New research provides less losses in electricity transmission.
”Turbo” can increase the efficiency of solar cells by 50 percent
Climate change is one of the biggest risks for World Heritage sites, according to a new United Nations report.
Earnings improvements for E.ON and RWE due to one-off effects.
Urgent to tackle its pollution problems.
Capacity to increase by 15-20 gigawatts yearly
Supercapacitors can become new type of energy storage.
Power generation and energy trading separated in new listed company.
New listed company to focus on renewables.
The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432 GW at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies.
DONG Energy to dismantle Danish offshore wind farm
1,000 kilometers of solar roads to supply five million people with electricity.
First offshore wind farm to exceed 1,000 MW meets electricity needs of well over one million homes.
Low profits due to falling electricity prices.
Net profit hit by low electricity prices and increasing costs.
The climate group
The UK's remaining coal-fired power stations will be shut by 2025 with their use restricted by 2023.
Interim reports from several European utilities showcase the hard times the energy business is suffering from.
The UK and China have signed an agreement to work together to transition to the low carbon economy.
The old fossil order is on borrowed time as China and even India join the drive for dramatic cuts in CO2 emissions.
If countries implement their pledges made for the Paris climate summit, it will give huge boost to wind, tidal and solar power.
A failure to cap greenhouse gas emissions will not just bring on climate shocks, but also worldwide instability, insurrection, and resource wars.
Latest UN analysis claims national climate pledges deliver half of the carbon cuts needed to prevent dangerous warming.
The number of CCS projects worldwide is now double the number of projects that were in operation in 2010.
Germany's energy revolution has made it a leader in replacing nuclear and fossil fuels with wind and solar technology
GE has bundled its LED, solar, energy storage and electric vehicle businesses.
Enel, the biggest utility in the world by customer numbers, has pledged never to build another coal plant and to be carbon neutral by 2050.
National Grid and Energinet.dk kick off process for for 1,400MW Viking Link interconnector.
Volvo is expanding its plug-in line across its entire range and will add an all-electric car to its lineup by 2019.
EDF hopes to announce a deal with Chinese investors to build the first new UK nuclear plant in a generation.
Major new report highlights how a host of established and emerging technologies could deliver a global decarbonised power system.
Wind power is now comparable in price to fossil fuels, and solar is well on its way.
The world’s third biggest greenhouse gas emitter says it will source 40% of its electricity from non-fossil fuel sources.
The new hydro-wind facility, Gorona del Viento, on the smallest and most isolated of the Canary Islands, El Hierro, is already providing half of the island's energy needs.
See what the G20 nations are prepared to do to rein in fossil-fuel emissions as part of their contribution to a new deal to fight climate change.
Sony, Microsoft, Adidas are some of the world’s leading companies that are backing a new UN emission offset initiative.
Nine of the world’s largest businesses - Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Goldman Sachs, Starbucks, Walmart, Salesforce, Steelcase, Voya Financial - join the likes of IKEA to fully transition to using renewable electr
Defence officials in the US are signing contracts for huge solar and wind ventures inside military bases or on land nearby.
China will start the world’s largest carbon-trading system by 2017.
Wind power can meet a quarter of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030 if Member States deliver on climate and energy pledges, according to the latest forecasts by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
Greenpeace has released a new report that lays out the pathway for an energy sector powered by 100% renewable energy.
Aspen has reached the milestone after more than ten years of efforts and by implementing wind, solar and geothermal energy projects.
The entire Dutch rail network is set to run on 100 percent wind power by 2018.
Investing in public and low emission transport, building efficiency, and waste management in cities could generate savings of 17 trillion USD and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to India's annual output.
Ministers will appeal a court decision forcing the government in the Netherlands to increase cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.
ArcelorMittal, which manufactures over 90 million tons of steel every year, is looking at reducing its (large) carbon footprint.
The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind has dropped significantly over the past five years, narrowing the gap with power generated from fossil fuels and nuclear reactors, according to the International Energy Agency.
The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows.
A drone pilot scoping out a giant wind turbine stumbled upon a man sunbathing on top of it.
