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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Global wind energy capacity will nearly double in the next five years, largely led by further market growth in China, but also as a stronger industry emerges in the United States, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said on Tuesday.
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2016-04-19 09:04:52
Friday, April 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Fall in solar power was expected after ministers announced 65% cut to feed-in tariff, but size of drop-off will still dismay green campaignersThe amount of household solar power capacity installed in the past two months has plummeted by three quarters following the government’s cuts to subsidies, according to new figures
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2016-04-08 11:01:17
Thursday, April 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Renewable energy generation capacity expanded by 8.3 percent last year to 1,985 gigawatts globally, the fastest annual rate on record, data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) showed on Thursday.









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2016-04-07 08:17:13
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The Venezuelan government extended the Easter holiday to an entire week this year, and it’s all because of the weather. Although Venezuela is a big oil producer most of its power is produced by hydroelectric generators.The massive Guri dam, one of the largest in the world with a capacity of more than 10GW, provides almost half the country’s hydroelectricity
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2016-03-30 16:30:30
Monday, March 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Analysis by Green Alliance finds subsidies for fossil fuel generation more costly than simplified system favouring renewablesBuilding more renewable energy capacity with public money would cost less than the current subsidy regime in the UK, a new analysis has found, despite government claims that subsidies are too expensive
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2016-03-14 01:30:09
Thursday, February 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Greenpeace publishes new report detailing how capital can close the gap on the rest of the country when it comes to solar power, reports BusinessGreenLondon could deliver a tenfold increase in solar power over the next 10 years, closing the gap which has seen the capital become the worst performing major city and region in the UK for solar adoption
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2016-02-18 05:48:51
Thursday, February 11th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Booming market grew 27% in 2015 edging past European Union for first time, says industry group. Climate Home reportsChina installed half of all new wind capacity worldwide last year, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).The country added an “astonishing” 30.5 gigawatts (GW) to boost installations to 145
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2016-02-11 07:35:24
Monday, February 1st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Europe’s offshore wind capacity doubles in one year but the UK falls behind Germany in the clean energy race, despite attracting more investment Germany has overtaken the UK in the rate at which it is installing wind turbines at sea, industry figures show.Globally, wind installations grew by 25% in 2014, reaching a landmark 62,000 MW of capacity, according to a separate report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)
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2016-02-01 23:00:09
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain needs to put a carbon emissions limit on power plants bidding for back-up capacity contracts as an auction last week laid bare the contradiction between support for dirty emergency power stations and ambitions to tackle climate change.




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2015-12-16 06:09:55
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
The UK’s electricity grid is having to work harder than ever to ensure that there is enough power to go around this winter as old power stations close down or need repairing, with little spare generating capacity to make up any shortfalls. That places a bigger burden on renewables – wind power could make a good contribution in a windy winter, but nothing is generated when the wind drops, and solar power is limited in the dark days of winter
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2015-11-22 15:30:16