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26 03 2020 | 09:21

EU Climate Law: Europe must chart a path to a 100% renewables future.

With the EU Climate Law, the European Commission proposes to enshrine in legislation the goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. The European Commission kick-started this process in November…

26 03 2020 | 09:13

Mutriku Wave Energy Plant hits new output milestone, generating 2 GWh.

The Mutriku Wave Energy Plant has reached a new output milestone, having generated an accumulated figure of 2,000,000 kWh — a feat never before achieved by any wave power facility. The Mutriku Wave…

26 03 2020 | 09:11

Penso Power expands Europe’s largest battery storage scheme.

Penso Power adds 50MW to Europe’s largest battery storage scheme, bringing the total poject size to 150MW. Battery storage company Penso Power, has secured land rights, planning permission and a…

26 03 2020 | 08:59

IRENA Director-General says oil price won’t impact renewable strategies.

IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera expressed his feelings toward the current market situation noting that the oil market volatility is unlikely to have a significant impact on renewable…

26 03 2020 | 08:57

Mexico's deadly toll of environment and land defenders catalogued in report.

At least 83 murdered in 2012-2019, with a third of attacks targeting opponents of energy mega-projects At least 83 Mexican land and environment defenders were murdered between 2012 and 2019, while…

23 03 2020 | 07:18

Renewables get a boost in Africa pledges

Funds committed for loans will back green energy projects across continent Efforts to spur the use of renewable energy in Africa have received a boost with commitments for almost $160 million in…

23 03 2020 | 07:11

2020 RES target: what if Poland does not reach it?

Poland, along several other European Union Member States, is unlikely to meet its national 15% renewable energy target for 2020 on time[1]. However, despite the possibility to impose sanctions for…

23 03 2020 | 06:18

O2 teams up with SSE to help its supply chain switch to renewable energy.

O2 and SSE Business Energy have joined forces for a new renewable energy initiative. The new initiative will let O2 suppliers and partners buy renewable energy direct from SSE Business Energy at a…

23 03 2020 | 06:04

Good Energy and Ørsted sign clean power deal.

Good Energy signs deal with Ørsted to secure offshore wind power for over 30,000 homes in the UK. UK clean power company Good Energy has renewed a deal with Danish offshore wind energy giant Ørsted…

20 03 2020 | 08:12

Solar power has been growing for decades. Then coronavirus hit.

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration As the coronavirus outbreak rages on, renewable energy is taking a hit. Factory shutdowns in…

20 03 2020 | 08:02

What is the impact of Covid-19 on the power sector?

The Covid-19 coronavirus was first identified in China’s Hubei province in December 2019 and has since become a global health threat, impacting 140 countries and triggering the World Health…

20 03 2020 | 08:00

Can Big Oil Still Fund Its Renewable Energy Push?

Big Oil had just announced overhauled long-term strategies to soothe investor concerns about climate change and become part of the solution in the energy transition—and then came the big oil price…

20 03 2020 | 07:48

Wind Generation Exceeds Hydroelectric in 2019: Stocks in Focus.

Per a latest report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), annual electricity generation from wind energy in the nation exceeded hydroelectric generation for the first time in 2019.…

20 03 2020 | 07:24

EBRD supports Western Balkans in decarbonizing district heating and cooling systems, improving energy efficiency in buildings.

Renewable energy sources can be used in district heating and cooling systems without increasing citizens’ energy bills or heating plants’ and local governments’ costs, while at the same time…

20 03 2020 | 07:03

FG launches $200m renewable energy project ‘to light up 500,000 households’.

The federal government has launched the $200 million Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) to provide off-grid energy to over 500,000 people across 105,000 households in rural communities across the…

16 03 2020 | 17:59

Giles Dickson: Germany must deliver on permitting promises.

The German wind energy market has fallen to just around 1 GW of new installations in 2019, from an average of 4 GW a year not long ago.

16 03 2020 | 17:10

Industrial Strategy ‘needs more strategic approach to renewable energy’.

Responding to publication of the European Commission’s ‘European Industrial Strategy’ on 10 March 2020, which aims to boost the competitiveness of European industry as it embarks on the twin green…

16 03 2020 | 16:20

The elephant in the room: Can the solar industry go circular?

To avert an impending waste crisis, the industry must look at ways to extend the useful life of solar power systems and maximise what can be reused and recycled. Laws and knowledge sharing are…

12 03 2020 | 08:10

Lessons from Brazil and India as South Africa gets set to resume renewables auctions.

Auctions have proved extremely successful for driving down the cost of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) tariffs in both Brazil and India in recent years and are, thus, set to remain the main…

12 03 2020 | 07:50

Waste in the Renewable Energy Industry and How We Can Sustainably Power Our World.

When it comes to the life cycle of renewable energy, there is an increasing concern for how to handle the disposal of waste. Renewable energy, such as solar, wind and hydroelectric, while cleaner…