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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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100 % renewable energy is already reality

Europe is showing the world that we can move to a sustainable energy future based on cost-effective, clean and stable supplies. Renewable energies (RE) accounted for more than 71% of total electric capacity additions in 2011, bringing renewable energy’s share of total electric capacity to 31.1%. A number of European cities, regions and countries …

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