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26 02 2021 | 11:54

Australia was the first casualty of the big blackout lie blaming wind power – the US could be next.

As climate impacts intensify, power grids stuffed with ageing fossil fuel infrastructure crumble.

26 02 2021 | 10:13

U.S. energy regulator to examine climate change's threat to power reliability.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. federal energy regulators said on Monday they will examine threats that climate change and extreme weather events pose to the country’s electric reliability in the wake of…

22 02 2021 | 14:55

Power outages across the Plains: 4 questions answered about weather-driven blackouts.

1. The Plains states have a lot of wild weather. Why is this cold wave such a problem for utilities? The central U.S. has freezes, heat waves, windstorms, droughts and floods. All of these events…

22 02 2021 | 14:37

Polar Vortex Power Outages: 6 Things to Know About Supply, Demand, and Our Electricity Future.

The Polar Vortex hitting much of the US has wreaked havoc not just on roadways and airports, but also on our electricity systems, as plenty are experiencing first-hand right now.

16 02 2021 | 09:11

BMW Group to source aluminium produced using solar energy.

The BMW Group has announced it will begin sourcing aluminium produced using solar electricity. Marking an important milestone on the road to BMW Group’s goal of lowering CO2 emissions in its…

12 02 2021 | 07:33

Ending fossil fuels now.

IEEFA: ExxonMobil 2020 results come as no surprise: still not covering dividends Spent $2.6 billion more cash on capital projects than it generated from operations This morning, ExxonMobil reported…

09 02 2021 | 13:29

Cooling down Europe’s heating system.

If we want Europe to go carbon neutral, we must stop manufacturing and selling technologies based on oil and gas – starting with heating systems, write Davide Sabbadin and Melissa Zill. Davide…

09 02 2021 | 13:13

Feeling the heat: Why EU climate targets depend on ditching fossil fuel boilers.

The European Union has set a target of increasing renewables in heating and cooling by 1.3% every year starting in 2021. Given the pervasiveness of gas heat, it may be a struggle. Why do home…

09 02 2021 | 09:18

UK electricity from renewables outpaces gas and coal power.

In 2020 wind turbines provided almost a quarter of electricity, and in EU renewable energy outperformed fossil fuels. The UK’s renewable electricity outpaced its fossil fuel generation for the first…

26 01 2021 | 07:24

Cross-channel power link for 1m British homes opens.

Electricity cable stretches 149 miles on seafloor between UK and France. A new high-voltage subsea cable linking the UK to France has begun importing enough electricity to power 1m British homes.

23 01 2021 | 11:30

UAE begins producing aluminum with solar power in world first.

The 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the United Arab Emirates has reportedly begun powering the production of aluminium, a world first and a major milestone on the path to…

20 01 2021 | 09:20

NSW coal-fired power plant chosen as site of Australia's biggest battery.

Analysts say Origin’s plan for 700MW battery at Lake Macquarie Eraring power station and Neoen’s proposal for a 500MW storage project near Lithgow will accelerate the state’s energy transition. Two…

11 01 2021 | 14:12

Reactive Technologies: Pinpointing the Inertia of Renewable-Powered Grids.

Accenture investment to expand the U.K. company’s active grid measurement tech for grid operators including National Grid and AEMO. Getting to 100 percent clean energy presents power grid operators…

20 12 2020 | 08:18

Starlings' aerial antics behind mystery of Scots' power outages.

Walk at dusk reveals murmurations bouncing networks’ electricity cables and switching off the lights. The mystery surrounding a string of unexplained power cuts across a small town in Scotland has…

19 12 2020 | 10:59

IEA: Global electricity generation from coal will drop by largest amount on record in 2020.

Worldwide coal generation will fall 5% in 2020 to 2012 levels, marking the largest annual decrease on record, the International Energy Agency estimated in a new report. Coal use will likely bounce…

27 11 2020 | 12:06

Electricity access is declining in sub-Saharan Africa but solar offers a way forward, says IEA chief.

Electricity access has fallen for the first time in seven years in sub-Saharan Africa, but a boost to solar power could offer a way forward, says the chief of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

19 11 2020 | 09:38

High fossil fuel costs and unnecessary power developments like Lamu will lead to expensive electricity bills for Kenyans.

Kenya should make the most of its abundant renewable energy resources and reduce costs for consumers The belated release of Kenya Power’s financial results for the year ended 30 June 2019 confirmed…

16 11 2020 | 07:56

How African leadership made the Ban Treaty a reality.

Africa’s contribution to the field of nuclear non-proliferation has long been ignored. It is time to recognise and embrace it. On October 24, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (the…

12 11 2020 | 08:38

Renewable energy defies Covid-19 to hit record growth in 2020.

International Energy Agency expects green electricity to end coal’s 50-year reign by 2025. Global renewable electricity installation will hit a record level in 2020, according to the International…