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February 2, 2012

Falling solar prices good for climate, bad for firms

(Reuters) - There is a bright side to the plunge in solar panel prices that has brought down some U.S. and German manufacturers which relied too heavily on subsidies for green energy - solar power costs have fallen faster than...[more]

Category: Europe - News

February 1, 2012

RE100 Policy Institute Comments On Spain's Recent Renewable Energy Policy Decisions

Spain’s recent decision to stop subsidizing new renewable energy projects as part of managing their debt crisis has been hitting the headlines. Renewable energy skeptics will surely spin this as added proof that renewable energy...[more]

Category: Europe - News

January 21, 2012


RENEWABLES 100 POLICY INSTITUTE CLEARS UP THE FACTS IN RESPONSE TO RECENT DER SPIEGEL PIECE ON GERMAN SOLAR POWER On January 18, 2011, the German magazine Der Spiegel published an article titled “The Solar Subsidy Sinkhole,”...[more]

Category: Europe - News

January 20, 2012

Blinded by the German Mirror

On Wednesday, Germany's Der Spiegel published a critique of the country's solar policy. The magazine, whose name means The Mirror, claims that Germans support solar blindly, but the weekly has a history of blind reports on...[more]

Category: Europe - News

January 19, 2012

Renewables supplied about 21% of all the EU electricity used in 2010

Renewable energy generated between 665 and 673 terawatt-hours of electricity in the EU in 2010. With total energy consumption of between 3,115  and 3,175 terawatt-hours, this means that clean energy supplied about 21%...[more]

Category: Europe - News

December 18, 2011

Germany's Renewable Output Beats Nuclear, Hard Coal in Power Mix

By Stefan Nicola Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Germany produced more energy from renewable sources than from nuclear, hard-coal or gas-fired plants this year after boosting investments in projects from wind to biomass.Renewables...[more]

Category: Europe - News

November 30, 2011

Denmark: 100% reliant on renewable energy in 2050

The Danish Government’s plan "Our Energy" seeks to create green growth and help the country convert to 100 percent renewable energy use by 2050 The Danish Government presented today its plan for how the country can...[more]

Category: Europe - News

November 10, 2011

World headed for irreversible climate change in five years, IEA warns

If fossil fuel infrastructure is not rapidly changed, the world will 'lose for ever' the chance to avoid dangerous climate change. The world is likely to build so many fossil-fuelled power stations, energy-guzzling...[more]

Category: Europe - News, North America - News

November 10, 2011

WWEC2011: 100 % renewable energy is possible worldwide with today's technologies

Stable frameworks are basic precondition for large scale investment in wind power in developing as well as in industrialized countries Cairo (WWEA) – During the second day of the 10th World Wind Energy Conference in Cairo, the...[more]

Category: Europe - News

October 12, 2011

Increased German renewables hits baseload power profits: study

Increased renewable power generation and the associated phenomenon of negative power prices on the German power exchange EEX is hitting the profitability of baseload power production and creating a greater need for more flexible...[more]

Category: Europe - News

October 7, 2011

Half a trillion dollars last year supporting fossil fuels

04 October 2011 Paris --- Governments and taxpayers spent about half a trillion dollars last year supporting the production and consumption of fossil fuels. Removing inefficient subsidies would raise national revenues...[more]

Category: Europe - News

September 29, 2011

WAVE - the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition!

In Fall 2011, WAVE - the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition--involved 20 teams from all over the world driving for 15 days from Paris to Prague with a special mission to promote electric mobility running on renewable energy. [more]

Category: Europe - News

September 28, 2011

First Solar Boat Expedition Around the Globe

Expedition around the globe On its round-the-globe expedition, the TÛRANOR PlanetSolar will pioneer the use of sustainable energy technology on water. It is different from anything that has happened in the field of mobility to...[more]

Category: Europe - News

July 3, 2011

100% renewable electricity supply | Germany

Energy goal for 2050: 100% renewable electricity supply + 27.06.2011 + New UBA study shows that electricity supplied entirely from renewable energies is realistic. Germany’s ...[more]

Category: Europe - News

January 14, 2011

Cost of turnkey PV in Germany drops

A German market analyst says the cost of an installed kilowatt of photovoltaics dropped by more than 20 percent in 2010. Interestingly, the cost of an installed PV kilowatt in the US seems to be at least 60 percent...[more]

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