UK smashes days-old record, goes without coal for 76 hours

April 26, 2018 by  
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Just over a week ago, the United Kingdom set a new record: almost 55 hours without using coal . It didn’t take them long to shatter that record. CleanTechnica reported the country just went 76 hours without the polluting fuel — “for the first time since the 1880s,” according to a National Grid Twitter account . For the first time since the 1880s the UK electricity network has clocked up over 72 hours without the need for coal generation. This new record comes days after the first ever 48 hour period of no coal on the network. — National Grid Media (@Grid_Media) April 24, 2018 The country started their coal-free streak on Saturday, April 21, and went into Tuesday, April 24, ultimately going for 76 hours and 10 minutes, according to the UK Coal Twitter account . This may not be the last record the United Kingdom sets this year; Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit analyst Jonathan Marshall told The Guardian , “Ever rising renewable capacity in the UK will see these records fall more and more frequently, clearly showing progress made over the past decade or two.” The final length of this record #coal free run was 76 Hours 10 minutes. Coal units are now back generating. pic.twitter.com/OauJREXzxN — UK Coal (@UK_Coal) April 24, 2018 Related: The UK just went for a record 55 hours without using coal What did the UK run on in the absence of coal? The Guardian put out a graphic showing the electricity mix from April 21 at 10 AM to April 24 at 10 AM; during that time 30.3 percent of power came from gas , 24.9 percent from wind , 23.3 percent from nuclear , 15.3 percent from biomass or other sources, and 6.2 percent from solar . Electrical engineer Andrew Crossland, who operates MyGridGB , cautioned against replacing coal with gas, telling The Guardian, “Shifting to gas is likely to make our electricity market more volatile as our energy price becomes increasingly locked to international gas markets. That will only hurt consumers.” More coal stations are shuttering — two plant owners in the country have said they’ll close this year, according to The Guardian. What will happen to those brownfield sites? The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit explored that question in a recent blog post from Marshall, who said one old power station could be transformed into a cruise ship terminal, another into housing, and others as logistics centers. At the time of writing, the UK was on another streak and had already gone 39 continuous hours without coal — could another record be over the horizon? Via CleanTechnica and The Guardian Images via Depositphotos ( 1 , 2 )

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48 Eco-Friendly Innovations in the 48 Years Since Earth Day Began

April 18, 2018 by  
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Dwell on Design returns to Los Angeles this April

March 22, 2018 by  
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Attention, design lovers! The 13th annual Dwell on Design conference is returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center from April 5-7, 2018. A longtime magnet for design enthusiasts and professionals, Dwell on Design showcases the latest in modern architecture, design, technology, and more. This year, the conference also boasts designer Jonathan Adler, photographer Seph Lawless, and educator Paula Wallace among its speakers. The exhibition kicks off on Wednesday, April 4 at the Pacific Design Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the architects behind Dwell’s Home Tours , which offer a behind-the-scenes look at innovative homes throughout Los Angeles. The next day will feature iconic American designer Jonathan Adler as the main stage speaker. Adler began his career with a small pottery operation and has since expanded it into a major design empire with operations online and around the world. He has also designed such notable interior spaces as the Parker Palm Springs and the Andaz West Hollywood in California. Related: Tour Two Stunning Eco-Home Renovations from the Dwell on Design NY House Tours At the conference, Adler will discuss his charitable work with Project Red, as well as current influences in his new product lines and design collaborations with brands that include Uniqlo and Clinique. The speaking series will continue over the weekend with Seph Lawless, who will provide in-depth background on his photo series documenting abandoned and deserted locations around the world, and Paula Wallace, the founder of Savannah College of Art and Design. Conference-goers can also participate in The Consultations, a personalized service that provides free one-on-one meetings with professional architects and designers. And, new this year, Shrubhub will provide landscape design consultations throughout the day on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7—just make sure to reserve a time slot when you register for the expo online. Dwell on Design will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on the following dates: Thursday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available here . + Dwell on Design

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Unique Earth Day Traditions to Start as a Family

April 20, 2017 by  
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When it comes to celebrating Earth Day on April 22, there is no shortage of ways environmentally conscious people choose to honor this day. (Check out the coolest 2017 events around the country here.) When you’re trying to raise young…

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8 Interactive Ways To Teach Children About Earth Day

April 7, 2016 by  
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Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd of each year, which is right around the corner. The day is meant to show support for a variety of environmental concerns and ways that we can help keep earth clean and healthy. In its concept stages, Earth Day…

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Spain Produced 54 Percent of its Electricity from Renewable Sources in April

May 8, 2013 by  
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Renewable energy is gaining major momentum in Spain. In April, the country set a new record with renewable energy accounting for 54 percent of the electricity generated in Spain. April’s figure just outpaced March’s record of 51.8 percent of electricity generated by renewables. And those numbers should continue to grow, as wind and solar development continues in the Mediterranean country. Read the rest of Spain Produced 54 Percent of its Electricity from Renewable Sources in April Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: extramadura , new solar plan in extramadura spain , red , red electric de espana , renewable energy in Spain , Spain hits a new record of 54% renewable energy production in April , spain hydropower , spain photovoltaic power potential , spain solar photovoltaic , spain solar thermal , spain wind power        

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Renewable energy is gaining major momentum in Spain. In April, the country set a new record with renewable energy accounting for 54 percent of the electricity generated in Spain. April’s figure just outpaced March’s record of 51.8 percent of electricity generated by renewables. And those numbers should continue to grow, as wind and solar development continues in the Mediterranean country. Read the rest of Spain Produced 54 Percent of its Electricity from Renewable Sources in April Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: extramadura , new solar plan in extramadura spain , red , red electric de espana , renewable energy in Spain , Spain hits a new record of 54% renewable energy production in April , spain hydropower , spain photovoltaic power potential , spain solar photovoltaic , spain solar thermal , spain wind power        

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Renewable energy is gaining major momentum in Spain. In April, the country set a new record with renewable energy accounting for 54 percent of the electricity generated in Spain. April’s figure just outpaced March’s record of 51.8 percent of electricity generated by renewables. And those numbers should continue to grow, as wind and solar development continues in the Mediterranean country. Read the rest of Spain Produced 54 Percent of its Electricity from Renewable Sources in April Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: extramadura , new solar plan in extramadura spain , red , red electric de espana , renewable energy in Spain , Spain hits a new record of 54% renewable energy production in April , spain hydropower , spain photovoltaic power potential , spain solar photovoltaic , spain solar thermal , spain wind power        

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Renewable energy is gaining major momentum in Spain. In April, the country set a new record with renewable energy accounting for 54 percent of the electricity generated in Spain. April’s figure just outpaced March’s record of 51.8 percent of electricity generated by renewables. And those numbers should continue to grow, as wind and solar development continues in the Mediterranean country. Read the rest of Spain Produced 54 Percent of its Electricity from Renewable Sources in April Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: extramadura , new solar plan in extramadura spain , red , red electric de espana , renewable energy in Spain , Spain hits a new record of 54% renewable energy production in April , spain hydropower , spain photovoltaic power potential , spain solar photovoltaic , spain solar thermal , spain wind power        

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Renewable energy is gaining major momentum in Spain. In April, the country set a new record with renewable energy accounting for 54 percent of the electricity generated in Spain. April’s figure just outpaced March’s record of 51.8 percent of electricity generated by renewables. And those numbers should continue to grow, as wind and solar development continues in the Mediterranean country. Read the rest of Spain Produced 54 Percent of its Electricity from Renewable Sources in April Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: extramadura , new solar plan in extramadura spain , red , red electric de espana , renewable energy in Spain , Spain hits a new record of 54% renewable energy production in April , spain hydropower , spain photovoltaic power potential , spain solar photovoltaic , spain solar thermal , spain wind power        

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