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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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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 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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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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Strong outlook for wind power

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released its flagship publication Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update today. More than 54 GW of clean renewable wind power was installed across the global market in 2016, which now comprises more than 90

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Why isn’t wind as sexy as solar?

When employees begin to move into Apple Park, Apple’s new 175-acre campus in Cupertino, California, next month, they’ll be walking into one of the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world. The park will be powered by 100% renewable

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