As UK Effectively Bans Onshore Wind Power, Study Shows It’s True Promise

Despite the dramatic cost gains made in recent years, onshore wind is no longer in the running for subsidies following a decision made after the UK’s Conservatives won the 2015 general election.

The about 2,000 wind power stations in Sweden provided 7.1 TWh of electricity in 2012. Photo: Trons/Scanpix

The government has come under fire over its ‘short-sighted decision’ to effectively ban new onshore windfarms after the release of a report that shows they could actually produce the cheapest electricity in the country — even cheaper than gas. A new study from engineering firm ARUP – commissioned by ScottishPower – has calculated that new

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Akon Pledges To Bring Solar Power To 600 Million In Africa

The new initiative, Akon Lighting Africa, reflects the growing appeal of solar energy on the continent, where access to electricity can be unreliable but sun is abundant.

Akon is pictured visiting The United Nations. (NYC) Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 5/20/15.

MINNEAPOLIS --- In late May, R&B singer Akon announced a new initiative to provide solar power to 600 million residents of Africa. The Senegalese-American celebrity is the latest participant in what some have deemed a “solar revolution” that’s bringing the alternative energy source to the impoverished but sun-rich continent. The Akon

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Move Over Shale, Solar Is Shining Brighter With Each Passing Day

Developments show how booming demand and support for solar is shaking up energy paradigm

Jon Kirkpatrick, bottom, and Bevan Walker install a solar panel in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo) Move over dirty fossil fuels, the solar revolution is coming. That, at least, is the buried headline contained in new reporting from Reuters on Sunday which looks at the ability of the solar industry to upend the world's energy system in ways

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Holy Lights: Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques Will Go Solar By Year’s End

By installing solar panels on the country’s mosques, Jordan may be answering more than a few prayers uttered in response to rising electricity costs and a need to diversify the kingdom’s energy portfolio.

Jordan Mosque

The sun sets behind Al-hussein Mosque in Amman, Jordan. AMMAN, Jordan --- Like most countries throughout the Middle East and around the world, Jordan relies heavily on crude oil and products. Yet a new initiative announced by Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources will see all 6,000 of the kingdom’s mosques go solar by the end of

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MN Man Faces Six Months In Jail For Building A Wind Turbine

Nygard’s lawyer, Erick Kaardal, says that the family is prepared to go to jail if need be, because green and alternative energy is a right.

Orono wind turbine

A Minnesota man is facing jail Thursday as the deadline set by a Hennepin County judge to remove a turbine he built on his own property has passed. This long-running dispute over wind turbine has led a judge to order the Orono resident,  Jay Nygard, to remove the wind turbine he built four years ago by February 11th, or else he and his wife

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8 States Pave Road For 3.3 Million Electric Vehicles By 2025

“The progress we’ve made so far should give us confidence that we can take electric cars to the next level,” Travis Madsen, global warming solutions program manager at Environment America, said in a statement.

Eight governors pledged to do their part in putting 3.3 million zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) on the road by 2025 back in October, and now they have laid out an 11-step plan to do so. The states—California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—issued a joint report this week that reveals their plans,

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