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Renewables creating a generational opportunity in rural America

Large parts of rural America have been experiencing population decline for over half a century. In fact, 35 percent of rural counties have a combined 6.2 million fewer residents than they did in 1950. There are many reasons for this demographic change, including a lack of economic opportunity for young people, who are often forced … Continue reading Renewables creating a generational opportunity in rural America

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Pacific Islands Unite Around Enhanced Renewables Ambition Under Climate Goals

In a year of critical action on climate mitigation and adaptation, Pacific Island governments have reinforced their commitment to energy transition action and strengthened sustainable energy goals within updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom in November. At a meeting of high-level policy and intergovernmental representatives jointly hosted by … Continue reading Pacific Islands Unite Around Enhanced Renewables Ambition Under Climate Goals

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Secretary Granholm’s Confirmation

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Jennifer Granholm as U.S. Energy Secretary. “American Clean Power congratulates Secretary Granholm on taking the helm of the Department of Energy. Having worked on energy policy with Secretary Granholm, I know that she is committed to the Biden administration’s interlinked … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Secretary Granholm’s Confirmation

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American Clean Power Association Statement on Supply Chain Executive Order

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today issued the following statement after President Biden signed an executive order on America’s supply chains. “American Clean Power supports the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to further develop the existing strong U.S. manufacturing presence for clean energy technologies. More than 530 American manufacturing facilities already contribute to the U.S. supply … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on Supply Chain Executive Order

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Global Renewables Bodies Call on Mexico’s Government to Restore the Country’s Transition to Clean Energy

Today the leading global renewable energy bodies, The Global Wind Energy Council and The Global Solar Council, jointly called upon the government of Mexico to urgently restore the country’s transition away from expensive and polluting fossil fuels, and reset the course to a sustainable future based on competitive, clean renewable energy. A joint statement was … Continue reading Global Renewables Bodies Call on Mexico’s Government to Restore the Country’s Transition to Clean Energy

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More efficient photovoltaics: EGP leads the PON BEST4U project

Finding solutions to increase the efficiency of bifacial photovoltaic modules by more than 25% and energy production at the same power by more than 20%: that is the goal of BEST4U, the European project financed by Italy’s Ministry of Education (Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, or MIUR) and the European Community through the European … Continue reading More efficient photovoltaics: EGP leads the PON BEST4U project

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America’s Clean Energy Leaders Urge President Biden to Repeal Trump Solar Tariff Proclamation

Seventeen leading renewable energy CEOs are calling on President Biden to rescind the Trump Administration’s October 2020 solar proclamation, which improperly increased tariffs on solar panels and rescinds the exclusion for bifacial solar panels. Led by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and supported by the American Clean Power Association, the letter calls attention to … Continue reading America’s Clean Energy Leaders Urge President Biden to Repeal Trump Solar Tariff Proclamation

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IRENA Report Identifies Policy Measures to Advance Jordan’s Transition to Renewables

A new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has identified a series of policy measures that can help advance the energy transition towards renewable energy in Jordan. The “Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” – developed in co-operation with Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, suggests opportunities exist … Continue reading IRENA Report Identifies Policy Measures to Advance Jordan’s Transition to Renewables

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Enel starts operating 133 MW of solar capacity in Brazil

The Enel Group’s Brazilian renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda. (“EGPB”) has started commercial operations of the 133 MW expansion of the already up and running 475 MW São Gonçalo solar PV plant, which is South America’s largest PV facility, located in the municipality of São Gonçalo do Gurguéia, in Brazil’s northeastern … Continue reading Enel starts operating 133 MW of solar capacity in Brazil

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The future generated by wind energy and solar power is closer than ever

Thanks to plants spread all over the world, Enel Green Power is leading the energy transition to decarbonization. Here we introduce the next stages of growth, principally through wind and solar power, with an eye on storage and hydrogen, too. In the new decade that has just begun with 2021, Enel is working harder than … Continue reading The future generated by wind energy and solar power is closer than ever

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Aragon already covers all local electricity consumption with wind energy and other renewables

Aragon becomes the second largest producer of wind power in Spain. The wind turbines add a power of 4,025 megawatts and the solar plants 1,115. Aragon is energetically greener than ever. 2020 has been a year full of milestones and record figures in the deployment of renewable energies, whose production covers for the first time … Continue reading Aragon already covers all local electricity consumption with wind energy and other renewables

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U.S. wind energy industry, utility-scale solar, and energy storage activity and trends.

