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US Virgin Islands Plans 60% Reduction in Fossil Fuel Use By 2025

The U.S. Virgin Islands has worked with NREL to come up with a strategic plan to reduce fossil fuel use by 60 percent by 2025. The plan will include the deployment of five different renewable energy technologies and a huge roll-out of energy efficiency improvements. The USVI, much like other islands, currently depends heavily on imported fuel for their energy needs, making electricity cost almost $0.
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Solar cell could be cheaper than fossil fuel

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : TG Daily - Sustainability (3 years ago)

By harvesting waste heat, researchers from the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have for the first time built a solar cell with an external quantum efficiency over 100 percent. read more Read Post

NREL Publishes Cradle-to-Grave Assessment of Greenhouse Gases From Energy Sources

Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica (2 years ago)

The NREL has published a precise profile of greenhouse gas emissions from renewable and fossil fuel energy generation technologies. Related posts: NREL Lends Legitimacy to Life-Cycle Assessment of Coal v Renewables Direct Data from ... Read Post

US Virgin Islands Launches 15-Year Energy Initiative to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use 60%

Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica (2 years ago)

Nearly 100% reliant on imported oil for electricity and water desalination, the USVI has launched an ambitious 15-year plan to cut fossil fuel use 60%. Partnering with NREL and the Interior Dept., the plan's success may have a lasti... Read Post


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