Amidst all of the Brexit backlash, terrorist attacks, and the deaths of Sirs John Hurt and Roger Moore, there was one shining beacon of hope in the UK: the environment. The BBC reported that the UK achieved its “greenest year for electricity ever.” Because of growing interest in renewable energy sources Britain broke 13 clean energy records in 2017. In April, the country had its first 24-hour period free from coal power since 1840, that is, since the Industrial Revolution. The streak continued two months later/ Wind, nuclear, and solar power generated more UK power than gas and coal combined. [More]
Biomass is any organic matter like trees, plants, or animal waste that can be used as an energy source. Learn more about this source of clean energy in this clip. For more information, visit https://greenmountainenergy.com/renewable101 About: Green Mountain Energy is the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with the mission to “change the way power is made.” Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as carbon offsets and sustainable solutions for businesses. More from [More]
This video covers renewable energy, which majors to choose in order to get into this field, and some research being done. Renewable energy is not just one field, it can be broken up into solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass, and ocean. All of these are very different and involve many types of engineers and scientists to design and maintain the systems. The most common majors to enter include electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials engineering, civil engineering, chemistry, and physics. It is most important that you determine specifically what you want to do within the field of renewable energy [More]
Nearly 90% of new power in Europe was from renewable sources in 2016. Source: The Guardian By 2016, renewable capacity in place was enough to supply over 23% of global electricity. Source: Ren21 Global capacity of glazed and unglazed solar thermal collectors rose by over 6% in 2015. Source: Ren21 About 70 countries worldwide had off-grid solar PV capacity installed or had supporting programmes in place by 2016. Source: Ren21 Global new investment in renewable power and fuels climbed to a record $285.9 billion in 2015. Source: Ren21 By 2016, top countries for renewable electric capacity were China, USA, Brazil, [More]
How can we balance the demand for low cost energy with the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and meet climate change goals? How will the renewable energy sector help the transition to a low carbon future? And what technologies will drive the growth of the sector? As the third instalment of its award-winning research programme, Lloyd’s Register asked industry leaders and experts from around the global sector. Here’s what they told us. http://info.lr.org/tech-radar-video-lc