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Wind power capacity in the world

Wind power is present today in more than 90 countries. There are now 29 countries with more than 1,000 MW installed and 9 countries with more than 10,000 MW installed. This interactive infographic shows the cumulative installed wind power capacity

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‘World’s most ambitious target’ to go 100% renewables just passed the California Senate

California took a major step in ditching fossil fuels after the state Senate passed a bill that aims for 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The legislation, Senate Bill 100, was approved with a 25-13 vote. “Today, we passed the

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ETP 2017 maps major transformations in energy technologies over next decades

The global energy system is changing. More people are connecting to the grid as living standards improve around the world. Demand for consumer appliances and electronic devices is rising. New and innovative transportation technologies, such as electric vehicles and autonomous

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Solar to attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear combined this year

A new report by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan projects that in 2017 solar PV will attract more investment than coal, gas and nuclear power combined. The report, titled the Global Power Industry Outlook 2017, examines power market trends, including

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India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once considered impossible. Analyst Tim

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Lego smashes 100% renewable energy goal

One of the world’s most beloved toymakers, the Lego Group, announced that it had reached its 100% renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule thanks to the completion and operationalization of the 258 megawatt Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind

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World’s largest wind turbines may double in size before 2024

The wind developer behind the world’s largest working wind turbines has said the size of its giant offshore blades, currently in UK waters, will double again within seven years. Dong Energy will officially open the second phase of its giant

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Philippine islands can save $200 million with renewables

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report outlining how small islands in the Philippines can effectively replace outdated, diesel-fuel electricity-generation systems with solar- and wind-powered grids. The report — “Electricity-Sector Opportunity in the Philippines – The

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9.8 million people now have renewable energy jobs

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at Irena’s 13th Council meeting,

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The cheap energy revolution is here, and coal won’t cut it

Wind and solar are about to become unstoppable, natural gas and oil production are approaching their peak, and electric cars and batteries for the grid are waiting to take over. This is the world Donald Trump inherited as U.S. president.

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