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First village self-sufficient in energy in Czech Republic

Knežice (80 km from Prague) is the only village in the Czech Republic, which is de facto energy self-sufficient thanks to a bioenergy centre, which consists of a biogas plant with CHP (330 kWel and 400 kWth) and a biomass heating plant (boilers 800+400 kW). The technology supplies the population with more than 90% …

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Fukushima to use 100% renewable energy by 2040

  By Sophie Yeo, published on RTCC The Japanese province of Fukushima has pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2040, turning its 2011 nuclear disaster into an opportunity to tackle climate change. The mayor of the region, which has a population of about two million people, hopes that community energy schemes will …

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Blue Planet Foundation sees Hawaii energy 100% renewable by 2050

The state’s current goal, established in 2009, requires that 40 percent of electricity sales come from renewable sources by 2030, along with 30 percent coming from efficiency measures, for a total of 70 percent. The governor has said that he hopes to set even higher standards, especially since the state is well on its …

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Can Japan Go 100% Renewable by 2050?

Following the Fukushima nuclear accident and the subsequent planned power outages affecting large parts of eastern Japan, there are some voices calling for a review of national energy policy and for a shift in focus to renewable energy. Officials in the Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, however, are keen to remind the …

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