Apple says it’s now powered by 100 percent renewable energy worldwide

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by

Apple announced today that its business is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources. The news is a major victory that the iPhone maker has been working toward for years through the purchase of green energy bonds and other renewable investments in its supply chain and physical infrastructure. The company’s last milestone, announced two years ago, was 93 […]

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World’s most powerful wind turbine installed off the coast of Scotland

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by

EOWDC confirms installation of the world’s largest wind turbine / CREDIT: Vattenfall Vattenfall confirms giant 8.8MW turbine has been deployed at European Offshore Wind Deployment Center The world’s most powerful wind turbine has been successfully installed in Aberdeen Bay, providing another first for the record-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Developer Vattenfall announced it […]

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The companies storing energy in cold air

Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2018 by

Renewable sources of energy are getting more efficient by the day – yet energy storage remains an obstacle standing in the way of wide adoption. To fill this gap, some companies are thinking outside the box and investing in developing energy storage that relies on cold air. “Compressed air is an interesting technology,” Ravi Manghani, director of energy storage […]

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IKEA renewable electricity offer could save customers £300 per year

Posted on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 by

IKEA is working for 100 percent renewable energy — producing as much as they consume by 2020 is their goal — and they want their customers to be able to live more sustainably too. They partnered with Big Clean Switch to help people switch to clean power. Using a collective switch model, they’re securing “an exclusive tariff on 100 percent […]

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A Scottish firm plans to generate electricity using weights that will be lowered down disused mine shafts

Posted on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 by

Former mining communities across the UK could find a new lease of life – with old mine shafts turned into hi-tech green energy stores. This is the plan of energy start-up Gravitricity, which has just received a £650,000 grant from Innovate UK, the UK Government’s innovation agency, for their plan to harness the power […]

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Stanford Engineers: Here’s How 139 Countries Can Avoid Blackouts With 100% Clean Energy

Posted on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 by

Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy. New research by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, and Aalborg University in Denmark finds several solutions to making clean, renewable energy […]

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Rheticus project teams German giants to harvest CO2 in artificial photosynthesis

Posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 by

Germans lead the world in implementing renewable energy infrastructure. But sometimes, there is too much of a good thing: the inability to store excess electricityreduces the efficiency of the renewable energy installations. Meanwhile, carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, and hardly anyone doubts anymore that projects to pull carbon dioxide emissions out of the air will be […]

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Why airports are embracing renewable energy

Posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 by

A huge array of solar panels lines a runway at an airport in Weeze, Germany. Major airports throughout the world are considering moving to alternative energy sources. (Photo: Aerovista Luchtfotografie/Shutterstock) The largest airports in the world have the land areas and populations of small cities. They operate around the clock and move tens […]

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Consumers in Germany were paid to use electricity this holiday season

Posted on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 by

The cost of electricity in Germany has decreased so dramatically in the past few days that major consumers have actually been paid to use power from the grid. While “negative pricing” is not an everyday occurrence in the country, it does occur from time to time, as it did this holiday weekend. This gift to energy consumers […]

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Generating Green Energy in a Chilean Desert

Posted on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 by

Chile is advancing in its goals for reliance on renewable energy, with South America’s first geothermal plant and a constellation of solar and wind farms in the Atacama desert.

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