RENEWABLE ENERGY AUCTIONS
Compared with auctions of renewables, which have driven prices so low that cost is no longer a big barrier to the energy transition, fixed power prices have become a blunt tool for leveraging renewables into mature energy markets. But auctions come with their own set of problems and pitfalls. Policymakers must learn to avoid them. ...
Countries with cool climates and reliable supplies of green electricity are favoured locations for these beating hearts of the digital age
Theme on Energy Efficiency part 1/5: The payback period for energy saving investments can be painfully long and the risk of no payback frighteningly big. There are ways to tear down both barriers
An international group of companies has come together in a Danish experiment that sells the power stored in parked electric cars to the grid operator for use as frequency regulation
Once seen as exotic fare, offshore wind investments have become a staple diet for pension funds. New types of investor are moving their chairs up to the table
By pricing the value of wind energy according to when it is needed most, markets stimulate the development and sale of wind turbines configured to generate output over longer periods in lower winds, reducing the variability of their production
The value of energy-saving improvements at a shopping mall is sufficient to pay back the loan from the contractor that carried out the work and financed it