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Category archives for: Renewable energy

Study: transition to renewable energy could create 162,000 jobs in Wisconsin

Moving away from fossil fuels could create thousands of jobs, improve public health, and increase overall economic activity by nearly $14 billion in Wisconsin, according to a new study. Despite providing the frac sand used to extract oil and natural gas, Wisconsin has no significant fossil fuel deposits to exploit and generates three-quarters of its […]

Costs continue to act as drag on use of renewable energy

SAPPORO (Kyodo) — Co-op Sapporo, a consumer cooperative in Sapporo, Hokkaido, joined the RE100 international alliance of companies committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity for their operations in October, about a month after a major earthquake caused a blackout across Japan's northernmost main island. The blackout was triggered by a failed emergency step designed […]

‘Use of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency crucial for sustainable growth’

Pledging to introduce state-of-the-art technology to the sector, they also emphasized the commercial expansion of successful renewable energy and energy efficiency models piloted at the grassroots level The use of renewable energy sources and maximizing of energy efficiency are crucial for ensuring sustainable development in Bangladesh, renewable energy sector stakeholders and government high-ups have said. […]

Energy efficiency is a low-hanging fruit

Bangladesh is at a critical stage in its development, looking to reach middle-income status by 2021. Key to this change is the expanded growth of GDP, from its stable 5-6% current growth to a 7.5% to 8% level. To reach the next level, Bangladesh will need to overcome a number of constraints to continue on […]

This one measure can get the world back on track to meet its climate targets

The world’s greatest potential is waiting to be unleashed. It can help us get our planet back on track and to achieve the Paris Agreement – keeping the global temperature rise well below 2°C. It is all about doing more with less. Our greatest energy source is the energy we do not use. Energy efficiency […]

China Is Set To Become The World’s Renewable Energy Superpower, According To New Report

The continuing growth in renewable energy around the world is set to boost the power of China while undermining the influence of major oil exporters such as Russia and Middle East states like Saudi Arabia, according to a new report on the geopolitical implications of the changing energy landscape.With a leading position in renewable energy […]

How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy

A tech revolution – and an abundance of wind and waves – mean that the people of Orkney now produce more electricity than they can use. on the Pelamis wave power converter in Orkney. Photograph: Steve Morgan/Alamy Stock Photo It seems the stuff of fantasy. Giant ships sail the seas burning fuel that has been […]

Australia could hit 100% renewables sooner than most people think

There are still people talking up coal and talking down renewable energy but we have installed more solar panels and wind turbines than ever before Not since the invention of the steam engine have we seen the pace of change occurring in energy systems around the world. In Australia our electricity system is changing rapidly, […]

Can Bangladesh meet its 10% renewable energy target by 2020?

The country faltered in attaining its previous target but has since gained momentumWhen it comes to generating green energy, Bangladesh’s past performance has seen a mix of success and failure.  The government did not attain its goal of generating five percent of the country’s electricity from renewable sources by 2015; but that did not deter […]

Renewable Energy Market Trends to Watch in 2019

In 2018, much of the talk surrounding the renewable energy market, at least in the U.S., centered around uncertainty about renewable energy policies. Despite these worries, the resilient renewables sector performed well. Renewable energy has now reached a point where it can compete with fossil fuel technologies, regardless of subsidies, according to Ethan Zindler, head of […]

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