The Eight Best Things To Happen To Renewable Energy In 2014

2014 brought us plenty of news to be unhappy about. The year had barely begun when a major chemical spill poisoned the water of 300,000 West Virginians, a disaster that left residents worried about the safety of their water for months. Not even a month after the spill, tens of thousands of tons of coal ash spewed into a river in North Carolina, the toxic waste product piling as high as five feet in some places. 2014 saw crippling drought in California, devastating flooding in India, and climatic changes that threw many members of the animal world into disarray. To top it all off, 2014 could very well turn out to be the hottest year on record.
 
But 2014 saw some good news too — and a lot of it was in the form of advancements in renewable energy. Here are eight news stories from 2014 to remind you that, at least for the renewable energy sector, this past year wasn’t so bad.
  • World’s First Solar Road Opens In Netherlands
  • Researchers Reach A Record In Solar Conversion Efficiency
  • Scotland Has An Amazing Month Of Wind Energy Production
  • World’s Largest Solar Plant Comes Online
  • The World’s Largest Tidal Array Gets The Green Light
  • Researchers Continue To Develop New Ways To Use Solar
  • World’s Largest and Most Powerful Wind Turbine Comes Online
  • Solar Car Hits Speed Record, Could Soon Hit The Streets

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