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100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide Is A New Cost-Effective Reality

Renewable energy is increasingly a success story in emerging and developing markets. Last year, they were leading in green energy investments. China will have added around 54 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity in 2017  —  three times more than any other country has ever done, which tops China’s total amount to 120 GW of [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Energy, Environment|0 Comments

Clean energy is growing the economy and driving down emissions

The economic expansion since 2009 is historic not just for its duration, but for the role that America’s energy sector has played in creating jobs and reducing carbon emissions. Over the past 12 months this trend has solidified and brought our domestic energy sector to its cleanest place in history. While the energy jobs of [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Business, Energy, Environment|0 Comments

Australia’s solar power boom could almost double capacity in a year, analysts say

A record-breaking month of rooftop installations and a flood of large-scale solar farms could almost double Australia’s solar power capacity in a single year, industry analysts say. A massive solar energy boom is being predicted for 2018, after an unprecedented number of industrial solar farms were approved by the New South Wales and Queensland governments [...]

By | February 11th, 2018|Energy|0 Comments

Solar Panels Do Work On Cloudy Days

Some critics of solar power say that solar panels don’t produce electricity on cloudy days. This claim is false. Solar panels can still can produce 10–25% of their typical output on a cloudy day. Obviously, this amount is much less than during periods of direct sunlight, but it is not nothing. We may assume that [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Energy|0 Comments

France Will Shut Down Its Coal Plants by 2021, Two Years Earlier Than Initially Planned

According to French president Emmanuel Macron, France will be shutting down all of its coal plants by 2021 – two years earlier than originally planned. Macron made the announcement during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland back in January. The initiative is just one of the green energy solutions employed by Nicolas Hulot – [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Energy, Environment|0 Comments

The rise of solar power: Here comes the sun

Let’s talk about the side effects of the creeping take-over of solar power. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we’re a ways away yet — but we’re definitely heading in that direction. “Renewables are about to become our cheapest form of energy,” Wired UK observes. “We expect $7.4 trillion to be invested in new renewable [...]

By | February 5th, 2018|Energy|0 Comments

Scrutiny over wood and coal fires in UK homes

Burning wood and coal in people's homes will come under scrutiny as part of a government drive to improve air pollution. Ministers are calling for evidence to help improve air quality in cities. They want people to ensure that wood is dry before burning, and that solid fuels are as clean as possible. But the [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Energy, Environment|0 Comments

Small modular reactors ‘crucial’ to power sector decarbonisation, report finds

Small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) will be a crucial technology in the UK’s bid to decarbonise its power supply, a new report has concluded. Published today, Policy Exchange’s ‘Small Modular Reactors: The next big thing in energy?’ report finds that SMRs will be necessary to offset the limitations of renewable energy sources as the UK’s [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Energy|0 Comments

UK government’s energy innovation investment portfolio

The UK Government has released information about innovative low carbon companies who have received government support since 2012: The UK is a world leader in clean growth. We have led the G7 in reducing emissions while growing our economy. Delivering clean growth is central to our Industrial Strategy, as one of 4 Grand Challenges – global [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Energy, UK Affairs|0 Comments

California aims to get 5 million zero-emission cars on the road

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a statewide executive order Friday aimed at dramatically increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles on the state's roads and reducing carbon pollution over the next 12 years. The state will work to get 5 million zero-emission vehicles on California roads by 2030, a goal Brown announced at his State [...]

By | January 28th, 2018|Business, Energy|0 Comments