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Globally 10% of all energy was produced by solar panels and wind turbines in the first half of 2020.
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Coronavirus crisis fast-forwards green energy 10 years into the future
Electricity use has decreased meaning that wind and solar sources are more than capable of keeping the lights on.
Common electric car emissions myth busted by new study
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Guatemalans transform old bikes into machines
A group of Guatemalan indigenous people have turned old bicycles into machines that help to protect the local environment.
Which countries in Europe are paying the most for household energy?
Electricity and gas in Denmark is the most expensive in Europe, according to new statistics. But where do other countries place?
Supercharging the future
Business Planet travels to Germany to meet experts and entrepreneurs revolutionsing the way we store energy.
South Australia unveils world's largest lithium-ion battery to feed it
The world's biggest lithium ion battery, built by Tesla, has been switched on to help solve South Australia's chronic power problems.
Warning about risky home appliances
Lawyers who represent victims of faulty products are sounding the alarm in the UK
San Francisco suffers large power cut for several hours
San Francisco was hit by a massive power cut on Friday that severely disrupted life in the American west coast city.
Some smart electricity meters 'give readings nearly 600 percent too high'
Consumers across Europe could be paying over the odds for electricity, according to a Dutch study that reveals some electricity meters can give readings as much as 582 percent too…
EDF accepts closure of France's oldest nuclear plant
EDF has finally voted to begin the process of closing France’s oldest nuclear plant after accepting a government compensation plan.
French asked to send fewer emails to save electricity
As the cold weather stretches the electricity supply in France, some unexpected advice is being offered.
Amsterdam blackout leaves 364,000 without power
Amsterdam and the surrounding areas were plunged into darkness at 4.
Is Europe about to go dark?
A wave of cold is expected to bring sub-zero temperatures across the continent over the coming days and, with it, fears of electricity blackouts.
Gazans protest power cuts
Security forces in Hamas-controlled northern Gaza have broken up protests by thousands of people calling for an end to power cuts.
Growing tomatoes in the Australian desert
Growing vegetables in the desert.
Lights come on again in Venezuela but the country's economic problems remain
The lights are set to come back on in Venezuela.
Solar Impulse ll welcomed to Seville Airport by Spanish Air Force
Solar Impulse II has landed in the Spain’s Seville Airport after an often turbulent flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Drought-hit Venezuela faces daily power cuts to save energy
Venezuela has announced power cuts from next week – plunging people into darkness for four hours each day as the crisis-hit country grapples with a