Jordan’s Za’atari camp goes green with new solar plant

The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp. The plant will reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions from the camp by 13,000

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Green energy drive will boost Saudi Arabia employment

A massive investment drive in green energy projects across Saudi Arabia is about creating jobs as well as diversifying the energy mix away from oil, according to the Kingdom’s renewables chief. Last week Saudi Arabia revealed ambitious plans to produce

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Irena praises China on renewables

China is now the largest market for renewable energy and has potential for more growth in the sector, according to the chief of the international organization encouraging the use of eco-friendly power. Adnan Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy

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Portugal’s growing green energy production hits milestone

Green energy activists in Portugal are hailing a milestone after favorable weather conditions helped production from renewable sources in March to exceed the country’s monthly electricity consumption for the first time. National energy infrastructure company REN says wet and windy

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Nuke plant seized after sea contaminated

An Italian nuclear plant in the process of being decommissioned was impounded after the nearby sea was found to be contaminated. The ITREC plant at Rotondella near Matera in Basilicata was found to be pouring contaminated run-off water into the

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Oil spill now larger than Paris ravages indonesian island

An oil spill in Borneo that began over the end of March has now spread across an area greater than the city of Paris and is heading out to the open ocean, the Indonesian government said. The spill, first reported

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Renewables industry starts to grapple with the geopolitical impact of shift to green energy

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – an industry body which counts more than 150 governments as members – has set up a commission to look into the geopolitical impact of the shift away from oil, gas and coal and

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Seven climate change myths that big oil continues to perpetuate

In the last month alone, major players within the fossil fuel industry – “big oil” – have made some big announcements regarding climate change. BP revealed plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by acquiring additional renewable energy companies. Royal

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A powerful mix of solar and batteries is beating natural gas

Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable mix: solar and batteries. In just the latest example, First Solar Inc. won a power contract

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New 30% U.S. tax on solar cells threatens jobs

After U.S. President Trump chose to impose a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and panels, Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued a statement saying that “while tariffs in this case

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