Chernobyl Goes Solar

Chernobyl in Ukraine is infamous for having been the site of a nuclear disaster in what was then the Soviet Union. For the past 30-odd years, since the catastrophic meltdown at the local plant in 1986, the area has been deemed unfit for human habitation. That has led to a …

Europe ‘Could Cut Energy-Related CO2 Emissions by 90% Before 2050’

Europe could cut energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by 90% by 2050, if it implements ambitious renewables-based electrification plans. That’s according to a new report from WindEurope, which says Europe should transition its industrial processes, buildings and transport to using clean sources of generation – it suggests the level of electrification …

Facebook Joins 100% Renewable Energy Revolution

Facebook announced Tuesday it will slash greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent and transition global operations to 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2020 in efforts to “help fight climate change.” Similarly, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted over the weekend that his company’s enormous Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada …

UK Summer ‘Wind Drought’ Puts Green Revolution into Reverse

Britain’s long heatwave threw the country’s green energy revolution into reverse and pushed up carbon emissions this summer, leading experts to stress the need for a diverse energy mix. The summer of 2017 was lauded as the “greenest ever” for electricity generation, thanks to a growing number of windfarms and …

Renewables Powered 88% of Brazil in June

Renewable energy generated 88% of Brazil’s entire demand in June. Clean power sources such as wind, biomass, solar and hydro accounted for 81.9% of Brazil’s installed capacity of energy generation at the time, according to a new report from the country’s Ministry of Mines and Energy. The nation’s total electrical …

Renewable Energy Tariffs ‘Are Now Among Cheapest on the Market’

Renewable energy tariffs are now among the cheapest on the market. That’s according to uSwitch, which suggests the ten cheapest eco-tariffs could save homes an average of £273 compared to a big six standard tariff, up from £233 the same time last year. The cheapest green energy tariff available today …

Renewable Energy Could “Effectively Be Free” by 2030, Says UBS Analyst

A research analyst at Swiss investment bank UBS believes the cost of energy renewables could be so near to zero by 2030 “it will effectively be free,” according to a projections published on Monday. If renewables could soon be cheaper than all the alternative energy sources, and that this “is …