Grate New Solar Plant Powers Cheese Processing Facility

A giant solar farm that is powering a cheese processing facility in Northern Ireland has been launched. The 5MW project is providing green electricity to Dale Farm’s cheddar cheese plant at Dunmanbridge in Cookstown and consists of 15,500 solar panels. It will provide around 20% of the cheese factory’s power …

Caribbean Aims to Be World’s First ‘Climate Smart’ Zone

Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Usain Bolt are backing the Caribbean’s ambition to become the world’s first “climate smart” zone. The athlete helped launch the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator in Jamaica yesterday, a coalition of 26 countries and more than 40 private and public sector partners. …

These Massive Renewable Energy Projects Are Powering Chilean Mines

Minerals are so abundant in Chile’s northern Atacama Desert, you can get copper just by kicking the mountain—or so says one of the miners’ favorite proverbs. A century after many of the mines there were first opened, finding copper—or gold, or lithium, or iron ore—isn’t that easy. The concentration of …

Global Corporations Buy Record 7.2GW of Clean Energy So Far This Year

So far this year, global corporations have purchased 7.2GW of clean energy. New statistics released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) show this has already surpassed last year’s record of 5.4GW. Around 60% of 2018’s renewable procurement to date has come from the US, totalling 4.2GW – Facebook has been …

5,500 UK Churches Switch to Renewable Energy

More than 5,500 churches including some of the UK’s most famous cathedrals have converted to renewable power to help tackle climate change. Church of England places of worship, along with Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Quaker and Salvation Army congregations, have made the switch to 100% renewable electricity, and faith leaders are …

Global Wind and Solar Installations Break 1TW Milestone

Wind generation made up around 54% of this figure, with the solar proportion coming in at 46%. The volume of wind and solar energy capacity installed around the world has broken the 1TW milestone. That’s according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which predicts this will double by …

Good Job, Sweden: Sweden Is on Track to Meet Its 2030 Renewable Energy Goals...

Sweden’s ambitious goal to provide renewable and affordable energy by 2030 is expected to become reality a little ahead of schedule. The Swedish Wind Power Association (SWPA) says its members are on track to generate 18 terawatt-hours of electricity every year by the end of 2018, making it possible for …