World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

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For example, one project linking remote Xinjiang province to the 4 million people in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, was completed in early 2014. Denmark, Germany, and Belgium each added at least 190 megawatts to their totals, while China added 39 megawatts. But increasingly dire scientific warnings about the consequences of climate change mean that the world will need to accelerate the shift to carbon-free, renewable sources of energy even more so in the years to come.

The sun keeps shining bright: World solar power topped 100,000 megawatts in 2012

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PV semiconductor materials convert the sun’s rays directly into clean, carbon-free electricity. EU countries now annually installing hundreds or thousands of megawatts include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Germany remains the world’s solar capital, home to nearly one third of global PV capacity.

Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment

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While the UK government has recently granted EDF permission to build two new reactors at Hinkley Point, in Somerset, according to the World Nuclear Report 2012, major nuclear projects were abandoned in six countries last year, while four (Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Taiwan) announced that they would phase out nuclear power altogether. The most fervent environmental argument about nuclear power is not about its carbon footprint, but how many people it has killed.