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November 24, 2012

Zero Emission Ship runs on 100% Renewables

An emission-free passenger ferry that holds 1,500 people and about 1.3 miles of parking spaces will be operating between Denmark, Germany and Sweden within the next five years. An emission-free passenger ferry that holds 1,500...[more]

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November 8, 2012

Iceland - 100% Renewable Electricity Supply

Iceland--an Example of the High Penetration of Renewables in the Modern Era 100% Renewable Electricity SupplyAmong World's Highest Geothermal PenetrationHighest Per Capita Geothermal Development in the World Iceland's famous...[more]

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November 6, 2012

WWF applauds Scotland’s new interim renewable target

Responding to the Scottish Government announcement at the Renewable UK conference in Glasgow of a new interim target that will see 50 per cent of Scotland’s electricity demand met from green power by 2015. Dr Dan Barlow, Head of...[more]

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October 31, 2012

Renewable energy will overtake nuclear power by 2018, research says

Renewables will provide enough power for one in 10 British homes by 2015 if current growth rates continue[more]

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October 23, 2012

IKEA Group become energy independent

New strategy will see IKEA Group become energy independent and help millions of people live an affordable, sustainable life at home. (Netherlands – October 23, 2012) The IKEA Group today released a new, ambitious...[more]

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October 8, 2012

100 % renewable energy is already reality

Europe is showing the world that we can move to a sustainable energy future based on cost-effective, clean and stable supplies. Renewable energies (RE) accounted for more than 71% of total electric capacity additions in 2011,...[more]

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September 7, 2012

German grid reaches record reliability in 2011

On Monday, Germany's Network Agency announced that the German grid only had a downtime of 15.31 minutes, even lower than the already impressive 17.44 minutes of downtime during the period from 2006 the 2010. Last spring, when...[more]

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August 30, 2012

PV prices down 66% since 2006

Germany's BSW-Solar has published a chart showing that the price of a solar array in Germany is now down to 1,702 euros per kilowatt – further proof that feed-in tariffs reduce prices more than policies used in other countries,...[more]

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August 18, 2012

First wind-powered EV charging station installed

What's claimed to be the world's first fully integrated wind-powered electric vehicle charging station has just been unveiled in Barcelona, Spain. The Sanya Skypump marries a 4 kW turbine developed by New York's Urban Green...[more]

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August 11, 2012

e-miglia 2012: Already a classic of e-mobility

On August 12th, 2012 the e-miglia is starting into its third year. In their rally through four Alpine countries various electric vehicles will once again prove in an ambitious and sportive way that zero-emission mobility isn’t a...[more]

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July 30, 2012

German wind and PV lower European market power prices

In countries with a large penetration rate of zero fuel cost renewables (wind power in Denmark and Spain, wind and PV in Germany), the “merit-order effect” (avoiding the most costly means of power production to cover peak loads)...[more]

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July 25, 2012

Energy Cooperatives invest 800 Million Euros in Energy System Transformation in Germany

Over 80,000 Germans are actively participating in cooperative power plant projects / Participation possible starting with minimal capital / Vast majority of energy cooperatives are using solar power. More and more people in...[more]

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June 23, 2012

New Study shows that ambitious efficiency standards in the EU can save 110 nuclear power plants.

Massive economic and environmental gains through EU Ecodesign Directive The EU Ecodesign Directive aims at reducing the environmental impact of a number of products sold in the EU, with emphasis on their energy...[more]

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June 20, 2012

IRENA estimates: Off-grid renewables alone could create 4 million jobs in rural areas

Deployment of renewable energy creates access and jobs in rural areas  Reaching the UN goal of providing sustainable energy for all by 2030 would create up to four million direct jobs in the off-grid electricity sector...[more]

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June 19, 2012

My house is my filling station

In October 2011, as part of its building and electric mobility research, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development will begin with the construction of the follow-up model of the plus energy house which...[more]

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