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SaskPower Increasing Their Rates

The Saskatchewan Rate Review Panel is recommending SaskPower reduce a rate increase scheduled to take effect at the start of January. On Monday, the regulator recommended a 3.5 per cent increase in the new year. This is after a five per cent increase on July 1 that was authorized by the government. For the average […]

A Balanced Look at the Future Sources of Energy

Low prices for coal and gas are likely to persist, but will fail to prevent a fundamental transformation of the world electricity system over coming decades towards renewable sources such as wind and solar, and towards balancing options such as batteries. The latest long-term forecast from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, entitled New Energy Outlook 2016, […]

Germany is Phasing out Nuclear for Renewables

Years ago, Germany made a huge decision to make an effort to replace controversial  nuclear power plants with renewable energy generators such as Solar, wind, and hydro.   The decision was made in an effort to completely eliminate nuclear waste, as well as the potential for nuclear disasters such as the very memorable disaster in […]

What will Solar PV market look like in 2020?

Historically, PV installations were driven mainly by government subsidies offered by well developed countries as part of their environmental strategies. They wanted to “be green” and reduce emissions, so solar PV was part of the solution as one of the available renewable energy technologies.   The initial costs of energy generated by solar PV were much higher […]