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South Africa’s renewable energy efforts ramped up with the launch of the country’s first large-scale high-resolution Wind Resource Map

The Wind Resource Map would be a vital instrument in government’s planning for efficient use of the country’s wind resources, Energy Minister Ben Martins said in a statement. By providing accurate, verified information on South Africa’s wind resources, the map would also “serve as an all-important tool in enabling developers to fast-track their own efforts … Continue reading South Africa’s renewable energy efforts ramped up with the launch of the country’s first large-scale high-resolution Wind Resource Map

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Renewable energy in Sri Lanka

In the wake of averting a power crisis, Sri Lanka has also undertaken alternative power generation in addition to hydro power generation. The Puttalam wind farm assists national power generation considerably. Meanwhile, the Government has implemented several major and small hydro power projects at suitable locations. The Upper Kotmale project takes significance. The Puttalam district … Continue reading Renewable energy in Sri Lanka

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China, South Africa lead rebound in Q2 2013 renewable energy investments investments

Global investment in renewable energy was USD 53.1 billion in the second quarter of 2013, up 22% from the first quarter thanks to an upturn in the financing of wind energy and solar power projects and a 170% surge in equity funding for specialist companies on public markets, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF, New York, … Continue reading China, South Africa lead rebound in Q2 2013 renewable energy investments investments

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Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions

The latest in a steadily expanding series of costing studies from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) describes “an increasingly positive outlook” for the use of renewable energy in road transport from 2020 onward. Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions (80 pages; English only), says the signs are encouraging, but continued research and development, … Continue reading Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions

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Vestas wins 51 MW Sweden wind energy order

Swedish basic industry leader Holmen Energy invests in Vestas wind power with 51 MW order. Holmen Energy, together with the investment fund Eurofideme 2, has signed an agreement to construct a wind power plant using 17 V112 3.0 MW wind turbines. The two investors will co-own the project, which will be ready for turbine installation … Continue reading Vestas wins 51 MW Sweden wind energy order

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Renewable energy targets reduce costs and contribute to economic growth

At the occasion of the EC high-level stakeholder conference on “A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies”, the European Renewable Energy Council releases its key recommendations to the consultation on the 2030 Green Paper, including that renewable energy targets will be critical to reduce energy costs in the long term1.   “The 2020 binding … Continue reading Renewable energy targets reduce costs and contribute to economic growth

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Renewable energy: World invests $244 billion in 2012

For only the second time since 2006, global investments in renewable energy in 2012 failed to top the year before, falling 12% mainly due to dramatically lower solar prices and weakened US and EU markets. However, 2012 was the second highest year ever for renewable energy investments, which total $1.3 trillion since 2006. And there … Continue reading Renewable energy: World invests $244 billion in 2012

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Nearly 20 pct of Australian homes use renewable energy electricity

About 13.4 percent of Australian electricity market has been powered by renewable energy in 2012, which covered almost 4.2 million Australian homes, local broadcasting company ABC News said on Wednesday. The data was revealed by the latest report that released by Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC). The continuous rise of the prices of fossil fuel … Continue reading Nearly 20 pct of Australian homes use renewable energy electricity

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European Parliament calls for 2030 Binding Renewable Energy Target

The European Parliament adopted today in plenary the Reul Report which calls on the European Commission to propose a binding European renewable energy target by 2030. “This vote confirms the European Parliament’s commitment to basing Europe’s future on renewable energy and sends a very strong message to both the European Commission, currently consulting on a 2030 framework … Continue reading European Parliament calls for 2030 Binding Renewable Energy Target

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Google powering ahead with renewable energy

Google, one of the nation’s leading high-tech companies, has a strong commitment to renewable energy and plans to stick with that commitment over the long term, Gary Demasi, the firm’s Director of Operations for Data Center Location Strategy and Energy, said today at the WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition here. “Google’s values around renewable energy … Continue reading Google powering ahead with renewable energy

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Cost of renewable energy is falling

Wind energy costs are falling and some companies involved in wind are seeing a rise in profits, according to evidence which has appeared in the world’s media this month. By Zoe Casey In Europe, insurance firm Allianz was quoted by Reuters as saying last week that “renewable energy production and infrastructure are gaining investor appeal … Continue reading Cost of renewable energy is falling

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China emerges as world’s renewable energy powerhouse

China has increased its renewable energy use to meet its international commitments to tackle climate change, according to a report by the Australian government’s Climate Commission released Monday. The report, namely the Critical Decade: Global Action Building on Climate Change, showed the world’s two largest economies, China and the United States, are on the path … Continue reading China emerges as world’s renewable energy powerhouse

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Renewable energy on the rise in the world

Renewable energy constitutes 18 per cent of global energy consumption, a trillion dollar industry and global energy consumption is on the rise, Adnan Ameen, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) told Gulf News. “The renewable energy industry has increased by 17 per cent in 2011 and will continue increasing with China, India and … Continue reading Renewable energy on the rise in the world

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Renewable Energy and the Future of Energy

The development of renewable energy sources is crucial for the future of the global energy market, both in emerging and developed countries, says Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Starace. ‘We are seeing a constant reduction of costs in renewable energy thanks to technology, which is improving the performance of equipment and production costs,’ said Enel … Continue reading Renewable Energy and the Future of Energy

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New Global Alliance calls for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

A newly established global alliance of civil society organizations, academics, business associations and policy makers has called upon national legislators to commit to 100 percent renewable energy in the power, heating&cooling and transportation sector. At the Pathways To 100% Renewable Energy Conference, taking place in San Francisco, California today, the alliance launched a new international … Continue reading New Global Alliance calls for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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North Carolina business leaders alarmed by attack on renewable energy

House Bill Would Harm State’s Economy, Pull Rug Out from Under Burgeoning Renewable Energy Rolling back North Carolina’s highly successful Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) will hurt the economy, hurt consumers and hurt job growth in the state, business owners and advocates said in a press conference call Monday. As early as … Continue reading North Carolina business leaders alarmed by attack on renewable energy

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