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North Sea countries partner up to lower offshore wind cost

The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and Norway have vowed to collaborate in terms of planning and constructing offshore wind farms. Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, is the initiator of the cooperation, under which the

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Average costs for solar and wind electricity could fall 59% by 2025

The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). The report, The Power to Change:

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Renewable energy in Germany 2015

Against all resistance solar power in Germany was breaking records in 2015. With 36.8 billion kilowatt hours, photovoltaics actually generated 5.4% more solar energy than the year before. Sunny weather in April boosts solar power generation, providing a peak power

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Can the world convert to total renewable energy by 2050?

In 2009, Stanford University engineering professor Mark Jacobson outlined a plan for the world to get all its energy – including transport and heating fuel and electricity – from wind, water and solar resources by 2050. Considered radical at the

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UK wind generation sets new records

Official data from National Grid shows that generation from renewable energy in the UK has continued to grow and could overtake levels of nuclear generation in 2016. While electricity generation from conventional and nuclear power plants still dominate in the

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World’s largest floating wind farm in Scotland

The world’s largest floating offshore wind development will be installed off the coast of Peterhead after the application has been granted a marine licence by the Scottish Government. Statoil propose developing a pilot park of five floating 6 MW turbines

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World’s first wind turbine amusement park is dutch-made, everyone-approved

Qurrent, a Dutch renewable energy company, believes that fun and sustainability can both be achieved by using wind turbines to power an amusement park. Don’t believe it? Qurrent collaborated with Jora Entertainment to come up with the design of the

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4 ways the UK can get almost all its power from renewables, without Hinkley

The UK could generate more than 80% of its electricity from wind, solar and tidal power within 15 years and keep the lights on – thanks to advances in storage and smart technology and falls in the costs of renewables

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For nuclear’s cost, U.K. could have six times the wind capacity

Britain could have six times the power-generation capacity for the same money by investing in wind turbines instead of the 24.5 billion-pound ($37.9 billion) Hinkley Point nuclear reactor. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a London-based researcher that

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World’s first renewable energy pension fund launched in the UK

The world’s first pension fund investing solely in renewable energy was launched last week in London. The announcement came from Abundance, the ethical peer-to-peer investment platform. Uk residents will be able to choose where to put their money, selecting among

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