The Path to Greater Energy Autonomy

European governments should swiftly implement the new regulations for the EU electricity market, asserts Leon Birnbaum. This will allow the economy to plan long-term. Additionally, more pragmatism is needed in international trade agreements. After Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine and increasing tensions in the Middle East, the energy transition has become even more of a […]

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Brazil Can Emerge as a Major Solar Energy Hub

Brazil has gained significant prominence on the global solar energy stage in recent years, thanks to its remarkable growth in this sector. This progress is attributed to the country’s favourable geography, which supports the implementation of solar technology, as well as societal adoption and government incentives. In 2023, Brazil marked a milestone in the expansion […]

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“A Historical Turning Point in Energy”: The World Surpasses 30% Renewable Electricity in 2023

In a groundbreaking development, the global electricity sector reached over 30% renewable energy production in 2023 for the first time, reports Ember, an energy research group. This significant rise from 19% in 2000 showcases a robust shift towards sustainable energy sources, predominantly fueled by the rapid expansion of solar and wind power. Despite this achievement, […]

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New Company Aims to Revolutionize Satellite Mobility with Solar-Powered Propulsion

Portal Space Systems, a pioneering startup, has introduced a novel approach to satellite mobility, focusing on using solar-powered spacecraft to heat propellant and generate thrust. This method promises to enhance the maneuverability of satellites in orbit. Traditionally, satellite propulsion has been relegated to a secondary role, primarily used for maintaining position and conducting minor maneuvers […]

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Why is Amazon Interested in Nuclear Energy?

Big tech companies are major energy consumers, facing the significant challenge of reducing their carbon footprint. Amazon has set an ambitious plan in this regard between 2030 and 2040. The announcement by nuclear energy firm, Talen Energy, about selling a data center adjacent to its power plant to Jeff Bezos’ firm fits into this plan. […]

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