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Denmark Surges in Renewable Electricity Generation

Denmark in 2019 produced over half its energy from renewables, mostly from wind, only a little from solar. 2019 saw a big jump from 2018, when 41 percent came from renewables. The increase was largely due to the coming on line of the Horns Rev 3407 MegaWatt offshore


Stanford Researchers Say Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 is Feasible

Researchers at Stanford University have published a feasibility study to convert 143 countries world-wide to 100% zero-carbon energy by 2050 using wind, solar, water (WWS) storage systems. They say it could be done by 2030 but for a variety of reasons have chosen the later date. They estimate

Bernie and Greta ARE Saving the Climate by ClimateYou Senior Editor George Ropes

An article in Forbes by Michael Shellenberger, who writes on energy and the environment, reveals his antipathy to climate change activists and a biased sense of the crisis. He attacks Bernie Sanders, Greta Thunberg, and the Extinction Revolution as alarmists, and disparages their calls to close all natural gas


Our Take: Oceanic Methane Hydrates, the Next Energy Source?

Oceanic methane hydrates — ever hear of them? They’re about to disrupt the global energy system in a potentially huge way. The resources are widespread, off many coasts. The race to commercialize them is on, with winners expected within five years. However, several factors stand in the way

Watch List for 2020 Climate News Stories by Senior ClimateYou Editor George Ropes

The Huffington Post reports what they consider the 5 Environmental News Stories To Watch In 2020. The Huffington Post certainly hits many of the biggest environmental stories that will dominate the headlines and the concerns of most Americans in 2020. Their list leads with a sleeper– air pollution, which hasn’t


OUR TAKE: Is There an End to Using Coal?

Reading a recent article in Newsfusion Energy News, it was really quite depressing to learn that the IEA expects coal demand to be stable for the next 4 years. Coal demand is falling in the US and EU, but is surging in SouthEast Asia, especially in India and