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Cool down nuclear plan because renewables are better bet

Government advisers have told ministers to back only a single new nuclear power station after Hinkley Point C in the next few years, because renewable energy sources could prove a safer investment. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) said the government

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UK islands used to test $14m storage and renewables model

An energy storage and renewables project on the UK’s Isles of Scilly is aiming to become a low carbon energy model for island communities worldwide. British battery company Moixa is installing smart batteries on Scilly – an archipelago off the

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This island nation is making the fastest-ever shift to renewables

Like most islands, Palau, a Pacific island nation that bills itself as a pristine paradise, currently relies on diesel fuel to supply almost all of its electricity. It’s both polluting and expensive; residents pay more than twice as much per

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Sweden to reach its 2030 renewable energy target this year

Sweden is on target to meet one of its renewable energy targets years ahead of schedule, and it’s thanks in part to wind turbines. In 2012, Norway and Sweden reached a joint agreement to increase their production of electricity from

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Europe’s heatwave is forcing nuclear power plants to shut down

Nuclear power is one of the world’s biggest sources of carbon-free electricity. But it has an Achilles’ heel: it needs lots of water to operate. That’s bad news right now. Europe’s heatwave—which led to wildfires in Greece and Sweden, droughts

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Amsterdam Arena switches on giant Nissan LEAF battery storage system

The largest European energy storage system using second-life and new electric vehicle (EV) batteries on a commercial building was switched on last Friday at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, delivering enough capacity to store up to 2.8MWh of electricity.

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Coal is being squeezed out of power by cheap renewables

Coal will be increasingly squeezed out of the power generation market over the next three decades as the cost of renewables plunges and technology improves the flexibility of grids globally. That’s the conclusion of a report by Bloomberg New Energy

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International investors provide $34 million for solar plant in Zambia

Apart from being financed by Enel with as much as $40 million, the 28 MWac/34 MWdc solar PV plant in the south of Zambia will be supported by loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation

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Residential, commercial PV drives solar demand in Italy

Italy saw the addition of 27.4 MW of new solar power in April, according to provisional numbers released by the Italian renewable energy association, Anie Rinnovabili, which are based on data provided by the country’s grid operator, Terna. Total newly

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Geothermal energy and its key role for Europe

EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, has published the seventh edition of its annual study evaluating the development of the geothermal sector in Europe. The EGEC Geothermal Market Report confirms the trend towards the steady growth observed in recent years,

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