Autoblog runs through some questions to ask yourself if you are shopping for an electric vehicle.
The Rocky Mountain Institute is chronicling Microsoft's journey to 285 MW of renewable power from two off-site wind energy projects.
French energy giant Total has this week made good on its pledge to divest from coal-related activities, confirming it no longer produces or markets coal.
Some US residents will soon be able to Google their home to see if it makes sense to go solar.
UK remains the top offshore wind power market through until 2025.
China's carbon emissions from fossil fuels may be 14% lower than thought.
Electricity generation from renewable sources has overtaken natural gas to become the second largest source of electricity worldwide.
400 new electric cars will drive on the streets of Copenhagen as shared cars.
In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger turbines increased.
The Australian government plans to reduce carbon emissions by 26 to 28 per cent against 2005 levels.
Japan has begun a controversial return to nuclear power generation with the restart of a reactor four and a half years after the Fukushima meltdowns.
Germany has abandoned plans for a levy on coal-fired power plants but will reduce brown-coal power generation.
Bill Gates plans to double investment in green energy technology and research to combat climate change, but rejects calls to divest from fossil fuels.
Europe’s energy revolution marches on.
Renewable energy will grow from providing around a quarter of Europe’s energy to supplying half.
The Dutch government has to protect its citizens and cut carbon emissions by 25 percent, a Dutch court ruled.
40 GW of new solar capacity was installed worldwide last year, compared to 38.4 GW in 2013.
It is entirely possible for the US to run on 100% renewable energy in 2050 according to a new study.
Batteries could help utilities store power to reduce the need for expensive facilities that only run during times of peak demand.
Scania to test electrically powered trucks in real-life conditions.
Agreement among world leaders a strong signal to the climate change conference in Paris.
Statkraft has cancelled plans to develop a 1,000 megawatt wind power farm in central Norway due to low power prices.
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Vattenfall will focus new investment on offshore wind, energy services and district heating and expects Germany to remain its main market, even after selling its lignite, or brown coal, activities there.
Fortum has completed the 6.6 billion euro divestment of its entire electricity distribution activities in Sweden.
Germany and its neighbouring countries have agreed to let the market determine wholesale power prices even if this means soaring prices at times of high demand.
With 11.500 new registered EVs, European had its third best month ever and a 40% improvement over the same month last year.
IKEA has become energy independent in its operations in the Nordic countries.
The Norwegian Government Pension Fund, one of the world’s largest investors in the coal industry, is set to divest the country’s sovereign wealth fund from the coal industry.
New study: Top energy firms are responsible for 31% of global emissions.
More and more solar power plants are being built on water.
Sendai nuclear power plant unit 1 and 2 have now been granted two of the three regulatory approvals needed for restart.
A technology company in Sweden has installed a solar power plant, which it claims is the most efficient in the world today.
Energy made from vibrating wind farms could be much cheaper.
The age of coal is inevitably coming to an end and it politicians need to invest in a just transition to an economy based on renewable energy and sustainable long-term jobs.
The chief executive of Engie, one of the world’s biggest power companies, says fossil fuel electricity generation is on the way out in Europe.
Audi has invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel made solely from water, carbon dioxide and renewable energy sources.
China’s rise is closely linked to the country’s energy security, and the rest of the world’s energy security is increasingly linked to China’s rise.
Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m a minute every day, according to a new estimate by the International Monetary Fund.
How has the small Scandinavian country become a global leader in wind power?
Tesla’s home storage battery is getting attention because they are staking a major claim to a market which is expected to increase dramatically.
Renewable energy investment in the United Kingdom hit a record high in 2014, with electricity generated from renewables increasing by 20% as well.
Japanese court has issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concern.
Industry warns that emissions cuts will cancel many planned new plants in Germany.
Renewable energy from the sun and wind can be just as reliable as fossil fuels.
Some of the biggest names in business are investing in wind power, locking in low prices as the cost of wind energy drops by more than half in just the last five years.
Offshore wind turbines already appear to be cheaper, although this is not yet reflected in the subsidies that the operators get.
