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Category archives for: Renewable energy

First power from world’s biggest offshore wind farm

Electricity has been produced for the first time at what will be the world's biggest offshore wind farm. The first turbine at the Hornsea One development located 75 miles (120km) off the Yorkshire coast started generating power on Friday. Each of its 174 turbines will measure 623 feet (190m) high and are being made at […]

Google is building a solar power project above fishing ponds in Taiwan, its first in Asia

Google unveiled an ambitious plan eight years ago to build a wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean running all the way from New York to Virginia. That massive "underwater spine" has been slow to progress, but Google is moving ahead with its first water-based renewable energy project — it is just a little smaller […]

UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

The plants, animals, and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study. If these critical species are lost, the report says, it "places the future of our food system under severe threat". The study says that land-use changes, pollution, and climate change are all causing biodiversity loss. While […]

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 […]

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