Renewables hands-down cheaper than coal, new report

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Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published today finds. Costs for solar and wind power technologies also continued to fall year-on-year.

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China Aims For 100 GW of Wind Power By 2020

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The total wind power generating capacity in China is currently 12,000 MW, but the nation, which is growing at the most rapid rate among all the countries in the world, wants to raise it to 20,000 MW by next year. This is an increase of its goal for wind power generation capacity by the year 2020 to as much as 100,000 megawatts. ” Wind Power News china wind power

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Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?


To change, we would need to develop clear plans that provide predictability so that businesses can switch to renewable sources of energy, such as solar or wind energy. Further reading: Can We Rely Entirely on Solar and Wind Energy?

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Germany invests in the DRC, but renewables could save all of Africa

Green Prophet

The Government of Germany has been supporting resilience building activities in the Kivus since 2017 with a contribution of $40 million USD through a joint program now winding down. A golden opportunity for national solar and wind power projects?

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Renewable Energy Options for an Eco-Friendly House


Using solar energy rather than relying on power generated by nonrenewable fossil fuels , lessens your carbon footprint on the earth. Renewables allow us to develop locally sourced power for our own communities. Solar-powered appliances. WIND ENERGY.

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UK Wind Power Projects Delayed

Wind Power Ninja

A massive project planned in the UK that would erect an offshore wind farm consisting of over 8,000 wind turbines by 2020 is likely to now be delayed. The government is looking to contract out a major project that would connect the wind farm energy to the grid. By letting contractors bid on the project, the UK government is hoping to reduce some of the $23 billion expected to cost to connect the 33,000 megawatts of wind energy power to the central grid.

China Plans to Tap 600 MW of Wind Power in Turkey

Green Prophet

Turkey’s massive wind resource has long been recognized. Now China’s wind giant Sinovel has signed an agreement to supply turbines to build 600 MW of wind projects in Turkey, in what could be the company’s largest overseas deal to date.

Global Wind Power Grew By 29% In 2008

Wind Power Ninja

Global wind capacity grew by 29 percent in 2008 with America passing Germany to become the world’s leading wind power generator. Worldwatch, a Washington-based research organization said that global wind capacity rose by over 27,000 megawatts, to 120,798 MW last year. Wind now provides 1.5 wind capacity increased by 50 percent to 25,170 MW, or 21 percent of global capacity. Government / Industry Wind Power News global wind power

Wind Power Pitting Environmentalists Against Environmentalists

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind power offers a clean alternative to coal-derived energy. The proposed 50-turbine wind farm raises concerns about the impact on the local bald eagle population, including two rare golden eagles that use the bluff country for habitat. The controversy over the wind farm shows two conflicting ideas regarding environmentalism. A state law requires that green energy projects like AWA Goodhue Wind move forward to meet the state goal of 25 percent wind power by 2020.

Wind Power Can Replace Coal

Eco Friendly Daily

Coal power is the dirtiest form of energy creation on Earth. Right now, there are far too many coal power plants on Earth, especially in China which seems to build about five a week it seems. This would be enough energy to power around 800,000 to 900,000 homes.

Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

Green Blog

billion on wind, solar and other renewable projects in 2013. Last year China became a powerhouse for solar and wind as the country’s investments in renewable energy increased by 32 percent, to $89.5 Chinese wind power now has an amazing cumulative capacity of 115,000 megawatts.

Renewables rising – wind power passes the six gigawatt threshold

Green (Living) Review

6GW of installed capacity as wind industry makes great stride forward UK now has enough installed capacity to supply over 3.3 million homes Chief Secretary to the Treasury calls for further expansion of wind power RenewableUK, the trade association representing the renewable energy industries, has announced that the country’s wind sector has reached a landmark 6 gigawatts of installed capacity – enough to supply electricity to 3,354,893 homes.

Wind power generation increases by almost a third

Green (Living) Review

Wind now powering more than two million homes Energy statistics reveal a 31% increase in wind power generation in 2009 Renewables contribution to UK electricity mix up by 20% Wind energy now represents 2.5% of all UK electricity production by Michael Smith (Veshengro) RenewableUK, the trade body representing Britain 's wind, wave and tidal energy sector has welcomed figures which show the percentage of electricity on the grid from wind power increased by 31.1%

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China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

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Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. China’s ambitious Wind Base program will help ensure a widening lead for some years to come. wind leaderboard since 2006.

