Latest EEA Study Finds Multiple Benefits of Switch to Renewable Electricity

The increased use of renewable electricity across the European Union has not only reduced pressures linked to climate change, but also to air and water pollution (particulate matter formation, eutrophication and acidification), according to a European Environment Agency (EEA). More targeted actions can help minimise the negative environmental effects of …

The Future Is in Nuclear Energy

Why are wind and sun as renewable energy sources less environmentally acceptable and economically less profitable than nuclear energy, and how much France as an example can help us in the strategy of developing the power system, explains Professor Milenko Djuric, PhD. Switching to the use of renewable energy sources, …

Iowa’s Largest Solar Power Plant Nearly Finished

Solar power continues to plow forward thanks to record-low costs that have followed a long, long slide (or at times avalanche) in solar panel prices. This week we got news of Iowa getting its largest solar power park to date. Renewable energy company Clēnera and RES (Renewable Energy Systems) have …

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind Power

Brush up on your knowledge of wind! 10. Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to create electricity. Learn how a wind turbine works. 9. Today’s wind turbines …

30 Innovative Solutions Show Path to Renewable-Powered Future

Recently, IRENA has published the full series of 30 Innovation Briefs under its Innovation Landscape report. It is the most comprehensive analysis available on innovation priorities that policymakers must address to successfully decarbonise the electricity systems with renewables and push for innovative renewables solutions in a COVID-19 recovery stimulus. With …

Danish Companies Have an Ambitious Plan to Create Hydrogen for Fuel

A group of Danish companies are planning one of the world’s largest hydrogen and synthetic fuel production facilities. The project will use renewable energy to create low-carbon fuels for the country’s transport sector. Bringing down the costs of such fuels is vital to meeting climate targets. A group of Danish …