European utilities vow to abandon coal in favor of renewable energy

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Utilities promise to stop investing in coal after 2020 Utilities throughout Europe have come together to pledge not to build any new coal plants after 2020. Every European country, apart from Poland and Greece, will be working to move away from coal in favor of cleaner forms of power. The announcement comes from Eurelectric, which represents some 3,500 utilities in Europe. According to the organization, utilities have committed themselves to deliver on the promises made through the Paris Agreement, which calls for a significant reduction in emissions and a greater…

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Global wind energy capacity to reach 2,000 GW by 2030

New data shows that global wind power capacity is slated for strong growth in the coming years The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International have released new information concerning the world’s wind energy capacity. According to the two organizations, global wind capacity could reach 2,000 gigawatts by 2030, accounting for approximately 19% of the world’s energy make up. By 2050, wind power could provide as much as 30% of the world’s electricity. Global capacity is expected to increase dramatically as large-scale projects reach completion and begin producing electrical power.…

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China’s focus on renewable energy is paying off

Chinese coal consumption is beginning to fall China has been fighting its air pollution problem for years now, but the country may be finally making progress in this ambitious endeavor. Emissions from the country’s massive industrial sector and transportation space have choked many of its largest cities with smog. Recently, air pollution has been linked to serious health issues in some parts of China and the government has made it a priority to mitigate emissions and embrace renewable energy. Use of coal drops in China for the first time in…

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Wind energy may have a promising future

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Global wind energy industry could become a major boon for worldwide energy supply The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International have released a new report concerning wind energy and its potential to meet global energy demands. Wind powered energy has been growing in popularity all over the world, largely because of its economic promise and ability to provide countries with renewable electrical power. Countries like the United Kingdom and those with access to strong wind streams have been investing heavily in wind energy in the hopes of becoming more…

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