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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. 


From Rajasthan To Mexico: Why Gender Matters At The Heart Of The Energy Transition

October 13th, 2019 | by The Beam

Since women are the primary users of energy, they are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change impacts. Energy policies failing to reach women are thus exacerbating potential climate risks for them. In addition, gender inequalities limit women’s access to finance streams, information or training for using sustainable energy sources. Taking a gender lens approach is thus crucial for minimizing such bias and ensuring equal access to energy for both women and men


Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan: Excellent On Electrification, But Concerningly Authoritarian & Populist – #Election2020

September 28th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

Bernie Sanders’ electrification plan is excellent but depends on potentially dangerous authoritarian populism, his transportation plan is mostly about cars for less wealthy people, his land use plan is good, but military and industry don’t get nearly enough attention. Only about half of the $16.3 trillion can be tracked to things which actually reduce climate change


How Coal Bursts Renewable Hydrogen Dream — Vice Versa

July 29th, 2019 | by Tina Casey

Japan has emerged as a hotspot for the zero emission hydrogen economy of the future. However, the green dream is only as real as the feedstock, and Japan is also moving forward with a major new coal-to-H2 project in concert with Australia. That could help keep the global coal industry afloat -- unless, of course renewable resources can ramp up on a competitive basis


Oceans Need Geoengineering, Not The Atmosphere

July 17th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

Solar geoengineering is a bandaid on the symptoms, not a cure for the causes. It's like putting out the fires caused by an arsonist wandering around with a flamethrower instead of confiscating and shutting off the flamethrower itself. Global heating would slow and stabilize if we stopped forcing more CO2 into the system. But it's unclear if that's as true for oceanic carbon uptake


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. 


Hydropower In Africa: An Overview

June 1st, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Hydropower has great attractions for Africa. First like coal, nuclear, hydropower, and geothermal are base load power. Except for South Africa, which is highly dependent on coal and its two nuclear power plants, there are no other nuclear power plants in Africa and very few coal plants. So along with geothermal power in Kenya, hydropower is the main source of baseload power


The Dance of Nuclear, Coal, & Renewables in South Africa

May 25th, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Regular CleanTechnica readers should know that Elon Musk was born in South Africa and only left for Canada when he finished high school. Does Tesla have a presence in his birth country? As far as I know, there is one Tesla employee who is promoting battery storage, which is sorely needed in a country with frequent blackouts. South Africa, as a former British colony, is a right-hand drive country and Musk has said that Tesla would open a store and begin sending Model3s there by the end of this year. There are many wealthy people in South Africa, and with Musk having “hero” status there, it ought to be a good market for Tesla cars, potentially the biggest in Africa



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