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Eastern and Southern Africa’s Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

Eastern and Southern Africa are vast, geographically diverse regions with rapidly growing populations and rising demands for energy. According to master plans for the two regional power pools, electricity demand is set to grow at between 3.4 and 5 per cent per year to 2040. Meeting that demand is key to bolstering long-term growth in … Continue reading Eastern and Southern Africa’s Vast Renewables Potential Offers Route to Sustainable Growth

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Africa’s untold story: how the digital revolution is also helping renewables

In Africa, disruptive technologies are accelerating innovation and development and facilitating the energy transition. These stories are being told in a series of webinars by RES4AFRICA focusing on the relationship between digitalization and clean energy. Stories about Africa are often peppered with platitudes and false myths that risk biasing the way we see this vast … Continue reading Africa’s untold story: how the digital revolution is also helping renewables

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IRENA and China State Grid Agree to Advance Transition Through Power System Enhancements

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), have today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the two organisations work closely to support grid enhancements, system flexibility and sector-coupling in China and IRENA’s Clean Energy Corridor regions. The agreement aims to advance the global energy … Continue reading IRENA and China State Grid Agree to Advance Transition Through Power System Enhancements

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Acciona’s shareholders approve Renewables Business’ IPO at Extraordinary Meeting

ACCIONA’s shareholders today authorized in an Extraordinary Meeting the sale of shares of Corporación ACCIONA Energías Renovables (ACCIONA Energía), through an initial public offering. The company’s Shareholders Meeting has authorized ACCIONA’s Board of Directors to carry out the flotation process “whenever it deems appropriate”, adopting the necessary decisions “including (…) fixing the size of the … Continue reading Acciona’s shareholders approve Renewables Business’ IPO at Extraordinary Meeting

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Digitalization will drive solar power success

DNV today released the first part of the “More than the sun: A solar report series,” a group of comprehensive reports about the outlook for solar energy and how digitalization will boost the value of electricity generated by PV plants and drive the success of solar PV for the next 30 years.  “Solar PV investors … Continue reading Digitalization will drive solar power success

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Iberdrola and MAPFRE create a strategic alliance to invest together in renewable energy in Spain

The joint venture is starting out with 230 MW: 100 MW of operational wind power and 130 MW of photovoltaic under development, and will be adding more green energy projects to reach a portfolio of up to 1,000 MW Agreement between leaders: Iberdrola brings on board a leading national partner to develop its renewable growth … Continue reading Iberdrola and MAPFRE create a strategic alliance to invest together in renewable energy in Spain

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Daimler and Statkraft have signed a PPA to use wind power and solar energy to power Mercedes factories

Daimler and Statkraft have signed a renewable Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) to use wind and solar energy to power Mercedes factories, 24/7. An increasing number of big industrial players are looking to decarbonise their operations through these agreements with renewables. Daimler have already signed PPAs with wind farms in Germany and Poland. But this new … Continue reading Daimler and Statkraft have signed a PPA to use wind power and solar energy to power Mercedes factories

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World Adds Record New Wind Energy and Solar Power Capacity in 2020

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, more than 260GW of renewable energy capacity added globally in 2020, beating previous record by almost 50%. IRENA Director-General Francesco Camera hails start of ‘decade of renewables’  Global renewable energy capacity additions in 2020 beat earlier estimates and all previous records despite the economic slowdown that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. According … Continue reading World Adds Record New Wind Energy and Solar Power Capacity in 2020

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The American Jobs Act prepares us for a 21st century clean energy economy

Yesterday the Biden administration unveiled The American Jobs Plan— the largest infrastructure investment plan in decades– featuring a strong emphasis on clean energy. If enacted, this proposal would jumpstart the U.S. economy and pull us out of the pandemic-induced recession while achieving marked progress in the fight against climate change. It was a truly historic … Continue reading The American Jobs Act prepares us for a 21st century clean energy economy

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American Clean Power Association Statement on American Jobs Plan

