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ACS wins 1,550 MW capacity at renewable energy auction in Spain

The government’s renewable capacity auction of about 3,000 MW, most of which was for solar power producers, was the second this year and is part of a drive to make sure 20 percent of all energy consumed in Spain by 2020 is from renewable sources.  Spanish construction company ACS has won 1,550 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading ACS wins 1,550 MW capacity at renewable energy auction in Spain

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Renewable energy boosts national security, military preparedness

Jon Powers is an Iraq veteran and former Chief Sustainability Officer for the U.S. government. He’s also a founder of Operation Free, a coalition of former service members who “advocate for securing America with clean energy.” This month, he penned a pair of op-eds explaining why the armed forces look to renewable energy to strengthen … Continue reading Renewable energy boosts national security, military preparedness

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Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewable energy in first half

Germany raised the proportion of its power produced by renewable energy to 35 percent in the first half of 2017 from 33 percent the previous year, according to the BEE renewable energy association. Germany is aiming to phase out its nuclear power plants by 2022. Its renewable energy has been rising steadily over the last … Continue reading Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewable energy in first half

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ABB’s microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy

ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimize operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity.  The island is … Continue reading ABB’s microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy

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Northwest China’s Qinghai Province runs 7 days on renewable energy alone

Northwest China’s Qinghai Province has just run for seven straight days entirely on renewable energy. From June 17 to midnight of June 23, Qinghai used only wind, solar and hydro power stations. Quan Shengming, general manager of the provincial grid company, said during the period, electricity use was 1.1 billion kilowatt hours, equivalent to 535,000 … Continue reading Northwest China’s Qinghai Province runs 7 days on renewable energy alone

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Renewable energy sources make up over half UK electricity

Renewable energy sources generated more than half of the UK’s electricity for the first time ever at midday, on Wednesday, 7th June, 2017, Britain’s multinational electricity and gas utility company, National Grid plc, reported. Renewable energy is energy from a source that is not depleted when it is used, such as solar or wind power. … Continue reading Renewable energy sources make up over half UK electricity

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Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More renewable energy capacity for less money

Record power capacity of 161 GW added, for 23% less investment (USD 241.6 billion). Today REN21 published its Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR), the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy.     Additions in installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 gigawatts (GW) installed, increasing total … Continue reading Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More renewable energy capacity for less money

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New York takes a big first step toward 50 percent renewable energy

As one of the country’s largest economies and most populous states, it was a big deal when New York state passed a 50 percent by 2030 clean energy standard last year. Today, the Empire State took the first meaningful steps toward meeting that goal: it announced a renewable energy solicitation aimed at making progress on … Continue reading New York takes a big first step toward 50 percent renewable energy

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Spain to hold a new 3,000 MW renewable energy auction

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Thursday a new 3,000-megawatt (MW) renewables auction seeking wind power and solar photovoltaic capacity, following the success of last week’s auction round.   Rajoy said the new auction will be held before the summer and will contribute to improving competition in the domestic electricity market, as well as reduce energy … Continue reading Spain to hold a new 3,000 MW renewable energy auction

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Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide

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Sri Lanka betting big on renewable energy through competitive bidding route

With abundant wind and solar power potential, Sri Lanka is betting big on these electricity sources through competitive bidding for projects, a top government official in the power ministry said. The projects include a 100 MW floating solar power project on a reservoir, 60 MW of wind power on a distributed basis of 1 MW … Continue reading Sri Lanka betting big on renewable energy through competitive bidding route

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Tunisia to produce over 210 MW of renewable energy

Operators willing to invest in solar photovoltaic and wind energy must submit their bids, no later than November 15, 2017, Minister of Energy, Mining and Renewable Energies, Hela Cheikhrouhou, said during a press conference on Wednesday .   She told reporters on the sidelines of the international show on renewable energies that the Department of … Continue reading Tunisia to produce over 210 MW of renewable energy

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Egypt plans to produce 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022

The vista in the central province of Minya is as empty as far as the eye can see except for rows and rows of solar panels and the blue sky above. The panels are helping Amr al- Saad’s 8-month-old power sta­tion address the worsening issue of brownouts and blackouts in the area. “A few years … Continue reading Egypt plans to produce 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022

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Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform launched

Today, representatives from major organizations from all over the world have gathered in Bonn to launch the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform. During the launch event, some of the world’s most renowned experts on renewable energy presented solutions and strategies for achieving global 100% renewable energy, in line with the world’s climate change mitigation needs … Continue reading Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform launched

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Sen to be responsible for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy within Siemens’ Managing Board

Michael Sen, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, will – additionally to his current duties – now be responsible for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy within Siemens’ Managing Board. Until recently, Sen was a member of the management team of Europe’s largest energy supplier and acquired extensive expertise in the management of listed equity … Continue reading Sen to be responsible for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy within Siemens’ Managing Board

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California legislative leaders call for 100 percent renewable energy

Yesterday, the leader of the California Senate, Kevin de Leon, proposed a bill that would transition California to 100 percent renewable retail electricity. That would improve upon the state’s existing renewable energy standard, which calls for 50 percent renewables by 2030. Under the new legislation the state would hit that target five years early, and … Continue reading California legislative leaders call for 100 percent renewable energy

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Iowa’s largest utility aims to produce only renewable energy

Iowa’s largest utility is in the midst of a $3.6 billion investment in wind power and intends to keep spending on the towers with a goal of producing 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources. The Des Moines Register reports that MidAmerican Energy plans to build 1,000 more turbines over the next couple of … Continue reading Iowa’s largest utility aims to produce only renewable energy

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Indonesia ups renewable electricity plan

Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy has raised its target for renewable power generation in the country by 2026, and is now aiming for the sector to deliver 22.5% of the country’s electricity mix by then. This represents an increase of almost 3 percentage points on the previous review of the ten-year electricity supply plan prepared by … Continue reading Indonesia ups renewable electricity plan

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China’s renewable energy sector to attract $782bn investment by 2030

China’s wind and solar energy sectors could attract as much as 5.4 trillion yuan ($782 billion) in investments between 2016 and 2030 as the country tries to meet renewable energy targets, according to a research report published on Tuesday. China has pledged to increase non-fossil fuel energy to at least 20 percent of its total … Continue reading China’s renewable energy sector to attract $782bn investment by 2030

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Global renewable energy capacity reach record levels in 2016

As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year, according to new research published today by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2017 finds … Continue reading Global renewable energy capacity reach record levels in 2016

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