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Originally posted at The Climate Group. View original post here. The European Union is making considerable progress towards the 2020 European target of 20% renewable energy use, new figures from the Eurostat database highlight. The data shows that in 2012, sustainable energy was estimated to have contributed 14.1% of gross final energy consumption, compared with just 8.3% in […]
After more than a month of proliferating injurious levels of fine-particle matter across the town of Morwell the Hazelwood coal mine fire has failed to convince state and federal governments of the dangers of coal power. In response, Yes 2 Renewables supporter Ben Courtice wrote the The Moorabool News to remind us of the clean and existing alternatives to the already […]
New wind infrastructure projects in Texas are looking to boost the total capacity to around 20,000 MW. 20,000 MW is almost a third of Australia’s entire grid. Australia’s total installed wind capacity is under 3000MW. This perspective highlights the potential that we have in Australia to boost renewables influence on the grid and have cleaner energy. […]
Originally posted at RenewEconomy. View original post here. One of the most depressing discussions I have ever had as editor of RenewEconomy was with a policy advisor for a state Coalition government. He started off by giving me a lecture about how his minister only acted on “evidence based information”, and then proceeded to quote […]
Originally posted at RenewEconomy. View original post here. The Australian Capital Territory intends to establish a 50MW solar technology innovation centre that will feature next generation solar technologies and storage, continuing its leadership role in Australian renewables. The initiative comes as part of the ACT’s goal of commissioning some 550MW of renewable energy generation by 2020 […]
There have been some extravagant claims that wind farms may dramatically change our weather patterns and add to the challenges of climate change, but researchers in France have found that any changes would be so subtle that they’ll be less than the normal variabilities in weather that we experience from year to year. Published by ABC Science. View original […]
Originally posted at CleanTechnica. View original post here. GE is launching a new wind turbine tower next week and CleanTechnica just got a chance to go inside and see what makes it tick, so we’re going to share that with you right now before practically anybody else gets wind of it. The new tower, which GE has […]