EU Likely To Exceed Twenty Percent Renewable Goal Of 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

The goals vary depending upon the country in question, but in Europe the European Union has collectively set a goal of attaining twenty percent of their energy needs from renewables by 2020. percent of their energy usage met through renewables by the year 2020.

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After record levels last year, world wind power is set to break new records in 2013

Green Blog

Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. wind industry made headlines too.

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World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

Green Blog

At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s 506 million people. wind power in 2013.

U.K. Wind Energy Jobs Up 91%

Wind Power Ninja

wind power industry has surged 91 percent in three years, the RenewableUK lobby group said today. The number of people employed full-time in the large-scale onshore and offshore wind energy industry rose to about 9,200 in 2010 from 4,800 in 2007, RenewableUK said today in an e-mailed report. is banking on wind energy to help meet its European Union target of deriving 15 percent of energy for electricity, heat and transportation from renewables by 2020.

Egypt Now Contracting a Whopping 1,000 MW Wind Farm!

Green Prophet

Egypt is now close to awarding a contract to build a 1,000 megawatt wind farm, to be up and running in 2016, that it first announced last year. A wind farm this size has few equals worldwide. Gigawatts of Wind Power by 2016 ). Billion Egyptian Pounds For Wind ).

Hawa Akkar Wind Farm to Illuminate 60,000 Lebanese Homes in First for Country

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Lebanese renewable energy have fallen short of its ambitious goal of reaching 12 percent of Lebanon’s energy needs by the year 2020. But now it is in the middle of building its first wind farm at about 60 MW in the country’s north. . Doing an onsite wind test in Lebanon.

Morocco’s Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar on Track for 2020?s 42% Green Goal

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Saudi Arabia gives Morocco a sunny boost, but Joseph looks at Morocco’s bigger renewable energy picture: an aim to use 42% renewables by 2020. What makes the new consortium unique is that it is looking to create a solar power plant at nearly 50 percent less cost than other plants.

Now Morocco is Looking for Bids for 850 MW of Wind

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Now it is starting on wind. Morocco’s state-run power utility has just invited companies to bid on five wind farm projects with a total power generation capacity of 850 megawatts, as part of its plan to build 2,000 MW of wind power by 2020.

Canberra Targets 90% Renewables By 2020


The Australian Capital Territory government has outlined a bold plan to source 90 per cent of its energy requirements from renewable energy by 2020, with major emphasis on solar and wind power and on energy efficiency.

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Egypt’s Next Huge Wind Farm

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As part of its target of going from its current 550MW of wind to a staggering 2,690MW by 2016 to reach 7,200MW by 2020, Egypt is putting bids out for yet more wind power. It is likely to generate a gold rush of wind developers. Gigawatts of Wind Power by 2016 ).

Morocco to Pioneer 1 GW Hydro-Wind Hybrid Power

Green Prophet

A huge hydro-wind hybrid power station will double Morocco’s entire installed hydropower capacity – and be a world’s first. Although seldom built in tandem as one project like this, hydro power is often used to provide storage for wind power.

Study: Wind Energy To Prevent 34 Billion Tons Of Carbon Emissions By 2030

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind energy has become a clear component of the future of the renewable energy sector. Wind energy grows yearly and globally, with more developing nations joining the field as well. The study was published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International.

Egypt Expanding Renewable Energy Sector, Hopes To Export To Europe

Eco Friendly Daily

For example, Egypt’s government has pledged to generate twenty percent of their energy needs from renewable energy by the year 2020. Many are pessimistic that the country will be able to meet these goals, however a new solar power plant may assist them in reaching the goal.

Hidden Costs of Constructing Wind Farms in Turkey Include Many New Roads

Green Prophet

The new roads required to transport wind turbines to installation sites in Turkey can delay projects and add to their costs, but also create hundreds of new construction jobs. As a result, the extra costs of road construction are often figured into the projected costs of wind energy companies.

Australia Wind Energy Sector Growing

Eco Friendly Daily

However, Australia is seeking to reduce carbon dioxide emissions greatly by 2020. The current Australian goal is to have twenty percent of their energy needs met through renewable sources by 2020. REpower will be providing sixty-four wind turbines which are 2.05

Has The Middle East Turned A New (Green) Leaf?

