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In a bid to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, Greece announced a few months ago of its plans to generate about $49 billion over the next 10 years to invest in renewable energy projects. Now the country’s Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis has announced plans to invest in two enormous solar facilities on […]

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The Pueblo Zoo in Colorado recently partnered with solar developer Pivot Energy to buy solar power that will help offset the Zoo’s electricity with clean energy, reduce its carbon footprint, and lower its energy costs. The Pueblo Zoo has committed to subscribe to a community solar garden, developed by Pivot Energy, which will provide the […]

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In an effort to reduce carbon emissions from maritime transportation, Royal Yacht Brokers, a yacht advisory company, entered into a deal with Australian producer Silent Yachts to become the first brokerage company to present eco-friendly full solar-powered luxury yachts. It should be noted that conventional motor-yachts are powered by diesel or gas engines. Additionally, they […]

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Bill Gates-backed solar startup Heliogen hasn’t garnered much publicity until now. The clean energy company recently announced a major solar breakthrough under which it was able to concentrate solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. At that temperature, Heliogen can replace the use of fossil fuels in critical industrial processes, including the […]

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Retail giant Target had set an ambitious goal for itself of sourcing all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The company has managed to achieve one-fourth of the target and recently announced the completion of its 500th rooftop solar installation at its Napa, California, store. In total, Target has added more than 240 megawatts of […]

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The University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia plans to become carbon neutral by 2025 and to achieve this target, it has installed a huge water battery that stands three stories high. Installed in September this year as an experiment which turned out to be quite successful, the battery is already producing enough energy to […]

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Almost one-fifth of Singapore’s future power supply might come from quite an unexpected place – the desert outside Tennant Creek in northern Australia. A group of Australian developers are building world’s largest solar plant worth $20 billion here known as the Sun Cable. If developed as planned, a 10-gigawatt-capacity array of panels will be spread […]

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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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A new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal has indicated that huge floating solar farms comprising of around 70 circular solar ‘islands’, covering an area of roughly one square kilometer, could help reduce carbon emissions and our dependence on fossil fuels drastically. These solar panels would help convert carbon dioxide in […]

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More than 70% of India’s energy demand is fulfilled by fossil fuels, coal in particular. With the continuing rise in demand for electricity, the country’s dependence on coal is only expected to increase. However, India is currently witnessing a major shift in its energy pattern. According to the International Energy Agency, for the first time India’s investment […]

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