California power data for 1H 2015 Siemens

Statistics » 03.07.2015

California power data for 1H 2015

Bernard Chabot is back today with an overview of California's power sector, including June 2015. The state still has to import 22 percent of its electricity. read more »

Coal power down, renewables up in Germany Thomas Gerke

Coal power down, renewables up in Germany

The announcement that renewable energy made up 32.5 percent of power consumption in Germany in the first half of 2015 drew a lot of attention this week, but what is happening with coal power? read more »

German government claims responsibility for lower power prices BMWi

Statistics » 30.06.2015

German government claims responsibility for lower power prices

Power prices dropped on average in 2015 for reasons that were predicted. Too bad the German government is now claiming that the legal changes it made in August 2014 are the reason. read more »

Per capita ranking of countries for wind and solar EnergyTransition.de

Statistics » 29.06.2015

Per capita ranking of countries for wind and solar

Switzerland’s SolarSuperState Association has published an update of its ranking of countries for 2015. In terms of per capita installed PV and wind power capacity, a few countries not talked about much look impressive, while the performance of the big countries (the US and China) looks modest. read more »

Leaked EU power market design document Lupo | pixelio.de

Policy » 26.06.2015

Leaked EU power market design document

The EU is currently discussing how power markets in member states could be redesigned to promote free trade. A leaked draft shows where the discussion is. read more »

IRENA reviews global renewable energy auctions Irena

IRENA reviews global renewable energy auctions

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published what is probably the largest, most thorough review of auctions for renewable energy worldwide. It consists of six volumes. read more »

Power to heat gets going in Germany Foto: EEX Leipzig, Christoph Busse

Storage » 23.06.2015

Power to heat gets going in Germany

The city of Münster plans to use excess electricity on the grid to generate heat, which can be easily stored. read more »

Two new renewable energy apps Foto: Enova

Data » 22.06.2015

Two new renewable energy apps

IRENA has come up with a truly amazing app for global renewable energy statistics and information. In addition, an Italian has released an app that helps you find wind farms worldwide. read more »

Global electricity overview for 2014 Foto: chrisdesign/pixelio

Statistics » 19.06.2015

Global electricity overview for 2014

Bernard Chabot is back today with his own overview of electricity and carbon emission data for 2014 worldwide. CO2 per kWh is going nowhere, two countries make up 50 percent of nuclear power production, and non-hydro renewables make up six percent of global electricity supply. read more »

Job creation » 17.06.2015

Renewable energy jobs in Germany

The German government has now published three studies on the job market for renewables, but all anyone wants to know is a single number – the number of jobs created. So where is it? read more »