Global warming could stave off next ice age for 100,000 years

Global warming is likely to disrupt a natural cycle of ice ages and contribute to delaying the onset of the next big freeze until about 100,000 years from now, scientists said on Wednesday. In the past million years, the world has had about 10 ice ages before swinging back to …

Africa Renewable Energy Initiative to build 10,000 MW of renewables in Africa by 2020

  Solar for sunny Africa The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) aims at enabling the installation of large-scale renewable energy capacity on the African continent by 2020. The African-led plan has just received a big boost with over $10 billion worth of financial backing from various members of the international …

Which countries generate the most power from renewables?

News that India has opened the first airport to be entirely powered by solar energy has underlined the growth in renewable energy. The sector has been growing strongly despite the dramatic fall in the price of oil and last year 59% of all new power generated around the world came …

More breweries in USA going solar

Six Western North Carolina breweries have installed solar panel systems, joining a fast-growing trend in business in general. North Carolina has been near the top of the solar pack and last year ranked second in the U.S. in the number of solar panel installations. “Solar is hot,” said Tom Kimbis, …

Unlocking Climate Finance For More Renewable Energy in South Asia

With only 43% of its households with access to electricity, Odisha’s economic development lags behind that of other states in India. However, it is home to rich water reserves, wildlife, forest, minerals, and renewable energy sources, which together can help boost the state’s economy. Let’s take the example of solar …

Darwin Shopping Centre Takes “Largest Solar System” Mantle

The largest rooftop solar power system in Australia is now in Darwin. The installation the 1.25-megawatt solar system at GPT Group’s Casuarina Square, the largest shopping centre in the Northern Territory, reached practical completion last week. The 4190 solar panel rooftop has enough output to power 310 average Australian households …