The UK’s solar energy market is beginning to outpace coal

Solar power is beating out coal-based energy generation Renewable energy is beginning to take over the market share of coal energy in the United Kingdom. According to a recent market analysis from EnAppSys, clean power, specifically solar energy, has become very prominent in the UK. Coal has begun losing ground throughout the country, with more investments coming to the solar energy market. Electricity generation in the solar space has surpassed coal-based energy for the first time in the UK this year. Solar accounted for 1.38 TWh of energy generation in…

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UN Clean Development Mechanism now supports coal

Hydrogen fule - carbon capture

UN introduces new rules to Clean Development Mechanism The United Nations has been very concerned for the world’s environment in recent years. The organization has been working to take steps to mitigate the potential effects of climate change. Part of the UN’s efforts take the form of carbon credits associated with the Clean Development Mechanism. This mechanism is designed to help countries achieve sustainable development through the use of clean energy and assist countries reduce the amount of emissions they produce. The Clean Development Mechanism is considered a viable way…

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Coal generated energy falls 20% in the past year in the U.S.

Coal energy favored over renewable energy

  Coal energy dropping due to competition from alternatives The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released new figures concerning the state of coal generation in the country. According to the agency, electricity produced by burning coal has dropped by nearly 20% over the past year. Coal generated energy now accounts for 36% of the electricity produced in the U.S., down from what it had been in 2011. The agency notes that this steep drop in coal energy production is due to several factors, including the attractiveness of alternative energy.…

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Energy Information Administration report shows that coal energy was down 40% in 2011, lowest it has been in 30 years

Coal Energy

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released a new report concerning the consumption of coal for energy in the U.S. The report shows that coal-fueled electricity production has dropped significantly. This may be due to the country’s recent advocacy of alternative energy and efficiency. Though the U.S. did not announce its plans for an “all of the above” approach to alternative energy, the country has been working to institute more stringent restrictions on how it gets its energy. The report also highlights a somewhat warm winter season as part of…

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