Energy:

India cancels 14 huge coal-fired power stations as solar energy hits record low

India has canceled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once considered impossible. Analyst Tim Buckley said the shift away from the dirtiest fossil fuel and towards solar in India would have “profound” implications on global energy markets.

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  • Date:12/18/2018

1,000 institutions commit themselves to divest from fossil fuels

A remarkable number of 1,000 institutions have pledged to drop investments in coal, oil, and gas companies, following increasing pressure from global campaigners. Pressure is mounting for nations and businesses to eradicate fossil fuels altogether after scientists warned it was the only way to avoid disastrous global warming within decades.

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  • The Independent
  • Date:12/18/2018

Record-breaking 390,000 acres auctioned off for offshore wind farming

Three developers have made history in the wind power game by buying a record of 390,000 acres of federal water for the price of $405 million. These firms will each pay $135 million to the federal government for the rights to build massive windmills in the respective slices of the ocean. This purchase shows that investors are increasingly becoming more enticed by the potential of the growing renewables industry.

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  • The Boston Globe
  • Date:12/17/2018

Scottish wind farms surpass 100 percent threshold for domestic demand

Scotland sets a new record for renewable power generation with its wind farms producing more than the country’s entire energy demand. Over the month of November, wind turbines have powered 109 percent of the total energy requirement which is enough to provide electricity for 6 million homes.

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  • Energy Voice
  • Date:12/13/2018

Kenya plans to supply 100 percent green energy with the help of geothermal power

Geothermal power is one of the cleanest and most sustainable forms of energy that can be harnessed on Earth and it accounts for almost half of Kenya’s electricity supply. The East African country is not planning on stopping there as it’s scaling up efforts to attain 100 percent green energy sufficiency by 2020, setting a commendable example for world’s biggest polluters. 

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  • Al Jazeera
  • Date:12/12/2018

Australia’s renewables sector doubles output in boom year

Australia’s renewables sector has doubled its output over the past 12 months, with more than $20bn of projects now under construction, but the current boom will not last without policy certainty, according to the Clean Energy Council.

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  • Date:12/12/2018

Scientists envision replacing batteries with a molten silicon 'sun in a box'

One of the biggest practical problems keeping renewable energy from overtaking fossil fuels is the question of how to store it. When the sun is shining, or when the wind blowing extra hard, the energy system siphons off some energy into a battery to use during cloudy days without a breeze and how much it can save is directly related to how good our batteries are.

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  • Date:12/11/2018

Kenya aims to achieve 100 percent green energy transition in just two years

In a quest to help halt global warming, Kenya plans to connect its entire power grid to renewables by 2020. Currently, 70 percent of the nation’s installed electricity capacity comes from renewable energy sources, which is more than three times the global average. The country has achieved such impressive scores by investing heavily in geothermal power generation, which supplies low-cost, low-emissions energy.

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  • World Economic Forum
  • Date:12/07/2018

US utility pledges to provide 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2050

One of the biggest energy providers in the US has pledged to go entirely carbon-neutral by 2050. Serving electricity to 3.6 million customers across eight states, Xcel Energy is following up on the growing trend of renewables among politicians, cities, corporations, and ordinary ratepayers.

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  • Vox
  • Date:12/07/2018

California gives final OK to require solar panels on new houses

Solar panels will be a required feature on new houses in California after the state's Building Standards Commission gave final approval to a housing rule that's the first of its kind in the United States. Set to take effect in 2020, the new standard includes an exemption for houses that are often shaded from the sun.

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  • Date:12/07/2018
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