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Renewable Energy News – Best of May 2018

By 12 June, 2018 No Comments

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We Need a Global Fund to Ensure a Clean Energy Revolution
A radical new approach to energy innovation is needed if the sector is to meet the demands placed on it by the Paris Climate Agreement and play a positive role in the fight against climate change. This is the main finding of a white paper, Accelerating Sustainable Energy Innovation, published by the World Economic Forum.

With China in the Lead, New Obstacles to Climate Progress Are Emerging
With its move toward a clean-energy future, China has become the de facto leader in international climate efforts. But is the world’s leading carbon emitter now pulling back on its commitments and offshoring its polluting industries to less developed Asian nations?

Proposals launched for new offshore wind in Scotland’s seas
Crown Estate Scotland has unveiled proposals to lease seabed to encourage a new generation of offshore wind projects in Scotland’s waters. The paper outlines the draft process and asks those interested to feed back to help shape the final approach. Projects will have to be sited in areas identified in Marine Scotland’s forthcoming Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind.

If Energy Becomes Free in the Future, How Will That Affect Our Lives?
Technology is making the cost of many things trend towards zero. Things we used to have to pay a lot for are now cheap or even free—think about how much it costs to buy a computer, make long-distance calls, take pictures, watch movies, listen to music, or travel to another country. The energy case, though, is more complex.

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