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement on the American Jobs Plan. “Simply put, this is a plan to put steel in the ground to build a clean infrastructure system that will be the envy of the world. We can’t afford to miss this moment. We’re staring in the face of a … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on American Jobs Plan

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Celebrating clean power leadership during Women’s History Month

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I have reflected on all the present-day women making history around me. While gender equity is just one of the many improvements we hope to see in America, it’s interesting for me as a recent college graduate and new addition to the clean energy workforce to notice … Continue reading Celebrating clean power leadership during Women’s History Month

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Statkraft supplies solar and wind power on a large scale

Statkraft, together with Enovos, is integrating additional solar and wind power volumes on an industrial scale into the Mercedes-Benz green power concept. In Germany, in addition to the production plants for passenger cars, vans, trucks and buses, all other Daimler Group locations will also be supplied with the green power. These include the central and … Continue reading Statkraft supplies solar and wind power on a large scale

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American Clean Power Association

On January 7, the American Clean Power Association (ACP) notified and filed an application to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for the transfer of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) standards accreditation, with an expanded scope. On February 16, the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) approved ACP’s application. ANSI published the scope in their … Continue reading American Clean Power Association

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Wind Power and Solar Energy Can Improve Energy Security and Independence in Albania

IRENA’s renewables readiness assessment offers Albania recommendations to align energy policy with growth and climate agendas. A new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that Albania could significantly improve its energy security and reduce energy system vulnerability to climate impacts, by deploying its vast solar and wind resources. Full exploration … Continue reading Wind Power and Solar Energy Can Improve Energy Security and Independence in Albania

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EDPR, Schneider Electric y Vestas join as a new members of RES4Africa Foundation

RES4Africa Foundation welcomes the three new members EDP Renewables, Schneider Electric and Vestas. The new membership of the three European companies, leading in the renewable energy sector at international level, was announced yesterday during the last Executive Committee of the Foundation, which has been involved in the promotion of green energy in Africa since 2012. The … Continue reading EDPR, Schneider Electric y Vestas join as a new members of RES4Africa Foundation

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EDP Renováveis signs a Build & Transfer Agreement for a 200 MWac solar project in the U.S.

The agreement, signed with NIPSCO, enables the the development and construction of a solar park in Indiana, which is scheduled to reach COD by 2022. The deal will contribute to the 2021-25 asset rotation programme announced by EDPR at its last Capital Market’s Day. EDPR has now 2.5 GW of capacity secured in the U.S. … Continue reading EDP Renováveis signs a Build & Transfer Agreement for a 200 MWac solar project in the U.S.

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Acciona will supply certified renewable electricity to Fnac Portugal

ACCIONA and Fnac Portugal are enhancing their collaboration in climate action and the Green Economy with the renewal of ACCIONA’s 100% renewable energy supply contract that serves Fnac’s 46 stores in Portugal. Under the contract, ACCIONA will provide Fnac Portugal with almost 13,000MWh of renewable capacity, certified with 100% Renewable Guarantees of Origin by the … Continue reading Acciona will supply certified renewable electricity to Fnac Portugal

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Angola: African Development Bank funds $530 million electricity project to expand renewable energy and regional connectivity

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions. The north of Angola has a surplus of more than … Continue reading Angola: African Development Bank funds $530 million electricity project to expand renewable energy and regional connectivity

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Fast-Track Energy Transitions to Win the Race to Zero

World Energy Transitions Outlook outlines global strategies towards carbon-neutrality and leads way to a climate-safe 1.5°C pathway by 2050. Proven technologies for a net-zero energy system already largely exist today, finds the preview of World Energy Transitions Outlook by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable power, green hydrogen and modern bioenergy will dominate the … Continue reading Fast-Track Energy Transitions to Win the Race to Zero

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First green energy project in Burkina Faso for PIDG company Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund

Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) lends €29 million to support construction of 30MW solar plant to supply national grid; 20th clean energy project for EAIF. The West African country of Burkina Faso is to get a new large-scale renewable energy plant, it was announced today, 15th March. Located some 250km south east of the nation’s … Continue reading First green energy project in Burkina Faso for PIDG company Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund

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