Chinese province 100% powered by renewable energy during 7-day trial

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Qinghai Province shows what can be accomplished through renewable energy trial China’s Qinghai Province, located in the northwest reaches of the country, has accomplished a major feat. For seven days this month, the entire province derived 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. This accomplishment was part of a trial conducted by the State Grid Corporation of China. The trial ran through June 17 through June 23. During this period, the province did not generate electricity from fossil-fuels, relying instead on solar, wind, and hydropower. Fossil-fuel may be losing…

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California sets a new renewable energy record

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State derived 67.2% of its electricity from renewable energy sources California has reached a new major milestone in its journey to embrace renewable energy. Last month, the state generated 67.2% of its electrical power from renewable sources, beating its previous energy generation records. When the state’s hydropower capacity is accounted for, this figure reaches 80.7%. California has established itself as a leader in the renewable energy space, beating other states in terms of the adoption and expansion of renewable capacity. Solar power has become very popular in California Notably, solar…

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China has become the world leader in solar energy production

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China reaches new milestone in its solar energy adventure China has claimed the title as the world’s leading producer of solar energy. The country’s National Energy Administration has announced that China doubled its photovoltaic capacity last year. By the end of 2016, the country had more than 77 gigawatts of solar capacity in operation. The National Energy Administration claims that China is now the official leader of the global solar energy sector, beating out other countries that have invested heavily in this form of clean power. Several provinces show leadership in…

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Google aims to be powered by renewable energy in 2017

Google to focus solely on renewable energy by the end of 2017 Google has announced that all of its energy will come from renewable sources by the end of 2017. Last year, the massive technology company consumed as much electricity as the city of San Francisco. Now, Google aims to derive all of its electrical power from solar panels and wind turbines. The company’s ambitions are not restricted to the United States, of course, as all of its data centers throughout the world will eventually be powered by renewable energy.…

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Costa Rica has gone 113 days using only renewable energy

Country aims to abandon fossil-fuels in favor of renewable energy Costa Rica has established itself as a pioneer in renewable energy. The small country has accomplished a major feat: Generating 100% of its electricity from renewable sources for 113 days straight. Costa Rico draws this energy from numerous sources and intends to continue in its efforts to abandon fossil-fuels throughout the rest of the year. The country has invested heavily in clean energy in order to become more environmentally friendly and curtail the potential impact of climate change. Costa Rica…

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North American leaders agree to support renewable energy more aggressively

Leaders aim to generate 50% of North America’s energy from renewable sources by 2025 Last week, leaders from Mexico, Canada, and the United States attended the North American Leaders’ Summit. There, President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto agreed on a new renewable energy target for the whole of North America. Together, the three countries will work to ensure that North America generates no less than 50% of its electrical power from renewable sources by 2025. The goal has been praised among supporters of…

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General Electric to participate in Vietnam wind energy sector

GE to build new wind farm in Vietnam to expand country’s clean energy capacity General Electric has entered into an agreement with the Vietnamese government to develop a new wind energy system. The new wind farm will help expand the country’s clean energy capacity and enable it to distance itself from fossil-fuels. The agreement follows President Obama’s recent visit to Asia, during which time several commercial agreements were formed between companies in the United States and those in Vietnam. Some of these companies will be working with the Vietnamese government.…

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Norway Hydropower Market To 2030, Update 2016 Overview: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Hydropower In Norway, Market Outlook To 2030, Update 2016 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations And Company Profiles” to its database. Summary “Hydropower in Norway, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2016 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the hydropower market in Norway. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market…

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Hydroelectric dams in the U.S. to be torn down to restore river

Officials signed unusual agreement to remove four hydropower dams on the Klamath River. Last week, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell signed agreements with the governors of California (Governor Jerry Brown) and Oregon (Governor Kate Brown), which plans to remove four hydroelectric dams from the Klamath River by 2020. The river spans 263 miles and is located in both states. Jewell said that if the plan is successful it will result in one of the largest river restoration projects in the history of America. Endangered salmon are expected to be able…

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Oregon is taking a big step forward with renewable energy

Governor Brown passes the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan Oregon has become the first state in the United States to legislate its way away from coal and other fossil-fuels. Governor Kate Brown has signed the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan, a legislation that has more than a year of political debate and controversy behind it. The legislation aims to accomplish numerous goals, namely the transition away from fossil-fuels and the adoption of various forms of renewable energy. Legislation will require utilities to abandon coal in favor of renewable…

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Research Delivers Insight into Colombia Hydropower Market 2025: MarketResearchReports.biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Hydropower In Colombia, Market Outlook To 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations And Company Profiles” to its database. Summary “Hydropower in Colombia, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the hydropower market in Colombia. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market…

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Explore Recent Update on Hydropower In Russian Federation, Market To 2025: MarketResearchReports.biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Hydropower In Russian Federation, Market Outlook To 2025, Update 2015 – Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations And Company Profiles” to its database. Hydropower in Russian Federation, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2015 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Investment Trends, Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the hydropower market in Russian Federation. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power…

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Clean energy from hydropower may come at a cost to the environment

In the tropics, generating hydroelectric power may be causing more harm to the environment than good. According to a study from Texas A&M University, which was recently published in the journal Science, building dams to harness hydropower in tropical rainforests may have a significant negative impact on biodiversity, as well as the tropical rainforest ecosystems that provide people with water and clean air. Instead of helping to combat climate change, this renewable energy source could actually be weakening the rainforest, not helping it. Over 450 dams exist in the Congo,…

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China to increase clean energy in 2016 to further reduce its reliance on coal

Solar and wind energy capacity to increase by 21 percent this year. Last week, the National Energy Administration (NEA) issued a statement that outlined its clean energy targets for 2016. Among the goals included over 20 GW (gigawatts) of wind energy and a minimum of 15 GW of solar energy additions. The country is the world’s largest investor in clean power and is continually working toward its goals of lowering greenhouse gas emissions by decreasing its dependence on coal. China’s goal is to achieve 20 percent of its energy from…

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China has begun building its third largest hydropower station

The station is the located on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. The Wudongde project, which will be China’s third biggest hydropower station, will be located on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, which is upstream from two other stations that have been built on the Jinsha River, the upper portion of the Yangtze River. According to Lu Chun, the chairman of China Three Gorges Corp., Wudongde is the world’s seventh biggest hydropower station in operation or under construction. The station will generate over 38 billion kWh of…

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New hydropower project in Chile will be located in a desert

The country intends to make clean power via an unusual method. Called the Mirror of Tarapaca, Chile’s unusual hydropower project plans to harness the nation’s incredible geography to generate renewable power. The project will be located in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest deserts in the world, and it will produce clean energy by pumping ocean water up the mountain during the day and releasing the water after the sun sets, according to a news article from TreeHugger. The pumped storage hydro plant will use solar power to pump…

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