Minnesota could look to increase its renewable energy goals

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New measure seeks to make changes to state’s clean power goals A new measure in Minnesota could change the way the state obtains its electricity. The measure aims to have Minnesota derive no less than half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. This is more than double the state’s current clean power goals in terms of energy generation. Wind and solar power are expected to play a very significant role in the state’s future, as these have become the most famous and well supported forms of renewable energy…

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Africa announces bold multi-billion dollar renewable energy plan

By the end of the decade Africa intends to develop a minimum of 10 gigawatts of renewable power on its continent. Last week at the United Nations climate summit in Paris, The African Union, an alliance comprised of 54 countries, announced its $20 billion plan for a huge renewable energy initiative that intends to see the development of at least 10 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy in Africa by 2020 and a total of 300 GW of energy from renewable sources by 2030. This is twice as much power than…

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The Hydrogen-Fuel cell will revolutionize the economy of the world

PEMFC as an optimal solution for the future energy economy Polymer electrolyte membrane or proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), where chemical energy is directly converted to electrical energy, provides a highly efficient alternative to a standard internal combustion engine. High power density, clean emissions (water), low temperature operation, rapid start-up and shutdown, and ability to use fuels from renewable sources are several reason why fuel cells such as PEMFC have attracted attention for large market applications, such as transportation. With these unique features, PEMFC will revolutionize the future energy…

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Netflix wants a clean energy future

The on-demand internet media streaming service is pro renewable energy. Netflix, one of Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) major customers, wants to run a clean energy operation, and, according to the company’s recently released tech blog, it is committed to its goal of working with datacenter operators to boost its reliance on renewable sources of power. Netflix’s current energy mix includes an estimated 50 percent from renewable sources. Due to the fact that Netflix relies most heavily on clean powered AWS regions, such as the Oregon region, which is carbon neutral,…

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Renewable energy efforts increase in South Africa

The country intends to build an extra 6,000 MW of energy from renewables. South Africa is seeking to sufficiently boost its alternative energy efforts by adding an additional 6,300 MW (megawatts) of renewable energy to its 5,200 MW of power already under development, an announcement that was made late last week by the country’s energy department. South Africa will more than double its renewable build program. According to a report from Mail & Guardian, the energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersoon, released the list of 13 independent energy producers that were successful…

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California sets new solar energy record

Data shows that the California solar energy sector continues to grow at a rapid pace The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released data that shows that California has reached a new record when it comes to solar energy capacity. The state has become one of the largest and most successful solar markets in the world. California is home to numerous solar projects that promise to provide the state with an abundance of clean energy. Many projects are in various stages of development and are expected to contribute to the state’s…

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China is working toward a future powered by renewable energy

Clean energy is becoming a priority for China China is currently undergoing a serious energy revolution. The country has been in the midst of intense industrialization for some time, consuming fossil-fuels and producing harmful emissions at an astonishing rate, but ongoing environmental and health concerns are leading China to embrace renewable energy. China is currently considered the world’s largest wind energy generator and most active market for solar panels. The country is, however, still reliant on coal, which continues to power the majority of its industry and serves as the…

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Report: 23% of world’s energy comes from renewable sources

New report highlights growth of renewable energy The U.S. has released a new report concerning the state or renewable energy around the world. The report shows that clean energy has been making strong progress in recent years, with 2012 and 2013 being very prominent in terms of growth and adoption. Several countries have begun taking clean power more seriously for economic and environmental reasons and while large countries may be leading the way in clean power, smaller countries are quickly becoming more attractive markets for energy developers. Solar and wind…

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Studies show global support for renewable energy

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Consumers around the world are hungry for renewable energy A recent study from TNS Gallup, a leading market research firm, shows the growing appetite the average consumer has for renewable energy. The study, titled “Global Consumer Wind Energy Study,” suggests that the majority of consumers are eager to make use of renewable energy, with a significant number of those claiming they were willing to pay more for electricity as long as it came from a renewable source. The study notes that climate change is believed to be one of the…

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