Posts Tagged ‘renewable’

Winds of change: gusts across Europe help set renewable power record

Nuclear, wind and solar power in UK generate more electricity than gas and coal combined for first time ever The windy weather across Europe in the past 24 hours may have been a curse for summer picnics, but it has set records for renewable power. Related: ‘Spectacular’ drop in renewable energy costs leads to record […]

‘Spectacular’ drop in renewable energy costs leads to record global boost

Falling solar and wind prices have led to new power deals across the world despite investment in renewables falling Renewable energy capacity around the world was boosted by a record amount in 2016 and delivered at a markedly lower cost, according to new global data – although the total financial investment in renewables actually fell. […]

The eco guide to renewable energy

Solar power is soaring, wind goes from strength to strength. Look for a mighty surge in renewables over the next few years One day in late March, during a sunny weekend, something spectacular happened. Solar power broke a new record. The demand for daytime electricity in UK homes fell to night times levels – thanks […]

Two thirds of electricity in Canada now comes from renewable energy

The National Energy Board says two-thirds of Canada's electricity supply now comes from renewable sources such as hydro, wind power and solar energy. The board says renewable energy production jumped 17 per cent between 2005 and 2015 and now provides 66 per cent of the country`s electricity, compared with 60 per cent a decade earlier. […]

Renewable energy tax cut rewrite may be uphill battle for GOP :experts

The past decade has brought about a monumental shift in how fuel sources benefit from the U.S. tax code, with renewable energy more than lapping its counterparts in the oil, gas, and coal sectors. Federal tax “preferences” – such as tax credits for energy production, specific write-offs or deductions, or other benefits aimed at an […]

Former Danish PM says investment is key to developing renewable energy – video

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, appearing on the ABC’s Q&A, says every country needs to determine the right mix of energy sources for its requirements, but the important thing is investment, planning and political will. She says Denmark started investing in its renewables strategy 30 years ago and now makes more from the export of related technology than […]

Iron Mountain Data Centers Offer Customers 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Through a 15-year wind power purchasing agreement, Iron Mountain will utilize 25 megawatts of the wind farm's capacity, serving its data centers in three states. The shift to wind power helps reduce the company's environmental impact and operating cost, while also delivering long-term utility price stability and a carbon-neutral solution for its data center customers. […]

More U.S. States Embracing Batteries to Store Renewable Power

Energy-storage systems are spreading across the U.S. as states encourage deployments to help integrate an increasing amount of solar and wind power into electric grids. There are now 21 states with at least 20 megawatts each of storage projects in service, under construction or proposed, according to a report Tuesday from GTM Research. View full […]

Elon Musk, meet Port Augusta: four renewable energy projects ready to go

Pumped hydro, big battery, solar thermal and solar PV and storage projects are already planned for South Australia’s power network When it comes to South Australia’s radical plans for energy storage to support its power network, all roads lead to Port Augusta – or all transmission lines, that is. Proponents of projects that include energy […]

Renewable power to the people could reap profits in Victoria

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