The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable

The shift to cleaner power is disrupting entire industries. Will the 21st century be the last one for fossil fuels?

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Environmental activisits win first SA climate-change court case

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg declared a major victory on Wednesday after winning South Africa’s first climate change case and forcing the government to reassess the impact of a coal power plant. Earthlife Africa spokesperson Makoma Lekalakala said the ruling sent .. .. a very strong message to government and to locals to take part in consultation before…Read more Environmental activisits win first SA climate-change court case

Denmark runs entirely on wind energy for a day

The transition is fully underway. If we are looking for cheap, competitive and reliable, I don’t see much alternative to wind .. .. says Wind Europe spokesman Denmark’s wind turbines produced enough electricity to power the entire country last month. The Scandinavian nation generated 97 gigawatt-hours (GWh) on 22 February, thanks to particularly windy weather,…Read more Denmark runs entirely on wind energy for a day

Scotland just produced enough wind energy to power it for an entire day

Strong winds combined with low demand on a sunny summer Sunday help Scotland reach ‘significant milestone’ on path towards ditching fossil fuels entirely For the first time on record, wind turbines have generated more electricity than was used in the whole of Scotland on a single day. An analysis by conservation group WWF Scotland found unseasonably stormy weather…Read more Scotland just produced enough wind energy to power it for an entire day