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Germany Shatters Monthly Solar Generation Record With 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Clean Energy

Germany Shatters Monthly Solar Generation Record With 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Clean Energy | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
Germany broke its monthly solar generation record in July, increase solar energy output by 42 percent compared to July 2012.
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Germany just broke its monthly solar generation record by clocking over 5.1 terawatt hours (TWh) in July, according to data from the EEX Transparency Platform. The accomplishment proves once again that a lack of sunshine is no obstacle to scaling up solar energy – and if the Teutons can produce record amounts of solar power under grey skies, then the potential for countries with sunnier weather and more land mass (like the United States) is limitless.

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BLC3's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:46 AM

Germany's huge investment in solar is paying off and it proves its use - the country generated 5.1 Terawatts vs not even 1TW from the US. Combined with its wind investment, it is producing great outcomes, with constant record levels - it's proof that it works.

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Will a New Glass Battery Accelerate the End of Oil?

Will a New Glass Battery Accelerate the End of Oil? | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
New low-cost, non-flammable, high-capacity, rapid-charging, solid state battery could pose threat to the internal combustion engine
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Goodenough announced in early March that he and his team at the University of Texas at Austin had invented a glass-based battery that blows away the performance of every previous kind of battery, including lithium-ion batteries—which were invented in the 1980s by…him. So right now, Goodenough’s technology is powering your smartphone, laptop, electric toothbrush, Tesla and any other rechargeable electronic thing you own. Lots of inventors claim they’re working on breakthrough types of batteries. Goodenough is the only one who can also say he’s done it before. 

 Goodenough’s new battery can store three times more energy than a comparable lithium-ion battery, according to the very serious Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). 


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How the World Has Changed Since Paris Climate Pact

How the World Has Changed Since Paris Climate Pact | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
World developments during the three months since the Paris Agreement was finalized have been feverish.
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Net zero carbon goal is achievable and necessary say Potsdam, Stanford, and Australian researchers

Net zero carbon goal is achievable and necessary say Potsdam, Stanford, and Australian researchers | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
“Over the next 15 years, the Chinese will build enough clean electricity to power America. So how exactly is it “nonsense” to think the U.S., EU, or even India could not do the same over, say, twice as much time? Answer: It isn’t.”

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World's largest offshore windfarm to be built off Yorkshire coast

World's largest offshore windfarm to be built off Yorkshire coast | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
Dong Energy makes final investmen decision on 1.2-gigawatt project that will power more than a million UK homes
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Norway's pension fund to divest $8 billion from coal

Norway's pension fund to divest $8 billion from coal | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
Largest fossil fuel divestment yet will affect 122 companies across the world, including SSE and Drax in the UK
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The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
The incredible drop in the price of solar energy will shake up our world.
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New solar device converts sun’s energy to hydrogen more efficiently than ever

New solar device converts sun’s energy to hydrogen more efficiently than ever | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
An international team of scientists has invented an inexpensive new solar cell device that's more efficient than anything on the market, and ca
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Renewable Energy Momentum Has Passed The Tipping Point

Renewable Energy Momentum Has Passed The Tipping Point | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it

“This is a great summary piece on the renewable energy revolution from one of CleanTechnica’s daily readers. Unlike with many of the recent reader articles we’ve published, this one doesn’t come from a frequent commenter but from one of the many, many lurkers who read CleanTechnica daily and silently. I’m happy he jumped in”

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Scotland is now the 6th largest producer of renewable energy

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France Allocates 10 Billion for Renewable Energy Projects

France Allocates 10 Billion for Renewable Energy Projects | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it

The bill that could set France on the path to renewable energy has passed the cabinet and will make its way to Parliament this fall. 

Energy Minister Segolene Royal said that France will mobilize about €10 billion ($13.41 billion) for a package of tax breaks, low-cost loans, and bonuses to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas bill.

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Video: Birthing a Solar Age

A powerful message on the "truly disruptive" nature of solar energy technologies and the profound changes they portent for energy generation and individual customers ... drawn from a range of respected energy experts.

Published on youtube.com on 29 June 2014 

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Meet the BAT, an airborne wind turbine

Meet the BAT, an airborne wind turbine | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
Companies such as Google race to invent flying wind turbines to bring life-changing electricity to isolated areas worldwide.
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Danish report finds 100% renewables feasible by 2050 : Renew Economy

Danish report finds 100% renewables feasible by 2050 : Renew Economy | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
Danish Energy Agency report finds 100% renewables possible under various different scenarios, including wind-based with PV, and biomass.
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100% RE is the solution for the climate crisis, cheaper than fossil fuels, spurs development for people, protects human & ecosystem health, supports democracy & justice

100% RE is the solution for the climate crisis, cheaper than fossil fuels, spurs development for people, protects human & ecosystem health, supports democracy & justice | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it

100% RE is reality across the world From North America, to Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania: 
Local, regional and national governments demonstrate that 100% RE is technically possible, economically advisable, socially imperative and environmentally inevitable. They also highlight that the decision to phase out fossil fuels is solely dependent on political will.

