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Strong outlook for wind power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update today. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90

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Better energy, greater prosperity

New report outlines opportunity to halve global carbon emissions by 2040 – but governments, investors and businesses must act now to accelerate energy transitions. The Energy Transitions Commission’s flagship report, launched on 25 April 2017, sets out achievable pathways to

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Iea sees broad transformations in the global energy landscape

As a result of major transformations in the global energy system that take place over the next decades, renewables and natural gas are the big winners in the race to meet energy demand growth until 2040, according to the latest

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Solar energy could meet up to 13% of global power needs by 2030

The share of global electricity generated by solar photovoltaics (PV) could increase from 2 per cent today to as much as 13 per cent by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Released on

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Coal and gas to stay cheap, but renewables still win race on costs

Low prices for coal and gas are likely to persist, but will fail to prevent a fundamental transformation of the world electricity system over coming decades towards renewable sources such as wind and solar, and towards balancing options such as

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Solar is the fastest-growing energy

The world’s growing fleet of solar panels generated a third more electricity in 2015 than a year earlier, making power captured from the sun the world’s fastest growing source of energy, according to BP Plc. Solar generation grew 33 percent,

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Climate change might not be as bad as first thought

A changing climate may not necessarily lead to more floods and droughts according to Swedish researchers who have reconstructed weather patterns over the past 1,200 years. Scientists used data collected from tree rings, marine sediments, ice cores and mineral deposits

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U.S. solar workforce grew by more than 20% for the third consecutive year

More than 35,000 solar jobs added in 2015, bringing U.S. solar workforce total to nearly 209,000; an increase of 123% since 2010. The Solar Foundation (Tsf), an independent nonprofit solar research and education organization, today released its sixth annual National

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The Iea consistently underestimates wind and solar power. Why?

The International Energy Agency was created in 1974 by countries that had just been through a bruising oil crisis (and were headed for another). Some 23 participants in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Oecd) founded the Iea to

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Climate-panel chief Hoesung Lee wants focus on solutions

South Korean economist Hoesung Lee was elected as the fourth chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Ipcc) on 6 October. He will lead the panel through its sixth major assessment of climate-change science, impacts and solutions. Lee, at

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