Renewable energy

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Investing in development of electricity from renewables

Ambitious countries and companies are showing the way with a strategy that could help eliminate the risk of unmanageable climate change.
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Pastures thrive under solar panels

Solar panels in pastures increased grass feed for sheep and cows by 90 per cent, according to a study done by researchers at Oregon State University.
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Limiting global warming to 1.5°C is possible

Climate Action Network evaluates the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C for the Talanoa Dialogue.
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Renewable energy now cheapest energy source

“Solar and/or wind are now the cheapest new source of generation in all major economies except Japan, ” according to a new Bloomberg study reported by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis ...
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Coal will be squeezed out by renewables

Prices of green electricity and batteries have fallen so sharply that projections for 85–90% renewables by 2035 look “ludicrously conservative”, according to the energy coalition ETC.
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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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