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Solar Energy Outshines Its Rivals

World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind Solar energy is becoming the cheapest source of electricity globally, undercutting fossil fuels and its big renewable rival, wind power. This has happened in isolated projects in the past: an especially competitive auction in the Middle East, for example, resulting in particularly low solar […]

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Wind Turbines Could Help Crops Grow

New research from Iowa State University suggests that the airflow from wind turbines can make crops more abundant A multi-year study led by Gene Takle, a Distinguished Professor of agronomy and geological and atmospheric sciences at the university, said tall wind turbines sited throughout a field creates air turbulence that may help plants by affecting […]

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Wind and Solar Now Costing Less than Fossil Fuels

Bloomberg report shows that renewables are cheaper than competitors A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that wind and solar energy generation is cheaper than fossil fuels. The Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) – which is a measure of how the financial statistics really compare, shows costs have dropped. New onshore windfarms are […]

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UK Offshore Wind Industry Decisions Needed for 2020

Decarbonisation will require next parliament to set up systems for sector to achieve best results The UK has a world-leading offshore wind industry. This country has deployed more offshore wind power than any other country: 3.7GW, or 3.5% of total electricity generation. This will mean jobs and an estimated £1.8 billion investment per year, a […]

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The World's First BioAlgae Building

Microscopic algae used to generate hot water The world’s first eco-building to use algae to generate heat as part of its systems was opened in Germany earlier this year. The BIQ house is a prototype passive-energy technology demonstrator which was built as part of this year’s International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg. With 200m² of […]

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Scotland to Develop Deep-Water Wind Power

£15m funding to build better foundations for offshore wind turbines   The Scottish Government is pushing forward to develop wind farms in deeper water off its coasts by creating a £15 million finance initiative, called the Scottish Innovative Foundation Technologies Fund, to help develop deep-water wind turbine foundations, which will prototype supports for wind turbines […]

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Powering a Clean Energy Future

News about the European Supergrid Decarbonising the European electricity system is a necessary step to help avoid frying the atmosphere with carbon emissions. It is clear that renewable energy is the right way forward, but needs improved grid technology and a more diverse energy system than delivered by national grids because of the variability of […]