Global Solar Market Demand Expected To Reach 100 Gigawatts In 2017, Says SolarPower Europe

European solar industry association SolarPower Europe has published a new analysis predicting that global solar market demand will reach 100 gigawatts for the first time ever this year, a 30% growth from 2016 levels. SolarPower Europe, the region’s member-led solar association, published its latest market analysis for annual global solar …

30% of Europe’s Electricity Could Be Wind Powered by 2020

A pair of reports released by WindEurope asserts that by 2030, 30% of the electricity consumed in Europe could be generated from the wind. The continent is on track to overhaul its energy infrastructure. According to the reports (Wind Energy in Europe: Outlook to 2020 and Wind Energy in Europe: …

EU Citizens Increasingly Concerned About Climate Change

European citizens are becoming increasingly concerned with climate change, and further believe that taking action to tackle climate change would be good for jobs and the economy, according to a new survey. The latest Eurobarometer survey conducted by the European Commission in March focused on peoples’ opinions and concerns regarding …

Bottoms Up: EU Drinks Carton Recycling Rate Pushes Past 45 Per Cent Mark

Europe is now recycling almost half its cardboard drinks cartons as progressing on cutting waste within the trading bloc continues. The recycling rate for cardboard drinks cartons hit 47 per cent in 2016 – up from 44 per cent the previous year – according to the latest figures released this …

Huge Tunisian Solar Park Hopes to Provide Saharan Power to Europe

An enormous solar park in the Sahara could soon be exporting electricity to Europe if Tunisia’s government approves an energy company’s request to build it. The 4.5GW mega-project planned by TuNur would pipe electricity to Malta, Italy and France using submarine cables in the grandest energy export project since the …

Plans for Sahara to Export Solar Power to Europe Revive

TuNur Ltd filed a request in the Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy for the authorisation of a 4.5GW solar energy export project destined to fuel Europe. The mega-solar project is envisioned to be located in a newly established solar complex in the Sahara Desert in Southwest Tunisia- …

Europe Adds 6.1GW of Wind Energy Capacity in First Half of 2017

Europe added 6.1GW of new wind power capacity during the first half of the year, prompting optimism that 2017 will prove to be a “bumper year” for the sector, according to WindEurope. The European trade body’s figures, released yesterday, show a total of 4.8GW of onshore wind capacity was installed …