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New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy, now in its third edition, was released today at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. … Continue reading New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

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Renewable Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

In addition to being a cleaner alternative, wind and solar power is now becoming a viable investment for individuals and companies. Sources of renewable and clean energy such as solar and wind power are now cheaper than heavily polluting fossil fuels in dozens of countries, according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum. … Continue reading Renewable Energy Is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

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Enel and BNDES sign US$115 million loan agreement to promote renewable investments in Brazil

The Enel Group1 and the Brazilian Development Bank (“BNDES”), the main financing agency for development in Brazil, have signed a 20-year term loan agreement worth around 373 million Brazilian reais (approximately 115 million US dollars) that will cover part of the investment required to build the recently inaugurated 102 MW Apiacas hydropower cluster, which is … Continue reading Enel and BNDES sign US$115 million loan agreement to promote renewable investments in Brazil

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More renewable energy is coming to Michiganders

Michigan lawmakers needed more than 20 hours to agree on energy law changes, notably raising the state’s renewable energy standard from 10 to 15 percent by 2022. The bill now goes to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who is expected to sign it into law. “The bills protect our environment by making it easier for Michigan … Continue reading More renewable energy is coming to Michiganders

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EBRD providing €200 million for renewable energy sector in Kazakhstan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Board of Directors has approved a financing framework of up to €200 million which will be used to finance primarily private renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan with a total generating capacity of 300 MW within the next five years, the Bank said on December 16. Such projects … Continue reading EBRD providing €200 million for renewable energy sector in Kazakhstan

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Google will soon be powered by 100 percent renewable energy

Google made a truly remarkable announcement today: renewable energy will power 100 percent of its global operations in 2017. But what’s most impressive about this announcement? Most of the renewable energy is wind power. Google has contracted for 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity to date – and 94 percent of that is coming … Continue reading Google will soon be powered by 100 percent renewable energy

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Brazil study shows methods of enabling energy supply based entirely on renewables

On behalf of Greenpeace International, researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have analysed what the energy supply in Brazil could be like by 2050 if the accelerated expansion of renewable energies and efficiency measures can be structured in a sustainable manner. The study, conducted within the framework of … Continue reading Brazil study shows methods of enabling energy supply based entirely on renewables

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High Renewable Energy Electricity Growth Continued in 2015

The 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable electricity grew to 16.7 percent of total installed capacity and 13.8 percent of total electricity generation during the past year. Published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the data book … Continue reading High Renewable Energy Electricity Growth Continued in 2015

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100% Renewable Energy a must for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees

United under the umbrella of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Campaign, cities, NGOs, Renewable Energy Industry Associations and academics from across the world highlight that implementing the Paris Agreement means phasing out fossil fuels and investing in a 100% Renewable Energy infrastructure immediately. At a High-Level Event in Marrakesh, leaders from this global 100% RE … Continue reading 100% Renewable Energy a must for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees

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Renewable energy technologies ready to deliver on the Paris Agreement at all levels of deployment

The REN Alliance, a coalition of five renewable energy associations, joined forces at COP22 in Marrakech to demonstrate how renewable technologies working together can meet energy needs at island, rural, city, national and regional levels.   Among the most significant challenges facing society today is the impacts that global climate change can have on our … Continue reading Renewable energy technologies ready to deliver on the Paris Agreement at all levels of deployment

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Dynamic Policies Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Latin America

Buoyed by rapid technology cost reductions and the consolidation of renewable energy policies, Latin America hosts some of the world’s most dynamic renewable energy markets, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Latin America finds that the region – endowed with some of the world’s best … Continue reading Dynamic Policies Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Latin America

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IRENA welcomes Paris Agreement as strong enabler for renewable energy action

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin issued the following statement upon the entry into force of the Paris Agreement today: IRENA welcomes the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and congratulates those Parties whose leadership made this a reality. The fact that this happened more quickly than anyone thought possible, sends … Continue reading IRENA welcomes Paris Agreement as strong enabler for renewable energy action

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China leads the world in renewable energy

A third of the world’s investment in renewable energy last year came from China, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency has said. Adnan Amin, director-general of IRENA which has 149 member states and works with governments to promote the adoption of sustainable energy sources, said that of $330 billion invested globally last year, … Continue reading China leads the world in renewable energy

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Worldwide renewable energy electricity is surging

Spurred by deep cost reductions and favorable government policies, renewable energy sources have for the first time surpassed coal as the largest source of installed power capacity in the world, according to a 25 October report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Countries installed a record 153 GW of renewable power in 2015, which accounted … Continue reading Worldwide renewable energy electricity is surging

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How to advocate for renewable energy on social media

Rachel Goldstein is a campaign associate for the Wind Energy Foundation. These days, social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter are no longer just for connecting with friends – they are critical tools for communicating good news about your business to the public, decision makers, influencers and potential customers. If you are a developer, … Continue reading How to advocate for renewable energy on social media

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Guess which country has been running on renewable energy for 76 straight days

  Not too long ago, idea that an entire country could get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources for over 2 months was unthinkable. Well, one country just shattered that notion for the second time in two years. Costa Rica’s electricity came from 100 percent clean, reliable renewable energy for 76 days between … Continue reading Guess which country has been running on renewable energy for 76 straight days

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Voters recognize wind power strengthens the American economy

John Purcell is the Vice President of the Energy Division at Leeco Steel. “We will put new American metal into the spine of this nation. It will be American hands that rebuild this country, and it will be American energy – mined from American sources – that powers this country.” So said Donald Trump in a … Continue reading Voters recognize wind power strengthens the American economy

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Gone with the wind: producing renewable energy on the remote Texas plains

Ever dream of escaping urban life – the traffic, the crowds, the commute? Manny Dominquez, facility manager at BP’s Sherbino 2 wind farm, works on the plains of West Texas – where the terrain is rugged, the distances are big and the racoons can cause havoc if they find a way indoors. Wind farms in … Continue reading Gone with the wind: producing renewable energy on the remote Texas plains

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Ethiopia aims at 1,500 Megawatts from wind power

Ethiopia’s Government aims to set up wind power projects that can create 1,500 Megawatts during the second Growth and Transformation Plan Period (GTP II). The government intends to work on the projects by its own capacity.   It is said that Ethiopia’s wind energy potential is 1.3 million Megawatt. The government is aimed at efficiently … Continue reading Ethiopia aims at 1,500 Megawatts from wind power

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Ghana dreams a future running on renewable energy

Ghana’s electricity consumption will shift more towards renewable energy in the medium to long term, Ghanaian energy expert has said. In a recent interview with Xinhua, Kwame Ampofo, Chairman of the Energy Commission, said there was the need for political will, commitment and public education for this to be achieved.   “We have identified renewable … Continue reading Ghana dreams a future running on renewable energy

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