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4% of UK electricity could come from solar by 2020

4% of UK electricity could come from solar by 2020

The UK government recently said Britain could reach a level of solar power that would generate 4% of its electricity.

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Germany opens giant new coal plant it no longer needs

Germany opens giant new coal plant it no longer needs

Tomorrow, a new 800 MW hard coal plant will go into operation in Hamburg, Germany.

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Renewables have made power cheaper for German industry

Renewables have made power cheaper for German industry

Without renewables, the German phase-out of nuclear that (re-)started in 2011 would have been much more costly, especially for industrial consumers.

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U.K. and Germany smash wind power records

U.K. and Germany smash wind power records

The United Kingdom blew past previous wind power records in 2014 while Germany generated a record amount of electricity from wind in December.

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A million EVs in Germany by 2020? Merkel says yes

A million EVs in Germany by 2020? Merkel says yes

Angela Merkel’s goal to have at least one million electric vehicles on the country’s roads by 2020 is unlikely to be met without new incentives.

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Germany considers nuclear-style phase out for coal

Germany considers nuclear-style phase out for coal

It seemed that German Industry Minister had firmly put his foot down and opposed the beginnings of a coal phaseout, but perhaps not so.

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Germany opens first commercial offshore wind farm

Germany opens first commercial offshore wind farm

After some 18 months of construction, the eighty 3.6 MW turbines have gone begun producing power.

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Energy storage will replace many peaker spinning reserve plants

Energy storage will replace many peaker spinning reserve plants

The move to battery storage is inevitable, and enables the incorporation of much larger amounts of intermittent energy such as wind and solar.

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Why we may not need fossil fuels for grid stability any more

Why we may not need fossil fuels for grid stability any more

Younicos battery storage system is faster and more precise than fossil fuel plant used for frequency regulation. Conventional power plants can block the grid. Batteries match it perfectly.

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German coal power generation falls to 10-year low

German coal power generation falls to 10-year low

In each of the first 8 months of 2014, coal generators in Germany were unable to match or surpass the output of the respective month in the previous year.

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How Germany may get 6-fold boost in wind power from fewer turbines

How Germany may get 6-fold boost in wind power from fewer turbines

Germany expected to increase share of wind power from 15% fewer turbines, with overall power consumption remaining basically unchanged. What would that look like?