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Articles by Joshua Hill

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China on verge of wasting $490 billion on unnecessary coal plants, says carbon tracker

China on verge of wasting $490 billion on unnecessary coal plants, says carbon tracker

China is at risk of wasting a whopping $490 billion on new coal plants it doesn’t need under the country’s 13th Five Year Plan

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Wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030

Wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030

Global Wind Energy Outlook report released this week outlines scenarios which show how wind energy could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030.

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2 GW solar project in China will be world’s largest

2 GW solar project in China will be world’s largest

China’s largest private investor group is developing a 2 GW solar farm in the Ningxia region which will be made up of some 6 million solar panels.

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Wind energy costs set to continue to decline, according to Berkeley Lab

Wind energy costs set to continue to decline, according to Berkeley Lab

Continued technological advancements are expected to continue reducing the cost of wind energy, according to a new survey of leading wind experts.

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CarbonTracker declares renewable power as today’s cheapest option

CarbonTracker declares renewable power as today’s cheapest option

New analysis makes bold claim that renewable power generation costs are already lower on average worldwide than generation costs of fossil fuels.

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Google’s DeepMind AI reduces data centre cooling bill by 40%

Google’s DeepMind AI reduces data centre cooling bill by 40%

Google’s 2014 acquisition of artificial intelligence company DeepMind has paid dividends, by helping to save the company 40% on its data center cooling electricity bills.

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Germany confirms end to renewable energy feed-in tariffs

Germany confirms end to renewable energy feed-in tariffs

Germany approves plan to end renewable energy feed-in tariffs in favor of competitive auctions and clear volumes for wind energy development.

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Dong Energy to build world's lowest cost offshore wind farm

Dong Energy to build world’s lowest cost offshore wind farm

Dong Energy announces major breakthrough in costs of offshore wind energy, winning a tender for 700MW of capacity at a record low price.

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UK solar energy breaks record — almost 24% of electricity demand

UK solar energy breaks record — almost 24% of electricity demand

The UK solar industry broke a new record in June, generating 23.9% of UK electricity demand, according to the UK Solar Trade Association.

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World’s first public transport system to run on solar

World’s first public transport system to run on solar

Chile’s Santiago Metro has signed a PPA for supply of 300GWh annually of solar energy for public transport, making it the world’s first.

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Shell turns focus to wind power with new energy division

Shell turns focus to wind power with new energy division

Shell is reportedly bringing together existing hydrogen, biofuels, and electrical activities as base to begin investing in wind industry sector.