The report includes: new wind capacity installations in 2020 wind projects under construction and in advanced development new power purchase agreements turbine OEM market share project acquisition activity offshore wind energy activity For the first time, the report also includes data on utility-scale solar and energy storage. The public version of the report provides a … Continue reading U.S. wind energy industry, utility-scale solar, and energy storage activity and trends.

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American Clean Power Association Launches Website

The American Clean Power Association (ACP), the new multi-technology renewable energy industry trade group, today unveiled its new website and rolled out the association’s first ever ad campaign showcasing the size and economic punch of the industry and its massive future potential. The new trade association, which began operations on January 1 and formally launched … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Launches Website

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IRENA: the appointment of Silvia Piana brings EGP onto the Steering Group of the Coalition for Action

A prestigious appointment for Enel Green Power’s Head of Regulatory Affairs Africa, Asia and Australia: “Green hydrogen, community engagement and a just transition are some of the priorities”. Silvia Piana, Enel Green Power’s Head of Regulatory Affairs Africa, Asia and Australia, has been elected one of the seven members of the Steering Group of the … Continue reading IRENA: the appointment of Silvia Piana brings EGP onto the Steering Group of the Coalition for Action

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Energy Transformation in Southern Africa Boosted by New IRENA Agreement with SACREEE

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to work together on accelerating the deployment renewable energy solutions, including decentralised technologies, in Southern African countries. The two organisations will also cooperate on policy development, capacity building … Continue reading Energy Transformation in Southern Africa Boosted by New IRENA Agreement with SACREEE

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ESTELA welcomes the long-awaited auction for renewable energy for the period of 2020-2025 in Spain

As expected, the total volume of 3 GW to be awarded in this first auction in Spain is split into 1 GW of wind power and 2 GW of photovoltaic (PV). As this very first auction is a non-specific tender, neither storage, manageability of delivery with a specific quota reserved for Concentrated Solar Power were … Continue reading ESTELA welcomes the long-awaited auction for renewable energy for the period of 2020-2025 in Spain

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China’s wind energy maintains growth in 2020

China’s renewable energy generation rose 8.4 percent year on year to 2.21 trillion kWh in 2020, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said Saturday. By the end of last year, the total national installed capacity of renewable energy generation had hit 934 million kilowatts, up 17.5 percent year on year. Meanwhile, the country wasted less renewable … Continue reading China’s wind energy maintains growth in 2020

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Enel Green Power breaks its own record for renewable capacity built in a single year

Enel Green Power built 3,106 MW of renewable capacity in 2020, beating its previous record, which it set in 2019 with 3,029 MW. Enel Green Power (EGP)[1] has set a new record in 2020 by building 3,106 MW of new renewable capacity all over the world, 77 MW more (+2.5%) compared to the renewable capacity … Continue reading Enel Green Power breaks its own record for renewable capacity built in a single year

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IRENA Launches Spring Virtual Renewable Energy Training

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched the spring 2021 edition of its training programme. Eligible students are now encouraged to apply for the virtual training initiative. IRENA Virtual Renewable Energy Training is IRENA’s response to the growing interest in renewables among young people. The programme aims to prepare the future generation of global … Continue reading IRENA Launches Spring Virtual Renewable Energy Training

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IRENA’s World Energy Transition Day to Kick-Start Crucial Assembly Meeting

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) Eleventh Assembly will get underway virtually from tomorrow (Monday) setting the course for a critical year of global commitments to low-carbon development. With the postponed COP26 set to take place later this year, 2021 is seen as an important moment for countries to raise climate mitigation ambition including renewable … Continue reading IRENA’s World Energy Transition Day to Kick-Start Crucial Assembly Meeting

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