Hydropower is the biggest source of renewable electricity in the world and is responsible for producing roughly 17 percent of the planet"s electricity, according to the International Energy Agency.
The scale of some hydropower projects, such as the Itaipu facility situated between Brazil and Paraguay, is vast. Since operations began in 1984, the site has ...
Мета: International Energy Agency, Hydropower, Juliano Portela, Itaipu Binacional, International Water Association, Темы: Энергетика,
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would like to see the United States turn to hydroelectric power to help meet its energy needs.
In fact, the nation already taps the renewable energy source for a significant share of its electric power needs.
The subject of hydropower came up in a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, when ...
Мета: Donald Trump, Paris climate agreement, Norway, Hydropower, The U.S. Energy Information Administration, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
A 25 pence (34 cents) levy on disposable coffee cups should be introduced and all disposable coffee cups should be recycled by 2023, according to the U.K. parliament"s Environmental Audit Committee.
In a statement Friday, the committee said that revenue from the levy should be invested in reprocessing facilities and recycling "binfrastructure". The charge...
Мета: U.K. parliament, England, Темы: Транснацики, Будущее,
China exported no oil products to North Korea in November, Chinese customs data showed, apparently going above and beyond sanctions imposed earlier this year by the United Nations in a bid to limit petroleum shipments to the isolated country.
Tensions have flared anew over North Korea"s ongoing nuclear and missile programs, pursued in defiance of years of...
Мета: China, North Korea, U.N. Security Council, China National Petroleum Corp, CNPC, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики, Война, Россия,
It"s famous for its oil fields, but this country just doubled down on renewables and low carbon innovation.
The Scottish government has published its first energy strategy, which includes plans for a £20 million ($26.75 million) energy investment fund and a £60 million low carbon innovation fund.
In an announcement Wednesday, Scottish authorities sai...
Мета: Scotland, Gina Hanrahan, Europe, Темы: Энергетика,
Renewable energy in India is set to get a $400 million boost through a joint initiative backed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and India"s Yes Bank.
In an announcement Tuesday, the EIB said that Yes Bank would manage the co-financing program for the development of new solar and wind facilities in India.
The EIB said that "eligible solar projects"...
Мета: India, European Investment Bank, Yes Bank, Andrew McDowell, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики,
NIO founder: For sure, Tesla is our rival
NIO founder: For sure, Tesla is our rival
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China"s electric vehicle start-up Nio launched its first mass-produced model over the weekend, in a home market marked by competition with companies such as Tesla.
The ES8, which starts at 448,000 Chinese yuan ($67,765) is half the starting price ...
Мета: Tesla, China, Nio, William Li, EV, Tencent, Темы: Энергетика,
Two French multinationals have made significant commitments on renewable energy and electric vehicles.
In announcements Monday, Schneider Electric said it had committed to 100 percent renewable electricity use by the year 2030, while the EDF Group said it would convert its entire fleet to electric vehicles by 2030.
Schneider Electric said it had joined...
Мета: Schneider Electric, EDF Group, RE100, EP100, EV100 initiative, The Climate Group, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Jean-Bernard LÃ©vy, Темы: Энергетика,
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The World Bank Group will cease to finance upstream oil and gas after 2019, it was announced Tuesday.
The global financial institution said at the One Planet Summit in Paris that its decision would "align its support to countries to meet their Paris goals."
In exceptional circumstances, consideration would...
Мета: The World Bank, One Planet Summit, One Planet Summit, Paris Agreement, Donald Trump, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики, Война, Будущее,
A vast project to prove that fusion power is sustainable and can be generated on a commercial scale is now 50 percent complete, it has been announced.
The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is based in the south of France and described by those working on it as "the most complex science project in human history." ITER members include ...
Мета: ITER, World Nuclear Association, Темы: Энергетика,
We think nothing of turning on a light or charging our cell phone. These daily activities â€” and those of a far greater importance â€” rely on the smooth running of an electrical grid.
The U.S. Department of Energy has described the electrical grid as an "interconnected group of power lines and associated equipment." It is used to move electric...
Мета: The U.S. Department of Energy, Schneider Electric, Rob de Jongh, Stedin, Rotterdam, Easergy T200 Remote Terminal Units, U.K. Power Networks, Темы: Энергетика,
With its smog-prone north desperate to slash coal consumption, China is looking to deploy nuclear power to provide reliable winter heating, raising public safety concerns â€” though developers say the risks are minimal.
State-owned China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) recently conducted a successful 168-hour trial run in Beijing for a small, dedicated ...
Мета: China National Nuclear Corp, CNNC, district heating reactor, DHR, Gu Shenjie, Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute, SNERDI, State Power Investment Corp, SPIC, Cheng Huiping, Liu Hua, China, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,
Donald Trump was wrong to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement but may soon change his mind, according to the CEO of aluminium giant Rusal.
Vladislav Soloviev told CNBC on Tuesday that the U.S. should continue to comply with the historic deal reached in Paris at the end of 2015.
World leaders committed to making sure global warming stays ...
Мета: Donald Trump, Paris climate agreement, Rusal, Vladislav Soloviev, Climate Mayors, Темы: Энергетика, Социум, Будущее,
India has big plans when it comes to renewable energy. The government has set itself ambitious targets, including commissioning 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by the year 2022.
As its transition to renewables gathers pace, efforts are underway to make sure Delhi exploits its new energy reality.
At the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Tech...
Мета: India, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, IIEST, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики,
Auto shows are where the boldest, most daring, least practical concept cars dazzle crowds with diverse and esoteric visions of the future. But thanks to the rise of electric-only vehicles and driver assistance technology, the cars of tomorrow on display at the 2017 L.A. Auto Show are beginning to look a lot more like the cars of today.
The Volkswagen I.D....
Мета: Volkswagen, Hinrich Woebcken, Темы: Энергетика,
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $44.76 million grant to finance the construction of a 20-megawatt (MW) on-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Afghanistan.
In an announcement, the ADB said the new facility would boost renewable energy generation and supply in the country, producing at least 43,000 megawatt hours of solar power. Photovolta...
Мета: Asian Development Bank, ADB, Afghanistan, Samuel Tumiwa, International Energy Agency, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики, Будущее,
Oil prices fell on Wednesday on doubts OPEC and Russia will agree an extended crude production cut that the market has priced in, and after a report of an unexpected rise in U.S. fuel inventories.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $57.72 a barrel at 0130 GMT, 27 cents, or 0.5 percent below their last settlement.
Traders said WTI ...
Мета: OPEC, Russia, Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui, Morgan Stanley, Темы: Энергетика,
GE"s energy business could soon look very different
GE will transform its business to focus on three segments, including selling equipment and services to power plants.
CEO John Flannery said the company may exit its controlling stake in Baker Hughes, an oilfield services company.
Flannery also flagged strengths and weaknesses in GE Renewabl...
Мета: GE, John Flannery, GE Renewable Energy, Siemens, Russell Stokes, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики,