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China Stands Ready To Become Offshore Wind Powerhouse

Inshore project in Xiangshui, Jiangsu, China Image Credit: Goldwind

from   Clean Technica China’s offshore wind turbine manufacturers could become some of the most dominant in the industry without ever having to succeed overseas, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, with the country’s offshore wind market set to add 40 gigawatts (GW) of capacity over the next decade. Inshore project in Xiangshui, Jiangsu, China […]

Climate change: UK government to commit to 2050 target

Cleaning Solar Panels

From the BBC: Prime Minister Theresa May said reducing pollution would also benefit public health and cut NHS costs. Britain is the first major nation to propose this target – and it has been widely praised by green groups. But some say the phase-out is too late to protect the climate, and others fear that […]

IEA Hails UK As Climate Leader

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June 11th, 2019 by Joshua S Hill The United Kingdom has made “major progress” in reducing its energy-related CO2 emissions and introducing energy policies and reforms which aim to promote sector decarbonization and innovation in clean energy technology, says the International Energy Agency, but adds that the UK must now continue its global climate leadership. […]

Costa Rica’s renewables produce 99.99% of power in May

Wind farm in Costa Rica.

June 10 (Renewables Now) – Costa Rica obtained 99.99% of its electricity from renewable sources in May, according to the country’s power utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE). During the month, power generators in the national electric system produced 984.19 GWh, a historical record for the Central American country, the ICE said last week. Five […]

187 Nations Signed UN Plastics Waste Protocol, But The US Was Not One Of Them

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From Clean Tech Thanks go Geoharvey.com May 14th, 2019 by Steve Hanley Since China closed its ports to imported plastic waste last year, nations have been frantically searching for other places that would accept their waste products. The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives says that since the Chinese ban, villages in Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia […]

Floating wind ‘buoys’ RE investment in France

Latest EY attractiveness index sees European country move up two place to third place in the rankings 15 May 2019 OTHER NEWS China and the US have maintained the top two places, respectively, in the EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, with France moving up two places into third on the back of developments in […]

Exponential Growth-Climate Change-Resource Depletion

Climate change is the result of exponential growth of the burning of fossil fuels.  The basis for that exponential growth is population growth.  There were 2.5 billion people on the planet in 1950 now there are 7.6 billion people on the planet.  Never before has the human population doubled in a lifetime, and in my […]

European cities continue to grow greener: Part I and II

From the Engineers Journal Engineers Ireland   http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2019/03/26/european-cities-continue-to-grow-greener-part-i/ Part I   http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2019/03/26/european-cities-continue-to-grow-greener-part-i/ Part II http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2019/04/09/european-cities-continue-to-grow-greener-part-ii/ http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2019/04/09/european-cities-continue-to-grow-greener-part-ii/