renewable energy growth Articles

  • Renewable energy in Europe 2016 - Recent growth and knock-on effects

    This report complements the findings shown in the "Trends and Projections in Europe 2015 - Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets" report with details about the 2013 renewable energy sources (RES) progress at EU and at country level, and for key RES technologies. Furthermore, it provides approximated estimates for RES development in 2014 and seeks to answer the following ...

  • Renewable energy in Europe — approximated recent growth and knock-on effects

    Background and policy To accomplish its transition to a low-carbon society by 2050, the European Union (EU) has adopted a set of intermediate climate and energy targets for 2020 and 2030. The energy sector will face particular challenges in the context of this ambitious transformation process, given the scale of change required in a relatively short period of time. Renewable energy ...

  • Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects

    Addressing climate change requires a globally coordinated, long-term response across all economic sectors. The 2015 Paris Agreement provides the framework for limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and for pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Early in this process, the European Union has adopted ambitious and binding climate and energy ...

  • South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

    South Africa's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government launched its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) to accelerate development.  The REIPPPP has thus far procured 3.4 GW of wind, 2.4 GW of PV and 400 MW of CSP capacity and has attracted 193 billion rand ($13 billion) of ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

    Government and investors are working hard to increase the competitiveness of wind and solar projects in one of the world's fastest-growing renewable energy markets, official representatives said at the CSP Today South Africa 2016 conference on June 8. South Africa's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • Morocco leans on Renewable Energy

    Morocco has no gas or oil gas resources on its territory. Therefore, the realm has to import about 90% of its electricity, totaling about one quarter of its overall importation. Buying energy from oversea is a huge investment for the country and Morocco is now turning to renewable energy to become self-sufficient in terms of energy. The country will soon produce its own energy, mainly through ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Renewable energy progress report

    What is the Renewable energy progress report and what is its purpose? The Renewable Energy Directive states that a progress report should be issued every two years. The purpose of this progress report is to assess Member States' progress in the promotion and use of renewable energy in line with the 2020 targets. In addition, it contains sections on ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Effluent to Energy and It Is Renewable

    The Systems Conveyance and Operations Program (SCOP), located in Clark County, Nevada, will enable the Clean Water Coalition (CWC) to improve the water quality of Lake Mead, the main water source for the Las Vegas Valley, and to meet the increasing water demands of its four member agencies: the City of Las Vegas (CLV), the Clark County Water Reclamation District (CCWRD), the City of Henderson ...

  • The whey to renewable energy

    When Tom Wilson with the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension set out to study the feasibility of a community-based anaerobic digester in Mercer County, he initially analyzed processing manure collected from area dairies and food wastes gathered from the local college, nearby prisons and industrial food processors. But the economics of transporting the materials just did not make ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Time to Rethink Renewable Energy Subsidies?

    The global value of the energy subsidies market is expected to reach around $5.3 trillion by the end of 2015 (6.5% of global GDP). These subsidies keep the cost of traditional power sources low for consumers, keeping countries locked into traditional power, and prohibiting the growth of the renewable energy sector. Is it time to rethink renewable energy subsidies to ...


  • The Global Arc Towards Renewable Energy

    Introduction Given the United States’ recent election results, America’s future on climate and energy policy is uncertain, but global progress on mitigating climate change will continue with or without us. We have reason to be optimistic because countries around the world have demonstrated their commitments to taking action on global warming. Already, 114 countries have ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Implementation of renewable energies in German energy economy

    By means of a long-term scenario called "Sustainability Scenario", the perspectives of Renewable Energies (RES) and their integration in the energy supply system of Germany until 2050 have been investigated. Starting with the technological potentials of RES and their cost structures, it is discussed in what way a continuous growth of these technologies could be induced. The implications of a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovation in Renewable-Energy Technologies is Booming

    Original story at MIT News New study shows that from 1970 to 2009, Japan led the world in the number of patents related to photovoltaics (solar cells), with the United States second and China third. Over the last five years of that period, the number of solar patents worldwide increased ...

  • The unconventional wisdom on renewable energy and investment

    Over the summer, there has been a loud buzz in the media about the need for research and development that would lead to a breakthrough in the cost of clean energy technologies. Financial Times commentator Martin Wolf called for a “moonshot to save the planet” building on the proposal ...

  • Can economic growth pressure green energy projects

    The EU has set itself an enormous Green energy policy challenge over the next decade which will involve massive capital investment into new technologies, huge investment in grid infrastructure, as well as replacement of existing capacity as older plants reach the end of their life. But with the Economy now once again in growth and thus the demand for Energy rising, will such massive change be ...


    By GDS International

  • Ten top growth markets in air, water and energy

    For suppliers of products and services for the air, water, and energy industries there are some substantial double-digit growth opportunities. Ten of these have been identified as the most promising by the McIlvaine Company These are ranked based on potential market size. #1 Shale Gas There is a very large continuing investment in extraction of gas from shale in the U.S. The ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Renewable energies: between climate protection and nature conservation?

    The use of renewable energies is considered as a key strategy for achieving global CO2-reduction targets. In countries like Germany, where policy support programmes stimulated a dynamic growth of renewables, we had to observe also increasing public concern towards the impacts from RES technologies – in particular wind turbines – on ecosystems and the natural scenery, leading to the question ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rethinking the green recovery through renewable energy expansion

    The world today is facing the worst economic and environmental crises in generations. Hence, we need policies that can stimulate recovery and at the same time reach the sustainability. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP et al., 2008; UNEP, 2009a, 2009b, 2011) and many economists (e.g., Barbier, 2009a, 2009b, 2010; Edenhofer and Stern, 2009; Robins et al., 2009) advocate the need for a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • High Penetrations of Renewable Energy for Island Grids

    Island grids represent an overlooked opportunity for renewable power. In addition to geographical islands there are also many electrical islands, such as remote locations throughout the world, where interconnections with neighboring grids are not a practical option. Due to transportation issues and the lack of economies of scale, these grids typically rely on liquid fuel derived from petroleum. ...


    By HOMER Energy LLC

  • Voices from India on renewable energy sources

    As we all know that all natural resources on this earth are exhaustible sooner than later.  At the current rate in growth of Energy Demand of the world, Fossil Fuels would last in the following order: Oil is expected to last only 45 years, Gas 70 years and Coal 250 years from now.  The good quality coal of low ash content, however, may last only for another 70 to 100 years. Once these ...


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