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January 17 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Azerbaijan Makes Smooth Shift To Renewables From Fossil Fuels” • Azerbaijan’s economy has seen a significant change in the last several months, especially in the non-oil sector, where the renewable energy industry has led to a rise in exports. In November 2023, it was made public that electric energy had become Azerbaijan’s top export. [AzerNews]

Street in Baku, Azerbaijan (Azar Kazzimli, Unsplash, cropped)

  • “Solar And Wind To Lead Growth Of US Power Generation In Next Two Years” • As a result of new solar projects coming on line this year, the EIA forecast that US solar generation will grow 75% from 163 billion kWh in 2023 to 286 billion kWh in 2025. It expects that wind generation will grow 11% from 430 billion kWh in 2023 to 476 billion kWh in 2025. [CleanTechnica]
  • “India Must Leapfrog To Renewables And Hydrogen, Avoid Fossil Fuels: Adani” • India must leapfrog to renewable power and renewable hydrogen as an equitable solution and not replace one fossil fuel with another, Gautam Adani said. The Chairman of Adani Group, he published this thought in a World Economic Forum blog post. [S&P Global]
  • “Africa’s Chance For Green Electricity” • A study published in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment by the University of Tübingen and other institutions found that 80% of the energy needed in Africa could come from renewable sources by 2040, if the capacity of existing power plants is fully put to use and all the plants on the drawing-board are built. [Tech Xplore]
  • “Why Texas’ Grid Isn’t Failing During This Year’s Extreme Cold” • Three years ago, when extreme cold took out the power for millions of people in Texas for days. Texas now has around 25% more wind power than it did in 2021, it has three times as much solar power, and there is nearly three times as much battery storage. [Fast Company]

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