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14 06 2021 | 10:47

Flower power: how one company is beautifying the wind turbine.

Tulip-shaped ‘eco-art’ turbines address common complaints about noise, danger to wildlife and ugliness. Tulips and flowers could help harness the power of the wind, after a green energy company came…

10 06 2021 | 13:31

Hydro-solar plant to be built on Liddell coal station site.

A renewable solar-hydro energy plant to be built on the Liddell coal-fired power station site in the NSW Upper Hunter is being hailed as an investment in economic opportunity and livability in the…

10 06 2021 | 12:05

Report: Universal Access to Sustainable Energy Will Remain Elusive Without Addressing Inequalities.

Sustainable solutions must target African countries left behind in quest for global energy access During the last decade, a greater share of the global population gained access to electricity than…

09 06 2021 | 11:22

EREF:Commission’s new proposed guidelines on State aid for climate, energy and environment are still incomplete and unfit for the green transition

The European Commission has launched yesterday a targeted public consultation on the proposed revision of the Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy (“Energy and…

09 06 2021 | 09:56

Are vertical-axis wind turbines really the future.

New research suggests VAWTs could surpass current ofshore giants. Eize de Vries talks to an aerodynamics expert who disagrees. Recently published research by Oxford Brookes University suggests that…

05 06 2021 | 10:06

Big oil companies are driven by profit – they won’t turn green by themselves.

Renewables are getting cheaper, but fossil fuels are still more lucrative. To reach net zero, we’ll need radical intervention.

02 06 2021 | 18:06

Nextracker Single Axis Tracker in Kenya - Malindi Solar Project

Last month I wrote an article about solar tracker systems. This article is a supplement to that article. One of the manufacturers that was featured in my previous tracker article as a global leader…

01 06 2021 | 09:59

Greece adds gloss as Lightsource BP cracks second new solar market in a week.

Joint venture co-owned by supermajor links with local player and takes big share of spoils in Greek government renewable energy auction Lightsource BP – the solar developer half-owned by oil…

30 05 2021 | 17:46

UK Government urged to use geothermal to aid the green recovery.

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has released a new report with ARUP which details how geothermal can be used to aid the green recovery. The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean…

30 05 2021 | 16:59

IEA: Demand for renewables soar in wake of pandemic.

As consumption of other fuels decline, the International Energy Agency investigates how the uptake of renewable energy will fare as the global economy recovers from the Covid crisis. 2020 witnessed…

30 05 2021 | 16:05

May gales help Britain set record for wind power generation.

In early hours of Friday, windfarm turbines provided nearly two-thirds of Britain’s electricity. Powerful gusts of wind sweeping across Britain have helped the country reach a new all-time high for…

27 05 2021 | 10:38

Recognizing growing urgency, global leaders call for concrete commitments for clean, affordable energy for all by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

Momentum builds for ambitious Energy Compacts by countries, businesses, cities to advance climate goals while improving the lives of millions who lack access to energy.

26 05 2021 | 08:44

Installing solar panels over California’s canals could yield water, land, air and climate payoffs

Climate change and water scarcity are front and center in the western U.S. The region’s climate is warming, a severe multi-year drought is underway and groundwater supplies are being overpumped in…

26 05 2021 | 07:46

Ed’s note: Is renewable energy breaking the electricity network?

A decade has passed since the inception of South Africa’s renowned renewable energy auction programme – the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). In reality,…

25 05 2021 | 13:19

Government’s hydrogen plans at risk from ‘fossil fuel lobbying’, climate groups warn

Letter urges government to invest in ‘green hydrogen’ as it strives to meet net-zero emissions by 2050 The government’s strategy for developing hydrogen – a fuel that could one day play a major role…

25 05 2021 | 08:24

Hybrid renewable energy system optimum design and smart dispatch for nearly Zero Energy Ports.

Climate change mitigation has become a ports’ emergency; they endeavour to improve their energy efficiency and diminish their carbon footprint.

21 05 2021 | 11:02

Utilities threatened by transition push back against rooftop solar.

Kevin Good is the president of a small solar power company in Kansas – a state that tends to be so sunny you’d think he’d have it made. “I got into solar at maybe the worst point to do so in the…

21 05 2021 | 10:38

Biden’s plan in U.S. likely to encourage Middle East to be net renewables exporter

ABU DHABI, 20th May, 2021 (WAM) -- The Biden Administration’s ambitious plans to scale up renewable energy in the U.S. will have a wider impact on the energy landscape in the Middle East, especially…

18 05 2021 | 16:53

Members to Expand Cross-border Interconnections as Shares of Renewables Grow: IRENA

According to IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook, to achieve climate goals, global electricity generation must expand three-fold by 2050, making grid flexibility exceptionally important as…