Portugal Shows the World Way to Run Country on 100% Renewable Energy

Wind Turbine Portugal

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Energy and its related aspects like conservation, green energy, fossil fuel availability, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy, and climate change are perhaps the most talked about and most concerning issues of human civilization today. Having sufficient renewable energy to supply complete electricity requirement of a country would have been called as daydreaming or fantasy a few years ago. But Portugal has done it! Continue reading

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Germany Sets an Example in Front of the World of Renewable Energy Revolution

Wind park inGermany

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On Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Germany at around 2p.m. (local time); renewables were supplying 45.5 gigawatts electricity and the demand was 45.8 gigawatts! Germany is determined and pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2020 and by 80-85% percent by 2050 from 1990 levels, has assertively inched towards its commitments to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Continue reading

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Burning Domestic Waste for Biofuels – Hazard or Blessing

Global warming, continuous rising energy demand, burning of fossil fuels by we humans is the largest source of emissions of carbon dioxide which is one of the greenhouse gasses and a major contributor to climate change are among the major factors forcing the search for alternative sources of energy. Continue reading

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Wind Power Leads Renewable Energy Globally

Wind Energy

Wind Energy

As per the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), wind power installations are estimated to be more than double in the next five years. The year 2015 saw a record wind power installation so far in the history. Continue reading

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China to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions – World’s First Hydrogen Powered Tram

Hydrogen Powered Tram China

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In an effort to deal and overcome the massive pollution problems the country is facing, China has launched environmentally friendly transport system. Chinese company Sifang (which is a subsidiary of China South Rail Corporation) has successfully developed the world’s first hydrogen-powered tram. Continue reading

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World’s First Triple Geo-PV-Solar Thermal Power Plant goes operational in Nevada

Enel Green Power North America’s Stillwater Solar Geothermal Hybrid Project in Fallon, Nevada is a first of its kind renewable energy power plant.

Enel Green Power North America’s Stillwater Solar Geothermal Hybrid Project in Fallon, Nevada is a first of its kind renewable energy power plant.
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The First triple hybrid power generation facility in the world, having a combination of geothermal, photovoltaic and solar thermal power station was inaugurated in Nevada recently. This plant has total of 61 MW capacity – Geothermal 33 MW, solar PV 26MW and solar thermal 2 MW each. Continue reading

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Increase in use of renewable energy halts emission of greenhouse gases

Creative Commons/Ignacio Malapitan III

Creative Commons/Ignacio Malapitan III

As per the leading energy report, the fall in the use of coal in The US and shift towards renewable energy, has proved handy in a substantial decline in emission of greenhouse gases. Continue reading

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Wind Energy – An important source of electricity in US

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Wind energy is becoming a major source of electricity in the recent years.  Last year, Iowa has generated 31% of its power from wind resources, which is the most in the country. Continue reading

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Sources of renewable energy

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Credit: Creative Commons/Katrin Scheib

Renewable energy is an energy which comes from resources which are naturally replenished like sun, wind, tides etc. Continue reading

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Costa Rica is 99% Powered By Renewable Energy

Tilaran windmill Costa Rica

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This year Costa Rica is making news for its use of renewable energy sources. The country’s efforts have made rich with renewable energy. Costa Rica generates most of its electricity from renewable sources, as much as 99% of their electricity comes from renewable sources. Continue reading

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