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26% of the world will run on renewables by 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday 2nd October released a report, Medium-term renewable energy market report 2015, which found that by 2020, 26 percent of the world’s energy will be generated by renewable sources. The agency notes this is

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Are solar panels right for you? Google’s new mapping tool can help you decide

Solar panels are all the rage these days. But it’s a complicated process to figure out whether a rooftop system makes financial sense for your particular home. What kind of roof do you have? How much sun does it get?

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World’s first solar powered airport has arrived

If you’ve been tracking Solar Impulse 2, the solar airplane circumnavigating the globe, then you will be excited to hear this news: the Cochin International Airport in the southern state of Kerala, India is officially the world’s first airport thats

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Germany breaks a renewable energy record

Germany’s transition from coal- and oil-fired power to carbon-free electricity hit a new milestone on July 25 when solar, wind, and other sources of renewable energy met 78 percent of the day’s energy demand. That beat the old record of

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Renewables industry dismayed at ‘handbrake turn’ on policy

Renewable energy companies have reacted with dismay to what it described as the Government’s “handbrake turn” on support for the industry. The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has unveiled a series of sweeping measures including: – an end

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Abbott government extends renewable energy investment ban to solar power

A directive banning the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in existing wind technology will also apply to small-scale solar projects, a move that will effectively throttle the industry, the Australian Solar Council said. The federal government confirmed that

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Record growth for independent renewables in Great Britain

More than £400m – over £1.1m a day – was invested in independent renewable energy generation projects by businesses, farmers, landowners and communities last year in Great Britain. The continued strong growth being seen in generation outside the big power

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Solar Impulse completes epic flight to Hawaii

Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg brought the vehicle gently down on to the runway of Kalaeloa

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IEA says renewables, efficiency to play biggest role in emissions reduction

The IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2015 report, released on Tuesday, says that renewable energy, alongside energy efficiency, will account for nearly 75 per cent of all emissions abatement in the global effort to limit warming to 2°C – the number

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Solar-Powered Airplane Embarks On Attempt To Fly Around The World

It weighs as much as an SUV, but its wingspan is wider than a 747’s. And Monday, a solar-powered airplane flew over the Gulf of Oman, starting what its pilots hope will be a record-setting trip around the world. The

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