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Xinjiang’s renewable energy power generation soars in Q1

New renewable energy power generation surged in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the first quarter of the year as local authorities sought to improve the energy mix. Wind and solar power generation rose 35 percent and 38 percent year on year to 7.6 billion kwh and 2.3 billion kwh, respectively, according to the … Continue reading Xinjiang’s renewable energy power generation soars in Q1

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Tunisia To Issue Renewable Energy Tenders This Month

As part of its plan to install 4.7 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, Tunisia last week said it would hold several international tenders for solar and wind installations on April 27. Speaking at a conference on April 5, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said the tenders would cover the installation of 1 GW of … Continue reading Tunisia To Issue Renewable Energy Tenders This Month

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Apple globally powered by 100% renewable energy

As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple has announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy. This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centres and co-located facilities in 43 countries — including the United States, the United Kingdom, China and India. The company also … Continue reading Apple globally powered by 100% renewable energy

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Global renewable energy capacity rises by 8.3 pct annually for 7 years

The global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 167 gigawatt (GW) to reach 2,179 GW by the end of 2017, representing an average annual growth of 8.3 percent for seven consecutive years, a report said Thursday. The Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said in an e-mailed statement that solar photovoltaics (PV) grew by … Continue reading Global renewable energy capacity rises by 8.3 pct annually for 7 years

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U.S. electricity generation from renewable energy grows in 2017

Electricity from renewable sources, especially wind and solar, continued to increase in the United States last year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Tuesday. According to EIA’s Electric Power Monthly, wind made up 6.3 percent of total net generation, and utility-scale solar made up 1.3 percent, which are record shares for both fuels. Nearly … Continue reading U.S. electricity generation from renewable energy grows in 2017

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GE Renewable Energy and Fina Enerji to drive renewable energy development in Turkey

GE Renewable Energy [NYSE: GE] and Fina Enerji today signed an agreement to work on potential eight wind projects in Turkey providing up to 410 MW of power by December 31st, 2020. With the previous agreement signed in 2017 for K?z?lcaterzi Wind Project, Fina Enerji is expected to add up to 425 MW to their … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and Fina Enerji to drive renewable energy development in Turkey

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Eskom to sign 27 renewable energy projects

South Africa’s state power utility Eskom will sign purchase agreements with independent producers for 27 renewable energy projects next week that will generate 56 billion rand ($4.7 billion) in investments, the energy minister said on Thursday. The minister was adamant that the signing of the 27 projects would go ahead on Tuesday with the full … Continue reading Eskom to sign 27 renewable energy projects

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China’s renewable energy reports record high installed capacity in 2017

China’s renewable energy registered an installed capacity of 650 million kilowatts in 2017, a record high, according to a senior energy official. The renewable energy made up 36.6 percent of the country’s total installed capacity of power and generated electricity of 1.7 trillion kilowatt hours last year, according to Liu Baohua, deputy head of the … Continue reading China’s renewable energy reports record high installed capacity in 2017

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EU doubling renewables by 2030 positive for economy

The European Union (EU) can increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix to 34 per cent by 2030 – double the share in 2016 – with a net positive economic impact, finds a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), launched in Brussels. Presenting the findings during a launch event, ‘Renewable … Continue reading EU doubling renewables by 2030 positive for economy

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Thailand is South East Asia’s leader in renewable energy

Thailand has emerged as South-East Asia’s leading developer of renewable electricity, with providers obliged to guarantee minimum levels of supply. Thailand’s biggest wind power generator, Wind Energy Holdings (WEH), plans to invest into other sources of electricity including solar, hydro and biomass to back up its capacity, its chief executive told Reuters in an interview. … Continue reading Thailand is South East Asia’s leader in renewable energy

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Vietnam could generate all power via renewable energy by 2050

“Sustainable Scenario for the Vietnamese power sector until 2050”, a report by WWF-Vietnam and Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) says that 100 percent of Vietnam’s power could be generated by renewable energy technologies by 2050. This would significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions linked to climate change. Dr Du Van Toan from the Marine and island … Continue reading Vietnam could generate all power via renewable energy by 2050

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Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the continuously fluctuating demand for energy. New research by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, and Aalborg University in Denmark finds several … Continue reading Avoiding blackouts with 100% renewable energy

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IRENA welcomes Brazil’s decision to seek membership of the Agency

Director-General Adnan Z. Amin has welcomed Brazil’s decision to initiate the process of joining the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Brazilian Government notified the Agency that it is commencing the formal procedure of accession to become a full Member of the Agency. “Brazil’s decision to seek IRENA’s membership reflects the country’s strong commitment to … Continue reading IRENA welcomes Brazil’s decision to seek membership of the Agency

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India should aim from 50 pc renewable energy by 2030

Coal Minister Piyush Goyal today said India should strive for 50 per cent of its power generation capacity from renewable sources by 2030 on the back of technological advancements in solar and wind energy. “With technological advancements in solar power and large turbines in wind energy, the country should strive for 50 per cent generation … Continue reading India should aim from 50 pc renewable energy by 2030

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Vietnam has big potential for renewable energy

Dang Van Thanh, Chairman of the Management Board of the Thanh Thanh Cong Group, talks to the newspaper Nong Thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) about the country’s great potential to develop biomass energy. What do you see as the country’s potential to develop biomass energy? I should say renewable energy is a current trend of … Continue reading Vietnam has big potential for renewable energy

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Kazakhstan to launch auction on purchase of renewable energy

Kazakhstan has long been showing interest in generating energy from renewable sources. The first bidding of the international auction for the purchase of energy received from renewable and alternative sources will be held in May this year. This was announced at a press conference by Kazakh Deputy Minister of Energy Gani Sadibekov, Kazinform reported. “We … Continue reading Kazakhstan to launch auction on purchase of renewable energy

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China’s renewable energy capacity grew in 2017

China’s renewable energy capacity continued to expand in 2017 and has achieved major improvement in solving renewable energy problems, said a senior official with the National Energy Administration. Renewable energy capacity reached 650 million kilowatts by the end of 2017, up by 14 percent year-on-year, accounting for 36.6 percent of the nation’s total installed capacity, … Continue reading China’s renewable energy capacity grew in 2017

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Renewable energy can meet global electricity demand by 2050 while reducing total cost

Transitioning the world to 100 percent renewable electricity isn’t just some environmentalist pipe dream—it’s “feasible at every hour throughout the year” and is more cost-effective than the current system, which largely relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, a new study claims.   The research, compiled by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Berlin-based nonprofit Energy Watch Group (EWG), was presented Wednesday … Continue reading Renewable energy can meet global electricity demand by 2050 while reducing total cost

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GE scores its largest Wind Energy order in Thailand

Agreements to build three 90 MW clusters for the Theparak Wind farm in Central Thailand. GE Renewable Energy and GE Power recently announced agreements to provide 270 MW of wind energy capacity to Wind Energy Holding (a member of Thailand’s KPN Group) for the Theparak Wind Farm in Central Thailand.   GE Renewable Energy is … Continue reading GE scores its largest Wind Energy order in Thailand

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Argentina Embraces Renewable Energies

The distinguished Convention Center of the Alvear Icon Hotel serves as home for specialists from international organizations, speakers, and investors to exchange experiences and discuss the integration of the energy sector at a sub-regional and regional level.   The XLVII edition of the “Council of Experts and Meeting of Ministers” had the presence of the … Continue reading Argentina Embraces Renewable Energies

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