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Support for renewables over coal in Turkish poll

While Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has strongly promoted new coal power plants, only 5.2 per cent of 2595 residents surveyed preferred coal power, compared to 70 per cent support for solar and 52.8 per cent support ...
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Wind farms and birds

Wind farms are far less harmful to birds than first thought, according to the biggest ever study on the subject published in April, because seabirds actively change their flight paths to avoid them.
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Wind and solar can be integrated into the grid

There are strategies to manage variablity in electricity generation. A succesful example is Denmark, which somtimes produces more than half of its electricity from wind and solar.
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Renewables are rolling out rapidly

Between 2005 and 2015 wind power grew fourfold and solar by a factor of 72 in the EU. But this growth is very unevenly spread in the EU and in wider Europe.
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Wind and solar cheaper than coal

The economics of generating electricity from fossil fuels are deteriorating rapidly as renewable energy technology plunges in costs according to a new Bloomberg New Energy Finance report.
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Wind power in the UK set a new record

On 17 March this year wind power generated 14 gigawatts for the first time – nearly 37 per cent of the country’s electricity. The National Grid control room confirmed that 13.9 gigawatts  ...
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Subsidy-free offshore wind farm

The Netherlands has mapped a 7 GW expansion of its offshore wind sector. Total sector capacity will rise from the currently planned 4.5 GW by 2023 to 11.5 GW.
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The Nordic-Baltic Region can be decarbonised by 2030

Zero carbon emissions by 2030 can be achieved in the electricity, heat and industrial sectors without nuclear power and without CCS, according to new report from AirClim.
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2017 record year for offshore wind projects

A new report released by WindEurope highlights a record year for Europe and UK offshore wind projects according to Euroactive.
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Global energy systems based on 100% renewables

Accelerated deployment of renewables and energy efficiency can achieve around 90% of carbon emission reductions in the energy sector.
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