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Correcting Anti-Renewable Energy Propaganda

February 9th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

In 1989, pro-nuclear lobbyists claimed that wind power couldn’t even provide 1% of Germany’s electricity. A few years later, pro-nuclear lobbyists ran ads in German newspapers, claiming that renewables wouldn’t be able to meet 4% of German electricity demand


US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9%

January 9th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

"Small-scale solar photovoltaics (e.g., rooftop solar systems) alone grew by 19.22% YTD. Compared to all other energy sources, solar-generated electricity has enjoyed the fastest growth rate thus far in 2019." Natural gas generation grew by 6.71%, nuclear energy generation grew by 0.8%, and coal-generated electricity generation declined by 14.46%


A Guide To Disaster Preparedness — Part Two

December 31st, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

Due to climate change, 100-year, 500-year, and even 1000-year weather events are happening with alarming regularity. Unfortunately, we are still not at a mitigation level to avoid 1.5ºC or even 2ºC (2.7° F to 3.6° F) temperature rise


US Non-Hydro Renewables Grow 6.2%, Provide 11.4% Of US Electricity

October 30th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A new analysis of recently released data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) by the SUN DAY Campaign has highlighted the fact that renewable energy sources accounted for 18.49% of US electrical generation during the first eight months of 2019 --- up from 17.95% a year earlier. 


European Fund Manager Raises €850 Million For Clean Energy Infrastructure

June 5th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

London-based fund manager Glennmont Partners announced Tuesday that it had successfully raised  €850 million ($957 million) during its Third Fund investing in clean energy infrastructure projects in Europe, the largest amount that has ever been raised for a green energy only fund with a European mandate. 


California Aggregators To Seek 10 GW Of Clean Power By 2030

May 1st, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

California’s Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are slowly assuming the traditional utility role of acquiring renewable energy generation for customers. While the role is fairly new, the CCAs nonetheless are now faced with the massive task of securing 9 to 10 gigawatts of new clean energy to meet the state’s 2030 ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets


Solar Dominates Latest German Renewable Auction

April 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The German solar industry has walked away the sole winner from Germany's most recent solar and onshore wind tender, receiving contracts for the entire 210 megawatts (MW) awarded in an auction which was heavily oversubscribed. 


UK Renewables Generate Record Levels Of Electricity In 2018

March 29th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Provisional figures published by the UK Government on Thursday show that renewable energy sources generated a record amount of electricity in 2018, increasing by 11.8% over 2017 levels, led by a record year for wind energy generation which provided 17.1% of the UK's electricity


Wind Generated 35% Of British Electricity Last Week

March 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy accounted for 35% of Great Britain's electricity generation for the week running Friday 8 March to Thursday 14 March, beating out all other generation sources, and also saw offshore wind beat out nuclear energy. 



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