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Renewables Outrun Coal as Largest Global Energy Source in 2015

Renewables Outrun Coal as Largest Global Energy Source in 2015

Renewables surged past coal in 2015 to become world’s biggest source of electricity: IEA CNBC, October 25, 2016 Renewable energy moved past coal in 2015 to become the biggest source of global electricity capacity, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. Last year “marked a turning point for renewables” the body said, with clean

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Offshore Wind Comes to the U.S.

Mathew Gard, ERS, for Zondits Off the coast of Block Island, 10 miles south of Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ocean, five gigantic wind turbines mark the beginning of offshore wind power in the U.S. The five turbines that will make up the Block Island wind farm are each capable of producing 6 megawatts (MW)

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Community-Owned Wind, the Cure for NIMBYism

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits Denmark is famous for its wind resource, and the small country routinely breaks record after record for wind energy and power records. Forty-two percent of Denmark’s electricity came from wind over the entire year of 2015, with surplus power exported to its European neighbors during 16% of those days! Denmark

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American Wind Farms Lead the World in Energy Production

Wind turbines now produce enough power to energize 19 million U.S. homes Digital Trends, December 29, 2015. Image credits: Ben Keating It’s been an uphill battle for environmental activists, but 2015 will go down as one of the most successful years yet in the fight for the well-being of the planet. In addition to the historic

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Eiffel Tower Now Home to Two Wind Turbines

Paris Has Turned the Eiffel Tower Into a Wind Energy Machine TakePart, February 24, 2015 Just how serious is Paris about cutting the City of Light’s carbon footprint? Serious enough to install two wind turbines on the iconic Eiffel Tower. The turbines, made by UGE, are not the giant windmill-type machines you see on wind

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