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Solar Electric News

Feb 14, 2018 - India

India is planning to greatly expand its solar power production, to have 40% of its power coming form solar by 2030. Stuart Wenham, the Australian who made solar panels much more efficient, has passed on, amid tributes from his colleagues. Exciting electric news from the Netherlands,  automatic electric barges will soon be in operation, replacing many diesel trucks used for transporting freight.

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Catholic Church Comes Out Against Fossil Fuels

Feb 07, 2018 - United States

Pope Francis has called for the urgent removal of fossil fuels as a source of energy in a bid to help protect the Earth's environment from global warming. In response, a number of Catholic organizations are planning to remove their financial investments from fossil fuel companies. 

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Solar Continues To Grow Worldwide

Feb 06, 2018 - Belgium

Solar power continues to increases in popularity throughout the world, with developed countries like Belgium and Germany increasing their use of solar, and developing countries like India, and in particular China, developing solar power at a fast rate. The increase in the world market for solar power is now increasing at the rate of 100 GW per year.

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Norway Shoots Ahead In Electric Cars

Jan 17, 2018 - Norway

Norway is speeding ahead of the rest of the world, in its sales of electric cars. Over half of all cars sold in the country in 2017 were electric. This is mainly due to government subsidies and reflects the country's determination to go electric, in order to reduce thinning of the ozone layer. 

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Corporations Encourage Electric Vehicles

Jan 12, 2018 - United States

A group of corporations are encouraging auto companies to move faster to shift to electric vehicles only production.

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Beijing Comes Out Of The Smoke

Jan 04, 2018 - China

China's capital, Beijing is starting to win the battle against pollution by showing a drametic reduction in it's smog levels in 2017. This has been due partly to favorable weather conditions, but mainly to government measures to clamp down on air pollution in Beijing and other cities in China. China, until recently one of the most polluted countries in the world, is now no longer.

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Organic Soil Reduces Carbon Emissions

Dec 22, 2017 - United States

A new study indicates that the soil on organic farms hold 25% more carbon than soil from conventional farms.

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 Climate Fund Plan For Developing Countries   

Nov 22, 2017 - Germany

At the UN climate talks in Germany, approval has been secured for a fund to help countries around the world to deal with the effects of climate change. This will allow stricken parts of the world to be helped quickly.

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Clean Disruption - Energy & Transportation. The World of Tomorrow is Coming Now. 

Nov 17, 2017 - United States

Stanford University futurist Tony Seba spent the last decades studying technological disruptions. He argues that the Electric Vehicle, battery storage, and solar power, along with autonomous vehicles, are a perfect example of a 10x exponential process which will wipe fossil fuels off the market in about a decade.

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Good News For The Environment

Nov 11, 2017 - Germany

As environmental awareness increases around the world, there is good news about the hole in the ozone layer - it is getting smaller.

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Solar Power Comes To The Rescue In Devastated Puerto Rico

Oct 25, 2017 - Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is recovering from Hurricane Maria, and is contemplating installing an electrical system which is more resistant to hurricanes - solar power. 

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Solar News Around The World

Oct 12, 2017 - United Kingdom

Solar energy use continues to develop around the world, as people see the advantages of this technology, for themselves and the environment.

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An End To Mercury Exports

Oct 06, 2017 - Switzerland

An international conference is taking place in Switzerland which will greatly restrict the movement  of mercury, one of the most toxic chemicals in the world.

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London Taxis Go Electric

Oct 01, 2017 - United Kingdom

Londoners are getting fed up with air pollution in the city, and the government and car manufacturers are responding to the rising demand for electric vehicles.

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The Netherlands Goes Bike Crazy

Sep 11, 2017 - Netherlands

Biking is catching on ever more strongly in the Netherlands, as people the Dutch realize the win-win situation that biking brings.

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Renewable Energy Can Supply Australian Homes With 90% Power

Sep 10, 2017 - Australia

Renewable energy can now supply Australia with most of its domestic power needs. Yet the Australian government is still following a policy of getting much of its energy from polluting sources, such as coal and gas.

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Solar Continues To Shine In The UK

Aug 22, 2017 - United Kingdom

The growth in solar power continues in Britain, despite Britain not being the sunniest country in the world.

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Australia To Create Electric Car Highway

Aug 08, 2017 - Australia

In Australia, the government of the state of Queensland is backing a plan to create a huge highway along the route of the Great Barrier Reef, which will have free charging stations for electric vehicles.

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The Continued Growth Of Organic Farming

Aug 02, 2017 - India

Organic agriculture is on the increase worldwide, with India, Tanznaia, and Germany being examples of this growth to a more sustainable planet.

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Sustainable Building Gains Popularity

Jul 31, 2017 - United Kingdom

Environmentally friendly buildings are gaining popularity, with wealthy, discerning buyers around the world wanting eco-houses that supply their own power. The trend is partly motivated by the desire to save money, and partly by the desire to be kinder to the environment.