Wind power could supply 20% of global electricity by 2030

October 19, 2016 by  
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Although solar power gets more press, the wind power industry is growing nearly as fast . The (GWEC) released an historic report Tuesday in Beijing, saying 20 percent of the world’s total electricity could come from wind by as early as 2030 . With last year’s Paris climate deal as a strong motivating factor, the group predicts the world’s total wind power capacity could grow by nearly five times over the next 14 years, reaching as much as 2,110 gigawatts (GW) by 2030. The GWEC report outlines that, although not cheap, the long-term benefits of wind power infrastructure will begin paying off immediately. The GWEC estimates an annual investment of $224 billion would be required globally in order to grow the wind power industry to its potential capacity. Meanwhile, 2,110GW of clean, renewable wind energy would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 3.6 billion tons each year. Related: 5 Things the Paris climate deal must do to slow global warming China has been an unlikely leader in the wind power industry, boosting its capacity by 17 percent last year over 2014 figures for a total of 433GW. Chinese leaders still plan to add 60GW before the end of this year. Despite the increased capacity, China is still struggling to create ways to utilize that renewable energy efficiently. In July, China’s energy regulator said 21 percent of all wind-generated electricity was wasted in the first half of this year, due in large part to new coal-fired power plants which make it more difficult for wind power to reach the grid. Chinese leaders did pledge earlier in the year to shutter 1,000 coal mines , which many took as a sign of the beginning of the end of fossil fuel use there, but the battle between coal and wind rages on. China, and many other places on the planet, will have to improve their grid infrastructure in order to take full advantage of plentiful wind energy. The energy regulator said that more than 40 percent of the wasted power occurred in regions of China that are already underserved by the grid, clearly illustrating how the failure is on the part of the infrastructure and not the nearly infinite potential of renewable energy . While government leaders can work to reduce reliance on fossil fuels in finite supply, they must also work to improve the infrastructure that allows residents to reap the benefits of the wind. Via Reuters Images via Pixabay , Bill Badzo/Flickr and Wendell/Flickr

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China increases wind power by 23 percent in pursuit of clean energy goals

February 17, 2015 by  
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Of all the nations on the planet, China is not the first place that comes to mind when the subject of green energy is on the table. Yet, China is trying. In 2014, wind farms created 23 percent more power than the previous year. Although China still relies heavily on coal for energy, the increase in clean energy gives some hope that the world’s most populated nation might someday be able to cap their contribution to global warming . Read the rest of China increases wind power by 23 percent in pursuit of clean energy goals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , china carbon emissions , china clean energy , china green energy , china wind power , China wind power capacity , global warming , wind power increases 2014

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Colbost house is a sleek black residence on the Isle of Skye

February 17, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Colbost house is a sleek black residence on the Isle of Skye Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: black architecture , Black Colbost House , black home , black houses , clean architecture , clean design , Dualchas Architects , Dualchas Architects black house , Dualchas Architects Colbost , Dualchas Architects Isle of Skye , isle of skye , Isle of Skye architecture , minimalist design

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AvoSeedo makes growing avocado trees easier than ever

February 17, 2015 by  
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If you’ve ever tried to g row an avocado tree from a pit , you’ve probably noticed how finicky they can be to cultivate. Many of us have tried to suspend a pit in a glass of water, only to neglect it briefly and watch it die pretty much immediately, much to our avocado-loving dismay. AvoSeedo is a handy little cup tool that helps you grow your own tree without fussing and fretting about watering: it will lower along with your container’s water level, keeping the fruit’s pit’s bottom nice and wet. It even has little flags that you can fill out with info if you’re germinating several seeds at once. Before you know it, you can have a veritable forest of avocado trees to fawn over. You can order yours via Kickstarter today ! + AvoSeedo on Kickstarter + AvoSeedo Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: avocado , avocado pit , avocado pits , avocado seed , avocado seeds , avocado tree , avocado trees , avocados , AvoSeedo , grow indoors , grow your own avocado , indoor gardening , kickstarter , Tree , urban gardening

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