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Green energy drive will boost Saudi Arabia employment

A massive investment drive in green energy projects across Saudi Arabia is about creating jobs as well as diversifying the energy mix away from oil, according to the Kingdom’s renewables chief. Last week Saudi Arabia revealed ambitious plans to produce

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Irena praises China on renewables

China is now the largest market for renewable energy and has potential for more growth in the sector, according to the chief of the international organization encouraging the use of eco-friendly power. Adnan Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy

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Portugal’s growing green energy production hits milestone

Green energy activists in Portugal are hailing a milestone after favorable weather conditions helped production from renewable sources in March to exceed the country’s monthly electricity consumption for the first time. National energy infrastructure company REN says wet and windy

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Renewables could generate 50% of Europe’s power in 2030

Wind power enjoyed a record year in 2017, as more offshore capacity was installed than ever before. Renewable energy in general also continued to grow and the EU generated more electricity from clean sources than coal for the very first

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Ireland votes in favour of law to become world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

Ireland has voted to be the world’s first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels. The Irish Parliament passed the historic legislation in a 90 to 53 vote in favour of dropping coal, oil and gas investments from

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Balearics launch pioneering plan to phase out emissions

The Balearic islands’ government has launched a pioneering plan to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, potentially setting itself on a collision course with the Spanish government. Under the green manifesto, new diesel cars will be taken off the

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How renewables will change the geopolitical map of the world

The rapid growth of renewable energy will have a profound effect on geopolitics worldwide, writes energy expert Walt Patterson, a fellow at Chatham House in London. In this article, he explores the many ways in which “fire-free electricity” will transform

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More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy, data shows

The number of cities reporting they are predominantly powered by clean energy has more than doubled since 2015, as momentum builds for cities around the world to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources. Data published by the not-for-profit environmental

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The Navajo Nation first solar farm is a great success

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) and its subsidiary NTUA Generation, Inc., signed an agreement that will expand the Kayenta Solar generation facility located just outside Kayenta, Ariz. The second solar farm will be called Kayenta II. The second solar

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From oil to solar energy: Saudi Arabia plots a shift to renewables

Life in Saudi Arabia has long been defined by the oil that flows from the kingdom. Over decades, the vast wealth it pumped out paid not just for gleaming towers and shopping malls but also for a government sector that

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