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City Corporation goes 100% renewable

The City of London Corporation, governing body of the Square Mile, has agreed plans to source 100% renewable electricity from October 2018 onwards. Members of its Policy and Resources Committee backed proposals to generate electricity on sites it owns across

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Strong policy and falling battery costs drive another record year for electric cars

The number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads exceeded 3 million in 2017, a 54% increase compared with 2016, according to the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s Global Electric Vehicles Outlook. China remained by

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Small islands, big moves: renewable off-grid solutions across the sea

Summer is here! As you might read this story in your office, how about a virtual trip to some beautiful islands? Put on your sunglasses and hop with us from Samsø (Denmark) over to Tilos (Greece) and then to El

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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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BP’s global data for 2017 shows record highs for coal and renewables

Renewable energy grew by the largest amount ever last year, while coal-fired electricity also reached a record high, according to new global data from oil giant BP. However, set against continued rapid rises in energy demand fuelled by oil and

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Scotland’s record-breaking wind output enough to power 5 million homes

Scotland, which is fast on track to get 100 percent of its electricity via renewable energy by 2020, has broken another wind power record. The country’s onshore wind turbines provided more than 5.3 million megawatt hours of electricity to the

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UK runs without coal power for three days in a row

The UK has been powered without coal for three days in a row, setting a new record and underlining the polluting fuel’s rapid decline. Coal has historically been at the cornerstone of the UK’s electricity mix, but last year saw

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Germany exceeds 100% demand from renewables…for a few hours

Official data from Germany’s Federal Network Agency has suggested that renewable energy provided more than 100 percent of the country’s power on Monday, 30th April. The symbolic step took place during May Day when renewable output, bolstered by a bright

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Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels and become world’s first decarbonised society

Costa Rica’s new president has announced a plan to ban fossil fuels and become the first fully decarbonised country in the world. Carlos Alvarado, a 38-year-old former journalist, made the announcement to a crowd of thousands during his inauguration on

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Global energy transformation: a roadmap to 2050

Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to meet the decarbonisation and climate mitigation goals set out in the Paris Agreement, says Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050. The historic 2015

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