Green Prophet

From inspiring solar projects in Israel, Egypt and Algeria to impressive wind farms in Morocco , it seems that the region is beginning to recognise its abundant renewables energy potential. Energy Gulf region oil industry renewable energy Solar Energy wind power

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France Looks To Boost Offshore Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

The field of offshore wind energy is growing and despite its infancy, many nations are benefiting from the energy as a major source of clean electricity. Currently Britain has the greatest installed offshore wind capacity, with approximately 2,000 megawatts already installed.

China’s Electricity Grid Growing With Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

Both wind and solar sectors have been growing significantly in the country, although hydropower is still the top contributor to renewable energy in China. China aims to attain fifteen percent of their electricity needs from renewables by 2020, a goal they have the potential to reach.

United States Grants First Ever Wind Farm Licenses

Eco Friendly Daily

The United States recently announced the first ever licenses for offshore wind farms. The wind energy development would occur offshore of New Jersey and Delaware. Unfortunately, until this point there have been no wind farms built in the United States.

Massive Wind Farm Approved In Wyoming

Eco Friendly Daily

The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project, slated to be located in Wyoming, was recently given approval by the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project will be located in south-central Wyoming. Environment Wind Power

EU Project Finds 20 Megawatt Turbines Have Potential Place In Offshore Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

UpWind is a project of the European Union regarding wind energy technology. The goal of the project is to determine the best technologies and methods of implementing large wind turbine usage. UpWind also pushed for evaluating wind farm layouts and general maintenance concerns.

Denmark to end their reliance on fossil fuels, aims for 100 percent renewable energy in 2050

Green Blog

Under the new plan the government wants to see Denmark generate 52% of its energy from renewable sources, such as wind power, as early as 2020. By 2030 all coal-fired power plants in Denmark will be phased out and replaced by biomass and other renewable energy sources. And in 2035 the Danish government expects that all of the country’s power and heat will come from renewable energy sources. billion crowns, or about $1 billion, in additional spending in 2020.

Japan To Build Floating Wind Turbines Near Battered Nuclear Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

Greenpeace indicated that the could eliminate their use of nuclear energy by increasing their wind and solar energy sectors. This could be accomplished by increasing their wind and solar capacity to 47,200 megawatts from the current 3,500 megawatts by the year 2015.

Santa Clara CA Purchases 50 MW Of New Projects Wind Energy

Green Blog

Iberdrola Renewables recently announced that it had sold 50 Megawatts to the City of Santa Clara Silicon Valley Power (SVP) from its Manzana Wind Power Project that is still under construction. According to the SVP manager of customer services Larry Owens, the wind power purchase meant that the company met the California’s renewable energy requirements ahead of time. The 50MW purchase is enough to power approximately 20,000 typical Santa Clara homes.

Tarfaya: Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Morocco is a Go

Green Prophet

Africa’s largest wind farm to date is slated to begin construction as soon as a long-delayed financing agreement is completed, according to Wind Power Monthly. No new timetable has been revealed,” Wind Power Monthly reports.

RenewableUK welcomes Huhne’s pledge to slash energy bills with new green measures

Green (Living) Review

In 2020, the cost to consumers of support for large-scale renewables will be less than £2 per week - just £48, or 3.5%, of an annual energy bill of £1,379 in 2020 – far less than opponents of renewables claim.

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Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020


Solar Power. Wind Power. Podder: A futuristic form of public transport set in Singapore 2020. In this regard, the Podder will serve as an electric public transport system for the city of Singapore, in the year of 2020. Conceived by industrial designer Zelin Ong, the nature of the conception corresponds to the technological and demographic upheaval of Singapore in 2020. Eco Factor: Concept vehicle designed to be powered by electricity. solar power.

Blowing in the Wind: America’s Struggle to Hold On To Wind Energy

Green Home Blog

Blowing in the Wind: America’s Struggle to Hold On To Wind Energy. The American wind energy industry is hanging on, but only by a thread. Times report, China has been able to leap forward in years of wind turbine progress simply because the U.S.

How can countries ensure renewable energy technology is developed sufficiently?

Green Prophet

Currently wind power generates enough energy to meet 10% of the UK’s needs with over 9,300 wind turbines erected across the countries unused land. Consumers need access to efficient tools to utilise the power.