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Britain Spent ‘Twice As Much On Overseas Fossil Fuels As Renewables’

Britain Spent ‘Twice As Much On Overseas Fossil Fuels As Renewables’
Above Photo: A vendor weighs coal for a customer in Lucknow, India. The country has been one of the top five beneficiaries of UK energy support this decade. Photograph: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP Nearly half of £6.1bn energy spending in developing countries from 2010-14 went on oil, coal and gas-fired schemes, data shows The UK has spent more than twice as much overseas support on fossil fuels projects as on renewable ones so far this decade, ... Read more

Renewable Energy Is Becoming So Cheap US Will Meet Paris Commitments

Renewable Energy Is Becoming So Cheap US Will Meet Paris Commitments
Above Photo: Why insist on coal as solar gets cheaper? (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) …Even If Trump Withdraws Research analysts at Morgan Stanley believe that renewable energy like solar and wind power are hurtling towards a level of ubiquity where not even politics can hinder them. Renewable energy is simply becoming the cheapest option, fast. Basic economics, the analysts say, suggest that the US will exceed its commitments in the Paris ... Read more

Renewables Generated More Power Than Nuclear In March And April

Renewables Generated More Power Than Nuclear In March And April
Above Photo: by John Moore/Getty Images Utility-scale renewable electricity generation surpassed nuclear for the first time since Reagan was president. Solar farms planted on an abandoned nuclear plant site or powering a coal museum or atop a strip mine offer stark images of the ascendance of renewables. But forget metaphorical images — utility-scale renewable electricity generation in March and April actually surpassed nuclear for the first ... Read more

Renewable Record: Wind And Solar Supplied 10% Of US Electricity In March

Renewable Record: Wind And Solar Supplied 10% Of US Electricity In March
Above Photo: Joshua Wiese/IPS March produced the highest share of wind and solar generation the U.S. has ever seen. The saying about March — “in like a lion, out like a lamb” — plays extremely well for renewable generation. Wind and solar together crossed the 10 percent mark of total U.S. electricity production in March, reports the Energy Information Administration. That’s the first time they’ve reached double-digit market share for a ... Read more

Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer

Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer
Above Photo: Kite Power Systems (KPS). Source: KPS Power from kite would work more often than wind turbines Start-up received funding from Shell, Schlumberger, EON Power-generating kites backed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Schlumberger Ltd. and EON SE will start tests in the U.K. this summer, with the aim of developing a technology that could eventually replace offshore wind turbines. Kite Power Systems, known as KPS, is working on a 17-meter ... Read more

U.S. Renewable Energy Jobs Employ 800,000+ People And Rising: In Charts

U.S. Renewable Energy Jobs Employ 800,000+ People And Rising: In Charts
Above Photo: China leads the world in renewable energy jobs. In the U.S., solar and wind industry employment has skyrocketed in recent years, but now the Trump administration is trying to stop it. Credit: Kevin Grayer/Getty Note: Some of the renewable energy sources included in this article are controversial. For example, biomass which often involved growing plants for energy puts energy production in competition with food production at a ... Read more