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Chinese energy expert calls for accelerated green, low carbon development

A Chinese energy expert on Saturday challenged the global community to accelerate green and low carbon development. Cheng Zhiqiang, deputy secretary general of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization (GEIDCO), said that sustainable urban development is faced with climate change, environmental pollution, health and poverty challenges. “The root cause of these challenges is the … Continue reading Chinese energy expert calls for accelerated green, low carbon development

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IRENA to Drive Clean Energy Transition at Ministerial in Vancouver

From 27-29 May, Ministers from over 25 countries will gather in Vancouver to accelerate progress towards a clean energy future. The objective of this year’s 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) and 4th Mission Innovation (MI-4) hosted by Canada is to advance the development of clean energy policy, technology and innovation globally. The Canadian host will … Continue reading IRENA to Drive Clean Energy Transition at Ministerial in Vancouver

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The cost of generating wind energy and solar power has fallen

It’s the moment the global sustainable energy market has been waiting for. Battery technology, the essential element in ensuring continuity of supply from weather-dependent sources such as wind and solar, has suddenly become cost competitive. Since 2010, the benchmark price for solar has dropped 84%, offshore wind by more than half and onshore wind by … Continue reading The cost of generating wind energy and solar power has fallen

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Total installed wind power capacity reached 189 GW by the end of March in China

China added 5.2 gigawatt of new solar power capacity in the first quarter, the National Energy Administration said in a briefing on Monday, which includes 2.4 GW from solar farms and 2.8 GW of new distributed solar projects. The country also added 4.78 GW of wind energy between January and March, the NEA said. Total … Continue reading Total installed wind power capacity reached 189 GW by the end of March in China

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Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity

Rising energy demand and a commitment to divert hydrocarbons to processing and export has incentivised a shift toward renewables in Saudi Arabia, with the Kingdom set to become the region’s largest market for wind energy components and services. Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity over the next … Continue reading Saudi Arabia is on track to add 6.2 GW of installed wind energy capacity

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Russia does not have a strong commitment to renewable energy compared to most countries

Russian hydropower company RusHydro has launched a wind power plant in Russia’s Arctic region. It’s far from a signal that fossil-fuel-hungry Russia is going green, but it’s a start. Russian company RusHydro has launched a 900-kilowatt (KW) wind power plant in the Arctic settlement of Tiksi in the Yakutia region in Russia’s Far East. Some … Continue reading Russia does not have a strong commitment to renewable energy compared to most countries

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Renewable energy capacity reached 2,351GW by the end of last year

IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity Statistics 2019, the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible figures on renewable energy capacity indicates growth in all regions of the world, although at varying speeds. Renewables now account for a third of all power capacity installed around the world. That’s according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency … Continue reading Renewable energy capacity reached 2,351GW by the end of last year

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Auction of solar power and wind energy in Colombia allocates 1,398 MW of renewable energy

The auction assigned responsibilities to six wind power projects for 1,160 megawatts, located in La Guajira, and two solar generation projects for 238 megawatts, in the department of Cesar.  “Today I want to tell you that the renewable energy revolution started in Colombia, because last night we closed the reliability auction and investments and projects … Continue reading Auction of solar power and wind energy in Colombia allocates 1,398 MW of renewable energy

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India projected to be on track to achieve its Paris climate change agreement target

India, which is successfully pushing its aggressive policy of adding renewable energy to its energy profile, is projected to be on track to achieve its target set under the historic Paris climate change agreement, a top US energy expert has said. Testifying before a Congressional Committee on Paris Climate Agreement Commitment, an energy expert from … Continue reading India projected to be on track to achieve its Paris climate change agreement target

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Colombia’s first non-conventional renewable energy tender

Despite the recognition that there is a solid pipeline of wind energy and solar power projects ready to start up a competitive renewable energy market, the Colombian authorities couldn’t award contracts in the first tender round to any of power projects that were entered. This was due to a technical issue that the bidding offers … Continue reading Colombia’s first non-conventional renewable energy tender

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China Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has acquired three solar and wind power plants in Brazil

China Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has acquired three solar and wind power plants in Brazil from Italian power generation group Enel and in so doing steps up China’s considerable footprint in Brazil’s energy provision. The deal was signed on 16 January between Enel subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participacoes (EGP Brazil), and CGN Energy International … Continue reading China Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has acquired three solar and wind power plants in Brazil

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Albania Adopts New Support Schemes For Solar Power And Wind Energy Plants

lbania is almost entirely depending on hydro power as over than 95% of the electricity is generated by hydropower plants. This disbalance underestimated the great potential that Albania has in developing other sources of renewables, such as solar or wind power plants. In February 2017, the Parliament approved the new law on Incentives for Using … Continue reading Albania Adopts New Support Schemes For Solar Power And Wind Energy Plants

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Enel sells 540 MW of renewable capacity in Brazil

Agreement signed with Chinese company CGNEI to sell 100% of solar plants Nova Olinda (292 MW) and Lapa (158 MW) as well as the 90 MW Cristalândia wind farm. Enel S.p.A. (“Enel“), acting through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda (“EGP Brazil“), signed agreements with Chinese company CGN Energy International Holdings Co. … Continue reading Enel sells 540 MW of renewable capacity in Brazil

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Kazakhstan launches solar power and wind energy plants to boost share of renewables

Kazakhstan has launched two renewable power projects in the country – the Burnoye Solar Power Plant with a capacity of 100 MW in the country’s southern Zhambyl region and the first stage of the wind power station in the Tupkaragan district of the Mangystau region western Kazakhstan. Burnoye uses an environmentally friendly method of generating electricity that is able to … Continue reading Kazakhstan launches solar power and wind energy plants to boost share of renewables

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Angola aims to produce 800 megawatts of renewable energy by 2025

Angola will be producing 800 megawatts of renewable energy by 2025, with greater predominance in rural areas, the national director of Renewable Energies of the Ministry of Energy and Waters said on Wednesday in Luanda. Sandra Cristovão said that in Angola only 40% of the population has access to electricity, and the government’s objective is … Continue reading Angola aims to produce 800 megawatts of renewable energy by 2025

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As more solar and wind come onto the grid, prices go down

Wind and solar energy are growing rapidly in the U.S. As these energy sources become a bigger part of the electricity mix, their growth raises new questions: How do solar and wind influence energy prices? And since power plants last for decades, what should policymakers and investors think about to ensure that investments in power … Continue reading As more solar and wind come onto the grid, prices go down

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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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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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Researchers Develop a Water-based Battery to Store Solar and Wind Energy

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is shining and wind is blowing so it can be fed back into the electric grid and be redistributed when demand is high. The prototype manganese-hydrogen battery, reported April 30 in Nature … Continue reading Researchers Develop a Water-based Battery to Store Solar and Wind Energy

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U.S. solar, wind energy use on the rise

A new report from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) notes that solar and wind energy had a banner year in the United States in 2017, with more residents using renewables than the previous year. This news came paired with the assessment that, overall, the United States actually consumed less energy in both the residential … Continue reading U.S. solar, wind energy use on the rise

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