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IEA: Energy efficiency improvements avoided 870 Million tonnes Of CO2 in 2014

Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015

A new report from the International Energy Agency has concluded that energy efficiency improvements since 1990 helped avoid 870 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2014. According to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015, cited by Clean Technica, over two decades of energy efficiency improvements throughout IEA-member countries contributed to a […]

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October 21st, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Analysis & Features,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

Scottish castle goes solar

solar-powered castle

The 19th-century Ayton Castle’s grounds will be home to 188 solar panels, providing 50KW of electricity, after Scottish Borders Council approved the plans by the castle owners. The special high-level mounting system means livestock can still graze the fields unprotected under the panels. According to thenational.scot, Director of conservation charity WWF Scotland Lang Banks said: […]

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October 20th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

50,000 battery packs to power Israeli thermal solar plant

solar thermal plant in Israel

50,000 lithium-ion rechargeable battery packs will be supplied by Tadiran Batteries to BrightSource’s 121 MW Shalim Thermal Solar Power Station in Israel. These batteries have been designed to last 25 years, even in harsh environments. Tadiran is a subsidiary of the better-known Saft Group. According to solarlove.org, BrightSource Energy, Alstom, and NOY Infrastructure & Energy […]

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October 19th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar Thermal | Read More »

EU finds potential for energy savings in food industry

clean energy in food industry

The EU’s food production industry has some catching up to do when it comes to adopting renewable energy, according to a new report that took a close look at the food sector. Overall, renewable sources now account for 15 percent of the EU’s energy mix, but in the food production sector, that share is only […]

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October 18th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Clean energy can lift African GDP

solar energy Africa

The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs using indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030. “Africa holds some of the best renewable energy resources in the world in the form of biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind,” Adnan Z. Amin, the IRENA Director-General recently said. “This, combined with the precipitous drop […]

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October 17th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,WORLD | Read More »

California’s plan to gain 50% clean energy by 2030

renewable energy California

California’s Governor, Edmund G. Brown Jr., recently signed an legislation committing the state to generating half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. According to energymatters.com, the bill, SB 350, builds on California’s current 33 percent renewables portfolio standard, which was signed into law by Governor Brown in 2011. “California has taken groundbreaking steps […]

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October 16th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,USA,WORLD | Read More »

How is the world’s first solar powered airport faring?

solar-powered-airport

As an airplane hovers over Cochin International Airport, one is struck by the dazzling array of reflective panels near the runway. Standing out in a field of green are more than 46,000 solar panels tapping the power of the bright sunlight and converting it into energy. Located in the southern state of Kerala, Cochin is […]

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October 15th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Aspen now running on 100% clean power

Aspen renewable energy

Aspen is the third American city to make the transition to 100% renewable energy. Following in the footsteps of Burlington, Vermont and Greensburg, Kansas, Aspen has disconnected itself from coal power completely and is running on a clean combination of wind and hydroelectric power. Diversifying Green Sources According to earthtechling.com, wind energy produced by four […]

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October 14th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

September – a great month for wind and solar energy in Scotland

scotland solar panels and wind turbine

According to a WWF Scotland analysis, wind energy capacity in the country generated enough electricity to power all Scottish homes on five out of the 30 days of September. Based on wind and solar electricity data provided by WeatherEnergy, WWF Scotland says wind turbines generated 563,835MWh of electricity, an increase of 82% compared to September […]

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October 13th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Wind | Read More »

Broken Hill mega-plant solar panels lift the roof

solar plant

The final panels on the biggest solar power station in the southern hemisphere will be installed at Broken Hill this week, paving the way for the plant to be fully operational by year’s end. The 53-megawatt solar plant, a partnership between AGL and First Solar, will work in conjunction with the 102MW Nyngan solar plant […]

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October 12th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

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