Twenty-six policymakers from 24 developing countries and emerging economies from all over the globe came to Groningen in December 2016 for the first 8-day training programme on energy transition. The programme addressed key issues related to energy policy, technology and finance for the development of sustainable energy systems. Fifteen leading experts of Groningen University, Hanze UAS and corporate partners lectured and led discussions on topics within the challenges and drivers of sustainable energy for productive uses.
Germany breaks renewables record with coal and nuclear power responsible for only 15% of country’s total energy
Germany has been investing heavily in renewables, as part of the government’s Energiewende initiative to transition away from fossil fuels and nuclear power to a low carbon, environmentally sound, reliable, and affordable energy supply by 2050.
Wind energy is one such alternative energy source, and the spotlight has set on the efficiency of wind farms. Using wind as an alternative energy source means having a renewable power that is incredibly clean. Wind is caused by differences in the temperature on the ground, which comes from the heat of the sun, so in essence wind power could be said to originate from solar power. The wind is thus channeled to generate electricity.
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