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January 15, 2015

10 cities aiming for 100 percent clean energy

Scientists have been fairly unequivocal in their warnings that we must ditch fossil fuels entirely if we are to have any hope of reversing climate change. Yet despite significant progress in the last year, historic announcements...[more]

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January 5, 2015

Lower Austria New Years Resolution: 100 Percent of Electricity from Renewable Sources by 2015

Lower Austria Minister for Energy Dr. Stephan Pernkopf: We want to achieve this goal together.This year, the province of Lower Austria wants to become powered  by 100% renewables, that is, by water, wind, biomass and solar...[more]

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November 21, 2014

Portugal, powered in 2013 by 58.3% Renewable Energy

Portugal has a population of just 11 million people but it is punching above its weight in renewable energy industries. Almost 60 per cent of its energy needs came from renewable sources last year, a 20 per cent increase from...[more]

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November 6, 2014

Scotland’s Wind power generated 126% of residential electricity needs in October 2014

October 2014 was a “bumper month” for renewables in Scotland, new figures published by WWF Scotland today (Tuesday 4 November) reveal. [1] Analysis by the environmental group of data [2] provided by the WeatherEnergy...[more]

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November 3, 2014

Climatescope 2014 – Global study shows clean energy activity surges in developing world

China, Brazil and South Africa show wide diversity of clean energy investment opportunities London, Washington D.C., 28 October 2014 – Developing nations represent a large and rapidly growing share of the world’s clean energy...[more]

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November 3, 2014

White solar modules: a revolution for building integration

CSEM announces the world’s first white solar modules. This innovative technology is particularly attractive to the building industry where solar elements can blend into a building’s skin and become virtually hidden energy...[more]

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October 10, 2014

Sweden’s incoming government edging out nuclear power

Sweden may soon turn its back on nuclear power as the incoming Social Democrats and Green Party have announced a coalition agreement to phase out atomic power development, Swedish media have reported. The two parties have agreed...[more]

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October 5, 2014

Smart, ecofriendly new battery to solve problems

Present-day lithium batteries are efficient but involve a range of resource and environmental problems. Using materials from alfalfa (lucerne seed) and pine resin and a clever recycling strategy, Uppsala researchers have now come...[more]

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September 12, 2014

Net Savings Of $71 Trillion By 2050 With Transition To Renewable Energy

The transition to a global renewable energy economy could save $71 trillion by the year 2050, according to an IEA report. Or, to say that another way, $44 trillion in investment by the year 2050 would translate to about...[more]

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September 10, 2014

Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) Agenda

We are honored to join the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) in announcing the release of the WECAN Women's Climate and Action Agenda. Drafted with initial input from more than 100 international women...[more]

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August 18, 2014

Germany - 75 % Electricity from Renewables! 53,5 GW

Die Erneuerbaren Energien eilen von einem Rekord zum nächsten. Nachdem sie im Mai schon einmal 73 Prozent Anteil an der Stromerzeugung hatten, haben sie am Sonntag nun die 75 Prozent Marke durchbrochen. Am frühen Nachmittag...[more]

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July 2, 2014

UNESCO's RENISLA Calls for for Expanding 100% Renewable Campaign

Following up on its recent 2014 forum on the 100% renewable energy island of El Hierro off the coast of Spain, RENISLA, a project of UNESCO, has issued a call for action to expand the worldwide campaign for the transition to...[more]

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April 13, 2014

IPCC Working Group III Briefing Documents Show 100% Renewable Energy is Happening

Renewables 100 Policy Institute was pleased to contribute to our Partner Tck Tck Tck's briefing documents for NGO's attending and reporting on the recent IPCC Working Group III meeting in Berlin. This meeting resulted in...[more]

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March 9, 2014

Phase out of Nuclear Power in Europe From Vision to Reality

...... An alternative “advanced scenario” (compared to the energy [r]evolution study) to allow an earlier nuclear phase out The energy [r]evolution Advanced scenario which forms the basis for our overall assessment takes a...[more]

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December 31, 2013

Renewable energy use at record high in Scotland

A record two fifths of electricity used in Scotland came from renewables last year, official figures have revealed. UK government figures showed 40.3% of energy consumption in 2012 was met by the sector - up from 36.3% the...[more]

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