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  1. solar pv 126, most recently on 25 February 2017
  2. wind energy 28, most recently on 14 February 2017
  3. renewable energy 18, most recently on 05 October 2016
  4. coal power 18, most recently on 13 February 2017
  5. wind power 17, most recently on 14 February 2017
  6. solar energy 13, most recently on 15 January 2017
  7. energy demand 12, most recently on 14 January 2017
  8. nuclear power 6, most recently on 07 August 2016
  9. hydro-electricity 6, most recently on 15 January 2017
  10. carbon emissions 6, most recently on 28 July 2016
  11. biomass 5, most recently on 18 October 2016
  12. sustainable energy 4, most recently on 20 November 2016
  13. hydro 4, most recently on 01 July 2014
  14. hydro power 3, most recently on 28 February 2017
  15. geothermal energy 3, most recently on 24 August 2013
  16. geothermal power 3, most recently on 10 March 2016
  17. electricity supply 2, most recently on 09 March 2013
  18. energy supplies 2, most recently on 07 May 2014
  19. oil spill 1, most recently on 20 June 2010
  20. nuclear energy 1, most recently on 10 April 2011
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  1. In hydro power Little change in NL hydro and bio-energy, but wind power +20% (normalized), solar PV +39%! Shares in total: wind 7.0% bio 4.3% solar 1.3% on 28 February 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  2. In solar pv Indian Railways aim to have 1 GW of solar PV capacity in place by 2020! cc @NS_Duurzaam https://t.co/5yHraEpDZ0 on 25 February 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  3. In wind energy China wind capacity grew by 23 GW in 2016 vs +8 GW for US; beats US in energy produced too, despite curtailments. https://t.co/sOHk0qJdb7 on 14 February 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  4. In coal power India optimistic of being coal-free by 2050; end to building new fossil power plants in sight. https://t.co/mc9n32U3jK via @OsmundsenTerje on 13 February 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  5. In solar pv NL now has 2 Gigawatts of solar PV capacity. That's approx. 8 million solar panels; 1 for every household in the country! on 11 February 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  6. In solar pv 45.5 GW of onshore wind + 4.1 GW offshore: total German wind capacity now almost 50 GW! And over 40 GW of solar PV. https://t.co/BjgQxj4XYD on 05 February 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  7. In wind energy Not a bad front page to wake up with! "Clean energy (solar & wind) to replace oil and coal much sooner". https://t.co/42v7qkqzno on 03 February 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  8. In solar energy Argentina has ample space to produce wind and solar energy. Area 2.8 million km2 = 70 times NL, with roughly the same electricity demand. on 15 January 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  9. In hydro-electricity Argentina plans to grow the share of (non-hydro) renewables in its electricity from 1.8% last year to 20% by 2025: https://t.co/1etTvzYBFy on 15 January 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  10. In energy demand Argentina has ample space to produce wind and solar energy. At 2.8 million km2, it's 70 times NL, with roughly the same electricity demand. on 14 January 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  11. In hydro-electricity Argentina plans to grow the share of (non-hydro) renewables in its electricity from 1.8% last year to 20% in 2025: https://t.co/1etTvzYBFy on 14 January 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  12. In solar pv Global solar capacity grew by record 70-77 GW in 2016! Forecasts by market researchers for 2017: 69-79 GW https://t.co/L8kEZULfAl on 11 January 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  13. In solar pv 20 times as much as its total solar PV capacity now! https://t.co/gRlAvoZ676 on 02 January 2017 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  14. In wind power Wind power production (dark blue) in Denmark hovering around 100% of national electricity demand (red) these days. https://t.co/GQR3rUYnYt on 26 December 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  15. In solar pv Solar (PV) boom in the US, 2008-2015 (Color=amount of solar electricity produced) https://t.co/WD90l4QZ8z https://t.co/Dh9eeECcdn on 22 December 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  16. In coal power .@Nuon (Vattenfall NL), not getting subsidy on cofiring biomass in coal-fired power plant: govt to compensate for shutdown, or we'll sell it on 21 December 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  17. In coal power When will renewables overtake coal in global power generation? My view here (spoiler: within a decade): https://t.co/Ib86Dq2Skg on 13 December 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  18. In solar pv Together with next years' 300 MW, will at least triple the country's solar PV capacity. https://t.co/Cc8BFGgwq3 on 11 December 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  19. In coal power Majority of NL Parliament asks govt to scrap subsidy for cofiring wood in coal-fired power plants. https://t.co/nGlJcNOKOM on 09 December 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  20. In energy demand "Egypt chases own energy sources as govt struggles to meet demand" Great opportunity