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Aging Grid and Shady Deals Undermine Uzbekistan's Solar Ambitions

Aging Grid and Shady Deals Undermine Uzbekistan's Solar Ambitions

An investigative report revealed corruption,…

Green Hydrogen Hype Gets Dose of Reality

Green Hydrogen Hype Gets Dose of Reality

As hydrogen plans become more…

Alternative Energy

Canada Poised to Reclaim Top Spot as World's Largest Uranium Producer

Jun 14, 2024 at 07:20 | ZeroHedge

Canada was the world's top uranium producer for years until Kazakhstan dethroned it in 2009. Fast forward to 2022, and Canada held the second spot, pumping out 15%…

Green Hydrogen Hype Gets Dose of Reality

Jun 13, 2024 at 10:35 | Irina Slav

Hydrogen, a versatile energy carrier with multiple industrial applications, has been hyped up as a pillar of the energy transition. Green hydrogen, specifically, is being advertised as a must-have for…

Aging Grid and Shady Deals Undermine Uzbekistan's Solar Ambitions

Jun 10, 2024 at 06:32 | RFE/RL staff

Uzbekistan's gaping power deficits and the government's desperate attempts to plug them are hardly a secret these days. Only last week, President Shavkat Mirziyoev welcomed Russian…

Baku's Renewable Push Gains Momentum with New Solar and Wind Projects

Jun 07, 2024 at 01:10 | Eurasianet

Azerbaijan has launched the country's biggest renewable energy investment project to date: the construction of two solar plants and a wind power plant.…

The Hydropower Industry Is Facing an Existential Threat

Jun 06, 2024 at 08:30 | Felicity Bradstock

Clean hydropower is produced in several parts of the world with around 60 percent coming from China, Brazil, the United States, Canada, Russia, India, Norway, Venezuela, Sweden, and Japan. Now,…

Scientists Inch Closer to the Holy Grail of Clean Energy

Jun 06, 2024 at 08:27 | Felicity Bradstock

After several decades of failed attempts, scientists believe they are finally edging closer to achieving nuclear fusion at the scale needed to produce abundant clean energy. Several successful tests in…

U.S. Must Continue Solar Growth to Meet Decarbonization Goals

Jun 06, 2024 at 06:40 | Haley Zaremba

A solar energy boom is reshaping the United States’ energy transition. Solar still only accounts for 6% of the United States energy mix, but it’s already disrupting energy markets in…

China's Abundant Solar and Wind Resources Drive Green Hydrogen Projects

Jun 05, 2024 at 07:56 | Rystad Energy

Mainland China's national plan identifies hydrogen as a key element in its low-carbon energy transition strategy. The nation is committed to using hydrogen for decarbonization, with Rystad Energy…

South Australia Turns to Solar Energy for Economic Survival

May 31, 2024 at 08:07 | Felicity Bradstock

Despite its longstanding reliance on coal, Australia is steadily transitioning away from fossil fuels to greener alternatives. The government has made ambitious pledges to close the country’s coal mines and…

Solar Power Set to Soar in the Middle East

May 28, 2024 at 06:08 | Rystad Energy

Renewables capacity in the Middle East is set to soar in the coming years, with green energy sources outpacing fossil fuel usage in the power sector by 2040,…

Sam Altman-Backed Nuclear Startup Signs Major Data Center Contract

May 27, 2024 at 07:31 | ZeroHedge

Sam Altman backed nuclear startup Oklo inked a deal to supply 100MW of nuclear power to data center company Wyoming Hyperscale, it was announced last week.

G7's Awkward Climate Finance Secret

May 24, 2024 at 13:11 | Alex Kimani

The finance ministers of the G7 group are meeting this week to discuss, among other global issues, climate finance and how to make more money available to the poorer…

U.S. Remains Painfully Dependent on China for Silicon and Solar Panels

May 24, 2024 at 09:42 | Metal Miner

By AGMetalminer.com The Renewables MMI (Monthly Metals Index) continued its slight downward trend month-on-month, dropping by 3.8%. Two large components of the index, silicon and cobalt…

China’s Rapid Nuclear Expansion Is Threatening U.S. Dominance in the Sector

May 22, 2024 at 06:36 | Haley Zaremba

China’s runaway nuclear energy expansion has competitors biting their fingernails. As nuclear energy regains traction around the world as a promising baseload power source for a decarbonized future, it’s also…

WoodMac Sees $1 Trillion At Risk for Clean Energy Investments Under Trump

May 21, 2024 at 16:41 | Alex Kimani

A second Trump presidency could place a huge part of renewable energy investments at risk, increase carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes more by 2050 and delay peak fossil fuel…

Climate Funding Helps U.S. Farmers Slash Their Energy Bills

May 21, 2024 at 16:34 | Tsvetana Paraskova

After reeling from soaring energy costs in 2022, when diesel prices in the U.S. hit a record high, American farmers are taking advantage of provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act…

China's Solar Executives Fear Western Trade Barriers Could Jeopardize Exports

May 21, 2024 at 12:25 | ZeroHedge

Solar executives in China are railing the U.S. and Europe over trade protectionism, claiming that the West should instead “let the best technology win” in their respective markets. The Financial Times 

A Promising Solution to Boosting Ethanol Production

May 21, 2024 at 11:54 | Brian Westenhaus

Osaka Metropolitan University researchers have found that persimmon tannin, known for its antioxidant properties, improves the growth of yeast in the presence of ethanol. It’s a case of naturally derived…

Game-Changing Research Unlocks New Wind Energy Potential

May 20, 2024 at 08:43 | Brian Westenhaus

EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) researchers have used a genetic learning algorithm to identify optimal pitch profiles for the blades of vertical-axis wind turbines. Vertical-axis wind turbines with their…

Europe Needs To Address Intermittent Renewables Generation

May 17, 2024 at 11:58 | Tsvetana Paraskova

While solar and wind power installations and power generation are booming in Europe, policymakers need to address the growing gap between baseload capacity and soaring intermittent renewable electricity. Europe still…

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