Weekly Newsflash: Bionic Leafs, Offshore Wind & Clean Energy Funding

It was a rainy Sunday in Boston this weekend but we’re shining the spotlight on some exciting energy and cleantech news from last week. Check out these headlines! What did we miss? Please share them with us at @GreentownLabs.

Bloomberg: Clean Energy to Take Bigger Share of Electricity Market by 2030

Renewable energy will account for 40 percent of electricity output capacity by 2030, almost double today’s market share, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Bloomberg: Dubai Utility DEWA Said to Plan 1,000 MW of Solar-Power Plants

The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority is looking for partners to help construct 1,000 megawatts of solar-powered plants, as part of the Persian Gulf emirate’s efforts to diversify its power sources.

Clean Technica: Global Renewable Energy Industry Adds 147 GW In 2015, Invests $328 Billion

The global renewable energy industry invested nearly $330 billion and added nearly 150 gigawatts of capacity in 2015, according to a new report.

Christian Science Monitor: Bionic Leaf Converts Energy From the Sun Better Than nature Does

Harvard researchers have developed technology that can mimic the process of photosynthesis to convert solar energy into chemical energy or liquid fuel.

Environmental Leader: G7 Countries Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020

Leaders of the G7 countries including President Obama pledged to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 at the G7 summit in Japan.

Fortune: The Future of Clean Energy Meets in San Francisco This Week

Clean energy leaders from across the globe will head to San Francisco this week to meet for the first time since the climate change agreements in Paris.

Scientific American: Offshore Wind Arrives in U.S. Waters

The first offshore wind farm in the United States is set to begin delivering power to Rhode Island’s electricity grid by year’s end.

USA Today: Obama Team Pledges New Money for Clean Energy

The United States, along with 20 international partners, has committed to doubling clean energy research funding from $15 million to $30 million per year by 2021.