NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 21: Earth Hour Inspires Fighters Against Climate Change; China Goes For New Energy; Hu-u-u-u-uge Advances In Offshore Wind

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    Monday, March 21, 2016

    QUICK NEWS, March 21: Earth Hour Inspires Fighters Against Climate Change; China Goes For New Energy; Hu-u-u-u-uge Advances In Offshore Wind

    Earth Hour Inspires Fighters Against Climate Change Lights out for climate change: Cities around the world mark 10th annual Earth Hour

    March 20, 2016 (AP via New Orleans Times-Picayune)

    "Cities around the world turned out the lights Saturday evening to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, a global movement dedicated to protecting the planet and highlighting the effects of climate change…As night came on, the lights went out in cities [in 178 countries] from South Korea to the United States in what the World Wildlife Fund describes as a moment of solidarity for climate action…Lights went out for the hour-long event — from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time — in Beijing, Moscow, Beirut, Cairo, Athens, Rome, and Paris. The lights atop the Empire State Building in New York [and the Eiffel Tower in Paris] were dimmed…, and some billboards in Times Square also went dark…In Seoul, the glass-covered City Hall was among several public buildings where officials switched off the lights…In Beijing, Chinese actress Li Bingbing showed up at the iconic Temple of Confucius, which was shut dark for an hour…The first Earth Hour event was held on March 31, 2007…” click here for more

    China Goes For New Energy China to More Than Triple Solar Power Capacity in Five Years

    March 21, 2016 (Bloomberg News)

    “…China plans to more than triple solar power capacity by 2020 to as much as 143 gigawatts to help reduce carbon emissions…The country will add 15 to 20 gigawatts of photovoltaic power annually in the next five years…China accounted for more than a quarter of global solar additions with a record 15.1 gigawatts of installations last year…[Its] total solar capacity was 43.2 gigawatts at the end of 2015, surpassing Germany as the country with the most installed solar capacity…The world’s biggest emitter of global-warming emissions is seeking to use [renewable energy] as a means to help meet its pledge of cutting greenhouse gases…Solar energy accounted for 3 percent of the nation’s electricity mix at the end of 2015…” click here for more

    Hu-u-u-u-uge Advances In Offshore Wind Offshore wind turbines could soon be taller than the Empire State Building: Giant blades would generate 25% more electricity

    Abigail Beall, 21 March 2016 (UK Daily Mail)

    “Researchers in the US are designing a new wind turbine that will reach 1,574ft (479 metres) into the sky…This is 100ft (30 metres) taller than the Empire State Building…The giant blades would generate up to 50 megawatts (MW) of electricity, 25 times more than a typical turbine today…To keep them stable, the diameter of the structures would be roughly 1,312 feet (400 metres)…The turbines wouldn't face the wind but would go downwind, aligning the blades to flow with the wind instead of fighting it…Instead of a single stiff blade, each blade will be broken into segments, allowing it to be built and transported more easily…The concept would also allow the blades to spread out when the wind is blowing lightly to capture as much power as possible…” click here for more

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