Hydropower Projects Rise 300% Across Balkans Risking Wildlife

Vjosa River

Vjosa River. Credit: Creative Commons / Decius

The last remaining wild rivers of Europe flowing through the Balkans have been a habitat for a multitude of plants and animals. In the last two years, hydropower constructions have reportedly risen by 300% across the western Balkan region, threatening irreparable damage to the region’s exclusive biospheres.

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Costa Rica Completely Runs on Renewable Energy for 300 Days

Pirris Dam, Costa Rica

Pirris Dam, Costa Rica. Credit: Creative Commons

Costa Rica, a nation comprised of around 5 million people has accomplished another clean energy accolade. The Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE) has reiterated that the Central American country has run on 300 days of 100% power generation from renewable energy sources by citing figures from the National Centre for Energy Control. Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Witnesses a Bright Future in Hawaii

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Keahole Solar Power’s Holaniku installation, Big Island of Hawaii.
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Hawaii is poised to lead the solar and energy storage for the future, with the state already generating more solar power per person than any other state. Hawaii has been the solar industry’s proving grounds, and the island of Kaua’i has been contributing enormously in this front. Continue reading

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Dutch Offshore Wind Farm Builders Poised to Sell Green Electricity to Corporates

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Energy companies building wind farms off the Dutch coast are poised to withhold offering their green electricity to the wholesale market and instead sell some of it directly to large corporates. Continue reading

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Wind Power to Leapfrog Taking Over Coal Power in Texas

Fayette Power Project

Fayette Power Project

Wind energy will leapfrog to overtake coal in Texas after the recent news that two large coal-fired power plants are expected to close in the next year.  Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Supply in Britain – How green is it?


Low-carbon sources attribute to around half of the power generated in the UK. In this context, one of UK’s renewable energy chiefs reiterated that electric cars would not be able to tackle climate change if they ran on fossil fuels. Continue reading

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Hydroelectric Power – Pros and Cons

Odagiri dam, Japan.

Odagiri dam, Japan. Credit: CC/ Qurren

The electricity produced by harnessing the gravitational force of flowing water is called Hydroelectricity. Continue reading

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Researchers Reinvent Firebricks – An Ancient Technology For Energy Storage

Power plant with firebrick-based thermal storage system

Power plant with firebrick-based thermal storage system. Credit: MIT

Renewable energy generation is becoming more and more advanced and also cost competitive as compared to the conventional fossil fuel energy generation. But storing this energy has always been a big challenge. Continue reading

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China – Africa to Strengthen Cooperation in Renewable Energy Sector

Wind park inGermany

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A remarkable progress is seen between China and Africa in the renewable energy sector. In the first week of August 2017, the China-Africa Renewable Energy Cooperation and Innovation Alliance (CARECIA) was established in Beijing, with a specific aim to ramp up the cooperation between them in the clean energy sector. Continue reading

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Transgrid Claims 100% Renewable is Feasible in Australia

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Established on 1 February 1995, TransGrid – the company which manages and operates the high voltage electricity transmission network has claimed switching over to 100 percent renewable is not only feasible but affordable too. Continue reading

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