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Dutch Government doubles renewable energy subsidies

The Dutch Government is to double subsidies for renewable energy to €4bn from a previously planned €2bn. In a letter to the parliament, the Netherlands’ minister for economic affairs and climate policy Eric Wiebes announced that the decision was aimed at reducing CO2 emissions by 25% by the end of 2020, meeting the country’s obligations under […]

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Quadrupling turbines, US can meet 2030 wind-energy goals

The United States could generate 20% of its electricity from wind within 10 years, without requiring any additional land, according to Cornell University research published in Nature Scientific Reports. “The United States currently produces about 7% of its electricity from wind energy,” said Sara Pryor, professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. “This […]

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UK Wind Energy set a New Record in December

Wind energy set a new record of 26.5% for December 2019’s generation in the UK. In 2010, Great Britain generated 75% of its electricity from coal and natural gas. But by the end of the decade, these fossil fuels accounted for just 40%, with coal generation collapsing from the decade’s peak of 41% in 2012 […]

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