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Wind rules EU clean energy market

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EU continues to push for more clean energy sources, with wind energy leading the way. According to the latest EWEA (European wind energy association) report 13 GW of new wind capacity was added to the EU grid last year. Gas and coal are still the biggest power sources in EU but wind power capacity continues to grow at very high rate.

Wind energy now provides a total of 142GW of capacity in Europe, and is getting close to the capacity of gas and coal. The current EU gas capacity is 192GW and coal capacity is at 159GW.

EU's wind energy leader is Germany, which accounts for almost half of the newly installed capacity, with 6GW being installed in 2015, bringing the country's total installed wind capacity to remarkable 45GW.

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Why solar is the right option for your business?

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Solar energy industry is growing rapidly at all levels, from local to international. And though some people still say that the time of solar revolution still hasn't arrived, there are few facts that say the exactly opposite.

Being environmentally friendly source of energy is something that is well known as one of the main solar energy benefits. But there is plenty more at stake here, it's not only about environment and less CO2 in the atmosphere but also about certain economic benefits.

Solar energy is rapidly growing offering new well paid jobs for many people, and not only that there are also significant tax benefits for households and businesses which make solar installations worth your time and money.

On the long run there are significant savings in form of reduced energy bills. Within a few years an average business can save money and make up for the cost of solar panel installation. Between three and seven years is the average time in which business is able to to pay off their solar panel systems

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Why Anaerobic Digestion Is Environmentally Friendly

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The constant battle to reduce greenhouse gases has resulted in a constant search for more environmentally focused waste disposal systems – from an influx of recycled materials being crafted into other useful objects, through to sourcing eco-friendly treatment systems for our waste water – finding new ways to protect the environment is high on everybody's radar.


The Effect Of Anaerobic Digestion

It is this constantly reaching for better solutions that has driven Anaerobic digestion to where it is now. By combining biodegradable materials, we now have an additional process for creating electricity and organic compost. This means fewer fossil fuels will be burned to heat our homes, chemical fertilisers won't be in such high demand and our food will have a milder treatment system in place.

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Wind energy has become low cost option in United States

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Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are declining in prices. This especially refers to latter as according to the US Department of Energy report wind energy prices have gone below 2.5c/kWh in 2014, which is a 65.5% decline compared to 2009.

There are many utilities which are now selecting wind as one of the cheapest renewable energy options, particularly in the central United States. This means that wind energy is now cost-competitive and economically viable option that can compete with coal and natural gas in many U.S. states.

The strong growth of wind energy sector in United States does not only mean more clean renewable energy and less fossil fuels burned, it also means plenty jobs for U.S. economy. It has been estimated that U.S. wind energy industry currently employs more than 73,000 people.

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Global renewable energy growth continues

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Global renewable energy capacity continues to grow year after year. In 2014, around 135 GW of new renewable energy capacity were added worldwide, meaning that the total global renewable energy capacity now stands at around 1,712 GW, representing 8.5% increase from the year 2013.

In the same time, carbon dioxide emissions remained pretty much the same in 2014, as compared to 2013, even despite the 1.5% annual increase in global energy consumption.

The growth in renewable energy capacity is the main factor preventing the growth in carbon emissions. The other important factor is the improvement in energy efficiency.

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