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Montenegro lowers value-added tax for solar panels

The Parliament of Montenegro has adopted the amendments to the Law on Value-Added Tax and the Law on Planning and Construction, reducing VAT and simplifying procedures for the installation of solar power plants. Montenegro previously announced that VAT on solar panels would be abolished. However, it is now reduced from 21% to 7% for sales, installation and […]

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Wind generated a record amount of electricity in 2022

Great Britain produced a record amount of wind-powered electricity in 2022, according to the National Grid. More electricity came from renewable and nuclear power sources than from fossil fuels gas and coal, the second highest after 2020. Replacing fossil fuels with green power is a core way for the world to tackle the impacts of […]

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Green Hydrogen’s breakout year, China thinks bigger, and wind turbines blaze and fall

AGENDA | Our curation of the must-read news and analysis from the-week-that-was in the global renewable energy industry Recharge began 2023 with an in-depth look at why it’s lift-off time for green hydrogen, the key energy transition fuel that will need vast amounts of renewable power to produce – and the first days of the new year […]

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Mexico’s New Strategy to Reverse Semi-arid Land Degradation

Mexican farmers are hit hard by drought and overgrazing. Now they’ve come up with a 100% natural solution that provides both soil nutrients and animal fodder. Scientists warn that land degradation is one of the top priority environmental problems.  About 24 billion tons of fertile soil is lost each year due to unsustainable agricultural practices.  […]

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GM To Build EV Charging Network in Rural America

While there is a great supply of EV charging stations in urban areas, anyone living or regularly traveling to more rural parts of America will know how difficult it can be to get a charge. This is especially the case when it comes to the distances and locations of charge points.  But GM has now […]

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U.S. Voters Want to Ban Plastics from National Parks

Recently, the well-known ocean conservation group Oceana released the results of a poll, indicating the perspective of the U.S. registered voters on different environmental issues.  And, the good news is that the results clearly show that the U.S. voters stand strongly against plastic usage, especially, the single-use plastics. A staggering 82% of the registered voters said that […]

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Brooklyn Energy Company is Turning the City Greener

BlocPower, a Brooklyn-based clean energy business, is providing eco-friendly electric heating and cooling systems to older buildings. They are targeting lower-income areas with the aim of reducing the bill and the carbon footprint. According to CNN Business, BlocPower is backed by Goldman Sachs’ Investment Group and Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. The company’s goal is to give […]

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Novel single-atom catalyst boosts zinc-air battery to record power density

The long-term transformation towards renewable energies is inconceivable without modern energy storage technologies. These include batteries, in which electricity is temporarily stored in the form of chemical energy. Essential for their efficiency is the availability of suitable catalysts that allow the associated chemical reactions to proceed in an optimized manner. Scientists in Dresden have now […]

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Antarctica’s emperor penguins at risk of extinction due to the climate crisis

As Antarctica’s emperor penguins are increasingly threatened by the climate crisis, the flightless seabirds will receive new protections under the Endangered Species Act, or ESA. With global warming melting the sea ice the penguins depend on for their survival, the US Fish and Wildlife Service now categorizes the species as threatened. The federal agency lists “imperiled species […]

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Patagonia Founder Donated Entire Company Worth $3 Billion To Fight Climate Change

“Earth is now our only shareholder,” the founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard wrote in his announcement letter.

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