Is Tesla founder Elon Musk working on a new battery technology that would make it possible to store the electric power needed to run modern homes?
Europe’s first grid-connected hybrid flywheel plant with potentially unlimited storage capability could solve the problem of clean energy supply shortfalls when there is insufficient sun or wind.
Onshore wind become the UK’s cheapest new electricity source by 2020, according to research.
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The German government has signalled it no longer expects to see 1 million electric cars on the road by 2020.
Many island states will be wiped off the map, even if an ambitious agreement is reached at COP 21, EurActiv France reports.
The cost of producing power in central and southern Europe will have declined to between 4 and 6 cents per kilowatt hour, and by 2050 to as low as 2 to 4 cents.
The Global Wind Energy Council’s wind market report for 2014 has been released.
If all goes according to plan, the Netherlands should have over 4.5GW of wind in the water by the end of 2023.
Chinese manufacturer Geely is investing in a new factory in Coventry that will build new electric and ultra-low emission taxis.
Renewables generated a record 19.2 per cent of UK electricity in 2014.
Costa Rica has achieved a clean energy milestone by using 100 per cent renewable energy for a record 75 days in a row.
Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels.
Germany plans to force the oldest coal plants to curb production to achieve its climate targets.
An injection of cash and a fresh look at regulation is needed if electricy grid operators are to build and operate new, high-tech networks that can channel green energy sources into homes across the region.
IBM has pledged to source 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.
New report: The number of cancelled coal projects across the world has outstripped those completed at a rate of two to one since 2010.
RWE has acquired an unspecified minority stake in one of the world's largest downstream solar companies.
Italy’s largest utily Enel has pledged to phase out new investments in coal and lead the charge among global energy companies for a global climate pact.
Norway and Sweden will increase their target for renewable electricity production by almost 8 percent.
The Finnish utility Fortum has sold its Swedish electricity grid business for 6.6 billion euros to a group of Swedish pension funds and Canada’s Borealis.
For the first time in 40 years, the global economy grew and global emissions didn't.
Three members of the European Union have already achieved their renewable energy goals for 2020,
Discussions are to begin with Danish pension funds about joint
UK ministers will soon be driving to official engagements in electric cars.
Electric cars could cut the UK’s oil imports 40% by 2030 and reduce drivers’ fuel bills by £13bn if deployed on a large scale, according to a new study.
The world's first electricity-generating tidal lagoons are to be built in six locations across Britain.
Millions of outraged Chinese have watched a documentary on the country's air pollution problems, sparking a national debate on environmental problems.
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The European commission has presented its plan to harmonise the energy systems of member states.
The Paris landmark has been fitted with two new wind turbines that generate enough electricity to power the commercial areas.
The UK was the head of the pack in the EU in 2014 as far as electric vehicle sales go.
Plans for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm have been approved by the UK government, with planning permission for an array of up to 400 turbines off the Yorkshire coast.
UK's political leaders have pledged to work together to combat climate change and end coal burning for power generation.
UN climate talks in Geneva have ended with agreement on a formal draft negotiating text for the summit in Paris in December.
A seal named Torsten has been released after a three-month stay in an intake pond at Sweden's Oskarshamn nuclear power plant.
Apple is working on something that will “give Tesla a run for its money".
Apple will buy about $850 million of power from a new California solar farm to cut its energy bill.
The European wind sector installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014, according to research.
The European Commission has launched an initiative to create a European Energy Union to “reform how Europe produces, transports and consumes energy.”
Germany’s utilities, battered by the country’s shift to renewable energy, would be glad to sell you a power plant on the cheap. They’ll even pack it up and ship it to another country.
Global installed capacity of renewable energy will more than double in 2025, report shows.
The impact of China’s clean air and renewable energy policies are beginning to have an impact on the country’s coal industry.
The renewable-energy community on the island of Samso in Denmark educates international visitors in solving energy problems.
A Facebook data centre in Luleå is just the beginning.
After Vattenfall reduced its presence in Finland a few years ago, the Finnish team decided to prove their worth. They have seen great sales figures this year, and the team is gearing up to win even more electricity customers in the future.