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Plans unveiled for world’s largest, most powerful offshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled plans to develop the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine. Each 12-megawatt Haliade-X stands 853 feet tall, or roughly five times the height of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and features 350-foot

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Renewables could generate 50% of Europe’s power in 2030

Wind power enjoyed a record year in 2017, as more offshore capacity was installed than ever before. Renewable energy in general also continued to grow and the EU generated more electricity from clean sources than coal for the very first

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Utility CEO: new renewables will be cheaper than existing coal plants by the early 2020s

It is difficult to exaggerate just what a sea change has taken place in the discussion of renewable energy in recent years. Oldsters like me remember when the idea that (unsubsidized) renewable energy would be able to compete directly with

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Wind sets new production records in Europe

European wind power has set a new daily generation record with 2,128 GWh of electricity produced on January 3, statistics by WindEurope show. The previous record was set on February 22, 2017, when 1,826 GWh came from wind turbines across

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Wind power blows past coal in Texas

Wind power, by one important measure, surpassed coal last November to become the second-largest electricity source in Texas, yet another milestone in the state’s march toward greater reliance on renewable energy. When a 155-megawatt wind farm in West Texas began

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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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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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Europe offshore wind build-out must triple to bring Paris goals within reach

To support the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C, Europe will need a CO2-neutral electricity supply by 2045. A target we cannot meet unless we ramp up Europe’s offshore wind capacity, says Michiel Müller from consultancy Ecofys,

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Nearly 140 countries could be powered entirely by wind, solar and water by 2050

More than 70 per cent of the countries in the world – including the UK, US, China and other major economies – could run entirely on energy created by wind, water and solar by 2050, according to a roadmap developed

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Renewable energy jobs growing worldwide

The renewable energy sector employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, marking a sharp increase from 2012, the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency said. “Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy

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