June 2019 Trends
Falling Renewable Power Costs Open Door to Greater Climate Ambition
Renewable power already is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. According to “Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018” (bit.ly/2JZg3NZ), with prices set to fall, the cost advantage of renewables will extend further, strengthening the business case and solidifying the role of renewables as the engine of the global energy transformation.
According to a report by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), zero-carbon buildings offer meaningful greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and positive financial returns over a 25-year lifecycle.
Per the report, “Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon” (www.cagbc.org/MakingtheCase), the economic assessment for zero-carbon buildings is reinforced over time with the rising cost of carbon, increased resiliency and by avoiding expenses such as future retrofits.
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