India’s CERC forecasts 15-20% YoY tariff hikes for conventional power

Given surging demand for electricity and scarcity of coal, the mainstay fuel for India’s traditional sources of power generation, this was bound to happen. Will consumers face a 20% hike in power tariffs every year? | Firstpost The Central Electricity Regulatory Authority (CERC) has said consumers should prepare for a 15-20 percent increase in power […]

Upheavals in PV Solar Manufacturing Present a Unique Opportunity to Set Up Solar Plants

U.S. Solar Company Bankruptcies a Boon for China – NYTimes.com Shares in large and small Chinese solar power companies have mostly rallied in the last two weeks on the New York and Hong Kong stock markets, as investors have welcomed their strong quarterly results and the prospect of dwindling competition from Western rivals. Besides the […]

Rise in Electricity and Oil (Diesel) Costs over 10 Years

O.K., Smart Guys: Fix the Energy Problem – BusinessWeek … we have fast-rising prices of electricity—5 percent rate increases per year since 2000—the fourfold increase in oil prices since 1999 is a much bigger problem in terms of economics than our electricity problem. The fourfold increase in oil (Diesel) prices over 12 years works out […]

Real Cost of Coal-based Electricity is Much Higher

Natural gas and the environment: So much nicer than coal | The Economist if the damage to human health and the local environment by such pollution were factored into energy costs, the price of a kilowatt hour from an American coal-fired power station would more than double. We updated our internal costing models for coal-generated […]

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