100% RE is cheaper than fossil resources
Renewable energy is becoming more and more affordable: According to new scientific research, electricity from wind turbines and solar panels is now cost competitive with new coal-, nuclear and gas-fired power plants in most regions and significantly cheaper than oil-fired power plants. Since costs for wind and solar further decline, they will be the cheapest energy sources in the future, even without accounting for climate change costs and other health impacts of fossil and nuclear power plants.

100% RE is the solution for the climate crisis
Science proves that it is game over for fossil fuels (IPCC AR 5 SYR).The world must stop greenhouse gas emissions through a phased elimination of fossil fuels if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Renewable Energy Technology is ready to deliver a 100% sustainable and efficient energy system for achieving the internationally agreed upon climate protection target.

100% RE can generate significant cost savings
100% RE future is both financially and economically advantageous, generating a wide range of benefits for both citizens and governments. The benefits range from savings on fossil fuel imports, improved energy and economic security to reduced vulnerability to external shocks.

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Australia: Renewable energy jobs fall by 27% in four years

Australia: Renewable energy jobs fall by 27% in four years | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
Latest ABS figures show job decline in renewable energy industry, with consumer groups blaming government for the loss of 5,100 full-time jobs
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New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes

New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it

Using a titanium dioxide gel, researchers make a battery that could one day allow electric cars to fuel up as fast as their gas-guzzling cousins.

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60 pieces of good news about climate action

60 pieces of good news about climate action | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
We have good news for you. Literally! For the 100th Sustainable Hour radio show on 21 November 2015, we collected a list of examples of climate action news stories that have come out recently. Landmarks, mile stones and gains to…
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10 cities aiming for 100 percent clean energy

10 cities aiming for 100 percent clean energy | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
As nation states delay, these cities have ambitious renewable energy goals.
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New technique offers spray-on solar power

New technique offers spray-on solar power | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
Pretty soon, powering your tablet could be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap. That’s Illan Kramer’s (ECE) hope. Kramer... Read more »
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Reposit Power's GridCredit technology a game changer for energy market

Reposit Power's GridCredit technology a game changer for energy market | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it
Solar panel owners will more than double their savings with new technology being launched today.
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Not sure what to bring to the NY Climate Summit? Just ask Denmark.

Not sure what to bring to the NY Climate Summit? Just ask Denmark. | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it

“As the world's leaders prepare for another round of eloquent speeches, our question to them is simple: Exactly how and when is your country going to phase out fossil fuels? Please, may we see your plan?
 

The reality is that very few countries have such a plan. Which is incredible, given the current state of climate affairs. Denmark is one rare exception. The country has a plan, which outlines a transition to 100% renewable energy within a relatively short period of time. Ambitious? Yes. Unrealistic? Not at all. Here is how:”

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Climate Week NYC 2014

Climate Week NYC 2014 | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it

By providing an international platform for government, business and civil society to work together on low carbon solutions, Climate Week NYC will show the world there are clear opportunities and many benefits in joining the global ‘clean revolution’.

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USA: Local government to purchase 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources

USA: Local government to purchase 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it

“Today is truly an historic day,” said County Executive Mike Hein.  “It is no secret that continued reliance on unsustainable fossil fuels has the potential to lead to a global energy crisis, and in situations such as this I firmly believe that government must lead by example. In the past, the County was striving towards a goal of purchasing 10% of its electricity from renewable sources, but when I look out and see the pristine beauty of Ulster County I am reminded that we must protect our environment all across the country, not just for us but for our children and grandchildren.  Purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources considerably reduces our carbon footprint and embodies my administration’s continued commitment to the environment and to our future.” 

Ulster County executive Mike Hein issues executive order requiring county government to purchase 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. The executive order is the first of its kind in New York State.

Posted on 4 June 2014

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» https://twitter.com/HeinExec/status/474241028744937473/photo/1

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» http://ulstercountyny.gov/news/executive-press-releases/ulster-county-executive-mike-hein-issues-executive-order-requiring

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New silent wind turbine could generate half of a homes electric needs

New silent wind turbine could generate half of a homes electric needs | Renewables and green hopes | Scoop.it

A Dutch company cased The Archimedes has developed a small, highly efficient, and silent rooftop wind energy generator called the Liam1, which it claims could generate half the power a typical house would need, and which they say would be ideal for combining with solar rooftop PV panels.

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