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Renewable energy capacity hits record growth
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Renewable energy capacity hits record growth

Driven by climate and energy policies around the world, a record-breaking additional 290 GW of renewable energy capacity was created in 2021. At this rate, it will exceed that from fossil and nuclear sources by 2026. But meeting net zero carbon emissions by 2050 remains a big challenge.

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Source: The Guardian
Decarbonisation urban environments
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Decarbonisation urban environments

The Urban Energy Pathfinder (UEP) is a tool developed by VITO/EnergyVille for helping local and regional authorities make the energy transition by integrating renewable heat into renovation plans. As a simulation tool for the built environment, it’s also useful to engineering and planning firms.

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Source: VITO
9 of World Expo’s stunning pavilions created via circular economy model
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9 of World Expo’s stunning pavilions created via circular economy model

World Expo in Dubai will feature stunning demonstrations of circular economy in action, via the way 9 of its pavilions have been constructed. From Italy’s composable elements and Belgium’s massive CO2-absorbing vertical garden to Austria’s ingeniously efficient cooling system, and more.

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Source: Gulf News
Oman will build world’s largest green hydrogen plant
Energy

Oman will build world’s largest green hydrogen plant

Oman currently relies heavily on fossil fuels. But construction of the world’s largest green hydrogen plant, which will use renewable energy to split water in an electrolyser, will turn this around. The plant should be at full capacity by 2038, offering a carbon emission-free replacement for fossil fuels.

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Source: The Guardian
Renewables are the cornerstone of global energy transition
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Renewables are the cornerstone of global energy transition

Addressing climate change requires decarbonisation of both energy supply and demand. New analysis from IRENA finds that renewable energy, energy efficiency and electrification are at the centre of the global energy transition. Not just for emission reduction, but because of cost advantages and increasing demand.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Floating solar farms generate electricity more efficiently
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Floating solar farms generate electricity more efficiently

The cooling effect of water beneath solar panels enables them to generate electricity up to 12.5% more efficiently than rooftop or ground-mounted installations. Meanwhile, the panels’ sheltering effect from sunlight and wind protects the water from climate change impact.

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Source: The Conversation