Air Pollution Shortens Human Life by One Year, on Average

In a summer marked by air quality alerts as wildfires rage in the western U.S., a study has been published finding that air pollution lowers the average lifespan by one year worldwide. The study, published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters Aug. 22, was the first to assess the impact …

GE Announces World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine, The Haliade-X

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, the 12 megawatt Haliade-X which measures in at 260 meters in height and boasting a 220-meter rotor, and is capable of generating enough clean electricity for 16,000 households per turbine. The mammoth turbine was announced on Thursday by GE …

Victoria Sets Australia’s Most Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

The southern Australian state of Victoria has this week set the country’s most ambitious renewable energy targets of 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2025, at the same time as the government awarded two large-scale solar projects. The Victorian Labor Government announced on Wednesday the introduction of the Victorian Renewable …

Aldi Powers Up Solar Strategy with 96,000 Panel Pledge

Aldi is set to have installed 96,000 solar panels on its stores and regional distribution centres across the UK by the end of 2017, giving the discount retailer enough solar capacity to generate more than 17,500MWh of electricity a year. The retailer said earlier this week it plans to install …

Solar Deployment Nosedives as Feed-In Tariff Cuts Begin to Bite

Solar deployment across the UK has suffered a sharp slowdown in the wake of cuts to Feed-in Tariff (FiT) incentives, according to new analysis of government figures from the Solar Trade Association (STA). Deployment data from the first quarter of this year reveals installation of domestic rooftop solar panels has …

UK Breaks Solar Energy Record on Sunny March Weekend

  Last weekend’s sunny weather was not only good for beers, barbecues and bees, but also drove solar power to break a new UK record. For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon on Saturday was lower than it was in …