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Wind Power Results In Very Few Bird Deaths Overall

Wind power critics sometimes try to say that this form of clean, renewable energy is bogus because a number of bird deaths result each year from collisions with wind turbines and towers. What they fail to mention is the context, so they leave out certain very key facts. The number of birds killed by wind turbines is relatively tiny

Senator Cruz heads to bankrupt PA refinery for rally against biofuels policy

Philadelphia (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will speak at a rally against the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on Wednesday hosted by bankrupt refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc - a company that blames the controversial biofuels policy for its financial demise.

BP Energy Outlook Ignores Renewable Energy Outpacing Fossil Fuels

British multinational oil and gas company BP has published its highly-anticipated Energy Outlook for 2018 and, even though it has branded its standard model the 'Evolving Transition' scenario, this year's report is the very picture of business as usual for the fossil fuel giant. 

Heineken Commits to 70% Renewable Energy in Production by 2030

Heineken has committed to increasing its share of renewable energy in production from the current 14% level to 70% in 2030. The Dutch brewing company also announced that it will set carbon emissions reduction goals for distribution, cooling, and packaging through a new program called Drop the C. Show More Summary

Renewables Grid Initiative & WindEurope Highlight Importance Of Investing In Grids To Boost Renewable Growth

Integrating renewable energy sources into the electricity grid is becoming easier and cheaper, according to the Renewables Grid Initiative and WindEurope, but more needs to be done for European electricity grids if the region is to achieve increased levels of renewable energy in its electricity mix. 

European Union Can Increase Share Of Renewables To 34% By 2030, Claims IRENA

The European Union is in a position to increase its share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 34% by 2030, double its share in 2016, and all the while resulting in a net positive impact, according to a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency this week. 

South Korea Strengthens Grid to Take On More Renewables

South Korea took action this month to strengthen its grid in preparation for a major boost in renewable energy generation. At the beginning of the month the state-owned Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) picked U.S. infrastructure...Show More Summary

EU nations should seize chance to boost renewable energy: study

EU member states should take advantage of falling costs for renewable energy to invest more in the sector and make it account for a third of total energy output by 2030, an new report said Tuesday.

IKEA Partners With Big Clean Switch To Save UK Customers Money On Renewable Energy

IKEA is partnering with Big Clean Switch to offer customers in the UK the lowest possible prices on 100% renewable energy. All it takes is a few clicks of the mouse to sign up, and the service could save the average customer in the UK more than $400 a year.

Local Energy Rules: Electric Vehicles Unlock Local Energy Benefits, Deliver Cost Savings

The shift toward electric vehicles means more than cleaner, greener transportation. It offers an opportunity to build out new infrastructure in a way that supports local economies and a pathway to bolstering local renewable energy, all while generating meaningful cost savings for drivers nationwide.

Mandates, Not Market Prices, Likely to Keep U.S. Solar Growing

Government mandates requiring utilities to procure renewable energy should keep U.S. solar power growing, despite new Trump administration tariffs on imported solar panels that are poised to raise prices.

World’s #1 Renewable Energy Installer, NextEra, Powers On With Renewables Despite Trump

Originally published on RenewEconomy By Simon Nicholas  The best-performing electricity utility in the USA is also the world’s biggest installer of renewables. Despite the current Presidential regime’s attempts to defend the coal industry, the U.S. Show More Summary

Arizona Could Implement Huge Energy Storage Mandate, Aim For 80% Renewables By 2050

As US president Donald Trump throws his support behind “beautiful clean coal,” the American state of Arizona — a Republican Party stronghold — is poised to take the lead on energy storage in the country as it tosses up whether to impose an 80% clean energy target by

World Power Grids Are Ready For New Energy

Study: Solar and Wind Won’t Break the Grid Zsofia Vegh, February 14, 2018 (Energy Collective) “…[Major power systems around the world] are able to cope quite well with increasing shares of intermittent renewables, if the right measures...Show More Summary

Global Data Giants Drive New Energy Growth

Hyperscalers drive renewable energy generation, says study Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox, 16 February 2018 (Data Center Dynamics) The data centers of hyperscale companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft use 2% to 3% of developed countries’...Show More Summary

EU approves Belgian renewable energy certificate schemes

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Friday said it had approved a Belgian scheme of certificates for renewable energy and high-efficiency cogeneration plant as in line with the bloc's climate goals.

US Renewables Account For 18% Of Energy Mix, Hot On The Heels Of Nuclear

Renewable energy deployment grew at a near-record pace in 2017, increasing by 14% to account for 18% of total US electricity generation, double its contribution a decade ago, and bringing it hot on the heels of the nation's nuclear energy fleet, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance's new Sustainable Energy in America Factbook 2018. 

100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide Is A New Cost-Effective Reality

A first of its kind study simulating a global electricity system based entirely on renewable energy on an hourly basis throughout a whole year shows that the existing renewable energy potential and technologies, including storage, are able to generate sufficient and secure power supply worldwide by 2050.

1st “Gas Free” Suburb In Australian Capital Territory, Part Of 100% Renewable Energy Goal

The Australian Capital Territory is to trial its first “gas-free” suburb as part of the next step in its push for 100% renewable energy in the nation’s capital

Fungal enzymes could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood

(University of York) An international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, has discovered a set of enzymes found in fungi that are capable of breaking down one of the main components of wood. The enzymes could now potentially be used to sustainably convert wood biomass into valuable chemical commodities such as biofuels.

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