Source: BBC News
As the world slowly moves away from using fossil fuels for electricity, a tiny Scottish island has shown it’s possible to rely almost entirely on renewables.
The community living on the Isle of Eigg were the first in the world to set up their own off-grid energy system powered by wind, water and the Sun.
Since it was launched in 2008, they have received visitors from several other countries wanting to learn more about the project.
Fresh $630m investments to modernise US hydropower facilities
Fresh investments totalling nearly $630 million (£520m) has been announced to modernise hydropower facilities in the US.
The funding will cover improvement projects that will make hydropower plants more energy efficient and resilient.
According to the DOE – Department of Energy, hydropower facilities currently supply 6% of all electricity in the US and account for 93% of all utility-scale energy storage.
However, it believes many hydropower plants require upgrades to become more efficient or better integrated with renewable energy sources.