Wave energy project begins exporting power to Gibraltar’s power grid

June 7, 2016 Cross-posted from Renewable Energy World Wave energy developer Eco Wave Power on June 1 said that its Gibraltarian project officially began exporting power to Gibraltar’s power grid. The company said that the project is the first grid-connect Eco Wave Power plant and the first array of wave powergenerators to connect to the grid in Europe. Gibraltar Electric Authority …

A Suburban Experiment Aims for Free Energy: “It’s not that it cannot be done. The question that we’re trying to answer is, ‘Can it be done for everyone?’”

Slide Show  SLIDE SHOW|6 Photos Getting to Zero FONTANA, Calif. — At first glance, Anthony and Vanessa Genau’s home in a subdivision beneath the San Gabriel Mountains here is like any other gracious new suburban dwelling, with an open-plan living space, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. But, along with 19 other cream, taupe and rust stucco houses that cradle the …

New York State passed the most ambitious climate bill in the country

The New York State Assembly has passed the most ambitious climate bill in the country, one that would require the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from major sources to zero by 2050. The bill was passed Wednesday night with support from a broad coalition of organizations, including labor groups, environmental groups, and community leaders. The bill seeks to codify …

World’s first 100 percent solar airport is generating so much power from its massive solar array that the airport no longer pays for electricity

Cochin International Airport, the world’s first 100 percent solar airport, is generating so much power from its massive solar array that the airport no longer pays for electricity. Cochin International Airport is the world’s first fully solar powered airport in the world. Located in the state of Kerala, the Cochin is the fourth largest airport in India in terms of international passenger movement and …

PV windows and a PV bus stop at Canary Wharf in the UK

May 24th, 2016 by James Ayre The UK-based firm PolySolar recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first solar photovoltaic system outfitted bus stop in the UK — a 2.8 kilowatt bus stop located in Canary Wharf, in London. The new solar photovoltaic (PV) bus stop — equipped with Polysolar’s transparent solar-PV glazing, which reportedly works well even in low-light …

Santiago’s subway system will soon be powered mostly by solar and wind energy

Next stop renewables. (Ariel Cruz on Wikimedia/CC-BY-2.0) Though the subway system in Chile’s capital, Santiago, has five lines and over 100 stations, it still ranks second to Mexico City’s bigger system in Latin America. In the near future, though, Metro de Santiago will have bragging rights of another sort. Soon, 60% of its power needs will be met by renewable energy …

Even Governing magazine asks: Are We on the Way to 100 Percent Renewable Energy?  With the technology maturing and public support growing, it’s looking more and more realistic.

BY BOB GRAVES | MAY 24, 2016 Americans may be divided on partisan and ideological lines, but on at least one issue they agree: Support for clean renewable energy just keeps growing. In a March 2015 Gallup Poll, for example, 79 percent said they wanted the nation to use more solar energy, while 70 percent wanted to see more of …

Portugal hits 75% of electricity from renewables thus far in 2016, 80% in April, and 100% for 4 days last week

100% Renewable resources helped power Portugal for four days last week. According to a report from Portugal this week, hydro, wind, and solar power helped push the European country to run on 100% renewable electricity for 107 hours straight. Parque Eolico Lousa Portugal Wind Farms via Wikipedia. By CorreiaPM (Public Domain). The article said that, from May 7th at 6:45 am, to 5:45 pm …

From the “Dirty 30” list to world’s cleanest — and 4 days of 100% renewable energy – in less than 10 years: Portugal

Last week, Portugal set a record for renewable energy use. Through a combination of hydroelectric, solar, and wind power, electricity use in the country was completely covered for four consecutive days. The news was reported by the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association (APREN) in collaboration with ZERO System Sustainable Land Association. According to their measurements, from 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, May …

How 2°C demands an 80% cut in US and EU emissions by 2030

Below is an open letter (22nd Oct. 2014) to both the UK’s Prime Minister and the Secretary of State at the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). The letter summarises why the IPCC’s carbon budgets for a “likely” chance of not exceeding the international community’s 2°C commitment, requires the EU to reduce the emissions from its energy system by …