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Wind power and photovoltaic production records in Europe

The German market had its first day of 2020 with a negative daily price yesterday, February 16, thanks to rising temperatures, lower demand and high wind production. Spain broke its historical record of instant photovoltaic production twice last week and Germany’s daily wind energy production also set a record. This week, prices are expected to … Continue reading Wind power and photovoltaic production records in Europe

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EU Funding Accelerates GE’s Development of World’s First SF6-free 420 kV Circuit-Breaker

EU’s LIFE program recognizes potential of GE’s Green Gas for Grid (g³) to help significantly cut global greenhouse gas emissions. GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE-GE) has been awarded €2.2 million through the European Commission’s LIFE climate action program to help fund the development of a sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)-free, 420 kiloVolt (kV) 63 kilo … Continue reading EU Funding Accelerates GE’s Development of World’s First SF6-free 420 kV Circuit-Breaker

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Wind power produced 20.3% of electricity in January in Spain

Wind energy, photovoltaic, hydraulic and concentrated solar power generated 41.6% of electricity in Spain. The demand for national electricity in January is estimated at 23,810 GWh, 3.1% lower than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects of the calendar and temperatures are taken into account, the figure drops 1.8% … Continue reading Wind power produced 20.3% of electricity in January in Spain

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Electric vehicle charging point number 15,000 now on the InCharge network

Vattenfall has just connected charging point number 15,000 to its international charging network InCharge. Vattenfall just connected charging point number 15,000 to its growing InCharge network that offers a full range of solutions for charging cars at home, at work and on the go. “It is fantastic to have now passed this milestone together with … Continue reading Electric vehicle charging point number 15,000 now on the InCharge network

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Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

Synthetic fuels, a test field for autonomous driving and a new research aircraft – the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is focusing on interdisciplinary research projects that will enhance Germany as a location for high-technology activities. DLR’s ‘Future Technologies for Society 2030’ strategy is centred on interdisciplinary ways of working … Continue reading Sustainable mobility – on the ground, at sea and in the air

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In 2019 connected 6,456 MW of wind energy and photovoltaic in Spain

Red Eléctrica de España promotes the integration of the renewable energy mix with operational measures and actions in more than 30 substations.The integration of this quota, especially in renewable wind power and photovoltaic technologies, has meant a historical record for the Spanish electricity system, contributing to the objectives of the energy transition established in the … Continue reading In 2019 connected 6,456 MW of wind energy and photovoltaic in Spain

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Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

Hydrogen will be the fuel of the future and step by step will replace all current fossil fuels. In AleaSoft an analysis of the impact of hydrogen on the energy sector has been carried out as a key factor in the ecological transition and a summary of the present and future use of this gas … Continue reading Hydrogen from wind energy and solar power, the future

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Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

Renewable energy has advanced since 2010 to the centre ground of global energy and development policy. Renewables have become the world’s primary source of new power capacity, outpacing all other forms of new generation put together. The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts … Continue reading Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

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Energy Transformation Can Create More than 40m Jobs in Renewable Energy

Renewable energy could employ more than 40 million people by 2050 under the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) climate safe energy path, according to a report published by the Agency during its 10th Assembly. The report finds that total energy sector employment can reach 100 million by 2050, up from around 58 million today should … Continue reading Energy Transformation Can Create More than 40m Jobs in Renewable Energy

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Renewable energy’s share of Germany rose to 46% last year

Renewable energy’s share of Germany’s overall power supply mix rose by 5.4 percentage points last year to 46%, data from Europe’s biggest state-funded research and development service showed.  Europe’s biggest economy is aiming for renewables to provide 65% of its power mix by 2030. It says it will abandon nuclear energy by 2022 and is … Continue reading Renewable energy’s share of Germany rose to 46% last year

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Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

An oft-repeated refrain—the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow—is sometimes seen as an impediment to renewable energy. But it’s also an impetus toward discovering the best ways to store that energy until it’s needed. Declining costs in available technologies have propelled interest in energy storage forward like never before. The price … Continue reading Declining renewable costs drive focus on energy storage

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Green New Deal route maps for each of 143 countries

Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5 ° C warming, air pollution kills more than 7 million people worldwide every year, and declining fossil fuels predict social instability. But recently, during the United Nations Madrid climate talks, world leaders have not agreed on a path forward. At the heart of the problem is the belief of some … Continue reading Green New Deal route maps for each of 143 countries

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Zimbabwe is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources largely untapped

Zimbabwe is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources such as solar and hydropower near natural landmarks such as Victoria Falls—not to mention biomass, geothermal, and wind energy—that present a major opportunity for investment. But these resources have remained largely untapped. Since his appointment in May, Zimbabwe’s energy and power development minister, Fortune Chasi, has frantically … Continue reading Zimbabwe is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources largely untapped

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Making a Hub in Wind Power and Technology R&D

The best opportunities for Taiwan to play a strong regional role may lie with its fast-developing capability in offshore wind power and its already well-established foundation as a high-tech R&D center.  Taiwan has big expectations for wind power, especially offshore installations – and not only as a means of generating enough electricity to enable renewables … Continue reading Making a Hub in Wind Power and Technology R&D

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Ørsted and partners secure funding for renewable hydrogen project

Within energy, Avedøre is best known for housing Ørsted’s large biomass-fuelled CHP plant, Avedøre Power Station, but in the future, the area might become home to more than heat and power production. This became clear when the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) under the Danish Energy Agency decided to support the H2RES project … Continue reading Ørsted and partners secure funding for renewable hydrogen project

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AWEA and Alliance for Clean Energy New York urge Governor Cuomo to support carbon pricing as model for the nation

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) today urged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to support an innovative, first-in-the-nation proposal to account for the cost of carbon emissions in New York’s wholesale electricity markets, which would be the most cost effective way to meet the state’s … Continue reading AWEA and Alliance for Clean Energy New York urge Governor Cuomo to support carbon pricing as model for the nation

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Egypt will produce 61,000MW of renewable energy, of which 12,000MW concentrated solar power, and 18,000MW wind power

The 2035 Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy, which builds on previous strategies, emphasises the importance of renewable energy. Egypt intends to increase the supply of electricity generated from renewable sources to 20% by 2022 and 42% by 2035. Hafez Salmawi, former managing director of the Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency, said Egypt has benefited … Continue reading Egypt will produce 61,000MW of renewable energy, of which 12,000MW concentrated solar power, and 18,000MW wind power

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Wind energy generated 32.7% of electricity in November in Spain

Renewable energy covered 48.6% of electricity demand in November in Spain, wind power generated 32.7%, solar thermal 0.4% and photovoltaic 2.3%. The demand for national electricity in November is estimated at 21,966 GWh, 0.4% lower than that registered in the same month of the previous year. If the effects of the calendar and temperatures are … Continue reading Wind energy generated 32.7% of electricity in November in Spain

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Renewable hydrogen will help to become fossil free

Hydrogen can play an essential role for the decarbonisation of society and in particular reducing the CO2-emissions sectors such as steel and chemical industry but also heavy duty and public transport. Hydrogen Europe is a European branch association based in Brussels, representing more than 150 companies, national associations and research centres active in the area … Continue reading Renewable hydrogen will help to become fossil free

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New study sees drastic increase in data center energy consumption due to new 5G mobile communications standard

With the recent introduction of the 5G mobile communications standard, the energy requirements of data centers are set to increase drastically. This is the outcome of a study carried out by RWTH Aachen University, commissioned by E.ON. According to the study, 5G alone will further increase the already rapidly growing electricity demand in data centers … Continue reading New study sees drastic increase in data center energy consumption due to new 5G mobile communications standard

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