Internet giant says renewable energy is increasingly lowest cost option and it will not rule out investing in nuclear power Google’s data centres and the offices for its 60,000 staff will be powered entirely by renewable energy from next year, in what the company has called a “landmark moment”. The internet giant is already the world’s biggest corporate buyer of renewable electricity, last year buying 44% of its power from wind and
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Wholesale solar power prices have reached another record low in India, faster than analysts predicted and further undercutting the price of fossil fuel-generated power in the country. The tumbling price of solar energy also increases the likelihood that India will meet – and by its own predictions, exceed – the renewable energy targets it set at the Paris climate accords in December 2015. India is the world’s third-largest carbon polluter,
France’s Minister of Environment Ségolène Royal has officially opened the world’s first solar panel road this week with one kilometer and 2,880 solar panels in Tourouvre-au-Perche. Now the country is waiting to see if the road, built with construction company Colas‘ Wattway technology, will live up to the hype surrounding the clean energy experiment. The road is designed to produce sufficient power to electrify street lighting in the 3,400-person village.
If you can keep your gaze off the hilltops, imagine away the pylons and forget the occasional tractor of an uncertain vintage coughing along the narrow roads, little appears to have changed in the valleys of north-eastern Portugal for decades, perhaps even centuries. But look up, past the villages, the clumps of stout ponies and the wolf-haunted forests of pine, oak and eucalyptus, and the harbingers of a renewable energy revolution are
A new solar energy efficient electricity generation system that developers claim is the most efficient in the world, is being tested in South Africa’s Kalahari desert. The Swedish company behind the project - which combines military technology with an idea developed by a 19th-century Scottish engineer and clergyman - says it is on the verge of building its first commercial installation. In the remote Northern Cape province, huge mirrors reflect
As part of its Climate Leadership Plan, the Alberta Government is making funding available for the installation of solar panels at 36 school projects that are now in the planning or design phase and have not gone to tender. “We have heard directly from students from across Alberta and their message is clear – they want us to be leaders on climate change. A number of school boards had already
Western Australia could become a renewable energy superpower – if the government halts LNG expansion plans and creates an innovation fund. Last year in Paris, France the world’s governments finally got their act together on climate change, agreeing to limit global warming to well under two degrees. It is obvious that to meet this commitment, we need a rapid global transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions. The fossil fuel
Marks & Spencer is using crowdfunding to back the installation of solar panels on its stores. The retailer is partnering with Energy4All, a not-for-profit group that helps community groups set up energy co-ops, with the aim of raising £1.23m to put panels on nine large stores including Torbay in Devon, Truro in Cornwall and Cheshunt in Hertfordshire. A new entity, M&S Energy Society, is inviting investments of between £100 and
Imagine walking into your office, being welcomed by name as you walk through security, handed a coffee exactly as you like it and directed to a free quiet space that has the ideal comfort setting for the report you have to write that morning. Sound too good to be true? Maybe not, according to Preeti Bajaj, vice-president of strategy and energy efficiency transformation at the French multinational Schneider Electric. The system