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Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Still Bigger Than Other Renewable Energy Technologies

Solar and wind continue to dominate investment in new renewable capacity. Global use of solar and wind energy grew significantly in 2012. Solar power consumption increased by 58 percent, to 93 terrawatt-hours (TWh), while wind power increased by 18.1 percent, to 521.3 TWh. Although hydropower

RuSTEC – The DESERTEC Of The North – To Help EU In Achieving 2020 Renewable Energy Targets

With many green energy projects put under financial pressure by the debt crisis in Europe, EU Member States may have to look further afield for help in meeting their 2020 targets. Russia has for decades been one of the main suppliers of fossil fuels to

Germany Installs 344 MW Photovoltaics In May 2013

Germany’s Federal Network Agency reports that the nation installed 344 MW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in May 2013 through its feed-in tariff. This brings Germany to 1.49 GW installed in the first five months of 2013, a 42% decline over the same period

What Are the Pros and Cons of Offshore Wind Power?

Expert views on offshore wind power varied widely, and experts debated the pros and cons of offshore wind relative to onshore. The positive points cited by experts included less visual impact, less impact on shipping lanes near coastlines, higher wind speeds, bigger projects, no NIMBY

The World Invests $244 Billion In Renewable Energy In 2012

For only the second time since 2006, global investments in renewable energy in 2012 failed to top the year before, falling 12% mainly due to dramatically lower solar prices and weakened US and EU markets, says the Frankfurt School – UNEP/BNEF report, Global Trends in

Concentrated Solar Thermal Electricity In Europe – Snapshot 2012

At the end of September 2012 CSP plants with a cumulative capacity of about 1.73 GW were in commercial operation in Spain about 72% of the worldwide capacity of 2.4 GW. Together with those plants under construction and those already registered for the feed-in tariff

News Headlines – 22.02.2013

Saudi Arabia unveils plans to build 41 GW of solar PV and CSP plants The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) has issued a white paper outlining its plans to build 41 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating