Renewable Energy – GBRI
 

A new study from MIT reveals that the US states that are investing more in renewable energy like wind and solar stand to gain billions of dollars in term of health benefits in the upcoming decade instead of spending billions on improving the health of people suffering from air pollution-induced ailments. In fact, 10 states […]

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The small Central American nation of Costa Rica just proved to the world that it is completely possible to run solely on renewable power. For 31 straight days in the month of May, the country produced almost all of its electricity from renewable sources. Costa Rica generated 984.19 GWh of electricity in May this year, […]

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Finally, the falling cost of renewables in the US and a drastic drop in the popularity of coal have led to the renewables generating more electricity than coal for the first time ever in the month of April. According to government sources, wind and solar generated 23% of electricity in April against coal’s 20%. April […]

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Logistics giant UPS recently signed a deal with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. for the largest ever purchase of renewable gas energy in the United States history. The company will be purchasing 170 million gallon equivalents of Clean Energy’s “Redeem” RNG through 2026 to operate its delivery trucks. The purchase is part of UPS’s strategy to increase alternative […]

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It is no secret that the US President Donald Trump hates everything that is good for the planet. Including wind energy. And he has been particularly vocal about his disdain for wind power in the past. But this time, he took his war on wind power to the next level! “If you have a windmill anywhere […]

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GE Renewable Energy has developed the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine that is almost three times the height of the Flat Iron building in New York City. Capable of powering 16,000 homes, the 12-megawatt Haliade-X will soon test its wings in England. GE Renewable Energy and the British government-funded Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) […]

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Spain’s state-owned chain of paradores – grand heritage hotels that are mainly housed in ancient castles and monasteries – are all set to go green. The chain has announced that all 97 of its properties will be using electricity from only renewable sources with the start of 2019. The 90-year-old chain said the decision to switch to […]

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Notwithstanding the US government’s current climate policies that are not so environment-friendly, this is a bit of news that is heartening for all the climate activists. Last week, the nation’s capital Washington DC’s city council voted unanimously to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2032. Essentially this means that within 14 years, D.C.’s electric utilities […]

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In order to minimise its greenhouse emissions and move towards a decarbonised economy, Spain’s government has come up with an ambitious plan of shifting its entire electricity system to renewables by 2050. This plan is part of Spain’s draft climate change and energy transition law, and the government is committing to installing a minimum of […]

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