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Copenhagen mayor wants to phase out diesel cars: ‘it’s not a human right to pollute the air for others’

Copenhagen’s mayor proposed a ban on new diesel cars entering the city’s environmental zone, a low-emission area that basically covers the whole of the capital, as early as 2019. “It’s not a human right to pollute the air for others,”

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Trump’s DOE invests $62 million in concentrated solar power

The DOE recently issued a press release stating they’ll invest up to $82 million in research: $62 million for CSP and $20 million in power electronics technologies, focusing on new technologies now that the average price for utility-scale solar is

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A bright future for renewables to 2022, solar PV entering a new era

Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming

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Scottish tidal power station breaks world record for electricity generation

A tidal power station in the Pentland Firth between mainland Scotland and Orkney has broken the world record for electricity generation, the company behind it has announced. The tidal flows between the Atlantic and the North Sea could potentially power

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Japanese scientists developed washable PV cell

Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device. The solar cells are coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films and are – according

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Fossil fuels win billions in public money after Paris climate deal

Billions of dollars of public money was sunk in new fossil fuel projects by the world’s major development banks in the year after the Paris climate change deal was agreed, according to campaigners who are calling for the banks to

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Wind energy in Europe

A new report publishing WindEurope – “Scenarios for 2030” – describes three possible scenarios for wind energy capacity installations in 2030 based on analysis of the potential conditions determining wind energy deployment post-2020. According to WindEurope’s Central Scenario, 323 GW

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What is a “carbon budget”

In order to avert the most dangerous impacts of climate change, the international community has agreed that average global temperature rise should be limited to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6° F). Staying within this boundary requires limiting cumulative global greenhouse gas

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Renewable energy use in Europe, America and the world

The current climate crisis is one of the gravest dangers to our planet as we know it. Sea levels are rising higher and higher each year. Temperatures are hotter than ever before. Glaciers have shrunk to record levels. For our

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Dubai to expand massive solar park to include world’s tallest solar tower

There are 2.3 million photovoltaic panels at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park near Dubai. And now the massive solar farm is about to get a 700 megawatt (MW) extension, which will include the addition of an 853-foot

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