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December 6, 2013

Swiss Energiewende investigated - 98 percent renewable power by 2050

Switzerland already gets more than half of its electricity from renewable sources. Now, German researchers say that the country could have 98 percent renewable power by 2050. Germany's GLR has published the country edition of...[more]

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October 24, 2013

Germany Could Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

The German Federal Environment Agency has released a paper discussing how Germany could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors within the nation's borders by 95% below 1990 levels by 2050, achieving only 1 tonne of...[more]

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October 15, 2013

Innovation in renewable-energy technologies is booming

New study shows that research investments and growing markets have fueled a huge rise in new patents.[more]

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October 8, 2013

German solar PV, wind energy peak at 59.1% of electricity production on October 3rd, 2013

German solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy peaked at 59.1% of the nation’s hourly electricity production slightly before 12:00 PM on October 3rd, 2013, according to an analysis by renewable energy consultant Bernard...[more]

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September 28, 2013

Citi sees $5.7 trillion renewables opportunity – with no added grid costs

Analysts at Citi have produced a detailed report which suggests another 900 gigawatts of solar installations, and another 1,500GW of wind farms could be installed around the world with little added cost to electricity grids. This...[more]

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September 26, 2013

100% Renewable Energy

100% renewable energy makes the cover story of Renewable Energy World magazine! Featuring Renewables 100 Policy Institute, Go 100 Percent Renewable Energy and many pioneering leaders who are making 100% renewable a...[more]

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September 20, 2013

NY Times gets it totally wrong on German energy transition

What the New York Times does not tell you Poverty an issue for social policy, not energy policy Yesterday, the New York Times published an astonishingly misleading article, depicting Germany as a country in which poor...[more]

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July 30, 2013

Switzerland Cannot Afford Not To Transition To Renewables

A new report published by the Swiss Energy Foundation has made it clear that Switzerland cannot afford not to transition to renewables by looking at the overall cost of not transitioning to renewables and lower...[more]

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July 25, 2013

Austria to go 100 percent nuclear-free

This month, Austria went ahead with its plans to ban imports of nuclear power to the country. Electricity is to be labeled to ensure that no power from nuclear reactors is purchased from abroad. The EU is not pleased about the...[more]

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July 24, 2013

Vast costs of Arctic change

The global impacts of a warming Arctic could carry a price tag comparable to the size of the global economy in 2012, according to a Comment piece in this week's Nature. Unlike the loss of sea ice, the vulner-ability of polar...[more]

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July 18, 2013

DIW says EU overestimates cost of renewables

Yesterday, Germany's premier economic research institute published a study criticizing EU estimates of the cost of nuclear, carbon capture and storage, and photovoltaics. The DIW says PV is already less expensive than the EU's...[more]

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July 14, 2013

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013

Two years after the Fukushima disaster started unfolding on 11 March 2011, its impact on the global nuclear industry has become increasingly visible. Global electricity generation from nuclear plants dropped by a...[more]

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June 27, 2013

IEA: Renewables Will Exceed Natural Gas And Nuclear By 2016

Natural gas is widely considered the bridge to take us from fossil fuel dependence to a clean energy future – but that bridge may be a lot shorter than anyone could have predicted. The International Energy Agency (IEA)...[more]

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June 26, 2013

100% Renewable Energy And Beyond!

While many countries still discuss whether or not a 100% renewable energy system – or “just” a 100% renewable electricity supply – is even theoretically possible, Germans seem no longer bothered by such unscientific doubts. To...[more]

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June 18, 2013

The REN21 Renewables 2013 Global Status Report

First released in 2005, REN21's Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) has grown to become a truely collaborative effort of over 500 authors, contributors and reviewers, and is today the most frequently referenced report on...[more]

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