The tipping point for renewable energy is nearly here (MarketWatch)

16 / FEB / 2017
tecnologias

Jonathan Woetsel and Matt Rogers (MarketWatch)

Renewable power is taking off around the world and fast approaching a tipping point in its development. Consider these recent events:

  • Recent solar-power capacity auctions have come in at record low levels, underscoring how quickly the costs of renewable energy are falling: $0.053/kwh in India, $0.035/kwh in Mexico, $0.024/kwh in Abu Dhabi, $0.029/kwh in Chile, and $0.039/kwh in the U.S.
  • The fastest-growing job category in the U.S. these days is that of wind-turbine service engineer with median pay around $51,050 a year.
  • And in January, China said it would shut 85 coal plants and instead invest $350 billion in renewable sources of energy.

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The tipping point for renewable energy is nearly here (MarketWatch)
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