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Wind power, nothing will ever be the same as before, or maybe it will

When the global wind energy capacity approaches 1,000 GW worldwide and with an expected growth rate of 3% per year, we are faced with the following dilemma: If the market grows continuously, how is it possible that all the manufacturers lose money that only for the first three would be around €4,000 million in 2021, … Continue reading Wind power, nothing will ever be the same as before, or maybe it will

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Innovation and digitalization at the service of Renewable Energy Sources

We are introducing new, state-of-the-art technologies in our operations centers and driving innovation with revolutionary sustainable practices in the projects we manage, thereby putting our vision into practice: Enabling progress with sustainable energy.  The energy and digital transitions go hand in hand. That is why we are embracing the digitalization of renewable energy sources, by … Continue reading Innovation and digitalization at the service of Renewable Energy Sources

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Iberdrola’s investment commitment to renewable energy in Portugal

Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa has presented the new procedures to speed up renewable projects in the country from the Alcochete solar plant, which has just completed its construction. Iberdrola has reaffirmed its commitment to clean energy in Portugal and announced that it will accelerate its investments to expand the country’s renewable capacity during a … Continue reading Iberdrola’s investment commitment to renewable energy in Portugal

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IEA predicts renewable energy to overtake coal by 2025

A report by the International Energy Agency says energy insecurity amid war in Ukraine is spurring a renewable power surge. Experts predict the sector will soon surpass coal as the world’s largest electricity source. The global capacity for producing renewable energy will soar by some 75% in the next five years, the International Energy Agency … Continue reading IEA predicts renewable energy to overtake coal by 2025

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New Report Warns World of Huge Untapped Renewable Energy Potential

Renewables are the backbone of the energy transition and a viable climate solution. Yet out of the 183 parties to the Paris Agreement with renewable energy components in their Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs), only 143 have quantified targets with the vast majority focusing on the power sector. Only 12 countries had committed to a percentage … Continue reading New Report Warns World of Huge Untapped Renewable Energy Potential

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RWE agrees to acquire Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. and to become one of the top leading renewable energy companies in the United States

RWE AG, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, signed a purchase agreement with Con Edison, Inc. to acquire all shares in Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. (Con Edison CEB). Headquartered in Valhalla, New York, Con Edison CEB is a leading operator and developer of renewable energy plants in the United States, with … Continue reading RWE agrees to acquire Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc. and to become one of the top leading renewable energy companies in the United States

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Mango selects Acciona Energía to supply 100% renewable energy for 10 years

The contract will cover the headquarters in Palau Solità i Plegamans (Barcelona), the logistics warehouse in Lliçà d’Amunt (Barcelona) and ten of the largest stores in Spain. Mango, one of Europe’s leading groups in the fashion industry, and ACCIONA Energía, the world’s largest 100% renewable energy company with no fossil legacy, have signed an agreement … Continue reading Mango selects Acciona Energía to supply 100% renewable energy for 10 years

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Investments in Egypt’s solar and wind energy approach $3.5 bln to produce 3570 megawatts

Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr. Mohamed Shaker, affirmed that Egypt seeks to be a corridor for the transit of clean energy that the African continent enjoys. “Egypt is keen to support the efforts of African countries to access clean energy from renewable sources,” he stated, explaining that there is a plan to localize … Continue reading Investments in Egypt’s solar and wind energy approach $3.5 bln to produce 3570 megawatts

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Renewable Energy Jobs Hit 12.7 Million Globally

Worldwide renewable energy employment reached 12.7 million last year, a jump of 700,000 new jobs in one year despite the lingering effects of COVID-19 and the growing energy crisis, according to a new report. Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2022 identifies market dynamics as major factors influencing employment generation in renewables, along with labour … Continue reading Renewable Energy Jobs Hit 12.7 Million Globally

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Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn by 2050

Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn (£10.2tn) by 2050, an Oxford University study says. The report said it was wrong and pessimistic to claim that moving quickly towards cleaner energy sources was expensive. Gas prices have soared on mounting concerns over energy supplies. But the researchers … Continue reading Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn by 2050

