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China’s solar ambition: how the country is pushing for fossil-free

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) recently released its annual plan of solar installation for 2015, encouragingly aiming for 17.8 GW. If it reaches its goal, it would be able to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 2.9 million US households – all through clean, renewable energy. This ambitious move is also not easy […]

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The biggest win for renewable energy this decade

The world now gets 22% of its power from renewable sources – wind, sun, geothermal energy, biomass, water, etc. One of the remaining bottlenecks is the cost to store the energy. But that might just change, according to a new report this week. Power is produced when the sun shines, the wind blows, or the […]

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Africans for Africa: Local sustainable energy solutions

About 600 million people (and more than 10 million micro-enterprises) across Africa have no access to electricity. And many more people still depend on wood fuels to cook. Despite this long-standing difficult energy context, country leaders have traditionally been more concerned with industry’s needs for electricity than with the rural poor. It is not uncommon […]

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Renewable energy: it can be done

In the past six months, the world has seen record after record be broken by renewable energy – clean power from the water, wind and sun. Wind power provided 22% of electricity demand in Britain last Sunday, reducing coal to 13%. Spain produced over 1/3 of its electricity from renewable power this July. 1/3 of Germany’s power in the first half of 2014 came […]

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Solar PV power in harmony with nature – new report says land requirements are insignificant

Abu Dhabi, UAE  –  A new report released on the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit here today, shows that even if all electricity is to be generated through renewable energy (RE) sources, and with solar photovoltaics (PV) alone,  it would  take up only an insignificant amount of total land area, contrary to common […]

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