Germany Expands Capacity In Wind, Solar Power Auctions

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Germany Expands Capacity In Wind, Solar Power Auctions

Germany will expand the energy capacity tendered in renewable power project auctions to help decarbonise electricity, and will relieve the burden on consumers by reducing a fee charged to support wind and solar operators, the government said on Thursday. The coalition government, made up of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and Social Democrats, agreed on both […]

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UK enshrines new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by 2035

The UK government will set the world’s most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels, announced today (Tuesday 20 April). In line with the recommendation from the independent Climate Change Committee, this sixth Carbon Budget limits the volume of greenhouse gases emitted over a 5-year […]

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Study Finds That Wind Energy Output Increases When People Need Heat The Most

In response to the recent freeze-inspired power outages in Texas, some politicians blamed the historic blackouts on wind turbines. The dubious, and largely dismissed, claims nevertheless spotlighted an intriguing fact: Texas, the land made famous by oil derricks and wildcatters, now gets a significant portion of its electricity from clean, renewable sources, most notably wind, […]

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Why AI Is Key to Renewable Energy Grid Resilience

– The global transition to renewable energy will need artificial intelligence (AI) technology to manage decentralized grids. – AI can balance electricity supply and demand needs in real-time, optimize energy use and storage to reduce rates. – Technology governance will be needed to democratize access, encourage innovation and ensure resilient electricity sources. One month after […]

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PV Can Make The World Fossil-Free Faster Than Expected

A team of researchers led by Aarhus University and including experts from universities and knowledge institutions in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia has published an article in the prestigious scientific journal Joule confirming that the role of solar photovoltaic installations in future green energy systems ought to be significantly upgraded. Solar photovoltaic technology has […]

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UNFCCC: Climate commitments ‘not on track’ to meet Pairs Agreement Goals

The UNFCCC has published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 1.5°C by the end of the century. UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, said: “2021 is a make […]

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BayWa r.e. signs first solar corporate PPA in Poland

BayWa r.e. and HeidelbergCement, one of the world’s leading vertically-integrated building construction materials companies, have signed a 10-year corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Witnica solar park in Poland. As it is the first subsidy-free PPA-backed largescale solar park in Poland, this new partnership marks a new era of clean and sustainable corporate energy […]

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Fossil Fuel Pollution Caused 8.7 Million Deaths In 2018

While much of the criticism surrounding the burning of fossil fuels focuses on the long term impacts to the health of the planet, it can also have devastating short-term effects on the health of the human population. A new study led by Harvard scientists has shed new light on the extent of this problem, finding […]

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Spacewalking Astronauts Prepare International Space Station For New Solar Arrays

Two spacewalking astronauts began preparing the International Space Station (ISS) for new solar arrays on Sunday (Feb. 28), battling tough bolts to kick off a major power upgrade for the orbiting lab. Expedition 64 flight engineers Kate Rubins and Victor Glover — both NASA astronauts — spent more than seven hours working outside the station […]

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