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February 6, 2012

German power exports to France increasing

The current cold spell in Europe is having an effect on international power exports. On the one hand, demand for heat has skyrocketed, but the clear skies also ensure that photovoltaics reaches relatively high peaks for the...[more]

Category: Europe - News

February 5, 2012

Germany exporting electricity to France

Germany has shut down many nuclear power plants. France, in contrast, has still a very large nuclear capacity. So one might expect that Germany needs to pull some power from the reliable French nuclear plants to make up for...[more]

Category: Europe - News

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 23, 2012

Cargo boat and US navy ship powered by algal oil in marine fuel trials

Giant cargo boats and US navy warships have been successfully powered on oil derived from genetically modified algae in a move which could herald a revolution in the fuel used by the world's fleets – and a reduction in the...[more]

Category: North America - News

January 21, 2012

CLEARING UP THE FACTS ON SOLAR IN GERMANY

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

December 16, 2011

Greenpeace Facebook Campaign Results in Renewable Energy Collaboration Agreement

After 20 months of mobilizing, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make...[more]

Category: North America - News

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