Category Archives: OpEd

CLEANPOWER 2021 Community Service Project to Teach Salt Lake City Students About Renewables, Clean Power Careers

This week marks #GivingTuesday, a movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world. Established in 2012, Giving Tuesday has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity year-round. In the spirit of giving and making an impact in the communities where our industry … Continue reading CLEANPOWER 2021 Community Service Project to Teach Salt Lake City Students About Renewables, Clean Power Careers

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Energy Community Meets to Advance Off-Grid Renewables in Pursuit of SDGs and Climate Goals

Organised by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the fifth edition of the International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) will take place virtually next week from 7 to 9 December 2021. Now open for registrations, this year’s IOREC will shed light on the urgency to accelerate electrification efforts underscoring the specific opportunity off-grid renewable energy … Continue reading Energy Community Meets to Advance Off-Grid Renewables in Pursuit of SDGs and Climate Goals

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American Clean Power Association statement on BOEM approval of South Fork offshore wind power project

American Clean Power Association (ACP)?CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement after the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management issued its record of decision for the South Fork offshore wind project, which will be located 19 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island: “The American Clean Power Association applauds the decision by the Bureau of … Continue reading American Clean Power Association statement on BOEM approval of South Fork offshore wind power project

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IRENA and OLADE Reinforce Commitment to Boost Renewables in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), have signed a new agreement to work closely in efforts to scale up the deployment of renewable energy in the Latin American and Caribbean region as it pursues ambitious 2030 goals. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Alfonso Blanco, the Executive … Continue reading IRENA and OLADE Reinforce Commitment to Boost Renewables in Latin America and the Caribbean

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American Clean Power Association Announces CLEANPOWER 2021 Speakers

The American Clean Power Association today announced several of its headline speakers for its CLEANPOWER 2021 event in Salt Lake City on December 7-8.  CLEANPOWER 2021 will bring together the most knowledgeable minds in the clean energy industry and create a collaborative platform for discussing issues that are important to industry professionals and their companies. CLEANPOWER’s mission … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Announces CLEANPOWER 2021 Speakers

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Wind energy will be half of electricity in a climate neutral Europe

WindEurope’s 2021 annual event, “Electric City”, starts today. The three-day conference and exhibition will gather 400 exhibitors and more than 7,000 participants in Copenhagen’s Bella Center to explore the role of wind-based electrification in Europe’s future energy system. By establishing new partnerships beyond wind, “Electric City” aims to promote the use of wind energy across … Continue reading Wind energy will be half of electricity in a climate neutral Europe

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Wind energy digitalisation drives costs down and yields up

Digitalisation is playing an increasingly big role in wind energy but the industry has yet to tap its full potential. WindEurope’s newest report analyses the status of digitalisation, investigates the role of data and presents its vision on the evolution of digital applications and technologies towards 2030. Digitalisation has contributed to a reduction of wind … Continue reading Wind energy digitalisation drives costs down and yields up

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The influence of the wind energy on the Spanish electricity market

The wind energy is the electricity generation technology with the most installed capacity in Mainland Spain and the second that contributed the most to the generation mix in recent years, exerting a downward influence on market prices. This technology, together with combined cycle gas turbines, took coal out of the mix, helped to reduce GHG … Continue reading The influence of the wind energy on the Spanish electricity market

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ACP CEO Heather Zichal statement on House passage of the Build Back Better Act

American Clean Power Association CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act and advanced it to the Senate: “The American Clean Power Association applauds the House passage of the Build Back Better Act which includes the largest job-creating investment for clean energy in American … Continue reading ACP CEO Heather Zichal statement on House passage of the Build Back Better Act

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Lithuanian offshore wind power auction design proposals jeopardise the low-cost delivery of projects

Lithuania is preparing its regulatory framework for the development of offshore wind in its waters. And new proposed auction rules have recently emerged in the Lithuanian Parliament which will jeopardise the delivery of projects at the lowest cost for society. The Committees of Economic Affairs and Environment in the Lithuanian Parliament have recommended changes to … Continue reading Lithuanian offshore wind power auction design proposals jeopardise the low-cost delivery of projects

