REN21’s Renewables 2015 Global Status Report

a Newsletter – June 2015   In this issue News from the Secretariat | News from the Network | Upcoming Events   Dear Reader, As I write these lines, I am on my way back from the launch of this year’s Global Status Report in China. Over the past decade, China has established itself …

Earth Policy Institute: U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

  U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline  J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update116 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update September 10, 2013 Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. After increasing rapidly since the 1970s, electricity generation at U.S. nuclear plants began to grow more slowly in the early 2000s. It …

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica: Wind Energy Hits Over 30% Of Denmark’s Electricity Consumption At End Of 2012

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica Wind Energy Hits Over 30% Of Denmark’s Electricity Consumption At End Of 2012 Official: US Wind Power Accounted For 42% Of New Power Capacity In 2012, Beat Natural Gas Big Gas & Big Solar Are Big Friends, + More From Sustainable Energy In America 2013 Factbook …

World Nuclear Electricity Generation Down 5 Percent Since 2006

World nuclear electricity-generating capacity has been essentially flat since 2007 and is likely to fall as plants retire faster than new ones are built. In fact, the actual electricity generated at nuclear power plants fell 5 percent between 2006 and 2011. In 2011, following Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, 13 …

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights15 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight July 12, 2011 Our inefficient, carbon-based energy economy threatens to irreversibly disrupt the Earth’s climate. Averting dangerous climate change and the resultant crop-shrinking heat waves, more-destructive storms, accelerated sea level rise, and waves of climate refugees means cutting …