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2018-01-11
Renewables bring 44% of Portugal's power in 2017
Renewable power plants met about 44% of Portugal's electricity consumption in 2017, shows data from the Portuguese Association of Renewable Energy (APREN).
2018-01-08
Portugal's CO2 emissions rise 25% in a year
The Portuguese Association for Renewable Energies (APREN) and environmental group, the Zero Association, today called for more effort on renewable energy production in Portugal as a way of increasing the country's self-reliance.
2017-12-28
World’s first photovoltaic highway nears completion in Jinan
Workers have been paving photovoltaic devices on a ring road in Jinan, in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, to build a solar-powered system for charging poles.
2017-12-18
Coalition, including Microsoft and Amazon, urge EU to back 35% renewables target
A coalition that comprises of some of the largest companies in the world has formed in order to urge EU energy ministers to back a renewable energy target during a meeting on 18 December.
2017-11-11
New Delhi’s ‘gas chamber’ smog is so bad that United Airlines has stopped flying there
In India’s capital, pollution levels are so high that a city official called it "a gas chamber."
2017-10-17
Large-scale solar is not ready for the spot market in Portugal
In an interview with pv magazine, President of APREN, Sá da Costa, has explained why solar and renewable energy power plants selling electricity to the spot market are still unviable in the country, and has urged the government to introduce auctions.
2017-10-13
Hydro-electricty supplies drop as severe drought continues
The Renewable Energy Association, APREN, reports that in the first nine months of 2017, the decrease in the production of renewable electricity in mainland Portugal has forced up the price of electricity by 28% to EUR50.
2017-07-06
The Electric Car Revolution Is Accelerating
Electric cars will outsell fossil-fuel powered vehicles within two decades as battery prices plunge, turning the global auto industry upside down and signaling economic turmoil for oil-exporting countries.
2017-06-28
Three years to safeguard our climate
In the past three years, global emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels have levelled after rising for decades. This is a sign that policies and investments in climate mitigation are starting to pay off.
2017-06-21
World's biggest coal company closes 37 mines as solar power's influence grows
The largest coal mining company in the world has announced it will close 37 mines because they are no longer economically viable.