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EU Parliament wants more ambitious renewable energy goals for 2030

EU Parliament wants more ambitious renewable energy goals for 2030 | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
Team led by Spanish MEP proposes 35% target, above Commission’s proposed 27%, which green groups view as insufficient
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Germany just broke its own energy record and generated 85% of electricity from renewables

Germany just broke its own energy record and generated 85% of electricity from renewables | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
Data shows that Germany generated 85% of its electricity from renewable sources on Sunday 30th April.
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Russia falls further behind in renewable energy as oil keeps Putin in power

Russia falls further behind in renewable energy as oil keeps Putin in power | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
It's difficult to invest in renewable, alternative sources of energy when state-run oil pays the bills. And it's even harder for renewable energy when gasoline is all but free, courtesy of the same state. Now The Financial Times has taken a look at Russia's growing lag in embracing renewabl
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TEDx speaker says island should embrace renewable energy idea

TEDx speaker says island should embrace renewable energy idea | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
STRONG leadership and an acceptance of risk is needed to successfully transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the director of an international organisation has said.
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Data: Coal collapse sparks climate hope - Energydesk

Data: Coal collapse sparks climate hope - Energydesk | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
The cancellation and retirement of coal power projects in the world’s four key economies is making a profound impact on global efforts to limit climate change to 2C — and thereby stave off its most catastrophic consequences. The amount of coal power in development globally was cut in half last year — down to 570GW from 1090GW one year earlier. Much …
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Emissions flat for three years in a row, IEA says

Emissions flat for three years in a row, IEA says | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
Through the use of more natural gas and renewables, the United States and China, the lead world economies, helped keep global emissions flat, the IEA said.
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Wind turbines ‘as big as the Eiffel Tower’ to be tested in Denmark

Wind turbines ‘as big as the Eiffel Tower’ to be tested in Denmark | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
“Wind power in Denmark is set to go even larger after politicians agreed to extend test centres for wind turbines. The giant wind turbines will be built when existing test centres in Jutland are extended.”
Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
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Another EUR 50 million for Greek commercial property sector and energy efficiency by IFC

Another EUR 50 million for Greek commercial property sector and energy efficiency by IFC | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
“International Finance Corporation is extending a EUR 50 million long-term loan to Grivalia Properties, a leading real estate investment company.”
Via ecoInsight
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EU energy use to fall by 30% under new efficiency plans for 2030 - BBC News

EU energy use to fall by 30% under new efficiency plans for 2030 - BBC News | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
New proposals from the European Commission see binding targets for energy efficiency as key method of curbing carbon.
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China To Cut Solar & Wind Tariffs As Costs Continue To Fall

China To Cut Solar & Wind Tariffs As Costs Continue To Fall | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
China’s price regulator announced this week that it will cut tariffs paid to solar and wind projects in order to reflect the continuing decline in project costs.
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Statoil Wins New York Offshore Wind Lease

Statoil Wins New York Offshore Wind Lease | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has won the offshore wind lease to 79,350 acres off the coast of New York with a winning bid of $42.5 million.
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Natural gas and wind are the lowest-cost generation technologies for much of the U. S.

Natural gas and wind are the lowest-cost generation technologies for much of the U. S. | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
Natural gas and wind are the lowest-cost technology options for new electricity generation across much of the U.S. when cost, public health impacts and environmental effects are considered, according to new research.
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Fossil fuel divestment is worth $7tn globally yet Australia still clings to coal | Blair Palese

Fossil fuel divestment is worth $7tn globally yet Australia still clings to coal | Blair Palese | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
While the government lags behind on climate change; consumers, local councils and energy companies lead the way to clean energy, according to new report
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How Spain lost its first international claim over renewable energy subsidies

How Spain lost its first international claim over renewable energy subsidies | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
PM did not answer letters, witnesses gave contradictory testimony, and lawyers changed their defense strategy at the last minute
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Swiss voters set to approve renewable energy law: TV projection

Swiss voters set to approve renewable energy law: TV projection | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
Swiss voters set to back government's plan provide subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities
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Energies renouvelables : « La France est à l’avant-garde, il faut conserver cette avance »

Energies renouvelables : « La France est à l’avant-garde, il faut conserver cette avance » | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
Ségolène Royal a réuni, le 27 avril 2017, les entreprises des énergies renouvelables. Objectif : faire un point d’avancement sur les développements économiques et énergétiques liés à l’application de la loi relative à la transition énergétique pour la croissance verte.
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There are now more than 9.4 million people working in the renewable energy sector

There are now more than 9.4 million people working in the renewable energy sector | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
According to a new report released by an environment and energy consultancy, 9.4 million people globally work in renewable energy, more than at any other point in history.
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Germany Is Converting a Coal Mine Into a Massive Renewable Energy Battery

Germany Is Converting a Coal Mine Into a Massive Renewable Energy Battery | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
This is a serious upgrade.
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Renewables share of EU energy mix keeps climbing, as UK downgrades emissions projections

Renewables share of EU energy mix keeps climbing, as UK downgrades emissions projections | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
Official statistics from EU and UK highlight continued expansion of continent's renewables industry
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Even Trump can't dismiss the success of renewables

Even Trump can't dismiss the success of renewables | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
“New US president may be forced to concede solar and wind’s huge potential for job creation and self sufficiency”
Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
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Scottish energy efficiency commitments could create 9,000 jobs, industry tells government

Scottish energy efficiency commitments could create 9,000 jobs, industry tells government | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
Scotland’s energy efficiency industry has told the Scottish government that it could create 9,000 jobs by establishing a “clear direction of travel” through updated energy strategies.
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Scotland Called to Set 50% Renewable All Energy Target after “Landmark” year

Scotland Called to Set 50% Renewable All Energy Target after “Landmark” year | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
Environmental and industry groups said today that Scottish Ministers should set a new target that by 2030 half of all energy used in Scotland across
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Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy - BBC News

Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy - BBC News | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
The world's largest cold energy storage plant, which can act like a giant battery for renewable energy, is being commissioned at a site near Manchester.
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Ohio keeps renewable energy standards

Ohio keeps renewable energy standards | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
Ohio's Republican governor said the state can't erase the economic gains that come from renewable energy mandates, and vetoed a law making them optional.
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Clean energy policies becoming more widely adopted across sub-Saharan Africa

Clean energy policies becoming more widely adopted across sub-Saharan Africa | Clean Energy Sector | Scoop.it
The role off-grid electrification solutions play is increasingly recognised by governments.
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