Sweden to reach its 2030 renewable energy target by the end of 2018

We need as many of these stories as we can get.

Falling battery cost might push wind and solar to 50% of global energy generation by 2050

Renewable energy is set to power the future.

We could power the whole of human civilization with wind turbines in the open sea

Offshore wind farms could provide three times more power than land-based turbines

New record: on Monday, 20% of Europe’s energy came from wind

Gone with the wind.

World’s largest wind turbine will be taller than the Empire State Building

In wind energy, bigger is almost always better.

LEGO Group achieves 100% renewable energy 3 years ahead of schedule, builds LEGO-turbine to celebrate

When you thought it’s not possible to love LEGO even more…

Britain powered itself for a day without coal — the first time since the industrial revolution

It’s an important milestone, but there’s still a long way to go.

Wind energy could generate a quarter million new jobs by 2020 in the US alone, and an economic impact of $85 billion

America’s largest renewable energy source will continue to add a lot of new jobs in the coming years.

Denmark just ran a day entirely on wind energy — again

‘The transition is fully underway. If we are looking for cheap, competitive and reliable, I don’t see much alternative to wind’ says Wind Europe spokesman

Last year, 90% of the new energy in Europe came from renewables

Great news, everyone!

Installing solar was cheaper than fossil fuels in 2016

It’s happening – renewables are becoming cheaper than fossil fuels!

China will build the world’s biggest solar farm: 6 million panels amounting to 2GW, stretched over 7,000 city blocks

China does it again.

Scotland just powered itself completely from wind power the entire day

High winds and a low demand on a Sunday allowed Scottish windmills to generate 106% of the country’s electricity demand.

UK set to miss 2020 renewable energy goals

The United Kingdom will almost certainly miss its 2020 targets for renewable energy, the National Grid has said.

New World Record: 42% of Denmark’s energy last year came from wind

Denmark’s wind turbines set a spectacular world record as they alone generated over 42 percent of domestic electricity use in 2015 – the most ever done by any country.

Despite plummeting oil price, renewables attract record investments

The slump in oil prices coincides with the highest investment in renewables ever: $329.3 billion just in 2015.

Large corporations are buying 75% more clean energy than last year

Starting November 30, the world’s leaders will meet in Paris at the UN summit for climate change to discuss a common framework to reduce carbon emissions at a global level. Most countries already have plans set in motion to reduce emissions, either by using energy efficiency and new technology to lower the carbon footprint of their own operations, or use legislation to compel residents and companies to do the same. A lot of big and sizable corporations in the United States have taken matters into their own hands, however, by buying more clean energy and less fossil fuel derived energy, regardless of what the government suggests or coerces.

Thursday, Denmark produced 140% of its energy needs from wind

Most days are windy in Denmark, but Thursday was unusually so – it was so windy that the country got its entire energy needs and more solely from wind turbines. During the afternoon it was already reported the Nordic nation’s wind turbines were producing 116 per cent of Denmark’s electricity needs, and the figure rose to 140% by the end of

Renewable energy might dominate the market by 2030

In only 15 years, renewable energy (wind, solar, hydro) could surpass fossil fuels as the main provider of energy. According to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report, renewables could provide more than 50% of the energy market by 2050. But even so, they warn, without bolder emission cuts, we’ll be blowing past our current climate targets.

Are these joint-shaped turbines the future of wind power?

A Spanish startup called Vortex Bladeless has been receiving a lot hype recently once it unveiled a prototype for a bladeless wind turbine. Like conventional pin-wheel turbines, their turbine also works by harnessing the kinetic energy of the wind. However, instead of moving blades which in turn rotate a shaft connected to a generator, the “asparagus” turbine uses a magnets to transform oscillating movements into electricity. It’s a radical idea, one that might forever change the scenery most of you have already become used to – huge parks of windmills, which personally I’m rather fond of. So far, the engineers behind the project have been rather secretive and the only things we know about the Vortex Mini (the first commercial turbine of this kind set to come out next year) is what has been disclosed by the company. They’re boasting an impressive performance – to the point that it might be feasible to forego pin-wheel turbines altogether in favor of the Vortex – but until we seen some independent assessments I believe skepticism is warranted.