Archive for Renewables

Neste’s Zero Island project cuts emissions on Lidö by 78%

June 14, 2019 No Comments

Sweden is aiming to become climate neutral by 2045. However, it has been estimated by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that we may have as little as twelve years to tackle climate change. To examine what it takes to reduce CO2 emissions as fast as possible, Neste and its partners set to turn the […]

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U.S SW states have better solar resources

June 12, 2019 No Comments

On average, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in the United States operated at about 25% of their electricity generating capacity, based on an average of annual values from 2014 through 2017. This measurement, known as a plant’s capacity factor, is based on the plant’s electricity generation as a percentage of its summer capacity value […]

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UK has made major progress in reducing emissions

June 11, 2019 No Comments

The International Energy Agency released its latest in-depth review of the United Kingdom’s energy policies on Thursday, welcoming reforms that aim to promote decarbonisation and innovation in clean energy technologies. The review specifically highlights the UK government’s track record in climate action, both at home and globally. “The United Kingdom has shown real results in […]

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UK’s largest onshore windfarm

June 11, 2019 No Comments

A decade on from the opening of the UK’s largest onshore windfarm, new research shows it has generated enough clean, green energy to provide almost 90% of total annual household electricity consumed by Scottish households and businesses. An independent report into Whitelee, which lies on the outskirts of Glasgow, has concluded that the windfarm is […]

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UAE, IRENA sign supplementary accord to headquarters agreement

June 10, 2019 No Comments

The UAE and the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, today signed a supplementary agreement to the headquarters agreement that was signed in 2012 on hosting the Agency’s permanent headquarters in the UAE capital. The new document outlines the specific conditions governing the occupancy by IRENA of its headquarters premises. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, […]

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Renewable Energy Group Completes Sale of REG Life Sciences’ Assets

June 10, 2019 No Comments

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) announced today that it completed the sale of substantially all assets of REG Life Sciences’ to Genomatica on May 29, 2019. “We are pleased to be selling our Life Sciences’ assets to Genomatica, who are well positioned to build upon the technical progress we have made, and to advance […]

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Delaying climate action increases the challenge

June 6, 2019 No Comments

Current climate actions are far from enough to put the world on a path to keep global warming well below 2 degrees. Global emissions increased in 2018 to reach an all-time high – and the longer this continues, the stronger measures will be necessary to reach common goals. The need is ever more urgent for […]

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Innovative European “3D” project for the capture and storage of CO2 on an industrial scale

May 28, 2019 No Comments

A consortium of 11 European stakeholders including ArcelorMittal, Axens, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Total, is launching a project today to demonstrate an innovative process for capturing CO2 from industrial activities—the DMX™ project. It is part of a more comprehensive study dedicated to the development of the future European Dunkirk North Sea Capture and Storage […]

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Eco-Friendly Airlines

May 28, 2019 No Comments

Virgin Atlantic has actually won accolades for being the greenest airline for several years in recent history, and they’re leaders in the movement towards eco-friendly air travel. In addition to small things like offering sustainably sourced and organic food on their flights, they also make big changes like funding biofuel research. They also adopt a […]

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Next-generation Electricity System

May 28, 2019 No Comments

TRENDE Inc. , a Tokyo Electric Power Company group company, Toyota Motor Corporation and the University of Tokyo will conduct a joint experiment with a next-generation peer-to-peer (P2P) electricity system that enables homes, businesses, and electric vehicles (EVs) connected to the electricity grid to trade electricity using a blockchain. The test will run from June […]

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