Posts Tagged ‘2015’

Renewables cut Europe’s carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA

European Environment Agency report solar and and wind is reducing fossil fuel dependency but clean energy capacity still not growing fast enough A surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% in 2015, an authoritative new report has found. […]

Colorado one of 11 states that generated at least 10 percent of its electricity from wind in 2015

Colorado is one of 11 states that generated at least 10 percent of its total electricity from wind last year, according to an analysis by the Energy Information Administration. Wind produced 14 percent of Colorado's electricity in 2015, according to the EIA report released last week, putting it No. View full post on Wind Power […]

Record 46% of UK’s electricity generated by clean energy sources in 2015

Official figures show low-carbon sources accounted for almost half of national electricity supply last year – outstripping coal for the first time Almost half the UK’s electricity came from clean energy sources such as wind and nuclear power last year, official figures have revealed. Renewables accounted for a quarter of the country’s power supplies in […]

World carbon emissions stopped growing in 2015, says BP

Move towards renewable energy and away from coal power helped stall emissions growth last year but slowdown may be temporary, says oil giant Carbon emissions stopped growing in 2015 for the first time in 10 years as the world turned its back on coal and embraced energy efficiency and renewable power with increased vigour, according […]

Renewable energy smashes global records in 2015, report shows

Last year saw record worldwide investment and implementation of clean energy such as wind, solar and hydropower An upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply. Some 147 Gigawatts of renewable electricity came online in 2015 – the […]

Global clean energy employment rose 5% in 2015, figures show

More than 8 million people were employed worldwide in the renewable energy sector last year as rapidly falling costs drove growth in the industry A boom in solar and wind power jobs in the US led the way to a global increase in renewable energy employment to more than 8 million people in 2015, according […]

This Renewable Energy Source Blew Solar Away in 2015

Solar energy soared in 2015, notching more capacity additions than ever before. But if the recent demise of several solar companies teaches us anything, it’s that investors who stare too long into the sun can get burned. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind Powered New Energy Construction in 2015

“Despite its ongoing fracking boom, the U.S. added more new wind capacity in 2015 than natural gas,” reports Rob Wile. The news comes via data released by the Energy Information Administration, which reported in a press release that it was the fourth time since 2006 that wind power had outpaced natural gas. View full post […]

EDF Renewable Energy Leads U.S. Wind Energy in 2015

Company reports leading market share positions in megawatts developed and put in service, corporate purchaser deals and megawatts under maintenance contracts )– EDF Renewable Energy , a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles proudly shares the news of their lead position in U.S. market share for the development of new wind energy capacity additions in 2015. […]

Spain Installed No Wind Power for First Time Since 80s in 2015

Spain didn’t install a single megawatt of wind power capacity in 2015, the first time the industry has had a dead year since the 1980s. Total installed capacity stalled at 22,988 megawatts, with wind covering 19 percent of power demand in Spain last year, the Spanish Wind Energy Association, known by its Spanish initials AEE, […]