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World Energy Outlook 2018 examines future patterns of global energy system at a time of increasing uncertainties

Major transformations are underway for the global energy sector, from growing electrification to the expansion of renewables, upheavals in oil production and globalization of natural gas markets. Across all regions and fuels, policy choices made by governments will determine the

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Solar PV will lead renewables electricity generation by 2050

The use of renewables will increasingly dominate global electricity production over the next decades, and solar photovoltaic (PV) will help meet almost half of the demand, delivering 40% of electricity generation. This is one of the main conclusions of DNV

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Renewables 2.0: preparing for the new complexity of renewable energy in a post-subsidy world

As the deployment of renewable energy continues to expand around the world, driven by various inputs, such as capital allocation and investment, falling capital costs, competitive LCOE and various policy mechanisms, we are now moving towards a new era for

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Rwanda eyes biogas to help curb deforestation

The kitchen of Ecole Secondaire Kanombe Efotec, a boarding school here, is busy from dawn to dusk while the staff cooks meals for more than 1,000 hungry teenagers. At onetime, the school went through about 330 pounds of firewood a

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Solar power plant to open at site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

A solar energy plant will begin operating within weeks at the site of the Chernobyl disaster. The €1m (£889,000) facility, capable of powering a small town, has been built in Ukraine at ground zero of the worst nuclear accident in

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Scottish tidal power station breaks world record for electricity generation

A tidal power station in the Pentland Firth between mainland Scotland and Orkney has broken the world record for electricity generation, the company behind it has announced. The tidal flows between the Atlantic and the North Sea could potentially power

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Saudi Arabia tables $200 billion solar-energy plant

Saudi Arabia has put on hold a $200 billion plan with SoftBank Group Corp. to build the world’s biggest solar-power-generation project, said Saudi government officials, setting back another eye-catching transformation project in the kingdom. The stalled solar project marks a

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From space stations to factories: five interesting ways that solar power is being harnessed

Solar power is becoming an increasingly important part of the planet’s energy mix. In 2016, for example, new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity increased by 50 percent globally, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA also noted that, for

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Innovation is making solar panels harder to recycle

The United States installs 7 million pounds per day of solar panels, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a pace that secures only fourth place among countries for installed capacity. Those panels are built to last 30 years, which

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For States that have already met their renewable energy goals, a new question: now what?

State laws boosting wind and solar power have seen remarkable success over the past two decades. But in the past couple of years, the role of renewable portfolio standards — state requirements for utilities to supply a minimum amount of

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