Tag: Renewable electricity

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

New findings pave the way for stable organic solar cells that may enable cheap and renewable electricity generation

April 19, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

Due to the recent improvements in the efficiency with which solar cells made from organic (carbon-based) semiconductors can convert sunlight into electricity, improving the long-term stability of these photovoltaic devices is becoming an increasingly important topic. Real-world applications of the […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Sesame Solar’s Portable Solar Nanogrids Provide Renewable Electricity On The Go

March 6, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

Solar power has many applications, from residential to commercial and portable micro solar for personal devices. It has also been used in remote areas to support mining operations and in the field for small devices such as electronic speed signage […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

IRENA Says Hydropower Capacity Must Double by 2050 to Meet Climate Goals

February 16, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

A new report issued this week by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says hydropower, which is already the largest source of renewable electricity in the world, must double in capacity if the world is to meet the climate goals […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Report: Global energy crisis drives demand for green hydrogen

September 23, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

The global energy crisis is boosting interest in low-emissions hydrogen and the pipeline of projects is expanding, but only a small share of projects are under construction around the world. Electrolyser manufacturing is set to grow strongly and pilot projects […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

How To Electrify Your Home In 5 Steps — Heat Pumps, Solar Panels, Induction Stoves, & More!

September 23, 2022

Via: CleanTechnica

At Climate Week this year in New York City, green buildings will once again take center stage. After all, buildings account for about 39% of total US energy consumption and 40% of carbon emissions. But for all the focus on […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

August 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically. This is one reason that the U.S. Dept. of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050. However, it’s still […]

Energy Consumption, Global

‘Landmark moment’ in Europe as renewable electricity surpasses fossil fuels for first time

January 25, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Despite making strong gains against coal and natural gas, Europe’s renewable energy growth needs to grow faster to reach the EU’s climate targets, according to new research. Europe saw its “greenest electricity year on record” in 2020, with renewables generating […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind has become the ‘most-used’ source of renewable electricity generation in the US

February 27, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Last year saw wind generation in the U.S. overtake hydroelectric generation for the first time, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Released Wednesday, the figures from the EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” report show that yearly wind […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

World’s largest brewer signs 10-year renewable electricity deal

January 9, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The world’s largest brewer, AB InBev, has signed a deal with renewable energy developer BayWa r.e that will see the drinks giant purchase 100% renewable electricity for its brewing operations in Europe. Under the 10-year virtual power purchase agreement, announced […]

Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Green new deal electricity – what really bothers the feds

April 16, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

For more than 100 years, electricity has been reliably provided to end users through a centralized generation and transmission model. Large coal, hydro and (later) nuclear generating facilities produced huge amounts of electricity and, through a spider’s web of high […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

7 Incoming Governors Strongly Support Renewable Energy Goals

November 12, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Two-thirds of voters in Arizona fell prey to one of the most vicious disinformation campaigns in the annals of US politics last Tuesday. Bombarded by more than $25 million worth of lies bought and paid for by local utility company […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

World’s biggest baking company goes green

September 25, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Grupo Bimbo, the world’s biggest baking company, has committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity by the year 2025. Headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico, Grupo Bimbo has also joined the RE100, a global initiative made up of some of the […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Sony lays out plans for 100 percent renewable electricity use

September 10, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Sony is aiming to use 100 percent renewable electricity for all its business sites by 2040, the company announced on Monday. The global tech giant has also joined the RE100, a global initiative made up of some of the world’s […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Japanese tech giant Fujitsu commits to 100 percent renewable electricity

July 20, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Fujitsu has joined the RE100, a global initiative of the world’s biggest companies, all committed to renewable power, it announced Friday. The tech giant has set itself the goal of sourcing all electricity consumed at its sites inside and outside […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Commentary: Offshore wind and hydrogen for industry in Europe

May 25, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

Fossil fuels currently play a critical role in industry, not only as sources of energy, but also of feedstocks and process agents. Clean electricity could provide a sustainable alternative, but hurdles remain – particularly in terms of costs. In Northern […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Five things crucial to a renewable energy future

February 28, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The planet’s energy mix is changing. Renewable sources of energy have become increasingly important, with the International Energy Agency expecting renewable electricity generation to rise by over one-third by the year 2022. In order to harness these types of energy […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind Expected to Surpass Hydro as Largest Renewable Electricity Generation Source

January 31, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

As one of the first technologies used to generate electricity, hydroelectric power has historically provided the largest share of renewable electricity generation in the United States. However, this year EIA expects wind power to surpass hydroelectricity, based on forecasts in […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Smaller Businesses Want Renewable Energy Developers To Spread The Green

January 11, 2017

Via: Forbes

Smaller enterprises want energy developers to spread the green, allowing them to get in on the renewable wave rolling through America. The dynamic has made it easier for larger corporations with more demand to buy wind and solar electricity but […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Monthly U.S. renewable electricity generation in 2016 surpasses previous years

August 26, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

Renewable electricity generation has surpassed levels from previous years in every month so far this year, based on data through June. Both hydroelectric and nonhydroelectric renewables have contributed to this trend, but in different ways. After a lengthy West Coast […]