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EurObserv’ER: PV covers 7% of demand in Italy and Germany

EurObserv’ER has released its photovoltaic barometer. With nearly 100 GW of new installed capacity, the world wide solar photovoltaic market has once more set a new record. Half of this on-grid capacity (52.9 GW) was realized in China, followed by

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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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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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Wind sets new production records in Europe

European wind power has set a new daily generation record with 2,128 GWh of electricity produced on January 3, statistics by WindEurope show. The previous record was set on February 22, 2017, when 1,826 GWh came from wind turbines across

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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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Devastating climate change could lead to 1m migrants a year entering EU by 2100

Climate change will drive a huge increase in the number of migrants seeking asylum in Europe if current trends continue, according to a new study. The number of migrants attempting to settle in Europe each year will triple by the

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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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Wind energy in Europe

A new report publishing WindEurope – “Scenarios for 2030” – describes three possible scenarios for wind energy capacity installations in 2030 based on analysis of the potential conditions determining wind energy deployment post-2020. According to WindEurope’s Central Scenario, 323 GW

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