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27 11 2020 | 12:40

Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity.

The Tasmania government has declared that it has become the first Australian state, and one of just a handful of jurisdictions worldwide, to be powered entirely by renewable electricity. In a…

27 11 2020 | 12:05

Investors plan major move into renewable energy infrastructure.

Global survey finds spending expected to double in five years in response to climate fears. Global investors managing nearly $7tn (£5.2bn) of assets plan to almost double their spending on renewable…

26 11 2020 | 15:53

Mining giant Fortescue plans massive global renewable energy buildout.

Andrew Forrest’s iron ore mining giant Fortescue Metals has unveiled stunning plans to build more than 235 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity, mostly wind and solar, to become a supplier of green…

25 11 2020 | 07:28

Coronavirus relief funds could easily pay to stop the worst of climate change while rebooting economies.

As of late summer, governments around the world had pledged US$12.2 trillion of relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

25 11 2020 | 06:47

Chinese developer begins construction of 2GW hybrid renewable project in Inner Mongolia.

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy has begun construction of a 2GW hybrid project in Inner Mongolia which, upon completion, will boast 1.7GW of wind power capacity, 300MW of…

20 11 2020 | 16:49

Race to zero: This graphic shows the rapidly falling cost of renewables.

The cost of renewable energy continues to fall. In most cases, it’s now cheaper to use renewables than fossil fuels. $23 billion could be wiped off global bills if we switched from costly coal to…

20 11 2020 | 16:47

What could a good green recovery plan actually look like?

What do governments across the world need to do to shift economies away from fossil fuels? What does a green recovery look like? That is the question governments around the world are considering as…

19 11 2020 | 10:20

World could add more than 900 GW of solar by 2025 if politicians grasp the nettle – IEA.

With the International Energy Agency publishing its latest five-year clean energy forecast today, pv magazine takes a look at the solar content of the 162-page document.

19 11 2020 | 09:28

South Africa’s 140MW Kangnas wind farm begins commercial operation.

Two years after construction kicked-off, Kangnas Wind Farm achieved commercial operations on 15 November 2020, making it the first bid window four wind farm, in the Northern Cape, to come on stream…

19 11 2020 | 09:25

EDF, steelmaker Nucor sign deal for 250MW solar project in Texas.

EDF Renewables North America has penned a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement with US steel manufacturer Nucor Corporation for 250MW of new solar energy in Texas. The solar project, which was…

19 11 2020 | 09:14

Firms agree Scotland to England renewable energy 'superhighway'.

Scottish Power, National Grid and SSE project will support ‘hundreds of green jobs’ Three of Britain’s biggest energy companies have agreed to build giant underwater power cables to bring Scotland’s…

16 11 2020 | 07:31

Scottish Power shows black start capability of wind power in world-first demonstration.

ScottishPower Renewables has achieved what is believed to be a global first by using energy from an onshore wind farm to re-energise part of the power grid, known as “black start”. The successful…

16 11 2020 | 07:28

Energy companies form partnership to develop offshore carbon dioxide infrastructure.

bp is joined by Eni, Equinor, National Grid, Shell and Total to form the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP). The new partnership will develop offshore carbon dioxide (CO2) transport and storage…

16 11 2020 | 07:19

Investigation of the operational performance and efficiency of an alternative PV + PCM concept.

  A very recent paper of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Lab (ReSEL) is recently published in the Solar Energy, Vol. 211, 15 Nov. 2020, Pp 1283-1300   "Investigation of the operational…

16 11 2020 | 07:06

Draft EU energy plan calls for 60GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.

The European Union is considering a plan to increase its offshore wind energy capacity five-fold this decade and 25-fold by 2050, as it seeks to become climate neutral by mid-century, according to a…

16 11 2020 | 07:02

Colorado’s Platte River utility to close Rawhide coal plant 16 years early, cut CO2 90% by 2030

Platte River Power Authority is moving forward with a plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 90% of 2005 levels by 2030, which will mean shuttering the Rawhide Unit 1 coal plant…

16 11 2020 | 07:02

Enel begins commercial operation at 140MW wind farm in South Africa.

Enel Green Power is now injecting 140 MW into the power grid of the South African public company Eskom thanks to its new wind farm. The facility in Nxuba (Eastern Cape Province) was recently…

16 11 2020 | 06:58

Powering Britain - Wind

Documentary showing the construction of the largest off-shore wind farm in the world in the North Sea. Find out about the engineering behind wind turbines, the roles of engineers involved, and how…

16 11 2020 | 06:54

Renewable Energy Powers an Arctic Village: Ancient Traditions and Clean Technology.

Publisher’s Note: The following showcases the challenges and environmental benefits of installing a microgrid in a location that defines ‘remote.’ We’re proud to share this story featuring BBA…

16 11 2020 | 06:49

Twice the renewables capacity needed to meet 2050 targets.

Findings from Cornwall Insight's 'All-Island forward curve' show that Ireland will need to more than double its renewable capacity over the next 25 years if it is to meet net zero emissions by 2050.