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Uruguay, the Quiet Green Revolution

Due to its lack of important fossil fuel fields, this Latin American country has been ‘forced’ to choose green sources, which account for 60% of its domestic electricity generation, so this has become one of the most interesting country in the continent, with Enel Green Power also building its first wind farm at Melowind, in … Continue reading Uruguay, the Quiet Green Revolution

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Turkey aims 30 percent wind energy and solar power usage by 2023

Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority has received 14 times more pre-license applications than its allocated capacity for wind power plants.   Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority has received 14 times more pre-license applications than its allocated capacity for wind power plants, Mustafa Yilmaz, head of the authority, revealed Wednesday. Addressing the opening session of the … Continue reading Turkey aims 30 percent wind energy and solar power usage by 2023

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EWEA welcomes deal on reform of the ETS

The European Wind Energy Association welcomes the deal between lawmakers to reform the Emissions Trading System before 2021. The EU-28 Member States and the European Parliament have agreed to introduce a market stability reserve in 2019 to tackle a glut of over 2 billion excess permits in the ETS. The surplus of allowances is currently … Continue reading EWEA welcomes deal on reform of the ETS

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If Tesla’s new solar power batteries are as good as its electric cars, they could be a game changer

Tesla Motors is expanding beyond its electric vehicles business into the energy industry’s another fast-growing area by making inroads into residential and business battery systems.   “The issue with existing batteries is that they suck. They’re really horrible,” Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk told a large crowd of business partners and reporters late Thursday at … Continue reading If Tesla’s new solar power batteries are as good as its electric cars, they could be a game changer

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Tesla moves into batteries that store solar energy

Tesla Motors on Thursday unveiled Tesla Energy – storage systems or batteries for homes, companies and utilities that will expand its business beyond electric vehicles and tap into a fast-growing area of the energy industry.   Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company’s goal was to “fundamentally change the way the world uses energy on … Continue reading Tesla moves into batteries that store solar energy

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Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for electric vehicles, wind turbines

Cerium is a widely available and inexpensive rare-earth metal. Scientists have used it to create a high-performance magnet that’s similar in performance to traditional dysprosium-containing magnets and could make wind turbines less expensive to manufacture.     Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created a new … Continue reading Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for electric vehicles, wind turbines

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IEA reviews energy policies of countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released a review of energy policies in 11 countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia that play a significant role in world energy security.   Four of the countries – Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan – possess substantial oil and gas resources in the Caspian Sea, which offer … Continue reading IEA reviews energy policies of countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

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Lester R. Brown on Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar Power and Wind Energy

Interview: Earth Policy Institute’s Lester Brown New Book Lays Out Roadmap for Transition to Renewables Ethan Goffman, reposted from Earthtalk.org, For the last 40 years, Lester Brown has been one of the primary forces in the sustainability movement. Besides publishing some 45 books, he is the founder of the Worldwatch Institute and the Earth Policy Institute. … Continue reading Lester R. Brown on Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar Power and Wind Energy

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Renewables, wind power and solar energy, 75% of new US capacity Q1

A combination of wind energy, solar power, geothermal energy and hydropower together provided over 75.43 per cent of the 1,229MW of new generating capacity placed into service during the first quarter of 2015, according to FERC. The balance (302MW) was provided by natural gas.   America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released its latest … Continue reading Renewables, wind power and solar energy, 75% of new US capacity Q1

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Electric vehicle drivetrain without the need for costly rare earths

Researchers from one of Europe’s largest e-mobility projects have successfully realized a fully-integrated electric vehicle drivetrain without the need for costly rare earths in the permanent magnet synchronous motor. A prototype will be presented to the international coil winding and electrical manufacturing community at this year’s CWIEME Berlin exhibition.   Four years ago researchers from … Continue reading Electric vehicle drivetrain without the need for costly rare earths

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Aviation in international climate protection protocols

Aviation and the impact it can have on the climate can be integrated into international climate protection protocols. This would enable significant reductions in climate-related emissions and associated impact, with a modest effect on the demand for air transport. These are the findings of a recent study conducted by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum … Continue reading Aviation in international climate protection protocols

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IRENA launches new tool to help develop renewable energy projects

A comprehensive platform to facilitate the effective development of renewable energy projects worldwide is now available online. The Project Navigator tool, launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), provides project developers with the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support the successful completion of their projects.   Many promising renewable … Continue reading IRENA launches new tool to help develop renewable energy projects

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Lester R. Brown: The Great Energy Transition to Solar Power and Wind Energy Is Underway

The worldwide transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel resources shrink, as air pollution worsens, and as concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, oil and natural gas, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old economy, fueled largely by coal … Continue reading Lester R. Brown: The Great Energy Transition to Solar Power and Wind Energy Is Underway

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Morocco renewable energy sources: wind energy and solar power

Morocco is driven by the fact that it imports almost 94 per cent of its energy requirements and the burden this entails on its economy. At the same time Morocco is endowed by good potential in hydroelectricity in addition to its high solar power and wind energy potential.     The country is aware that … Continue reading Morocco renewable energy sources: wind energy and solar power

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Barack Obama: “Climate Change Can No Longer Be Denied or Ignored”

President Obama’s weekly remarks Hi everybody. Wednesday is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and protect this precious planet we call home. And today, there’s no greater threat to our planet than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have all fallen in the … Continue reading Barack Obama: “Climate Change Can No Longer Be Denied or Ignored”

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US power sector emissions poised to fall to two-decade low

This should prove to be a watershed year for the “de-carbonization” of the US power sector, with record volumes of coal-fired capacity to be shuttered, renewables capacity to be built, and natural gas to be consumed. The result, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF): CO2 emissions from the power sector should drop … Continue reading US power sector emissions poised to fall to two-decade low

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Revenue from Energy Storage Technologies is Expected to Exceed $21 Billion Annually by 2024

A new 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.   The supporting technologies associated with energy storage systems include power conversion (primarily focused on inverters), system-level software and … Continue reading Revenue from Energy Storage Technologies is Expected to Exceed $21 Billion Annually by 2024

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Global trends in renewable energy investment 2015

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 is the eighth edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report. Based on data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, it has become the world’s foremost reference document on renewable energy investment, and for the examination of trends by region, country, sector and investment type. The report, commissioned … Continue reading Global trends in renewable energy investment 2015

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Wind energy bring 23,7% of Spain’s power

Spain’s renewable power plants accounted for 47% of the country’s electricity in March, according to data disclosed on Friday by grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE). Generación de enero a marzo del 2015 Wind power output fell 2.9% year-on-year to 4,903 GWh last month, while its share in total power was 22.5%. Hydroelectric power … Continue reading Wind energy bring 23,7% of Spain’s power

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Wind turbines aims to limit harm to birds

The threat posed to birds by wind turbines has long been debated. A wind farm being built off Finland’s west coast will feature a new system designed to limit the danger — potentially setting a new standard for future wind power facilities in the country.   The 11-turbine maritime wind farm to open next summer on Tahkoluoto Island … Continue reading Wind turbines aims to limit harm to birds

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