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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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Small Island Developing States: Renewable Ambition in Pursuit of Climate Change Adaptation

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are amongst the most vulnerable countries in the world when it comes to climate change. At the same time, they are amongst the most ambitious when it comes to climate action. The progress of the energy transition in SIDS was the focus of several events for IRENA during COP25 where … Continue reading Small Island Developing States: Renewable Ambition in Pursuit of Climate Change Adaptation

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OEM leaders from wind, solar and storage come together to discuss what’s next

AWEA’s just-completed Clean Energy Executive Summit is a one-stop shop to gather intel on the latest clean energy trends. At this year’s conference, attendees learned about current projections and industry forecasts, followed by a discussion of leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of wind, solar and storage technologies. These leaders spanned the pan-renewable spectrum and came … Continue reading OEM leaders from wind, solar and storage come together to discuss what’s next

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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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Iberdrola will replace Lada and Velilla’s coal thermal plants with wind energy and solar power

The president of Iberdrola has proposed to the Ministry the closure of the Lada (Asturias) and Velilla (Palencia) plants and instead build 420 wind power and photovoltaic megawatts in the Velilla area and four ecological wind farms in Lada, which would add some 130 MW The president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, has announced that … Continue reading Iberdrola will replace Lada and Velilla’s coal thermal plants with wind energy and solar power

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Building Capacity on Bankable Power Purchase Agreements in Pacific Islands

Committing private capital to the deployment of renewable energy projects in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) has been the focus of a roundtable that kicked off on Monday 25 November 2019 in Nadi, Fiji. The capacity building roundtable on the design of bankable power purchase agreements in the Pacific SIDS was organised by … Continue reading Building Capacity on Bankable Power Purchase Agreements in Pacific Islands

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The Mexican Wind Energy Association rejects regulatory changes

The associations of solar and wind power firms are protected associations against the modifications to the guidelines for the granting of the Clean Energy Certificates (CEL) that the real administration was made for the beneficiary of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). For the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE) and the Mexican Solar Energy Association (Asolmex), … Continue reading The Mexican Wind Energy Association rejects regulatory changes

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Iberdrola will build a hybrid solar and wind energy project in Australia

Iberdrola will definitely open the doors to a new international market with its landing in Australia where it plans to build a hybrid solar and wind power project that will have a capacity of 320 megawatts (Mw), whose investment will amount to about 500 million Australian dollars (about 310 million euros). The installation, consisting of … Continue reading Iberdrola will build a hybrid solar and wind energy project in Australia

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IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

Boosting renewable energy projects on the ground requires scaling up investment. IRENA’s state-of-the-art analysis of enabling policy frameworks and finance mechanisms channel public and private investment in markets like Africa, Latin America, Asia, South-East Europe and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Now, IRENA is taking its work one step further by increasing the Agency’s … Continue reading IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

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Wind energy and solar power in Fukushima

A total of 21 solar and wind power plants will be erected around the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. According to the newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbunn, the constructions will be executed in incultivable sites of that damaged prefecture. Also in intramontane areas abandoned by the population due to nuclear devastation in 2011, he said. … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power in Fukushima

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Interconnection is essential for the development of wind energy and solar power in Africa

Interconnection is essential for the development of wind power and solar energy in Africa.Africa needs to accelerate the development of hydroelectric, wind and solar plants and strengthen the cross-border interconnection of the network to establish “an electric highway,” according to an industry report. The document, published in Beijing by the Development and Cooperation Organization for … Continue reading Interconnection is essential for the development of wind energy and solar power in Africa

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Mainstream Renewable Power closes a wind energy and solar power financing agreement in Chile

The company has a financial closure totaling US $ 580 million to build the first phase of its 1.3 GW Andes Renovables project, which it will build in Chile.Mainstream Renewable Power (Mainstream) has obtained $ 580 million in financing for the construction of the first phase of one of the largest wind and solar generation … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable Power closes a wind energy and solar power financing agreement in Chile

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Shandong (China) reports advances in wind power and solar energy

The main industrial province of China, Shandong, in the east of the country, is taking great steps to build wind farms and photovoltaic plants. Compared to equivalent thermal power plant projects, the Laixi city wind farm can help cut standard coal consumption by 256,200 tons per year, while reducing harmful emissions, said Zhang Renqiang, technical … Continue reading Shandong (China) reports advances in wind power and solar energy

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Renewables auction allocated 1,186 megawatts of wind power and solar energy in Colombia

Auction will achieve the incorporation of 2,250 MW of installed capacity for the country, produced with solar and wind energy essentially, which corresponds to approximately 12% of current power generation capacity In the first auction of unconventional renewable energy sources in the country, generation responsibilities were assigned to 8 projects awarded with a total effective … Continue reading Renewables auction allocated 1,186 megawatts of wind power and solar energy in Colombia

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Wind energy and solar power push renewables

Renewables will close a bright 2019, the best of the last four years. According to the latest forecasts of the International Energy Agency (IEA), 12% of installed capacity will be added worldwide. Thus, a double-digit rate returns, after the downturn that it suffered in 2018, essentially due to regulatory changes in China and which was … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power push renewables

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European Renewable Energy Buyer’s Toolkit provides guidance to businesses and policymakers

The RE-Source Platform has launched a comprehensive new toolkit, offering guidance and advice on corporate sourcing of renewable energy. The toolkit has a dual purpose: first, to raise awareness and inform entrant corporates and policymakers to the opportunities in sourcing renewable energy; second, to facilitate business transactions between buyers and sellers, making them faster, easier, … Continue reading European Renewable Energy Buyer’s Toolkit provides guidance to businesses and policymakers

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Corporate sourcing of renewables key to meeting Europe’s 32% renewable energy target

Europe has set a target that 32% of its energy should come from renewables by 2030, up from 17.5% today. Corporates are and can play an even bigger role in meeting this target. Thousands of key corporate buyers – including from the steel, aluminium, ICT, and chemicals industries- and clean energy suppliers, are meeting in … Continue reading Corporate sourcing of renewables key to meeting Europe’s 32% renewable energy target

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Pakistan Achieving 30% plus 30% Renewable Energy by 2030

The World Wind Energy Association and Global100RE welcome the presence of more than 400 international and domestic participants who attended this Conference from across the spectrum of renewable energy technologies.  We acknowledge and applaud with gratitude the opening address of the President of Pakistan, the Hon. Dr. Arif Alvi, in which he expressed his commitment … Continue reading Pakistan Achieving 30% plus 30% Renewable Energy by 2030

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E.ON transfers renewables business to RWE

As part of the transaction to acquire and integrate innogy, E.ON today transferred its renewables business to RWE. For E.ON, the disposal of E.ON Climate & Renewables marks the end of an extraordinary success story. Industrial-scale renewables facilities had been a key focus of E.ON’s growth strategy since 2007. Investments of more than €12 billion … Continue reading E.ON transfers renewables business to RWE

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Small Islands Delivering Bold Solutions to Climate Change at High-Level Event

For small islands, climate change is already a reality. Rising sea levels and storms of increasing severity are not distant threats. These phenomena are today’s reality for the 65 million people who call small islands home. They have done little to contribute to global warming, but the fate of these 50 countries is now entirely … Continue reading Small Islands Delivering Bold Solutions to Climate Change at High-Level Event

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