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Vietnam: wind energy has potential of about 12 GW

The figures were announced in the Viet Nam Energy Outlook Report 2017, released at an event co-organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Embassy of Denmark yesterday in Ha Noi. The report, compiled by Viet Nam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and Denmark’s Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate, aims to … Continue reading Vietnam: wind energy has potential of about 12 GW

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Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost. Green power outlook presented by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whose founder Michael Liebreich … Continue reading Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

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Anheuser-Busch announced a big wind power deal today

Here’s news we can all raise a glass to: Anheuser-Busch announced a big wind power deal today. The beer-brewing giant signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Enel Green Power for electricity that will be generated at Enel’s Thunder Ranch wind farm in Oklahoma. Earlier this year Anheuser-Busch InBev pledged to transition to 100 percent … Continue reading Anheuser-Busch announced a big wind power deal today

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Anheuser-Busch and Enel Green Power announce wind energy partnership

Enel Green Power and Anheuser-Busch signed a power purchase agreement for the energy produced by a portion of the Thunder Ranch wind farm Thanks to the agreement with EGP, Anheuser-Busch will purchase as much renewable electricity as is used to brew more than 20 billion 12 oz. servings of beer each year. The renewable energy … Continue reading Anheuser-Busch and Enel Green Power announce wind energy partnership

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The Netherlands backs 3.21 GW of renewable energy projects

The Dutch government has allocated subsidy grants to thousands of domestic renewable energy projects, with a combined power-generating capacity of 3.21 GW. The awards were made under the ‘Spring Round’ of its 2017 SDE+ (Stimulation of Renewable Energy Production) subsidy programme. SDE+, managed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) on behalf of the Dutch government, … Continue reading The Netherlands backs 3.21 GW of renewable energy projects

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Plan for 100% renewable energy is possible, practical, and the smart thing to do

Since 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating the scientific, engineering, and economic potential of transitioning the world’s energy infrastructures to 100% … Continue reading Plan for 100% renewable energy is possible, practical, and the smart thing to do

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Apple’s next US data center will run on 100% renewable energy

Apple announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the App Store and other Apple services. Like all Apple data centers, the new facility will run entirely on renewable energy from day one. Apple’s investment of $1.3 billion will create over 550 … Continue reading Apple’s next US data center will run on 100% renewable energy

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How 139 Countries Could Be Powered By 100 Percent Wind Power, Water, And Solar Energy

The latest roadmap to a 100% renewable energy future from Stanford’s Mark Z. Jacobson and 26 colleagues is the most specific global vision yet, outlining infrastructure changes that 139 countries can make to be entirely powered by wind, water, and sunlight by 2050 after electrification of all energy sectors. Such a transition could mean less … Continue reading How 139 Countries Could Be Powered By 100 Percent Wind Power, Water, And Solar Energy

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Worldwide 100% renewable energy possible by 2050

Stanford’s Mark Z. Jacobson, who led a 2015 effort to create a state-by-state plan for a US transition to 100% renewable energy, has published similar research on a much larger scale, examining scenarios in which 139 countries could be powered purely by wind, water and solar (WWS) by the year 2050. In scope and scale, … Continue reading Worldwide 100% renewable energy possible by 2050

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A quarter of India’s energy demand can be met with renewable energy

India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country’s total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable energy prospects for India, a study from IRENA’s REmap programme, outlines action areas that can unlock India’s vast … Continue reading A quarter of India’s energy demand can be met with renewable energy

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Vietnam hopes to export renewable energy equipment by 2050

At a recent conference on the development of small and medium-sized hydropower plants and renewable energy, Pham Trong Phuc, head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s General Department of Energy spoke about the country’s renewable energy development plan. According to Thuc, Vietnam’s localisation rate of renewable energy equipment is expected to reach 30% by … Continue reading Vietnam hopes to export renewable energy equipment by 2050

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ACS wins 1,550 MW capacity at renewable energy auction in Spain

The government’s renewable capacity auction of about 3,000 MW, most of which was for solar power producers, was the second this year and is part of a drive to make sure 20 percent of all energy consumed in Spain by 2020 is from renewable sources.  Spanish construction company ACS has won 1,550 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading ACS wins 1,550 MW capacity at renewable energy auction in Spain

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Renewable energy boosts national security, military preparedness

Jon Powers is an Iraq veteran and former Chief Sustainability Officer for the U.S. government. He’s also a founder of Operation Free, a coalition of former service members who “advocate for securing America with clean energy.” This month, he penned a pair of op-eds explaining why the armed forces look to renewable energy to strengthen … Continue reading Renewable energy boosts national security, military preparedness

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Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewable energy in first half

Germany raised the proportion of its power produced by renewable energy to 35 percent in the first half of 2017 from 33 percent the previous year, according to the BEE renewable energy association. Germany is aiming to phase out its nuclear power plants by 2022. Its renewable energy has been rising steadily over the last … Continue reading Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewable energy in first half

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ABB’s microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy

ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimize operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity.  The island is … Continue reading ABB’s microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy

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Northwest China’s Qinghai Province runs 7 days on renewable energy alone

Northwest China’s Qinghai Province has just run for seven straight days entirely on renewable energy. From June 17 to midnight of June 23, Qinghai used only wind, solar and hydro power stations. Quan Shengming, general manager of the provincial grid company, said during the period, electricity use was 1.1 billion kilowatt hours, equivalent to 535,000 … Continue reading Northwest China’s Qinghai Province runs 7 days on renewable energy alone

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Renewable energy sources make up over half UK electricity

Renewable energy sources generated more than half of the UK’s electricity for the first time ever at midday, on Wednesday, 7th June, 2017, Britain’s multinational electricity and gas utility company, National Grid plc, reported. Renewable energy is energy from a source that is not depleted when it is used, such as solar or wind power. … Continue reading Renewable energy sources make up over half UK electricity

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Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More renewable energy capacity for less money

Record power capacity of 161 GW added, for 23% less investment (USD 241.6 billion). Today REN21 published its Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR), the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy.     Additions in installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 gigawatts (GW) installed, increasing total … Continue reading Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More renewable energy capacity for less money

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New York takes a big first step toward 50 percent renewable energy

As one of the country’s largest economies and most populous states, it was a big deal when New York state passed a 50 percent by 2030 clean energy standard last year. Today, the Empire State took the first meaningful steps toward meeting that goal: it announced a renewable energy solicitation aimed at making progress on … Continue reading New York takes a big first step toward 50 percent renewable energy

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Spain to hold a new 3,000 MW renewable energy auction

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Thursday a new 3,000-megawatt (MW) renewables auction seeking wind power and solar photovoltaic capacity, following the success of last week’s auction round.   Rajoy said the new auction will be held before the summer and will contribute to improving competition in the domestic electricity market, as well as reduce energy … Continue reading Spain to hold a new 3,000 MW renewable energy auction

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