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Chile: solar to become primary energy source by 2030

The government of Chile and the four groups that comprise the Chilean association of electricity producers, Generadoras de Chile – French energy group, Engie, Italian utility, Enel, U.S.-based AES Gener, and Chilean power provider, Colbun – have agreed not to

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China aims to stop renewable energy being wasted by 2020

China aims to prevent power generated by its renewable energy sector being wasted by 2020, the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) said. Power from wind, solar and hydro plants is often wasted as there is not enough transmission capacity to

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Wind power blows past coal in Texas

Wind power, by one important measure, surpassed coal last November to become the second-largest electricity source in Texas, yet another milestone in the state’s march toward greater reliance on renewable energy. When a 155-megawatt wind farm in West Texas began

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Trump-appointed regulators reject plan to rescue coal and nuclear plants

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously rejected a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would have propped up nuclear and coal power plants struggling in competitive electricity markets. The independent five-member commission includes four people appointed by President Trump,

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EU Parliament votes in favor of 2030 binding renewable energy target of 35%

The European Parliament has approved the proposal submitted by its Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), to set an EU 2030 renewable energy target of 35%. Europe’s Climate Action and Energy Commissioner, Miguel Arias Cañete has welcomed the vote

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Gas lobby keeps Europe hooked on fossil fuels

With deadly wildfires and ferocious hurricanes fresh in their minds, EU negotiators will head to Bonn for COP23, the latest round of UN climate talks. But the head of the delegation, EU Commissioner for Climate and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete,

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Companies are realizing that renewable energy is good for business

The conservative city of Georgetown, Texas, runs on renewable energy. After all, wind and solar power are more predictable and easier to budget than oil and gas. Clean power pushes may be associated with more left-leaning cities, but Republican mayor

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California Governor Jerry Brown is doing far more to combat climate change than Trump’s Washington

In 1995, French President Jacques Chirac, observing the presidency of Bill Clinton and his administration’s tepid response to the unfolding atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, observed, with barely concealed disgust, that “the position of leader of the free world is

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This is what America’s eco city of the future looks like

Dale Ross is the mayor of Georgetown, population 65,000, and he has become a minor celebrity in environmental circles as a result of a pioneering decision in 2015 to get all the city’s electricity from renewable sources. Georgetown’s location in

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Delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment in Europe

Last 7th of November the European Parliament organised in Brussels along the European Commission the High-level conference on clean energy financing: delivering the energy transition for jobs, growth and investment, where the necessity and proposals to carry out the energetic

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