Brazil contracts 769 MW of wind energy and 890 MW photovoltaic

Brazil awarded 20-year power supply contracts totaling 889.7MW of solar PV from 31 projects at an average price of R$215.12/MWh ($86.8MWh). The price was 17.9% below the cap prices of R$262/MWh set by the government.   Brazilian developers on Friday sold 769.1MW of wind power from 31 wind farm projects at the government’s reserve auction … Continue reading Brazil contracts 769 MW of wind energy and 890 MW photovoltaic

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Fossil fuels should be ‘phased out by 2100’ says IPCC

That is the central message of a stark new report from the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The United Nations’ expert panel on climate science on Saturday finished a report on global warming that the UN’s environment agency said offers ”conclusive evidence” that humans are altering the Earth’s climate system. The document, which combines … Continue reading Fossil fuels should be ‘phased out by 2100’ says IPCC

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Wind power surge as South Australia govt flicks switch

Largest South Australia wind farm now operating. The opening of the second stage of the Snowtown wind farm will triple its capacity of operation, which in a year is enough to power the Sydney Opera House for 55 years. South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill switched on the second stage of the operation on Sunday, enough … Continue reading Wind power surge as South Australia govt flicks switch

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Denmark considers phasing out coal by 2025

Denmark should ban coal use by 2025 to make the Nordic nation a leader in fighting global warming, adding to green measures ranging from wind energy to bicycle power, Denmark’s climate minister said on Saturday.   Denmark has already taken big steps to break reliance on high-polluting coal – wind turbines are set to generate … Continue reading Denmark considers phasing out coal by 2025

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Brazil finally entered the solar power sector

Brazil finally entered the solar power sector on Friday, granting contracts for the construction of 31 solar plants as it tries to diversify its sources of generation amid an energy crisis caused by the worst drought in eight decades. Wind energy developers won contracts to sell 769 megawatts in installed capacity, at an average price … Continue reading Brazil finally entered the solar power sector

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OwnEnergy announces a PAC to support wind energy

Congress soon returns from recess. They have a lot of work to do. Perhaps their most important job to complete before the end of the year is to extend the Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit. Without Congressional action, the renewable energy industry risks losing many of its hard won wind-supported jobs and other … Continue reading OwnEnergy announces a PAC to support wind energy

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Eolica Faisa Approved to Start 27 MW Wind Power Plant in Brazil

Eolica Faisa V Geracao & Comercializacao de Energia SA, a Brazilian energy provider, received approval to start a wind farm with 27.3 megawatts of capacity in the country’s northeast.   Brazil’s electricity regulator, known as Aneel, authorized the start of the Faisa V wind farm in the state of Ceara, according to the government’s official … Continue reading Eolica Faisa Approved to Start 27 MW Wind Power Plant in Brazil

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IEA review of Morocco’s energy policies

Wind energy should reach 700 MW capacity this year, and next year the first concentrated solar power (CSP) plant rated at 160 MW should come on stream.     Morocco’s energy strategy is very much on target, with notable advances in wind and solar power and on fuel subsidy reform, the International Energy Agency (IEA) … Continue reading IEA review of Morocco’s energy policies

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