for efficiency and renewables! https://t.co/0eUUfiXoIN on 08 December 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  21. In solar pv Wind and solar PV together will hit 10% of global electricity by 2020, up from 5% begin-2016. Will roughly equal nuclear's share by then. on 04 December 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  22. In solar pv Wind and solar PV together will hit 10% of global electricity by 2020, up from 5% begin-2016. Roughly equal to nuclear's share by then. on 04 December 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  23. In wind power Doubling the share of wind in China's power mix to 6%, and growing its number of wind energy jobs to 800,000! https://t.co/uXpMWNG6ms on 01 December 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  24. In solar pv US solar market boom cuts O&M costs years ahead of forecast to $8,000/MW/year. That's only about $0.004/kWh! https://t.co/hePQmDApbO on 23 November 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  25. In sustainable energy Congrats, @Ecofys, on reaching 8,000 followers! Follow for interesting stuff on sustainable energy & climate, including many public reports. on 20 November 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  26. In wind energy Amazing support in a country with lots of wind turbines: 92% of Danes in favor of further development of wind energy https://t.co/l369JgMZMq on 19 November 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  27. In solar pv Not straightforward to have solar PV panels on all roofs in big cities: They're in use already. (Barcelona, now) https://t.co/nf0FpejCm6 on 15 November 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  28. In solar pv Realtime UK solar PV output (#pt): https://t.co/NxPk0yrISI Via @jwbode ! on 06 November 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  29. In solar pv Dubai company Adenium commissions 57 MW of solar PV capacity in Jordan: https://t.co/JmAHPuDv2L on 01 November 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  30. In solar pv Does anyone know if common statistics (IEA etc) on global solar PV capacity concern DC capacity (of the modules) or AC capacity (inverters)? on 31 October 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  31. In coal power Thx, @CoalSwarm, for helping to check total global capacity of coal-fired power plants, using your impressive database! on 31 October 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  32. In coal power You can hear me as factchecker on @BNR radio, today at 15:55 CET Q: IEA says global renewable power capacity now exceeds that of coal. True? on 31 October 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  33. In solar pv Final conclusion by @nrc's Karel Knip: In NL, solar PV probably produces 9-10 times more energy than it costs. https://t.co/OmAy1pJYPE on 27 October 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  34. In solar pv Ferroni of "solar PV costs energy" pseudo-science is (or was) Swiss president of climate denial organization NIPCC: https://t.co/GxQduy2Ay5 on 25 October 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  35. In solar pv More, devastating errors in the weird 'solar PV is a net energy loss' calculations by Ferroni & Hopkirk: https://t.co/flZPWHFmCg on 25 October 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  36. In solar pv .@IRENA sees global solar PV capacity at 1.6-2.0 TW by 2030, providing 7% of global electricity: https://t.co/ROoKPg7vFv on 19 October 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  37. In biomass Just the possibility that CO2 uptake by terrestrial biomass may already have peaked is scary enough to redouble emission reduction efforts! on 18 October 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  38. In wind power Global wind power projections (previous tweet) from brand new Global Wind Energy Outlook, freely available here: https://t.co/6safwLH2B7 on 18 October 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  39. In renewable energy NL Minister Kamp: Share of solar PV in NL renewable energy support scheme will keep growing, thx to decreasing cost: https://t.co/gkeB5fbjOH on 05 October 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  40. In solar pv When the AP1000 nuclear reactor got its design approval, world had 5 GW of solar PV. By the time first one delivers power, it'll be 300 GW. on 27 September 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  41. In renewable energy 55% less CO2 emissions by 2030 means ~100% renewable *electricity* in NL, just 14 years from now. And a major effort in energy efficiency. on 23 September 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  42. In coal power The NL parliament initiative to close coal-fired power plants in line with Paris Agreement, emissions -55% by 2030: https://t.co/4aBQp9r5Qc on 22 September 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  43. In solar pv 2.05 GW of solar PV was installed in the US during Q2. Total this year now +3.7 GW; another 10 GW expected in H2! https://t.co/GkqAo7aell on 18 September 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  44. In renewable energy In its Vision 2030, @NWEA proposes an NL target of 33% renewable energy by 2030. Seems a bit slow on the way from 6% in 2015 to 100% by 2050 on 18 September 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  45. In renewable energy After years