Researchers are working on devolving new technologies to help create large scale storage batteries to store renewable energy. This challenge is one of the last remaining hurdles for the world to get by in order to transition to a fully sustainable planet.
Whilst many people in most first world countries have access to a reliable and steady flow of electricity, there are still some corners of the world where access to energy is a huge issue. This is mainly prevalent in the remote isolated communities located in south east Asia even with good economic progress being made in past years.
Offshore wind turbine projects along with new onshore ventures in China and the United States have provided one of the strongest recorded years for wind power.
Renewable energy sources, wind and solar power, will soon be cheaper than the existing cost for coal fired power, a recent report claims.
The German supermarket chain Lidl has had a gigantic increase in its business rates to 528% due to a change in the valuation of having solar installations at its sites.
The mild winter and the decreased use of coal fired power plants has led to global carbon emission levels decreasing by 2%.
India has a population of over one billion people and therefore requires large electricity supplies. Over the next ten years the nation has some ambitious targets to hit relating to its electricity supply especially when it comes to renewable energy.
Plans between Australia and Asia have led to a potential 2400 mile cable being fed under the sea from Australia to Singapore in a bid to provide countries in Asia with solar power.
With the block on new onshore UK wind farms being lifted it means that companies are able to compete against one another for clean onshore energy contracts in one of the windiest countries in the world.
Researchers have found that all of the worlds demand for electricity could potentially be met in 30 year’s time by renewable energy sources.