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Spain auctions 2.2GW of onshore wind energy and retracts clawback measures

The Spanish Government published the results of its 3.3GW technology-neutral renewable energy auction. Onshore wind won a total of 2.258MW at an average of €30.18. This is amongst the cheapest strike prices in Europe ever and only slightly above the price in January’s auction in Spain. These new projects will bring an investment of more … Continue reading Spain auctions 2.2GW of onshore wind energy and retracts clawback measures

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Clean Energy Growth Will Power Jobs for Our Nation’s Veterans

America is on the cusp of transforming its power grid to a low-cost, clean power system and our nation’s veterans stand to benefit through good-paying American jobs that our thriving industry is set to create during the next decade.  With national goals that include reducing America’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, decarbonizing the power grid by 2035, and generating 30 gigawatts of power from offshore wind by 2030, clean power … Continue reading Clean Energy Growth Will Power Jobs for Our Nation’s Veterans

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Reshaping the European Energy System: an impassioned call to action

Enel Green Power organized an event on October 27 as part of the EU’s Sustainable Energy Week. The speakers analyzed the need to address both economic and environmental issues, in order to create a just energy transition that leaves no one behind. This month the world’s attention may be focused on COP26 in Glasgow, but … Continue reading Reshaping the European Energy System: an impassioned call to action

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Building Enhanced Climate Ambitions with Renewable Energy

Energy sector remains the biggest contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, accounting for more than two-thirds of the total emissions. Therefore, transitioning to low-carbon energy sector is increasingly recognised as key to achieving carbon neutrality by mid-century and mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. Renewables present an innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective solution … Continue reading Building Enhanced Climate Ambitions with Renewable Energy

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COP-26: Abeeólica highlights that wind energy will receive large investments

The private sector took over COP-26 in the absence of some governments, not just the Brazilian. For the president of the Brazilian Wind Energy Association (Abeeólica), Elbia Gannoum, who has participated since the first day of the conference, this brings an optimistic reading of the event that discusses the course of the decarbonization of the … Continue reading COP-26: Abeeólica highlights that wind energy will receive large investments

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Accelerating the Global Energy Transition for a 1.5°C Future

“Placing priority on the people most affected, opens an opportunity to transition from an economy focused model of development into an integrated model that considers the wellbeing of the people and planet”, said Passy Amayo Ogolla from SDG 7 Youth, setting the scene at the opening of this COP26’s Energy Action Event in Glasgow. Under … Continue reading Accelerating the Global Energy Transition for a 1.5°C Future

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ACP CEO Heather Zichal statement on House of Representatives passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

After passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Heather Zichal CEO of the American Clean Power Association issued the following statement: “Today, after action by the U.S. House of Representatives, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)will be signed into law by President Biden.  The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will invest … Continue reading ACP CEO Heather Zichal statement on House of Representatives passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Wind and solar could power the world’s major countries most of the time

With the eyes of the world on the United Nations COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, strategies for decarbonizing energy infrastructure are a trending topic. Yet critics of renewables question the dependability of systems that rely on intermittent resources. A recent study led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine tackles the reliability question head-on.   In … Continue reading Wind and solar could power the world’s major countries most of the time

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GWEC and UN Sign Global Compact to Advance Offshore wind Energy

On Ocean Day at COP 26, the UN Global Compact launched a roadmap to advance offshore renewable energy using a climate-smart approach to ocean management, together with the offshore wind industry and the marine planning community.  In order to limit global warming to a 1.5° C increase in line with  the Paris Agreement targets, a … Continue reading GWEC and UN Sign Global Compact to Advance Offshore wind Energy

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We have the technology, social consensus and financial resources, but we need to be faster when it comes to decarbonisation

Iberdrola group chairman Ignacio Galán took part in The New York Times Climate Hub meeting organised in the context of COP 26 which is currently taking place in Glasgow. The panel discussion dealt with the most urgent questions of our time: How can we adapt and prosper on a warming planet? During the interview, Galán … Continue reading We have the technology, social consensus and financial resources, but we need to be faster when it comes to decarbonisation

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