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World’s largest offshore wind farm approved by the UK Government

offshore wind farm

The Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm – set to be the largest in the world – received the green light from the U.K. government on Tuesday after it was granted development consent by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary Greg Clark. According to CNBC, the wind farm will consist of “up to” 300 […]

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August 17th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,INDUSTRY,Wind,WORLD | Read More »

Researchers accidentally make batteries last 400 times longer

rechargeable batteries

Smartphones, tablets, and most other electronics rely on rechargeable batteries, but after a few thousand uses the batteries start to lose their ability to hold a charge. The batteries of today are mainly lithium, and over time that lithium corrodes inside the battery. Instead of lithium, researchers at UC Irvine have used gold nanowires to […]

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May 10th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

This floating UFO home is powered by solar, wind and water

Jet Capsule UFO home

Known for its exquisite cuisine, prominent fashion scene, and storied football clubs, Italy will soon have the ability to add yet another notable notch to its esteemed culture belt: manufacturer of UFOs. Also known as Unidentified Floating Objects, the UFOs coming to Italian shores in the near future aren’t exactly alien but rather an innovative […]

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April 26th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

This 18-Rotor helicopter runs entirely on electricity

electric helicopter

Developed by the German company e-volo, the Volocopter VC200, a 18-rotor rotor electric helicopter (aka multicopter) completed its first official manned test flight without a hitch, and documented the whole thing on camera. The video shows the managing director Alexander Zosel of the company of E-Volo piloting the maiden manned emission-free aircraft over an airfield […]

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April 18th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Wind and solar energy comprise 61% of 2015 capacity additions, gas contributes 35%

wind turbines USA

In 2015, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicted that capacity additions would begin to slow, and from 2018 to 2024 the agency believes additions will average less than 4 GW annually. New capacity additions are slowing as efficiency and demand management techniques make new generation less necessary nationwide, and the new plants that are added […]

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January 12th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,USA,Wind,WORLD | Read More »

MidAmerican is building the tallest concrete wind turbine tower

concrete wind turbine

MidAmerican Energy is planning to build the tallest land-based wind turbine in the country in Iowa. According to todesmoinesregister.com, the Des Moines-based power company will get the added height by building the wind turbine tower from concrete instead of steel, a first for the company. The extra 100-plus feet enables the turbine to capture more wind […]

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November 17th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Moving to renewable energy would create millions of jobs, study finds

solar industry jobs

A new report has found that transitioning to a clean energy economy would be an economic boon to the United States, increasing employment, reducing costs to consumers, and benefiting investors. The report, from NextGen Climate America, showed that investment in efficiency, renewable sources of electricity, and fuel switching — such as moving from fossil fuel-powered […]

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November 12th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,USA,WORLD | 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 »

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 »

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