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February 25, 2017

Denmark, wind energy generated enough electricity to power the entire country’s needs

Denmark Generated Enough Wind Energy To Power All Its Electricity Needs On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017. The country of Denmark generated enough wind energy on Wednesday to power the entire country’s electricity needs,...[more]

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August 11, 2016

Scotland wind turbines cover all its electricity needs for a day

High winds on Sunday boosted renewable energy output to provide 106% of Scotland’s electricity needs for a day. High winds on Sunday were strong enough to power the equivalent of all of Scotland’s electricity needs for the day,...[more]

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July 30, 2016

A quarter of UK electricity now from renewable sources

In 2015 renewable energy provided 25% of the UK’s electricity, up from 20% the previous year, with gas displacing coal as the top contributor. Once considered the lifeblood of this country, for the first time coal is now...[more]

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May 17, 2016

Portugal powered for 4 days by 100% Renewable Electricity

from May 7th (6:45am) to May 11th (5:45pm) Portugal was powered by 100% renewable electricity, according to the National Energy Network (REN) and the Portuguese  Renewable Energy Association (APREN). (Associação Sistema...[more]

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May 10, 2016

Renewable generation covered 95 percent of German power consumption

Renewable generation covered 95 percent of German power consumption at 11 o’clock on Sunday, according to preliminary data from energy think tank Agora Energiewende*. [read more][more]

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January 15, 2016

Denmark breaks its own world record in wind energy

Danish wind turbines set a new world record in 2015. Wind power is now counted for 42.1% of the total electricity consumption in Denmark, according to data published on Friday (15 January). The percentage of wind power in...[more]

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January 11, 2016

Scottish wind power surge in 2015

Wind power generated enough to supply the electrical needs of 97 per cent of Scottish homes - or the equivalent of 41 per cent of Scotland’s entire electricity needs for the year. WWF Scotland figures point to a bumper year...[more]

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November 5, 2015

Austria's largest state goes 100% renewable

Austria's largest state said Thursday that 100 percent of its electricity is now generated using renewable sources of energy. "We have invested heavily to boost energy efficiency and to expand renewables," said Erwin...[more]

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September 30, 2015

Going 100% renewable energy for a better future

Despite being major centres, it is not a given that decisions made in New York and Paris reverberate in villages in Bangladesh, in boardrooms in Bogota and in the city hall of Vancouver. But that’s exactly what needs to happen...[more]

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September 21, 2015


Greenpeace’s Energy [R]evolution scenario 2015 phases out coal, oil, gas and nuclear energy as fast as technically and economically possible, by expanding the renewable energy share to 42 per cent in 2030, 72 per cent in 2040 and...[more]

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July 20, 2015

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2015

The World Nuclear Industry Reports Half Of The World Gets More Power From Renewable Energy Over Nuclear Power Back in the 1950s, scientists discovered that energy can be generated from splitting atoms. This reaction was known...[more]

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June 18, 2015

Renewables 2015 Global Status Report Launched

Renewable Energy’s Record Year Helps Uncouple Growth of Global Economy and CO2  Read the Renewables 2015 Global Status Report   Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014;164 countries with...[more]

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April 12, 2015

France 100% Renewable Electricity by 2050?

French Federal Government Report: 100% Renewable Electricity by 2050 in France Would Not Cost More than 50% Nuclear The following is a brief summary of a piece that appeared in France's center-left newspaper Le Monde, which...[more]

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February 10, 2015

2014 a "massive year" for wind and solar power in Scotland - new data published

Analysis by WWF ScotlandWhen looking at data for the whole of 2014… Wind turbines provided an estimated 8,958,130MWh of electricity to the National Grid, or an average of 746,510MWh each month - enough to supply the electrical...[more]

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January 18, 2015

Denmark Sets World Record For Wind Power Production

Climate Progress: Denmark Sets World Record For Wind Power Production Denmark has been long been a pioneer in wind power, having installed its first turbines in the mid-1970s when oil shocks sent the import-dependent nation on...[more]

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