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100% Renewable Energy: Cleveland Sets a Big Goal as It Sheds Its Fossil Fuel Past

Cleveland, Ohio, which has worked for years to reinvent itself as it sheds its industrial past, has become the latest major city to announce plans to shift to 100 percent renewable energy sources for electricity. The plan stands out in a state that in recent years has been more inclined to roll back clean energy

2018-10-15T08:11:21+00:00 Tags: |

The rise of renewable energy will change everything

An electric vehicle cruising down the highway, a solar panel installed on a neighbor’s rooftop, a wind turbine turning in the breeze: These are just a few of the powerful symbols that represent the blossoming renewable energy economy. There’s little doubt that the world is on the cusp of a new era of energy generation

2018-10-13T08:14:51+00:00 Tags: |

Renewable energy is growing too slow to meet climate goals

The world needs to ramp up adoption of renewable energy, especially beyond the electric power sector — or else it will fall behind in the battle against climate change, the International Energy Agency said on Sunday. In a new report, the Paris-based policy adviser forecasts that renewable energy sources will provide 30 percent of the

2018-10-12T03:20:59+00:00 Tags: |

Pairing Wind + Solar for Cheaper, 24-Hour Renewable Energy

Along a country road east of Lima, Ohio, a company is preparing to build one of the world's largest renewable energy projects that pairs wind and solar to create a hybrid power source. It's a rare combination now, but one that's expected to become more common because of its potential to cut costs while providing

2018-10-07T07:26:38+00:00 Tags: |

Emissions-free energy system saves heat from the summer sun for winter

A research group from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has made great, rapid strides towards the development of a specially designed molecule which can store solar energy for later use. These advances have been presented in four scientific articles this year, with the most recent being published in the highly ranked journal Energy & Environmental

2018-10-03T18:20:21+00:00 Tags: |

Dane County working to become a national leader in renewable energy

Ten years ago, no one would have predicted that the price of solar energy would drop 75 to 85 percent, or wind energy 66 percent — suddenly making solar and wind cheaper than coal when utilities need to purchase more power. Or that Dane County’s government operations would stumble into “100 percent renewable energy” — creating more energy than

2018-10-02T12:19:19+00:00 Tags: |

The Honnold Foundation Fights Injustice with Renewable Energy

SEATTLE — There are 1.3 billion people worldwide who lack access to energy. As the demand for energy increases, more and more fossil fuels will be required to meet these needs. There has been a shift in focus to renewable energy in order to help meet the energy needs of billions worldwide. Alex Honnold is

2018-09-27T09:07:49+00:00 Tags: |

Nigeria: Achieving electrification with smart micro-grids

An exclusive interview with Professor Xiongwei Liu, from Entrust Microgrid of the Lancaster Environment Centre in the UK, explores smart micro-grids based on hybrid DC/AC networks, for environments with renewables.  Prof. Liu will be speaking on this topic in more detail at the Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition, taking place 13-14 November in Lagos. What

2018-09-27T09:03:11+00:00 Tags: |

How To Ease Energy Poverty Through Smart Funding

OPEC should review its aid funding models to help power Africa, writes Dr Ricardo G Barcelona Good souls bemoan Africa’s energy poverty. While money flows freely, African aid is a story of unfulfilled dreams and broken promises. OPEC – oil exporting and producing countries – could change this by playing a smarter game in grant giving

2018-09-25T07:26:38+00:00 Tags: |

Project will use satellite imagery to help tackle fuel poverty

The project, which involves E.ON, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Earth observation specialist Astrosat, will use near real-time and archived data gathered from orbiting satellites – including optical sources, thermal-infrared for heat mapping and air quality and pollution tracking. This will be combined with Astrosat’s ThermCERT software to address issues including housing condition and

2018-09-24T07:48:10+00:00 Tags: |

Sustainable Energy Fund For Africa Grants US$ 1 Million To Stimulate Renewable Energy

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a US$1 million grant to Independent Power Producers (IPP) in Angola to encourage private investment in renewable energy. The SEFA grant, approved in July this year, will be used to establish a one-stop shop unit known as the Energy Project

2018-09-20T08:24:20+00:00 Tags: |

The Developing World Is Taking Over Renewable Energy

Last year, the leading economies in renewable energy investment growth were not to be found in North America or even Europe — the leaders in growth were countries often described as developing, such as China, Brazil, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Argentina. These big shifts in renewables investment have, in fact, been emerging since 2004,

2018-09-20T08:15:06+00:00 Tags: |

UC system to get 100% renewable power in less than 10 years

The University of California system on Tuesday set a goal of powering all its campuses and medical centers with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025, as part of its efforts to fight global warming. The system has already committed to making its daily operations carbon-neutral by the same year, meaning they won’t add greenhouse gas

2018-09-19T07:31:18+00:00 Tags: |

Should connectivity be the new measure of poverty?

WASHINGTON — Rockefeller Foundation President and former USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said Monday, the development community needs to rethink the way it defines poverty so it is based on measuring energy connectivity. “Power and electricity are really the baseline for development and poverty reduction, and we at the Rockefeller Foundation believe that we should look very carefully

2018-09-13T08:08:52+00:00 Tags: |

Large wind and solar farms in the Sahara would increase heat, rain, vegetation

Wind and solar farms are known to have local effects on heat, humidity and other factors that may be beneficial -- or detrimental -- to the regions in which they are situated. A new climate-modeling study finds that a massive wind and solar installation in the Sahara Desert and neighboring Sahel would increase local temperature,

2018-09-12T08:19:44+00:00 Tags: |

How To Ease Energy Poverty Through Smart Funding

OPEC should review its aid funding models to help powerAfrica, writes Dr Ricardo G Barcelona Good souls bemoan Africa’s energy poverty. While money flows freely, African aid is a story of unfulfilled dreams and broken promises. OPEC – oil exporting and producing countries – could change this by playing a smarter game in grant giving and

2018-09-10T06:59:53+00:00 Tags: |

Is Renewable Energy Ready to Topple Fossil Fuel’s Domination?

It seems like, in the near future, renewable-energy source technologies such as solar and wind power have a chance to surpass traditional fossil fuels in terms of usage. I mention solar and wind power because these energy generators seem to be more visible than other types of renewable energy. Being born and bred in Arizona,

2018-09-07T07:19:44+00:00 Tags: |

Scientists pioneer a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

Photosynthesis is the process plants use to convert sunlight into energy. Oxygen is produced as by-product of photosynthesis when the water absorbed by plants is 'split'. It is one of the most important reactions on the planet because it is the source of nearly all of the world's oxygen. Hydrogen which is produced when the

2018-09-05T07:22:21+00:00 Tags: |

Top Sustainability Performer

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education 2018 Sustainable Campus Index released Aug. 22 lists the University of Dayton among the world's top performers in the categories of research and purchasing, and highlights the UD's Energy GPA program and Kennedy Union green roof. The lists are based on the association's Sustainability Tracking,

2018-08-26T07:29:49+00:00 Tags: |