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 …

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

This is the 11th issue of our Magazine with the topic of “Sustainable Architecture”. Architecture is a discipline that through its practice has a profound impact on all fields of sustainability, which means that during its existence, an object affects local and global environment by various related activities and processes …

NextEnergy Invests in ‘Subsidy-Free’ UK Solar Projects

In what could prove to be a major turning point for the UK’s embattled solar market, NextEnergy Solar Fund Ltd (NESF) has this week announced it has acquired a portfolio of projects it intends to develop “without subsidies”. The company confirmed earlier this week that it has acquired a portfolio …

Utility-Scale Solar Grew 72% Per Year Between 2010 & 2016

Utility-scale solar installations—including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies—grew at an average rate of 72% per year between 2010 and 2016, faster than any other generating technologies. Utility-scale solar (plants with a capacity of at least one megawatt) now makes up about 2% of all utility-scale electric generating capacity and …

China Increases Solar Power Output by 80% in Three Months

China electricity output from photovoltaic plants rose 80 per cent in the first quarter after the world’s biggest solar power market increased installed capacity. Solar power generation rose to 21.4 billion kilowatt-hours in the three months ending 31 March from a year earlier, the National Energy Administration said on Thursday …

World’s Biggest Oil Exporter Sets Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest crude oil exporter, is launching an ambitious renewable energy program to transform its power sector. The kingdom is pledging between $30-$50 billion to develop 30 solar and wind projects over the next 10 years to boost electricity generation and curb oil consumption. Saudi Arabia wants …