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Win-Win for Ending Energy Poverty and Protecting the Climate

In 2015, the climate and development agendas crossed paths with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 and the Paris Agreement. While climate change touches all facets of development, perhaps the most direct link is made through SDG 7 which calls for ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all … Continue reading Win-Win for Ending Energy Poverty and Protecting the Climate

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Concentrated Solar Power gains prominence at COP25

Protermosolar joins the Ibero-American commitment to promote clean renewable energy at COP25. Luis Crespo, president of Protermosolar: «The union of these 12 associations will allow sharing experiences and good practices on energy technologies and policies to accelerate renewable deployment in Latin America». Protermosolar, the Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry, has … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power gains prominence at COP25

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EIB supports wind energy in Portugal by financing three EDPR wind farms

In detail, the project consists of 31 wind turbines of two different unit size (2 MW and 3.6 MW). Each wind farm is connected to the medium voltage (MV) network. Electrical equipment such as internal array cabling, transformers (LV/MV) and civil works (foundations, access and internal roads) are included in the scope of the project. The … Continue reading EIB supports wind energy in Portugal by financing three EDPR wind farms

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Replace Andorra’s thermal coal with wind energy, solar and storage

The proposed project for the Andorra coal plant has an investment of more than 1,487 million euros. Of the 1,725 ??MW of renewable energy, 1,585 MW will correspond to what will be the largest solar power plant under construction in Europe, 139 MW will be wind power and the project will have a large-scale storage … Continue reading Replace Andorra’s thermal coal with wind energy, solar and storage

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UNDP and IRENA Poised to Support Breakthroughs on Renewables

Solar, wind energy, and hydro power offer affordable path towards clean energy for all – UNDP to help 100 countries strengthen their Nationally-Determined Contributions. Nations around the world should embark on a massive and immediate shift to renewable energy, the United Nations and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said today, adding that such a … Continue reading UNDP and IRENA Poised to Support Breakthroughs on Renewables

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Denmark plans to build artificial islands for wind energy

Denmark is pursuing plans to build one or more artificial islands surrounded by offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 10 gigawatts, capable of supplying up to 10 million households, the climate and energy ministry has said. The country, which produced 41% of its energy from wind power in 2018, the highest level in Europe, … Continue reading Denmark plans to build artificial islands for wind energy

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Renewables associations come together to promote development

The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) has joined the commitment to develop renewable energy along with other Spanish associations, and representatives from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay. An agreement signed in the framework of the Energy Day of COP25, and with which the Spanish wind sector is identified as a key technology to … Continue reading Renewables associations come together to promote development

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Latin America and the Caribbean Announce Ambitious New Renewables Target

Latin America and the Caribbean holds tremendous renewable energy promise. IRENA’s recent ‘Future of Solar Photovoltaic’ report highlighted that the region’s solar energy capacity alone could grow by a factor of 40 by 2050 to more than 280 gigawatts (GW) thanks to an abundant resource endowment and strong enabling policies. Today, during UN Climate Conference … Continue reading Latin America and the Caribbean Announce Ambitious New Renewables Target

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WindEurope at COP25: This is how wind energy can help deliver a climate-neutral economy

On 10 December WindEurope’s Iván Pineda spoke at the EU Energy Day side event of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) in Madrid. He spoke on a panel discussion: “Towards an energy system based on 100% renewables.”  Pineda was clear: “The number one objective is to fully decarbonise the power sector – … Continue reading WindEurope at COP25: This is how wind energy can help deliver a climate-neutral economy

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COP25 Energy Action Day Drives Climate-proofing of Global Energy Systems

“IKEA operates more wind turbines than it does stores” – this comment by Karol Gobczynsk, Head of Climate and Energy of the INGKA Group during the Energy Action Event in Madrid on 7 December typifies the dramatic change in the energy landscape which is currently underway. Just a few short years ago, it was inconceivable … Continue reading COP25 Energy Action Day Drives Climate-proofing of Global Energy Systems

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COP 25: Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs Must Double by 2030

Countries are being urged to significantly raise renewable energy ambition and adopt targets to transform the global energy system in the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) that will be released at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. The report … Continue reading COP 25: Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs Must Double by 2030

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Wind energy, solar energy, oil, coal, natural gas and climate change

The greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change reached a record in 2019. Scientists’ warnings abound, and much of the world has long denied the effects of nature-causing gas emissions on climate change in the planet. Now, however, there is no way to ignore the protests: the facts and research show that we are close … Continue reading Wind energy, solar energy, oil, coal, natural gas and climate change

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Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

Abengoa highlights the key role of hybridization with concentrating solar power, wind energy and PV for the energy transition during its participation in COP25. Miguel Méndez Trigo, director of Solar Technology of the company, described it as a key solution for decarbonization during his participation in the «Solar thermal electricity: an essential building block for … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

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Wind energy is the energy with the greatest potential to combat climate change

Wind energy prevents the emission of 26 million tons of CO2 / year in Spain. Thanks to the 26 million tons of CO2 that the wind power avoids per year, the electricity sector is the only sector that has managed to reduce its emissions compared to 1990. The wind turbines avoided, in 2018, the import … Continue reading Wind energy is the energy with the greatest potential to combat climate change

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IRENA at COP25

IRENA will be present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) that takes place in Madrid, Spain from 2 to 13 December 2019. Together with a wide range of partners, IRENA will ensure through a series of high-level events, panel discussions and initiatives, that renewable energy is at the highest level on the global agenda … Continue reading IRENA at COP25

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Hope or disaster at stake in Madrid climate talks

The decisions taken at climate change talks that started on December 2 in Madrid will define whether we take a path towards hope or a path towards disaster, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. At a buzzing and colorful conference center in the Spanish capital the 25th Conference of the Parties, got underway, with policymakers … Continue reading Hope or disaster at stake in Madrid climate talks

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Ibero-American Renewable Associations will sign renewable energy commitment at COP25

The 12 associations that have made this commitment will be: Spanish Wind Energy  Association (AEE Spain), APPA Renewable, Protermosolar and UNEF (Spain), ACERA (Chile), AEEREE (Ecuador), AMDEE and ASOLMEX (Mexico), AUDER (Uruguay), Cader (Argentina), SER Colombia and SPR (Peru).Within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change – or better known as COP25 … Continue reading Ibero-American Renewable Associations will sign renewable energy commitment at COP25

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Wind power at the COP25

The Spanish wind energy sector launches the #WINDforPlanet campaign on the occasion of the celebration of COP25. An initiative in which we tell you the contribution of wind power to combat climate change.At www.windforplanet.org you can access information on wind and climate change, expert testimonies, event calendar, COP25 photo album, our activities and much more. … Continue reading Wind power at the COP25

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The twenty-fifth climate summit (COP25) has started this morning in Madrid

The twenty-fifth climate summit (COP25) has started this morning in Madrid with an emergency call to promote action with climate change and a commitment from Brussels to propose the first transition law towards climate neutrality. Endesa, a diamond sponsor of this COP 25, has been present at the official opening of this event that, under … Continue reading The twenty-fifth climate summit (COP25) has started this morning in Madrid

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