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Wind could supply fifth of world electricity by 2030

Wind power could supply as much as 20 percent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 due to dramatic cost reductions and pledges to curb climate change, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a report released in Beijing

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Energy efficiency gains ground despite lower energy prices, new IEA report says

As governments focus on implementing their commitments to save energy and reduce carbon emissions under the recently ratified Paris agreement, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights the progress made by energy efficiency policies around the world

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Kids, go nag your parents about saving energy

In a new study in Nature Energy, researchers at Stanford University found that teaching Girl Scouts in California about energy-saving practices could make them — and their parents — behave better at home. That is, when it comes to turning

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Energy efficiency first! Five reasons we need a higher target for 2030

This short briefing spells out why the cheapest, cleanest, safest energy is the energy we don’t actually need. “Every 1% means lifting 7 million people out of energy poverty“: a quote by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in Reuters (09/09/2016). The

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Renewable energy explained in 2.5 minutes

This is an unofficial explainer video I created for a college project. I decided to gear it toward TheSolutionsProject.org. The assets went from Adobe Illustrator to After Effects. This animation explains the different types of energy such as, fossil fuels,

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International energy security risk index

The International Energy Security Risk Index, a first-of-its-kind energy risk indicator, uses quantifiable data, historical trend information, and government projections to identify the policies and other factors that contribute positively or negatively to international energy security. The map may be

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The real cost of energy: why renewables make more sense

Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions have plateaued for the second year running – an extraordinary fact considering the global economy grew by more than 3% in the same period. But stabilizing energy-related emissions is not enough to fulfill the ambition of

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How powerful are today’s solar panels?

In October, Elon Musk’s SolarCity debuted a new rooftop solar panel that is now the most efficient panel in the world. We wanted to find out just how much power it could generate when installed on an average American home,

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The innovators: US scientists harness the power of evaporating water

A small Lego device on the shelf of professor Ozgur Sahin’s office at Columbia University could open up the possibility of another form of renewable energy, and one that is much cheaper than solar and wind. Sahin has used the

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Clinton promises “enough clean energy to power every home in America”

If elected president, Democrat Hillary Clinton says she can create enough green energy to power every home in America by the end of her second term. “By the end of my first term, we will have installed a half a

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