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Renewable Energy: Environmental Activists Applaud VRA for Move to Wind Power

Renewable Energy: Environmental Activists Applaud VRA for Move to Wind Power

Environmental activists are applauding the Volta River Authority’s decision to build a wind power plant to help Ghana’s power generation. The Volta River Authority (VRA) plans to construct a 150-Megawatt wind power plant to supplement power generation in Ghana. The project, the first of its kind, is part of the VRA’s Renewable Development Programme and


As Portugal Runs on Renewable Power, Which Countries are Best Equipped for a Clean Energy Future?

For four consecutive days Portugal was powered entirely by renewables, a major milestone in its journey to a clean energy future. For a 107-hour run, Portugal’s electricity consumption was fuelled entirely by renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydro power, an analysis of national energy network figures found. This landmark achievement comes as April smashed temperature


Africa’s Power and Water Innovations, Opportunities and Successes in Focus at African Utility Week in Cape Town

Cape Town will be the continent’s energy capital this week when more than 6000 power and water professionals from more than 70 countries, including 27 African nations, will gather for the 16th African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and trade exhibition from 17-19 May at the CTICC. The opening keynote session starts at

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Global Energy Investment Slumped 12% to $1.7trn in 2016

The world’s total energy investment was $1.7 trillion in 2016, having dropped by 12 per cent from 2015 in real terms and accounted for 2.2 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP), World Energy Investment 2017 has revealed. The WEI, a publication of International Energy Agency, which was released in July, noted that increase

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Hydro, Wind and Solar Make Inroads in California’s Electric Grid

Wetter weather and continued growth in renewable energy sources resulted in some big changes in electricity generation in California in 2016, according to numbers recently released by the California Energy Commission. Natural gas still accounted for the largest single share of in-state power generation but the amount deployed dropped 10 percent last year. The difference was

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German Nuclear Damage Shows Atomic And Renewable Power are Unhappy Bedfellows

The Brokdorf nuclear power station, located in northern Germany, was taken offline in February after maintenance showed its reactor’s fuel rods had begun to unexpectedly oxidise. A regional nuclear supervisory body has now ruled that the plant can be booted back up but only in “safe mode”, according to Schleswig-Holstein’s energy transition minister. State Minister

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