New solar, wind and hydropower sources were added in 2015 at the fastest rate the world has yet seen, a study says.
Chile’s solar industry has expanded so quickly that it’s giving electricity away for free.
Spot prices reached zero in parts of the country on 113 days through April, a number that’s on track to beat last year’s total of 192 days, according to Chile’s central grid operator. Continue reading
Last year saw record worldwide investment and implementation of clean energy such as wind, solar and hydropower.
An upsurge in new wind, solar and hydro plants and capacity saw renewable energy smash global records last year, according to a report on new supply. Continue reading
Some Nunavut communities could cut their fossil fuel use by up to half with renewable energy that wouldn’t cost any more than the aging diesel generators they now use, a new study has concluded.
Renewable energy had its best year ever in 2015, in terms of both investment and building.
As a relatively small industry, that might not be surprising.Without massive setbacks (like the 2008 financial crisis), and with a lot of room for growth, each successive year might be expected to be better than the one before. Continue reading
Job growth in renewable energies is bucking the trends across the global energy sector, Adnan Amin, director-general for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), said on May 25. Continue reading
Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days last week in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures.
Electricity consumption in the country was fully covered by solar, wind and hydro power in an extraordinary 107-hour run that lasted from 6.45am on Saturday 7 May until 5.45pm the following Wednesday, the analysis says. Continue reading
SolarPower Europes new market report shows that Europe experienced a year of growth for the first time since 2010-2011, adding 8.1 GW of solar power to the grid in 2015 – a 15% increase compared to 7 GW in 2014. Continue reading
On Friday, United Airlines will launch a new initiative that uses biofuel to help power flights running between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with eventual plans to expand to all flights operating out of LAX. It’s the first time an American airline will begin using renewable fuel for regular commercial operations, and the occasion is part of a bigger movement when it comes to clean transportation in the U.S. Continue reading