of delay, NL is struggling to meet its 14% renewable energy target 2020. Need ambitious target 2030 now, on way to 100% by 2050! on 18 September 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  46. In coal power Not a lot for a company with 40 GW of coal- and gas-fired power plants? https://t.co/Tx7DtxWDlB on 12 September 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  47. In solar pv Even Russia starting to deploy solar PV now! Resource in the South is comparable to that of France. https://t.co/9cDF2YiHkk on 11 September 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  48. In coal power NL Minister doesn't want to close new coal-power plants, will come with 'calculations' showing it isn't necessary https://t.co/c2NZg1qV9o on 04 September 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  49. In wind power South-Africa likely to reach 5.6 GW of wind power capacity by 2020. That'd be 140 times as much as it had in 2013! https://t.co/mWviLh1scz on 31 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  50. In solar pv State jumped from 0.2 to 1.4 GW of solar PV in 12 months! https://t.co/3yVXbbXuHL on 29 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  51. In solar pv India multiplied solar PV capacity from 0.16 GW in 2010 to 8 GW now. Makes its target of 100 GW by 2022 seem doable! https://t.co/dbMt6vZDSS on 28 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  52. In solar pv Continuous official lowballing of solar PV growth spreads idea that change is hard, inflates lifespan of fossil fuels, aids vested interests on 28 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  53. In solar pv I mean global growth of solar PV, to be precise. on 28 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  54. In solar pv Does anyone have an example of a government or multilateral institution *over*estimating growth of solar PV? I think they're 100-0 too low. on 28 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  55. In solar pv "PV growth to slow in 2017" due to lower feed-in tariffs China, Japan, UK. I doubt it, but quite a test for solar! https://t.co/z5BtG4foN5 on 23 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  56. In solar energy Lots of complaints on rooftop solar in US energy industry. Says one: "It's hard blocking something that people want" https://t.co/pUsrQ03bwE on 21 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  57. In coal power EU report proposes restrictions on cofiring of (US) wood in coal-fired power plants to meet energy and climate goals https://t.co/rVWM6gg9gn on 18 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  58. In solar pv Around 2023, the world will reach its 1st TW (1,000 GW) of solar PV capacity. Ten of those could provide half of present world electricity! on 15 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  59. In solar pv Italy's 19 GW of solar PV panels, providing 7% of the country's electricity, have a total area of approx 130 km2. That's 0.04% of Italy. on 15 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  60. In solar pv End-2015, Italy has 688,000 solar PV systems, total capacity 18.9 GW. In 2015, they produced over 7% of electricity. https://t.co/vEGUPT1xyL on 14 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  61. In solar pv What energy payback time of 1 year for a solar PV system means: Invest 1 kWh in making a solar PV system, and it will give you 30 kWh back. on 09 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  62. In wind power 50% renewable power turns out to be a lot cheaper thanks to lower cost of solar and better wind energy integration. https://t.co/OS5EgkgeES on 09 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  63. In solar pv Major climate models have solar PV investment cost, even decades out, at 2.50 $/W, ie twice present value, hugely underestimating potential. on 07 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  64. In solar pv For unusually rapid developments like cost of solar PV, forecasts are continuously too high, often even higher than present cost. (1/2) on 07 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  65. In nuclear power UK power generation cost 2025 2012 idea: Cheapest: onshore wind, gas, nuclear 2015: Cheapest: onshore wind, solar https://t.co/4QIorVmtDR on 07 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  66. In wind power Trend in UK power generation cost projections for 2025: Solar: sharply down Wind: down Gas: flat Nuclear: up https://t.co/qYWwukyp4V on 07 August 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  67. In solar pv US DoE sets new goal of $0.02-0.03/kWh by 2030 for solar PV; reached once in Dubai, so far. https://t.co/yUQTjTHU8u via @krispijnbeek on 30 July 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  68. In carbon emissions Eating the emissions pie: world speeding through its carbon budget. Need rapid transition to zero emissions now! https://t.co/u3UX9N1zV8 on 28 July 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  69. In solar pv Wow, capacity factors for utility-scale solar PV power plants in the US approaching 30% now! https://t.co/cs5bScax5Z on 26 July 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  70. In solar pv Doing some math on global solar PV capacity, I expect it to reach 1 TW* either in 2022 or in 2023! *) 1,000,000,000,000 Watt on 22 July 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  