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30 07 2021 | 10:29

Only 1 of 5 AEMO scenarios consistent with global efforts to 1.5C limit

The Australian Energy Market Operator is to model a range of scenarios that include a zero emissions  by 2035, at the same time as much of the nation’s transport and other energy uses also turn…

30 07 2021 | 09:57

Oregon enacts bill requiring emissions reductions of 80% by 2030, 100% by 2040

Oregon’s clean energy bill, which sets one of the most ambitious timelines in the country for moving to 100% clean electricity sources, was signed by Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday. The legislation lays…

26 07 2021 | 13:59

German energy demand possible through renewables alone in next 10-15 years

Germany’s entire energy demand can be met through renewable energies alone within the next ten to fifteen years, according to a new report by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin…

26 07 2021 | 11:51

FERC issues permit for $4.9 billion pumped storage project in Washington

Daybreak Power Inc said July 19 that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a preliminary permit approving its proposed 2,650-MW Halverson Canyon Pumped Storage project near Creston, Wash.

26 07 2021 | 11:13

Total cost of 2050 net-zero goal pegged between $92T and $173T

A massive increase in the deployment of wind, solar and battery storage over the next decade is essential if the world is to meet its goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050 – the key to meeting…

26 07 2021 | 11:10

Renewables on pace to provide only one-third of grid power by 2030

If current trends continue, renewable energy will provide roughly one-third of US electricity to the grid by 2030, although this could reach half of generation if deployment increases, according to…

26 07 2021 | 09:29

New York OKs 100MW battery on site of former major pollution source

Regulatory approval has been given for a 100MW / 400MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) facility which will be sited on land formerly occupied by a natural gas and oil-fired power plant which…

26 07 2021 | 00:33

Geothermal-rich Kenya beginning to export expertise across continent

When Kenya opened the Olkaria power plant four decades ago, it was considered more research project than commercial venture. Located in Hell’s Gate National Park, a barren zone of volcanic rock…

24 07 2021 | 10:14

Renewables Were the World’s Cheapest Source of Energy in 2020, New Report Shows

The cost of renewable technologies like wind and solar is falling significantly, according to a new report. This is fuelling the rise of renewables as the world's cheapest power. The cost of large-…

23 07 2021 | 11:01

Wind industry calls on G20 nations to set more urgent targets for renewables

Some of the biggest names in renewable energy are calling on the leaders of the Group of 20 nations to take action to speed up the deployment of green power to prevent dangerous global warming. Even…

17 07 2021 | 11:32

BlackRock raises $250m for climate projects in developing countries.

The world's largest investor BlackRock has secured more than $250m from global investors and governments to support clean energy uptake and climate infrastructure across countries in Asia, Latin…

17 07 2021 | 11:12

Solar Energy Job Market Heats Up Globally

"I really like my job, I'm excited and I'm learning a lot," says Fabian Rojas. The 26-year-old Argentinian has been working since last October for a small company near the western German city of…

17 07 2021 | 10:35

International Students Initiative Plans to Train 50,000 Young Renewable Energy Workers

A Canadian-based global renewable energy solutions group is joining forces with New Energy Nexus and the Government of Denmark to help deploy 10,000 new youth-led clean energy initiatives by 2030. 

15 07 2021 | 08:58

Large-Scale U.S. Solar Growth to Top Wind for First Time in 2022

Growth in large-scale U.S. solar capacity is projected to exceed that of wind next year for the first time. That’s according to a report Wednesday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.…

12 07 2021 | 13:31

5 things to know about EU’s Fit for 55 climate package

The mammoth plan sets out how Europe will slash emissions over the next decade. Although it sounds like an exercise program for the middle-aged — Fit for 55 is actually the European Commission's…

30 06 2021 | 09:01

Infographic: Low Renewable Costs Allow To Power Past Coal

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29 06 2021 | 08:45

Repowering India’s top wind sites could add 30 gigawatts of capacity

Older turbines could be replaced to boost wind power generation and reach renewable energy targets India’s wind power sector is ailing. Wind capacity commissioning has been moving at a snail’s…

26 06 2021 | 15:55

Majority of New Renewables Undercut Cheapest Fossil Fuel on Cost.

Countries urged to power past coal as new report confirms renewables would bring cost savings of USD 156 billion to emerging economies. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 22, 2021 – The share of…

26 06 2021 | 14:49

RE100: Business demand for renewables greater than total energy demand of major G7 economies.

RE100 companies, committed to going 100% renewable, now have bigger electricity demand than either the UK or Italy. The influence of business in the drive to clean energy globally has reached a…

25 06 2021 | 09:48

Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds

Almost two-thirds of renewable energy schemes built globally last year expected to undercut coal costs. Almost two-thirds of wind and solar projects built globally last year will be able to generate…