Posts Tagged ‘switch’

Spain plans switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2050

Ambitious scheme also aims to fully decarbonise country’s economy shortly after Spain has launched an ambitious plan to switch its electricity system entirely to renewable sources by 2050 and completely decarbonise its economy soon after. By mid-century greenhouse gas emissions would be slashed by 90% from 1990 levels under Spain’s draft climate change and energy […]

Hundreds of US mayors endorse switch to 100% renewable energy by 2035

Leaders from more than 250 cities unanimously back a resolution to reach clean energy goal at the US Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country has unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for US cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2035. […]

Reasons to be cheerful: a full switch to low-carbon energy is in sight

Climate change optimism is justified – a complete transition from carbon to solar and wind power looks practical and affordable within a generation My first book on climate change was published 10 years ago. I looked at how responsible individuals could choose to run their lives to cut their carbon footprint. Inevitably minimising your carbon […]

Rapid switch to renewable energy can put Paris climate goals within reach

Increasing renewables to 36% of the global energy mix by 2030 would provide about half emissions reductions needed to hold warming to 2C, says International Renewable Energy Agency Countries can deliver on the promises of the historic Paris climate change agreement by rapid scaling up wind and solar power to 36% of the global energy […]

German Wind Power Surplus Spurs Cash for Neighbor to Switch Off

Germany’s wind farms are now producing so much electricity one of its grid managers is paying generators in neighboring Denmark to shut down to keep its network from overloading. German network operator TenneT TSO GmbH paid Danish power producers to withhold 37 gigawatt-hours of output in November, or about a day of production from the […]

Beyond The Light Switch

This two-part, two-hour documentary series thoughtfully considers the trade offs of carbon capture and storage, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a nuclear renaissance, the costs of solar power, the sprawl of wind power and the feasibility of a super grid. In this new episode of Beyond the Light Switch, we focus on the electrification of […]

Texas city to switch from fossil fuels to solar, wind

A Central Texas city will be among the first in the U.S. to get its electricity exclusively from solar and wind energy. U.S. solar panel maker and power plant developer SunEdison said Wednesday that it’s building a 160-watt solar farm in West Texas to serve the municipal utility of Georgetown, about 30 miles north of […]

The switch to renewable power is a battle we cannot afford to lose | Adnan Z. Amin

The Lima climate talks saw a shift towards action with renewable energy taking centre stage, says the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency Since the final gavel fell at the Lima climate talks earlier this month, discussions have centred on one question: what did the talks actually accomplish? After two weeks of intense negotiation, […]

E.On’s switch to renewables is a sign of things to come, say experts

German Federal Environment Agency chief and IEA director predict more firms to switch to renewable energy generation More companies are likely to follow the German utility giant E.ON and shift their energy generation away from coal and nuclear to renewable power, the president of Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has told the Guardian. E.ON’s surprise […]

Switch on to better deals from minnows

AS the time to switch on the heating again looms, energy groups are urging consumers to cut their winter bills by looking beyond the big suppliers to smaller competitors. AS the time to switch on the heating again looms, energy groups are urging consumers to cut their winter bills by looking beyond the big suppliers […]