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Spain takes big steps towards renewable energy

Data from Red Electrica de Espana shows that 45.8% of electricity came from renewable resources. The data, which was taken from January and June, shows an 8.5% increase in renewable production. At the end of 2015, Spain was the world’s fifth biggest producer of wind power with Cadiz home to  Acciona Energía – the world’s … Continue reading Spain takes big steps towards renewable energy

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EU countries give green light to 32% renewable energy target for 2030

European countries gave their endorsement today to a binding EU-wide renewable energy target of 32% for 2030. They confirmed a deal on the Renewable Energy Directive, which negotiators from the Council and European Parliament reached on 14 June. According to the deal, 32% of Europe’s final energy consumption will need to come from renewables by … Continue reading EU countries give green light to 32% renewable energy target for 2030

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Offshore innovations proven at Nissum Bredning Vind: Siemens Gamesa technology elements lower costs up to 30%

The innovative 28 MW offshore wind power project located in the waters of North-western Denmark is fully operational, producing power for customers Nissum Bredning Vindmøllelaug and Jysk Energi since early 2018. Utilizing the first serial-manufactured SWT-7.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines, the project is a showcase of Siemens Gamesa’s commitment to innovation and reducing costs. … Continue reading Offshore innovations proven at Nissum Bredning Vind: Siemens Gamesa technology elements lower costs up to 30%

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Combination of comprehensive provincial action and better national coordination is vital for renewable energy deployment in Pakistan

The World Wind Energy Association, with the support of Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs), Pakistan has conducted a study titled “Impact of 18th Constitutional Amendment on Governance of Renewable Energy in Pakistan.” The primary purpose is to analyse the impacts of devolution of power to the provinces on the governance of the renewable energy sector. It … Continue reading Combination of comprehensive provincial action and better national coordination is vital for renewable energy deployment in Pakistan

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European institutions strike overnight deal on 32% binding renewable energy target

Negotiators from the European Parliament and Member States agreed to increase the EU renewable energy target for 2030 to 32% with a possibility for upward revision in 2023.   This is a significant improvement over the target of at least 27% the European Commission tabled in November 2016. Dramatic progress in recent years on the … Continue reading European institutions strike overnight deal on 32% binding renewable energy target

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EDF Energies Nouvelles accelerates its growth in renewable energy in France

After exceeding its growth targets in France in 2017, EDF Energies Nouvelles continues to expand in 2018 and is ready to make a full contribution to EDF’s “Plan Solaire”. EDF Energies Nouvelles out-performed its annual growth target in France in 2017, adding 290 MW in wind power capacity over the year: the 73.5 MW Montagne … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles accelerates its growth in renewable energy in France

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In 2017, renewable energy sources accounted for 6.6 percent of total Dutch energy consumption

This is an increase of 10 percent relative to the previous year. Consumption of solar energy rose by over 30 percent. Biomass consumption increased as well, partly due to higher consumption of biofuels for transport. This is reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) today. Total renewable energy consumption in the Netherlands amounted to 138 petajoules (PJ) … Continue reading In 2017, renewable energy sources accounted for 6.6 percent of total Dutch energy consumption

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UAE leads region in renewable energy

The UAE has done impressive work to stay on track with the renewable energy targets and with phases 3 and 4 of the Dubai Solar Park to begin commissioning by the end of 2020, and is placed at the forefront of renewable energy development in the region, according to a research published by the Arab … Continue reading UAE leads region in renewable energy

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Thailand’s BCPG Plans US$300m Expansion

Rapidly expanding Thai renewable energy developer BCPG said it will spend 10 billion baht (US$311 million) in further expanding its portfolio abroad via new partnerships and acquisitions. Only established in 2015, BCPG is now looking to invest in Australia, South Korea and Japan as well as neighbouring Southeast Asian economies. In statements to media on … Continue reading Thailand’s BCPG Plans US$300m Expansion

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Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, launched at IRENA’s 15th Council in Abu Dhabi today, … Continue reading Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

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The world obtained 17.5% of its total final energy consumption from renewable sources

The world is not on track to meet the global energy targets for 2030 set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but real progress is being made in certain areas – particularly expansion of access to electricity in least developed countries, and industrial energy efficiency, according to a new report from five international agencies. … Continue reading The world obtained 17.5% of its total final energy consumption from renewable sources

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South Africa Falling Behind On Renewable Energy

South Africa is falling behind on renewable energy project implementation, even as other nations accelerate their plans for green energy. According to data from Greenbyte, a renewable energy management systems manufacturer, SA lags far behind fellow BRICS country China which has 188 232MW (megawatts) of wind power capacity and 106 921MW of solar energy capacity. … Continue reading South Africa Falling Behind On Renewable Energy

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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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