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Will the world’s switch to renewable energy support conflict?

The growing use of solar panels, electric vehicles and wind turbines is a necessary part of tackling climate change. But poor and opaque management of the minerals needed for these green energy technologies – from the mine site to the

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The giant coal plant converting to green energy

On the train to visit one of the last places in Britain that burns coal for electricity, I pass three solar farms soaking up sunshine. I also pass a coal plant called Eggborough that has all but ceased operations. No

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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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Facebook will power itself with 100% renewable energy by 2020

In Huntsville, Alabama, a sprawling new data center under construction for Facebook will run on solar power from the local grid. In Luleå, Sweden, Facebook is expanding a data center that runs on hydroelectric power and uses frigid Arctic air

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Mexico’s President-elect promises to ban fracking

Mexico’s president-elect has promised to ban fracking across the country. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is due to enter office in December, said he would call an end to the controversial oil and gas extraction method beginning to take place

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Africa’s energy innovation landscape

The Global Innovation Index (GII)—a tool co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)—recently released its 2018 report on the theme “Energizing the World with Innovation.” The index measures the innovation performance of 126 countries around

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China’s renewable power waste falls, but warns of challenges

Levels of wasted power in China’s renewable sector fell in the first half of this year, but securing grid access for many new clean energy projects remains a challenge for the industry, an energy bureau official said. China’s renewable energy

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No longer a novelty, clean energy technologies boom all across the US

It was 1997, and stakeholders were working hard to help craft the first renewable energy standard in the State of Massachusetts, which ultimately passed as part of an electric utility restructuring act. At that time, the notion that Massachusetts would

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Cool down nuclear plan because renewables are better bet

Government advisers have told ministers to back only a single new nuclear power station after Hinkley Point C in the next few years, because renewable energy sources could prove a safer investment. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) said the government

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UK islands used to test $14m storage and renewables model

An energy storage and renewables project on the UK’s Isles of Scilly is aiming to become a low carbon energy model for island communities worldwide. British battery company Moixa is installing smart batteries on Scilly – an archipelago off the

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