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Mobilising Renewable Energy Projects in Small Island States

Despite increasingly intense natural disasters and a high dependency on fossil fuels, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have demonstrated strong leadership by setting ambitious climate targets and national energy policies in pursuit of Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals. On-ground capacity building, project facilitation and access to international finance are critical to support SIDS in … Continue reading Mobilising Renewable Energy Projects in Small Island States

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The United States is still a land of opportunity

Since Statkraft opened an office in the U.S. in 2015, the company’s U.S. operations have revolved largely around trading in CO2 allowances and renewable energy certificates. Statkraft is now well positioned to take advantage of additional opportunities in a rapidly growing U.S. renewables market. “When I started in Statkraft in 2015, no one in the … Continue reading The United States is still a land of opportunity

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Faster progress on renewables in Italy?

With its long coastline, high mountains and sunny Mediterranean islands, Italy should be well placed to increase its production of renewable energy. The challenge is to link power production with consumption over long distances and complex topography. Italy is the fourth-largest energy consumer in Europe, after Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Its per capita … Continue reading Faster progress on renewables in Italy?

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IRENA and OPEC Fund Join Forces to Unlock Investment in Energy Transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OPEC Fund) are ramping up efforts to advance renewable energy investment and enable access to sustainable finance in emerging and developing economies. A Memorandum of Understanding signed today in Vienna by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and the Director-General of the OPEC … Continue reading IRENA and OPEC Fund Join Forces to Unlock Investment in Energy Transition

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Statkraft and FREYR Battery Sign Agreement, Securing Long-Term Supply of Renewable Energy

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, has signed a binding Heads of Terms with FREYR Battery, a developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, The Heads of Terms is expected to be finalized as a long-term physical supply agreement, with the ambition to secure a long-term supply of renewable power under globally competitive … Continue reading Statkraft and FREYR Battery Sign Agreement, Securing Long-Term Supply of Renewable Energy

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Iberdrola builds 1,800 new MW of renewable energy in the US

The company, the country’s leading offshore company, continues to make progress in the construction of Vineyard Wind 1. The group’s CO2 emissions in the United States are 6.5 times lower than the average for utilities. Iberdrola continues to make progress in its commitment to the development of renewable energies in the United States. At the … Continue reading Iberdrola builds 1,800 new MW of renewable energy in the US

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Macron thinks that Le Pen, Putin’s friend, plan to ban renewable energy is an aberration

The president of France criticized his opponent in the second round of presidential elections; Le Pen seeks to end all subsidies to the solar and wind energy sector and benefit her friend Putin. Le Pen represents the worst of France, although fortunately it is just possible that she will be elected, which would be a … Continue reading Macron thinks that Le Pen, Putin’s friend, plan to ban renewable energy is an aberration

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ACP Statement on IPCC Report Calling for Urgent Deployment of Renewable Energy

Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association (ACP), issued the following statement today after  the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Working Group III report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change: “How many more times must we be reminded about the urgency of aggressively ramping up the deployment of clean … Continue reading ACP Statement on IPCC Report Calling for Urgent Deployment of Renewable Energy

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CRUL and IRENA Sign Partnership to Promote Research on Renewable Energy

The Lazio Region Universities Coordination Committee (CRUL) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a new partnership aimed at developing joint research on how to boost renewable energy as a key element in energy transition. The research will focus, among others on bioenergy, geothermal, hydroelectric, ocean, solar … Continue reading CRUL and IRENA Sign Partnership to Promote Research on Renewable Energy

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WWEA and Global100RE call for renewable energy equipment for immediate humanitarian relief in Ukraine

With the ongoing war in Ukraine, more and more areas in the country are cut off the electricity supply, including hospitals and other places which urgently require access to power. In order to help civilians, the World Wind Energy Association WWEA and the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform Global100RE (http://www.global100re.org/), supported by Global100RE Ambassador Ruslana … Continue reading WWEA and Global100RE call for renewable energy equipment for immediate humanitarian relief in Ukraine

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