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  1. Costa Rica is now running on 100 percent renewable energy

    Costa Rica, the small Latin American country, has been powered with 100 percent renewable energy since the start of this year. This achievement is the result of heavy rain, some volcano-powered geothermal power plants, and extensive renewable energy policies.

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  2. The Eiffel Tower goes green, two wind turbines installed on the iconic monument

    The Eiffel Tower is going green. As part of the City of Paris Climate Plan, two wind turbines have been installed on the iconic tower.

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  3. Europe installed twice as much wind energy capacity in 2014 as coal and gas combined

    Wind energy installations outperformed both coal and gas last year in Europe, new data from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) show. Europe also retired more coal and gas capacity than they added in 2014.

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  4. UK approves world's biggest offshore wind farm project

    The world’s biggest offshore wind farm project has been approved by the UK’s energy secretary. Once built, the massive wind farm will generate 2.4GWh – enough electricity to power almost two million homes.

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  5. The world's largest tidal energy project is now one step closer to reality

    Northeast Scotland might soon be home to the world’s largest tidal energy park. The MeyGen project will place 269 sunken turbines on the Scottish seabed, capable of generating 400 megawatts of power and supplying nearly 175,000 homes in the UK with electricity.

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  6. Renewable energy overtakes nuclear and becomes Scotland's top power source

    New figures released today show that renewables have become Scotland’s main source of electricity – and experts say the potential for more is huge.

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  7. Solar energy powered the 2014 World Cup final

    Renewable energy and football – a perfect match? For the first time ever, solar energy powered two of the FIFA World Cup stadiums in Brazil with clean energy.

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  8. Renewable energy provides 6.5 million jobs globally

    The number of people working in the renewable energy industry grew by 14 percent to 6.5 million people in 2013 with solar power leading the job growth. China is emerging as the top employer in the renewable energy industry, followed by Brazil and the United States.

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  9. World's first airborne wind turbine will be tested in Alaska

    Airborne wind turbines might soon become a reality! The world’s first airborne wind turbine will be tested for 18 months in harsh weather conditions just south of the city of Fairbanks in Alaska, USA. The big helium-filled wind turbine will generate electricity for more than a dozen families living off the grid. It is hoped that the technology, which is still under development, will bring cheaper renewable energy and Wi-Fi to remote areas around the world.

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  10. NYC turns world’s biggest landfill into solar park

    Parts of the East Coast are finally adopting solar energy projects, and New York City is leading the charge. Staten Island's Fresh Kills Park - on the site of what is currently the world's largest landfill - will soon be the largest solar energy facility in the city. Once finished, the 47-acre plant, which will be leased to SunEdison, will consist of 35,000 solar panels and produce up to 10 megawatts of power - enough to energize about 2,000 homes.

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