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Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

Hydrogen will be the fuel of the future and step by step will replace all current fossil fuels. In AleaSoft an analysis of the impact of hydrogen on the energy sector has been carried out as a key factor in the ecological transition and a summary of the present and future use of this gas … Continue reading Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

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Could renewable energy, wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV, overcome coal in China?

In September of last year Oilprice reported an incredible milestone for renewable energy when solar and wind power became cheaper than coal in most of the world. Now, a new report released this week by Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables has heralded another milestone: China will soon be added to that list of countries in … Continue reading Could renewable energy, wind energy, concentrated solar power and PV, overcome coal in China?

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Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

Renewable energy has advanced since 2010 to the centre ground of global energy and development policy. Renewables have become the world’s primary source of new power capacity, outpacing all other forms of new generation put together. The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts … Continue reading Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

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Taiwan Offshore Wind energy

Within a short period of time, Taiwan has emerged as a leading offshore wind power market in East Asia due to its ideal conditions for wind energy and the government’s commitment to developing the industry. In January 2018, the offshore wind energy target was increased to 5.5GW by 2025, and Taiwan continues to ride the … Continue reading Taiwan Offshore Wind energy

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From 0 to 15 GW by 2030: Four Reasons Why Taiwan is the Offshore Wind energy Market in Asia

After Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen’s re-election on Saturday 11 January, we are more confident than ever that Taiwan will continue to be a leader in the energy transition, both in Asia and globally. Three years ago, Taiwan started to transform its energy policies under a clear vision for a clean energy future from the DPP … Continue reading From 0 to 15 GW by 2030: Four Reasons Why Taiwan is the Offshore Wind energy Market in Asia

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Energy Transformation Can Create More than 40m Jobs in Renewable Energy

Renewable energy could employ more than 40 million people by 2050 under the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) climate safe energy path, according to a report published by the Agency during its 10th Assembly. The report finds that total energy sector employment can reach 100 million by 2050, up from around 58 million today should … Continue reading Energy Transformation Can Create More than 40m Jobs in Renewable Energy

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10 wind energy trends from the 2010’s

As we close the books on the 2010’s, it’s a good time to take stock of an incredible decade for American wind power. From humble beginnings at the start of the decade, U.S. wind energy grew into a 50-state industry that plays a major role in supplying affordable, reliable, clean energy for millions of families … Continue reading 10 wind energy trends from the 2010’s

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Will California’s renewable energy drive be Trumped?

California has been leading the shift to renewables in the US, passing laws to encourage renewable energy production and discourage oil and gas exploration. The state’s efforts to develop its renewable energy sector has paved the way for similar legislature throughout the country, which could go a long way in mitigating the US’s considerable carbon … Continue reading Will California’s renewable energy drive be Trumped?

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Removing obstacles for responsibly expanding wind energy

Demand for energy can put enormous stress on the environment, habitats and the wildlife that lives there. The wind energy industry is proud of its legacy as a source of low-impact electricity that is leading the way in providing conservation benefits to wildlife and ecosystems. Every year, the wind industry displaces 43 million cars’ worth … Continue reading Removing obstacles for responsibly expanding wind energy

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Vestas to become carbon-neutral by 2030

For Vestas, the reality of the climate crisis is at the centre of their business. In more than 40 years of pioneering and leading the wind energy industry, Vestas has worked with customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by driving the transition to replace carbon-based energy generation with renewable energy. Now, Vestas is excited to … Continue reading Vestas to become carbon-neutral by 2030

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Rise Of The Wind Turbines – The Force Is With Them And They Are Great For America

Family members asked me. Several friends sent me direct messages. “Dr. Shepherd, Can you please explain to me what was being conveyed in those remarks about wind energy from the President?” Since I am a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at a major university and a former NASA scientist, the assumption is that I should probably … Continue reading Rise Of The Wind Turbines – The Force Is With Them And They Are Great For America

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Trump’s wind energy claims, a load of hot air

President Donald Trump has hit out at wind turbines and the ”tremendous fumes and gases” created when they are manufactured. Trump, speaking at a student summit in Florida, called the turbines ”windmills” and lambasted their ugliness. He criticised their environmental impact and claimed they were killing bald eagles and creating “bird graveyards”. But how much … Continue reading Trump’s wind energy claims, a load of hot air

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Setting the record straight on President Trump’s recent wind comments

This weekend, the President made a series of inaccurate statements about wind energy while omitting the many benefits it brings to communities throughout the country, particularly in the Midwest. A number of media outlets have already fact-checked the President’s remarks, but here’s a quick rundown of reality. Wind energy is not expensive Wind is now … Continue reading Setting the record straight on President Trump’s recent wind comments

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100% Wind power, Water, & Solar Energy Can & Should Be The Goal, Costs Less

The message from the COP 25 conference in Spain is that the world must rapidly decarbonize or face an existential crisis. No fooling. We have to slash carbon emissions by 55% over the next 10 years or we are all dead ducks. That includes the billionaires who frolic in Davos as well as the migrants … Continue reading 100% Wind power, Water, & Solar Energy Can & Should Be The Goal, Costs Less

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Latest auctions prove onshore wind energy will be crucial for the energy transition

EU countries have less than two weeks left to submit the final version of their 2030 National Energy & Climate Plans to the European Commission. These plans will explain how Member States envisage to manage their energy transition in the next decade in order to contribute to the EU 2030 Climate & Energy objectives. And … Continue reading Latest auctions prove onshore wind energy will be crucial for the energy transition

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Vattenfall’s last coal power plant in the Netherlands is closing

The closing of Hemweg 8 is the result of legislation by the Dutch government that has decided to phase out coal production in the country. Alexander van Ofwegen, Director of Heat & Production at Vattenfall Netherlands says: “Vattenfall sees no future for coal” and in the coal phase-out discussion in the Netherlands we have been clear … Continue reading Vattenfall’s last coal power plant in the Netherlands is closing

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2020s promise to be both challenging and game-changing for wind energy

We will begin the new decade with 27 new National Energy and Climate Plans – which EU Governments need to submit to Brussels by the end of this month. These Plans will define the shape and size of the wind markets you operate in for the next 10 years and will act as investment brochures … Continue reading 2020s promise to be both challenging and game-changing for wind energy

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How Many Wind Turbines Would It Take To Power The US?

How many wind turbines would it take to power the US? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.  Answer by Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist, TFIE Strategy Inc., on Quora: About 1.26 million covering about 0.01% of the land. So this is a hypothetical scenario. Obviously wind … Continue reading How Many Wind Turbines Would It Take To Power The US?

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COP25: Leading renewable associations urge policy makers to increase ambition

The leading global renewable energy industry associations have sent a clear signal to the UNFCCC negotiators about the crucial role of renewable energy technologies at the recently concluded COP25 climate conference in Madrid, Spain. Convening at an official side event, speakers from REN Alliance* informed the gathered delegates about the latest technological developments of renewable … Continue reading COP25: Leading renewable associations urge policy makers to increase ambition

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Win-Win for Ending Energy Poverty and Protecting the Climate

In 2015, the climate and development agendas crossed paths with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and the Paris Agreement. While climate change touches all facets of development, perhaps the most direct link is made through SDG 7 which calls for ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all … Continue reading Win-Win for Ending Energy Poverty and Protecting the Climate

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