renewable energy growth Articles

  • The Dodecanese energy system

    The economic growth of the Dodecanese islands in Greece has been based solely on tourism and the electricity production is very critical in sustaining this economic growth. The electricity production is solely done with the use of diesel and heavy fuel oil. Even though there have been some efforts in introducing renewable energy of various forms, the results remain dismal. Due to this situation, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy to grow 400% by 2040

    Increasing competitiveness of wind and solar energy will see renewables grow by over 400% by 2040 if current trends continue, according to new predictions by BP. ...

  • Indiana firm lands wind farm contract

    Energy has selected Bowen Engineering as the balance of plant contractor for the Meadow Lake wind farm in White County, Indiana. This 200 megawatt facility is the first of several wind farms Horizon is developing in Indiana. “Horizon is a leader in wind energy, and our team is pleased to work with such an outstanding firm,” said Bowen Operations Manager Dennis Ward. “Renewable energy, ...


    By Fleetmatics

  • Growth mechanism and optical properties of zinc oxide thin film

    Zinc oxide (ZnO) thin films were successfully deposited on glass substrate by radio frequency (RF) sputtering technique. One set of the samples was annealed in open air at temperatures of 423 K, 573 K and 723 K for one hour while another set of samples was annealed under nitrogen atmosphere for the same duration of time and temperature as the other set. A growth mechanism for thin film growth by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy in Europe 2016 - Recent growth and knock-on effects

    This report complements the findings shown in the "Trends and Projections in Europe 2015 - Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets" report with details about the 2013 renewable energy sources (RES) progress at EU and at country level, and for key RES technologies. Furthermore, it provides approximated estimates for RES development in 2014 and seeks to answer the following ...

  • This infographic shows why renewable energy is here to stay

    Did you know the first high-power solar cell was developed in 1954? Or that since the late 2000s renewable energy has accounted for over half of new power generating capacity in Europe? How about that in the United States in 2013, 13 percent of electricity generation came from renewables — a 12 percent increase over the previous year? ...


    By Ensia

  • Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects

    Addressing climate change requires a globally coordinated, long-term response across all economic sectors. The 2015 Paris Agreement provides the framework for limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and for pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Early in this process, the European Union has adopted ambitious and binding climate and energy ...

  • 3 Steps to Help You Prepare for your Next Energy Contract Renewal

    Knowing your energy contract is up for renewal is one thing; getting the best deal on your energy procurement is another. With many contracts ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • A review of wind energy developments in India

    Climate change, dwindling reserves of fossil fuels and shortage of electricity have prompted the government to give an impetus to renewable energy sources. Wind energy, with an average growth rate of 30%, is the fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. India has a potential capacity of over 45,000 MW out of which 1869 MW has been extracted from this eco-friendly source. India ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comparative study of energy use and environmental policy in Dutch cities

    This paper addresses the wise use and governance of (renewable) energy in cities. It is argued that cities are the action points par excellence for effective and efficient sustainable policy. Based on meta-analytic methods (in particular, rough set analysis) various energy-saving policies in various Dutch cities are compared with a view to the identification of critical success factors (in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Terrorism and the ultimate corporate environmental strategy

    This article points to the signs of a shift from the model of an over-dependence on central power plants to a distributed renewable energy system, and discusses the major growth opportunities for businesses developing new technologies. Our electricity grid, with its emphasis on large polluting and centralized power plants that inefficiently send power long distances over transmission lines, is an ...


    By AHC Group

  • Renewable energy in Europe — approximated recent growth and knock-on effects

    Background and policy To accomplish its transition to a low-carbon society by 2050, the European Union (EU) has adopted a set of intermediate climate and energy targets for 2020 and 2030. The energy sector will face particular challenges in the context of this ambitious transformation process, given the scale of change required in a relatively short period of time. Renewable energy ...

  • Rethinking the green recovery through renewable energy expansion

    The world today is facing the worst economic and environmental crises in generations. Hence, we need policies that can stimulate recovery and at the same time reach the sustainability. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP et al., 2008; UNEP, 2009a, 2009b, 2011) and many economists (e.g., Barbier, 2009a, 2009b, 2010; Edenhofer and Stern, 2009; Robins et al., 2009) advocate the need for a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • American Petroleum Institute On The Future Of American Energy And The RFS

    On January 5, 2016, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released its annual State of American Energy 2016 report while emphasizing a need to either amend or repeal EPA’s RFS and a need to promote energy infrastructure ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Renewables account for 11%+ of U.S. electricity production

    Renewable energy, including wind, solar, biomass, biofuel, geothermal, and hydroelectric sources, accounted for 11.14% of U.S. electricity production during the first six months of 2010, according to the most recent issue of Monthly Energy Review by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The 11.14% figure marks continued growth for U.S. renewable energy, which accounted for 10.71% of ...

  • Renewable electricity costs in Italy: an estimation of the cost of operating in an uncertain world

    The promotion of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) is a priority of the agenda of governments in most European countries. The target of renewable energy for Italy, calculated as a share of renewable generation to gross final energy consumption, is set at 17% for 2020 (from 5.2% in 2005). With particular reference to renewable electricity (RES-e) in Italy, its development is often burdened by costs ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pakistan’s energy dilemma: a call for global support

    With the beginning of the 21st century Pakistan is facing energy crisis. In the short term, protests against energy shortages are exacerbating tensions in this highly volatile and tenuous nation. In the long term, failure to invest in renewable energy will derail economic development and forestall sustainable growth, exacerbating an already incendiary short-term situation. The government has to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Australian electricity supply: orientations to growth and prospects for sustainability

    In the new competitive order, Australian electricity systems have been oriented to growth of electricity sales based on low margins and the capture of market share. Electricity is a premium fuel. The second law of thermodynamics testifies to this, as does the relationship between coal-fired electricity and the negative externality of greenhouse warming. Electricity prices should reflect its ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Global Arc Towards Renewable Energy

    Introduction Given the United States’ recent election results, America’s future on climate and energy policy is uncertain, but global progress on mitigating climate change will continue with or without us. We have reason to be optimistic because countries around the world have demonstrated their commitments to taking action on global warming. Already, 114 countries have ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Innovation system for sustainability in developing countries: the renewable energy sector in Bolivia

    The paper describes the main ideas surrounding the topic of innovation for sustainability in developing countries. Innovation is a crucial element to foster sustainability as well as an egalitarian development. The work illustrates that sustainable development is possible by exploiting local potential and traditional knowledge in order to achieve at the same time economic growth, social equality ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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