71. In solar pv Mid-size solar PV power plants of 20, 50, and 60 MW to deliver electricity in Rajasthan for $0.065 per kWh. https://t.co/0hBftrd8Wn on 15 July 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  72. In biomass By far the largest chunk of NL renewables support allocated in H1 went to biomass, for heat, CHP, cofiring with coal https://t.co/y4SBZwWS2F on 12 July 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  73. In renewable energy Hidden behind our slow course towards 14% renewable energy by 2020, but around 2023, NL will get 40% of its *electricity* from renewables! on 12 July 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  74. In solar pv Another advantage of solar PV and wind energy: they don't need cooling water. Especially important where climate disruption causes droughts! on 09 July 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  75. In solar pv Largest solar rooftop system in US installed on Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas: 8.3 MW! https://t.co/WTVvgj9hzK on 08 July 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  76. In wind power .@Ecofys helped @TennetTSO in its consultation on high-voltage grid connections for the new NL offshore wind farms: https://t.co/gq7Rd0pqww on 05 July 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  77. In carbon emissions UK sets ambitious new 2030s carbon target: emissions 57% lower than 1990. Legally binding and much stronger than EU: https://t.co/6vN0Y5PbwX on 30 June 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  78. In carbon emissions Inspiration for banning climate-disrupting emissions. And then removing some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. https://t.co/A5XpJ9favl on 30 June 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  79. In solar pv 1.5 GW of solar PV installed in UK in Q1 of this year, bringing its total to over 11 GW! https://t.co/y3ENjWyhtC https://t.co/51RHFBK1wG on 18 June 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  80. In solar pv Solar PV still expected to lead the charge; costs expected to further drop by 8% per year! https://t.co/2ExeUjjHIl on 16 June 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  81. In biomass RWE: We'll receive SDE+ subsidy for 8 years of biomass-cofiring biomass in NL coal-fired power unit Amer-9 (600 MW) https://t.co/KHxcH101U2 on 13 June 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  82. In solar pv Global solar PV power will have reached its first 1/4 TW by now. That's 250,000,000,000 Watts! https://t.co/CeYKadqtR4 on 13 June 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  83. In energy demand Swedish energy compromise: We won't leave a kWh of remaining demand for nuclear power plants, but it's OK to build them. on 11 June 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  84. In solar pv Over 10 GW of utility-scale solar PV will come online in US this year + perhaps 1.5 GW residential. https://t.co/mgvPwgyHjq on 11 June 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  85. In wind energy Wind turbines now in operation at @Heineken's huge brewery in Zoeterwoude-NL. Step towards energy-neutral beer ;) https://t.co/DCVVkSB67e on 10 June 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  86. In hydro-electricity Last year, renewables produced 24% of world's *electricity* Growth in non-hydro: from 6% to 7%. Need yet more speed! https://t.co/nTgQGJnY6O on 01 June 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  87. In carbon emissions Implementation of planned Chinese national emissions trading will double global coverage & value of carbon pricing. https://t.co/JYBfqFIGBI on 30 May 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  88. In solar pv In 2015, the number of jobs in solar PV grew by 11% to 2.8 million! https://t.co/oNfPgiYnIt on 26 May 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  89. In coal power NL parliament adopts initiative, requiring govt to promote that emission allowances are withdrawn from ETS when coal power plants are closed on 24 May 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  90. In energy demand In Uruguay, wind energy sometimes already provides 50% of electricity demand! (PS nice graph, we're jealous in NL) https://t.co/GMRU2AS682 on 21 May 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  91. In coal power Lower demand + high wind & solar output in Germany: hard coal & gas pushed out, big dents in lignite power, Thu-Sat: https://t.co/PshGYOhNrY on 09 May 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  92. In wind power Lots of sun and quite some wind pushing German wholesale power prices close to zero today. https://t.co/SkHTeIHVrN on 07 May 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  93. In solar pv Solar Super Thursday in Germany: At 1 pm, 27 GW of solar PV power pushed conventional power plants back below 23 GW! https://t.co/K5V3SDsCyW on 05 May 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  94. In solar pv IEA Solar PV Roadmap (2010): "In 40 years, utility-scale systems in sunny regions should reach $0.045/kWh" Dubai, 6 years later: $0.03/kWh ! on 03 May 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite
  95. In solar pv IEA Roadmap (2010): "Towards 2030, large-scale utility solar PV costs are expected to decrease to $0.07-0.13/kWh." Dubai, 2016: $0.03/kWh on 03 May 2016 » Reply » Retweet » Favorite