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Category archives for: Renewable energy

Renewable energy is a benefit to everyone

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Sometimes we forget that we're all in the same boat. Despite our differences, we all prefer clean air and water, safe homes, good jobs, convenient transportation, and we mostly don't even disagree about climate. We want livable futures for our children, abundant crops, lush forests and recreation opportunities. Unfortunately, some organizations pit us against each […]

Angry US landowners are killing off renewable energy projects

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There’s an old saw in the trash business that says, “everybody wants their trash picked up but nobody wants it put down.” That’s not a perfect analogy for what’s happening with renewable-energy projects in New York and New England but the sentiment behind it is familiar. A recent Gallup poll found that 73 percent of Americans favor […]

5 Weird Ways To Generate Renewable Energy

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As concern grows for the climate and all eyes are on fossil fuels, the hunt is on for new ways of generating electricity. Traditional renewable energy sources have until now focused on harnessing the power of the sun or the wind or water. But traditions are meant to be broken–and that happens more often than […]

Renewable energy could cut electricity rates by 30% — report

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HEAVY RELIANCE on imported fossil fuels, high financing costs and uncompetitive market structures have contributed to make electricity prices in the Philippines among the highest in Southeast Asia, according to a report of a global research institute. “If renewables enter the market, they have the potential to cut wholesale power prices by 30% and could […]

Shifting Subsidies to Renewable Energy Instead of Propping Up Fossil Fuel Giants Would Prompt ‘Clean Energy Revolution’, Study Shows

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"What we are doing is using taxpayers' money to boost hurricanes, to spread droughts, to melt glaciers, to bleach corals. In one word: to destroy the world." by Julia Conley, staff writer A new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) showed that if just 10 to 30 percent of the annual coal, oil, […]

Renewable energy push barely dents fossil fuel dependence

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Unprecedented efforts to install renewable power capacity have only translated into meeting 2 per cent of global energy demand, meaning the world’s overwhelming reliance on fossil fuels shows no sign of abating. A new report forecasts that coal, oil and gas will still contribute about 85 per cent of primary energy supply by 2040, compared […]

India to touch renewable energy capacity by 2024: govt

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India expects to achieve a renewable energy capacity target of 260 gigawatt (GW) by 2024, a government official said on Friday, as the country sees rapid growth in renewable capacity backed by government orders, private equity and pension fund investments. India’s renewable power capacity soared by almost 150 percent in the last five years to […]

US generates more electricity from renewables than coal for first time ever

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The US generated more electricity from renewable sources than coal for the first time ever in April, new federal government data has shown. Clean energy such as solar and wind provided 23% of US electricity generation during the month, compared with coal’s 20%, according to the Energy Information Administration. This represents the first time coal has […]

America’s renewable energy capacity is now greater than coal

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America's coal industry has already been left in the dust by natural gas. Now it's under immense pressure from the renewable energy boom. The renewable energy sector had slightly more installed capacity than coal in April, according to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission report. That means US power plants can produce more energy from clean sources than coal for […]

100% Renewables Doesn’t Equal Zero-Carbon Energy, And The Difference Is Growing

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While 160 companies around the world have committed to use “100 percent renewable energy,” that does not mean “100 percent carbon-free energy.” The difference will grow as power grids become less reliant on fossil power, according to a new Stanford study published in Joule. Entities committed to fighting climate change can and should measure the environmental […]

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