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Germany Breaks Green Energy Record by Generating 35% of Power from Renewables in First Half of 2017

By: Markus Wacket, Erik Kirschbaum Germany raised the proportion of its power produced by renewable energy to 35 percent in the first half of 2017 from 33 percent the previous year, according to the BEE renewable energy association. Germany is aiming to phase out its nuclear power plants by 2022. Its renewable energy has been rising steadily over the last two decades […]

Friday July 14th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »

Renewables Will Be the ‘Cheapest Form of New Power Generation’ By 2020

By: Graham Rapier Renewable energy sources, like solar and wind, are quickly becoming as cheap—even cheaper—than their carbon-intensive counterparts like coal. New research from Morgan Stanley estimates that renewables will be the cheapest source of power in the world in less than three years. “Numerous key markets recently reached an inflection point where renewables have become […]

Wednesday July 12th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »

Energy Efficiency for Smart Cities – Examples of Smart City Planning that Advances Energy Efficiency

You have probably heard about new, smart technologies that help people build and maintain their homes, offices and business by improving energy efficiency and reducing their carbon footprint. However, what you might not know is that these kind of solutions are also making their way into the field of city planning, allowing engineers and architects […]

Monday July 10th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »

World’s Largest Wind Turbine Will Be Taller Than Empire State Building

By: Lorraine Chow When it comes to the latest wind turbine technologies, size matters. A group of six institutions and universities is designing an offshore wind turbine that will stand 500 meters in height. That’s taller than the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building. The research team, led by researchers at the University of Virginia, believes that its wind turbine concept will […]

Saturday July 8th, 2017 in Latest Post | 1 Comment »

Australian Firm Looks to Bring Cheap, Green Energy to the Poor

A small Australian solar and wave energy firm aims to spearhead an effort to bring cheap, clean power to the poor by 2030, targeting hundreds of millions of dollars of projects, one microgrid at a time. Melbourne: A small Australian solar and wave energy firm aims to spearhead an effort to bring cheap, clean power […]

Thursday July 6th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »