity in 2016 will result in a very rapid shift in power infrastructure. If you could heat and electrify your house and run your car more cheaply why wouldn’t you do it? The market will kill carbon energy faster than government regulation. It is government stimulation, not regulation that is the leverage point.

The Coming Solar Power Boom: Charts Tell The Story, Grid Parity In 2 Years

Fossil fuel follies: Massive subsidies underpin oil, coal exploration

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Nov 15

SchwartzReport: Beyond Carbon Energy — Developing Nations Breaking Free with Renewables

Categories: 05 Energy
Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

In the last three days I have found four stories making the specious argument that we must continue to support carbon energy because it, and only it, will end poverty. I published one of the most glaring examples the other day. The truth however is rather different. Developing nations that are not already in the grip of the carbon energy corporatists are finding they can skip the whole carbon energy business in the same way they skipped the whole copper wire communications era, and went straight to wireless and mobile phones. And, when they make this decision, they discover how quickly they can develop power even in remote areas, as this essay describes.

The energy myth that refuses to die: Why renewables are taking over in the developing world

Poor nations are embracing clean energy at twice the pace of rich ones, a new report finds

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Oct 30