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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Renewable Energy World. Clean power supplied almost all of Germany’s power demand for the first time on Sunday, marking a milestone for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “Energiewende” policy to boost renewables while phasing out nuclear and fossil fuels. Read the full story here  

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  • Huge UK offshore wind farm secures £1.3bn

    18-May-2016 by: Energy Live News

    World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Energy Live News. The developers of one of the largest offshore wind farms located off the Norfolk coast have secured £1.3 million. It will fund the 402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, co-developed by Abu Dhabi’s Masdar and Norwegian firms Statoil and Statkraft, which is currently under construction. Read the full story here .

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Gulf News. Dubai: Middle Eastern and North African states will need to invest $334 billion (Dh1.2 trillion) over five years to meet rising power demand in the Mena region, a development bank said Wednesday. The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) said in a report that more than half the amount, $198 billion, will be needed to add 147 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity until 2020, to the existing 315GW capacity. Read the full story here

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Khaleej Times. Consumers who installed solar panels on their rooftops are now exporting electricity to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) grid. According to Dewa, a total of 30 photovoltaic systems have been installed and six of them are connected to Dubai's electricity network. The electricity is used onsite and the surplus is exported to Dewa's grid. The programme is part of the Shams Dubai Initiative (Shams is Arabic for "sun") that was launched March last year to encourage Dubai residents to utilise solar energy to augment their energy sources. Read the full story here

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from The Guardian. The world’s largest floating windfarm is set to be built off the coast of Scotland after its developers were granted a seabed lease on Monday. Statoil, the Norwegian energy company, expects to have five 6MW turbines bobbing in the North Sea and generating electricity by the end of 2017. The company has already operated a single turbine off Norway. The Hywind turbine is one of the frontrunners in a global race to develop flotillas of floating wind turbines that can conquer the deep oceans and reap the strongest winds on the planet. Existing offshore wind turbines, standing on concrete and steel foundations driven into the ocean floor, flounder on heavy costs when depths are greater than about 40 metres. Read the full story here

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  • DOUBLING RENEWABLES CAN SAVE TRILLIONS

    04-May-2016 by: Irena News Room

    World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Irena News Room. In the race to fuel our ever-developing world, renewable energy is making some impressive gains against fossil fuels. While coal use continues to decline in China and around the world, renewables are growing at an unprecedented pace. Renewable energy drew a record $280 billion of investment in 2015, and more new renewables capacity is being installed each year than new fossil-based and nuclear power combined. Read the full story here  

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  • MASDAR GEARS UP FOR 'SEIZING THE NEXT DECADE

    04-May-2016 by: Khaleej Times

    World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Khaleej Times. Masdar City marks 10 years of achievement in advancing the clean energy industry           Masdar employees and alumni gathered in Masdar City to mark 10 years of achievement in advancing the clean energy industry in Abu Dhabi and around the world. Read the full story here  

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Irena News Room. Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions have plateaued for the second year running – an extraordinary fact considering the global economy grew by more than 3% in the same period. This news, coming just before leaders from 175 countries gathered in New York to sign the Paris Agreement, provides a welcome sign of real progress in the fight against climate change. Read the full story here 

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  • World Future Energy Summit has sourced this news from Irena News Room. Water in China is a big issue. According to the United Nations, China is home to 21% of the world’s population but contains only 7% of global freshwater supplies. Faced with an imminent water supply challenge, China introduced province-level water use quotas for 2015, 2020 and 2030, targeting improvements in water use efficiency across sectors, and rightly so. Read the full story here

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