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Global shifts in the energy system

Four large-scale shifts in the global energy system set the scene for the World Energy Outlook 2017: the rapid deployment and falling costs of clean energy technologies, the growing electrification of energy, the shift to a more services-oriented economy and

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California Governor Jerry Brown is doing far more to combat climate change than Trump’s Washington

In 1995, French President Jacques Chirac, observing the presidency of Bill Clinton and his administration’s tepid response to the unfolding atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, observed, with barely concealed disgust, that “the position of leader of the free world is

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This is what America’s eco city of the future looks like

Dale Ross is the mayor of Georgetown, population 65,000, and he has become a minor celebrity in environmental circles as a result of a pioneering decision in 2015 to get all the city’s electricity from renewable sources. Georgetown’s location in

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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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Everyone loves green energy, especially the Chinese

The levels of public support in the US for renewable energy has been strikingly consistent over the years, despite the lack of similar enthusiasm among policymakers. Now the Danish green energy company Ørsted (which used to be called Dong, back

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Canada and the United Kingdom announce a global alliance on coal phase-out

Following a successful meeting between Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry, the Ministers issued the following joint statement: “Today, we announce that Canada

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Germany set to pay customers for electricity usage as renewable energy generation creates huge power surplus

German power producers are poised to pay customers to use electricity. Wind generation is forecast to climb to a record on Sunday, creating more output than needed and driving electricity prices below zero, broker data compiled by Bloomberg show. It

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A bright future for renewables to 2022, solar PV entering a new era

Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming

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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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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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