New energy pioneers: Envirofit

Envirofit is a social enterprise that innovates smart energy products and services to improve lives on a global scale. Envirofit has developed a line of smart clean cooking technologies that cook faster while reducing fuel use, smoke, and toxic emissions.

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Acciona and Spanish university claim world record solar generation measurement in Chile

Spanish energy firm Acciona Energía and the Solar Energy Institute of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (IES-UPM) have claimed a world record for the amount of electricity generated from solar PV modules scientifically measured at one of Latin America’s largest

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Global solar capacity set to surpass nuclear for the first time

The global solar market has been downgraded for 2017. A worrying sign? Hardly. Even with a 4-gigawatt downward adjustment in projected installations, it’s still going to be a record-breaking year for new solar capacity additions — yet again. The 81

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Nearly 140 countries could be powered entirely by wind, solar and water by 2050

More than 70 per cent of the countries in the world – including the UK, US, China and other major economies – could run entirely on energy created by wind, water and solar by 2050, according to a roadmap developed

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Record-breaking summer for renewable power generation

Supplies of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, in the UK have outstripped fossil fuels this summer. On 26 May, solar panels produced more than a quarter of all electricity needed in the country, with windy and bright

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Burning the climate: 120 top coal plant developers

New coal-fired power plants are going to harm the climate for decades to come. This would push the world into a climate collapse. Altogether, about 850 new coal plants are in planning in 62 countries. This is happening against the

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Young people don’t want to work for oil companies

Sixty-two percent of teens ages 16 to 19 say a career in oil and gas is unappealing, according to a survey of 1,200 young Americans that was released by Ernst & Young. That includes 39% who say the industry is

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Innovative aesthetics: illustrated solar panels

A unique technological solution for integrating high-definition images into solar panels has been developed by the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, with the financial support of the Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise (BCN), paving the way for a new aesthetic approach

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World’s cutest solar farm in China is shaped like a panda

Who says solar panel installations can’t be adorable? The Panda Power Plant in Datong, China is shaped like the country’s treasured animal – and the first phase offers 50 megawatts (MW) of clean energy. Panda Green Energy installed the array

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Renewables 2017 Global Status Report: another record breaking year

The 2017 Edition of the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report reveals a global energy transition well underway, with record new additions of installed renewable energy capacity, rapidly falling costs, and the decoupling of economic growth and energy-related CO2 emissions. REN21’s

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