Posts tagged: renewable sources

Costa Rica’s Electricity Has Run Entirely on Renewables For 300 Days in 2017

A new record, with weeks to go before the year is up. By: Peter Dockrill Costa Rica has done it again. In January, the Central American country announced it had powered its electricity for a stunning 250 days in 2016 without burning fossil fuels. Now its 2017 effort has already eclipsed that feat – and it’s still […]

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Saudi Arabia Plans the World’s Cheapest Power With Solar and Wind

By: Wael Mahdi Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy in September, with the cost of power forecast to be the lowest in the world, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said. OPEC’s biggest oil producer plans to build 300 megawatts of solar plants in the al-Jouf area […]

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Numbers Don’t Lie: We’ve Reached a Tipping Point for Renewable Energy

By: JON DOGTEROM The ink is barely dry on Canada’s new national climate change strategy but critics are already trying to bury it under a mound of half-truths about clean energy. The plan contains measures that will help Canada hit its obligations under the Paris Agreement, such as introducing carbon pricing, phasing out coal-burning power stations […]

San Francisco Adopts Law Requiring Solar Panels on all New Buildings

Tech capital is first major US city to require all new buildings of 10 storeys or under to have solar panels, reports BusinessGreen San Francisco has this week passed landmark legislation requiring all new buildings under 10 storeys in height to be fitted with rooftop solar panels. The city’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously […]

This is the Next Generation of Renewable Energy Technologies

Hi-tech football pitches, wave power and nuclear fusion are helping to move Britain away from ‘dirty’ fuels towards sustainable energy By: Rebecca Burn-Callander Scientists all over the globe are working to develop sustainable new energy sources to reduce our dependence on dwindling fossil fuel supplies. In the UK, just 5pc of the nation’s energy comes […]