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Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind energy, solar power

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within her first decade in office. Clinton, the front-runner for her party’s 2016 presidential nomination, also pledged to have more … Continue reading Hillary Clinton sets renewable energy goals to spur more wind energy, solar power

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Cambodia Has Big Renewable Energy Potential

Energy is a basic human need that must be fulfilled to achieve sustainable development. This kind of development is not possible without energy and policies to meet energy demand.   In Cambodia, energy is a critical development challenge. Today, only 35 percent of the total population has access to grid electricity, leaving millions of rural … Continue reading Cambodia Has Big Renewable Energy Potential

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Energy Storage Enabling Technologies Revenue Is Expected to Total Nearly $75 Billion from 2015 to 2024

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for energy storage enabling technologies (ESETs) across four distinct market segments: utility-scale storage, community storage, residential storage, and commercial storage, including global market forecasts through 2024.   Broadly speaking, the three main components of the ESET value chain are hardware, software, and services, which together … Continue reading Energy Storage Enabling Technologies Revenue Is Expected to Total Nearly $75 Billion from 2015 to 2024

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott under fire for order to stop wind power and solar energy i

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come under fire from the opposition and investors after ordering the government’s A$10 billion (US$7.45 billion) Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to stop investing in wind and energy solar power.   Abbott, who has described wind farms as “visually awful” and made no secret of his desire to axe … Continue reading Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott under fire for order to stop wind power and solar energy i

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Ukraine plans to triple energy production from wind power and solar energy by 2020

Ukraine, which uses three times more energy per person than the average European Union member state, has prospects to increase its production of electricity and thermal energy from wind power, solar energy and water power.   Ukraine plans to dramatically increase the share of renewables in its energy mix from the current 3.8 percent to … Continue reading Ukraine plans to triple energy production from wind power and solar energy by 2020

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Five seismic shifts to shake global electricity

BNEF’s forecast to 2040 sees $2.2 trillion boom in small-scale solar as consumers seize control of their power, and weaker growth in electricity demand, but prospects for the climate are bleak.   Global power generation will experience five dominant trends over the next 25 years, putting unprecedented pressure on energy companies, utilities and policy-makers, according … Continue reading Five seismic shifts to shake global electricity

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Investment in renewable energy such as wind energy and solar power fell to $53 billion in April to June

Global clean energy investment in the second quarter of this year continued to lag behind that of last year due to a sharp rise in the U.S. dollar and share price volatility, research showed on Friday. Investment in renewable energy such as wind and solar power and biomass fell to $53 billion in April to … Continue reading Investment in renewable energy such as wind energy and solar power fell to $53 billion in April to June

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Enel Green Power and Endesa Chile sign a renewable energy PPA

Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“Enel Green Power”), acting through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile Ltda (“Enel Green Power Chile”), and Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA (“Endesa Chile”) have signed a long-term agreement for around 25 years of energy supply and sale of green certificates connected to a geothermal project and a photovoltaic project in … Continue reading Enel Green Power and Endesa Chile sign a renewable energy PPA

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Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems expands research and development on energy storage

Since being founded more than 30 years ago, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has covered a wide range of complementary technologies, optimally preparing it for the challenges facing the energy transformation. In addition to solar technology research, the systemic aspects and questions regarding energy storage also played a role right from the … Continue reading Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems expands research and development on energy storage

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Dominican Republic’s Sustainable Energy Resources

The Dominican Republic’s energy sector is at a crossroads. Currently, the country depends on fossil fuel imports for 86% of its electricity generation, bringing enormous economic and environmental costs and necessitating a transition to a more sustainable energy system. In 2011, the Dominican Republic spent 8.6% of its GDP on fossil fuel imports. Electricity prices in the country … Continue reading Dominican Republic’s Sustainable Energy Resources

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Austria files lawsuit against EU Commission over UK nuclear plant

Austria has launched legal action against the European Commission over its backing of British plans for the 16 billion pound development of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, Chancellor Werner Faymann said.   The project, to be built by French utility EDF at Hinkley Point in southwest England, is crucial for Britain’s plan to replace … Continue reading Austria files lawsuit against EU Commission over UK nuclear plant

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IRENA platform supports renewable energy innovation

Policy makers and other energy sector players can now access the world’s largest collection of global renewable energy standards and patents, thanks to a new online platform launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy platform, also known as INSPIRE, is the first and most complete … Continue reading IRENA platform supports renewable energy innovation

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China climate change plan unveiled

Brazil, China and the United States each announced on Tuesday new goals to reduce carbon emissions over the next 15 years, including through restoration of thousands of square miles of rainforest in South America.   Deese added that the submission follows from the target that China announced in the November 2014 Joint Announcement by Obama … Continue reading China climate change plan unveiled

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Renewable Energy storage project near desert center advances

An energy storage project that would support renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gases, create hundreds of jobs and add millions to the local economy moved forward today under an agreement by Eagle Mountain LLC (an affiliate of Eagle Crest Energy) to buy the Kaiser Eagle Mountain mine near Desert Center from CIL&D (formerly known as Kaiser … Continue reading Renewable Energy storage project near desert center advances

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Renewable Energy can unlock socio-economic benefits for Islands

Developing the vast renewable energy resources of Fiji, the Marshall Islands and Vanuatu would provide substantial socio-economic benefits for their citizens, according to three reports released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewables Readiness Assessments for the three island nations find that a combination of solar, wind, geothermal, marine, biomass and biofuel could … Continue reading Renewable Energy can unlock socio-economic benefits for Islands

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Siemens to open plant to turn electricity from wind energy into hydrogen

Siemens will on Thursday start an energy project to convert wind power into hydrogen for re-use as a general fuel or in natural gas pipelines.   Siemens’ electrolysis plant in Mainz is based on Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology, which allows the capture and storage of electricity into hydrogen. It said the plant can process … Continue reading Siemens to open plant to turn electricity from wind energy into hydrogen

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Jordan signs 13 deals to build solar power and wind energy plants

The government announced Tuesday that it signed 13 agreements to build several wind energy and solar power plants with a total capacity of 317 megawatts.   The projects, expected to be operational in 2018, will boost the country’s reliance on renewable energy, Energy Minister Ibrahim Saif said in a statement sent to The Jordan Times. … Continue reading Jordan signs 13 deals to build solar power and wind energy plants

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Kazakhstan’s energy consumption to double by 2035

The International Energy Agency forecasts the energy consumption of Kazakhstan to double by 2035, Tomasz Telma, Regional Director of the International Finance Corporation for Europe and Central Asia, said at a seminar on the application of best international practices to the development of renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan last week.   Kazakhstan is among 10 … Continue reading Kazakhstan’s energy consumption to double by 2035

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Study Proves Fossil Fuels Way Worse for Land Use than Renewable Energy

A new, peer-reviewed article published in the scientific journal SCIENCE estimates that 3 million hectares of land (that’s 11,583 square miles, or 30,000 square kilometers) have been lost due to oil and gas well pads, storage tanks and associated roads developed in North America since the year 2000. Rangeland and cropland through the heartland have been particularly … Continue reading Study Proves Fossil Fuels Way Worse for Land Use than Renewable Energy

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50% renewable energies possible in Europe by 2030 with greater integration

Greater integration of Central Western European (CWE region) power systems can significantly help cut costs in balancing out weather- and renewable energy-related electricity fluctuations, while reducing demands on other parts of the system. By 2030 around half of all electricity in Europe should come from renewable energies in order to reach EU climate targets. This … Continue reading 50% renewable energies possible in Europe by 2030 with greater integration

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