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Wildlife found thriving on solar farms

Hares and skylarks are among the most commonly seen large wildlife on UK solar farms, according to the biggest survey of the sector so far.

Liverpool unveils plans to build the world’s largest tidal power project

The City of Liverpool, England, has unveiled advanced proposals to build the world’s largest tidal power generator on the River Mersey.

More Bad News For Fossil Fuels: Green Hydrogen Is Making Green Steel Happen

The world’s first and biggest full scale green steel plant is taking shape in Sweden, with an assist from green hydrogen.

Pollinator-Friendly Solar Installations Can Help Solve Climate and Biodiversity Crises

Rehabilitated farmland used for solar energy facilities that are planted with native wildflowers and grasses can create lush habitats for insects, birds and bees, a new study has found.

Tesla Megapack battery turns on to replace Hawaii’s last coal plant

A Tesla Megapack battery system has officially turned on to replace Hawaii’s very last coal power plant.

Uruguay’s green power revolution: rapid shift to wind shows the world how it’s done

Stung by the 2008 oil price spike, Uruguay now produces up to 98% of its electricity from renewables. Can other countries follow suit?

Landmark Report Details Just Path to Energy Transition and 1.5°C Target

Recommendations include tripling renewable energy capacity by 2030, phasing out fossil fuels by 2050, and providing the Global South with the means to fund its energy transition.

These Maasai women have developed an eco-friendly way to turn invasive cacti into bio-fuel

Local farmers say the cacti now compete for critical resources, jeopardising community lands, wildlife reserves and livestock ranches.

Solar-Powered Car Completes 620-Mile Test Drive Across North Africa

Stella Terra, the first off-road solar-powered car, recently completed a test drive of 620 miles across north Africa without recharging.

IEA Says ‘Unprecedented’ Clean Energy Surge Has Kept Key Warming Target Alive

The pathway to 1.5°C has narrowed in the past two years, but clean energy technologies are keeping it open

The world’s largest wind turbine set a new electricity generation record – during a typhoon

The world’s largest offshore wind turbine has set a new world record for electricity generation by an individual wind turbine in a 24-hour period.

Ticino, the Argentinean town lit by peanut shells, where the power never goes out

Using this biomass resource, a power plant supplies 3,000 inhabitants with clean energy and resolves a long-standing environmental and social problem