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Greek island to be first in Mediterranean to power itself with only wind and solar

The Greek island of Tilos is set to be the first in the Mediterranean to power itself entirely with wind and solar power, The Associated Press reported. The final tests of a new system that will allow the island to

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Europe’s heatwave is forcing nuclear power plants to shut down

Nuclear power is one of the world’s biggest sources of carbon-free electricity. But it has an Achilles’ heel: it needs lots of water to operate. That’s bad news right now. Europe’s heatwave—which led to wildfires in Greece and Sweden, droughts

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Geothermal energy and its key role for Europe

EGEC, the European Geothermal Energy Council, has published the seventh edition of its annual study evaluating the development of the geothermal sector in Europe. The EGEC Geothermal Market Report confirms the trend towards the steady growth observed in recent years,

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EU-made batteries crucial for integration of renewables in Europe

One critical and strategic component in Europe’s e-mobility value chain, which is still weak, is batteries, European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič said in Munich. Šefčovič was attending Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar

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EU raises green-energy goal to 32% share by 2030

In a demonstration of its resolve in pushing green energy, the European Union determined on June 14 to raise the targeted share of green energy to 32% by 2030, up from original 27%, which environmentalists still criticize is insufficient, though.

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Europe is building more wind and solar without any subsidies

The French electric utility Engie announced that it’s going to develop 300 megawatts of wind energy across nine wind farms in Spain, backed by $350 million (€300 million) in investment. Here’s the key: It’s doing all this without government support.

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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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