Category Archives: Other renewables

Wind power manages to suspend changes to clean certificates in Mexico

The renewable energy industry was able to permanently suspend the changes to the Clean Energy Certificates (CEL) imposed by the Ministry of Energy (Sener) at the end of October, so these modifications remained without force until the Judiciary resolves the amparo lawsuits that weigh on them. “The Judicial Branch of the Federation decided to keep … Continue reading Wind power manages to suspend changes to clean certificates in Mexico

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Trump leads climate denialism and mocks wind energy

He says that if she had won “the corrupt Hillary” the country would be full of wind turbines. It has been during a rally in the state of Pennsylvania, one of the most supporters of its policies and where steel companies are the major emitters of polluting gases. Faced with an audience delivered, the president … Continue reading Trump leads climate denialism and mocks wind energy

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UNDP and IRENA Poised to Support Breakthroughs on Renewables

Solar, wind energy, and hydro power offer affordable path towards clean energy for all – UNDP to help 100 countries strengthen their Nationally-Determined Contributions. Nations around the world should embark on a massive and immediate shift to renewable energy, the United Nations and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said today, adding that such a … Continue reading UNDP and IRENA Poised to Support Breakthroughs on Renewables

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Latin America and the Caribbean Announce Ambitious New Renewables Target

Latin America and the Caribbean holds tremendous renewable energy promise. IRENA’s recent ‘Future of Solar Photovoltaic’ report highlighted that the region’s solar energy capacity alone could grow by a factor of 40 by 2050 to more than 280 gigawatts (GW) thanks to an abundant resource endowment and strong enabling policies. Today, during UN Climate Conference … Continue reading Latin America and the Caribbean Announce Ambitious New Renewables Target

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Researchers develop new method to remove dust on solar panels

Taking a cue from the self-cleaning properties of the lotus leaf, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have shed new light on microscopic forces and mechanisms that can be optimized to remove dust from solar panels to maintain efficiency and light absorption. The new technique removed 98 percent of dust particles. In a new … Continue reading Researchers develop new method to remove dust on solar panels

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EDF Group steps up the pace in French wind energy and solar power

The leading electricity producer in terms of installed renewables capacity both in France and the European Union, the EDF Group has confirmed its acceleration of growth in the French renewables sector, with a 70% increase in gross renewable capacity at its EDF Renouvelables subsidiary over the last five years, an average growth rate of 12% … Continue reading EDF Group steps up the pace in French wind energy and solar power

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Small Island Developing States: Renewable Ambition in Pursuit of Climate Change Adaptation

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are amongst the most vulnerable countries in the world when it comes to climate change. At the same time, they are amongst the most ambitious when it comes to climate action. The progress of the energy transition in SIDS was the focus of several events for IRENA during COP25 where … Continue reading Small Island Developing States: Renewable Ambition in Pursuit of Climate Change Adaptation

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EBRD grants €45 million loan for Noor Midelt I concentrated solar power project

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted a €45 million loan for the construction of the Noor Midelt I hybrid concentrated solar power + PV plant. It will have a capacity of 800 MW. New funds have recently been allocated to the development of the Noor Midelt I hybrid solar project in … Continue reading EBRD grants €45 million loan for Noor Midelt I concentrated solar power project

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Decarbonisation of transport through renewables is possible

Electric vehicles (EVs) hold the key to unleash synergies between clean transport and low-carbon electricity. Just as future transport must be increasingly electrified, future power systems must make maximum use of variable renewable energy sources. Smart charging for EVs minimises their load impact and unlocks the flexibility to use more solar and wind power. This … Continue reading Decarbonisation of transport through renewables is possible

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Refractaris seeks in Africa and Asia to expand its international sales of shields for Concentrated Solar Power

The company Refractaris, located in the Montemayor municipality of Cordoba (Spain) and specialized in the design, production and installation of solutions aimed at protecting and isolating equipment of high temperatures above 500 degrees, has become a leader in concentrating solar thermal shields and seeks in Africa and Asia expand its international sales. As Extenda has … Continue reading Refractaris seeks in Africa and Asia to expand its international sales of shields for Concentrated Solar Power

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COP25 Energy Action Day Drives Climate-proofing of Global Energy Systems

“IKEA operates more wind turbines than it does stores” – this comment by Karol Gobczynsk, Head of Climate and Energy of the INGKA Group during the Energy Action Event in Madrid on 7 December typifies the dramatic change in the energy landscape which is currently underway. Just a few short years ago, it was inconceivable … Continue reading COP25 Energy Action Day Drives Climate-proofing of Global Energy Systems

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Wind energy already serves 6% of the world’s electricity demand

Renewable energy today employs twice as many people as the oil industry (oil and gas). The International Renewable Energy Agency estimates that photovoltaics, wind energy, concentrated solar power and other renewable energy employ more than eleven million people. The energy transition is a revolution. The wind power sector expects to install more electric power in … Continue reading Wind energy already serves 6% of the world’s electricity demand

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How China Moved From Leader To Laggard On Climate Change

When the economy was growing robustly, Beijing saw stronger environmental policies as core to its economic transformation. Today, with growth at its slowest pace since the early 1990s, that has changed. The FT reports. © Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Baoding, China | The smoggy city of Baoding is known for two things: donkey burgers, and solar panels. … Continue reading How China Moved From Leader To Laggard On Climate Change

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COP 25: Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs Must Double by 2030

Countries are being urged to significantly raise renewable energy ambition and adopt targets to transform the global energy system in the next round of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) that will be released at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. The report … Continue reading COP 25: Renewable Energy Ambition in NDCs Must Double by 2030

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OEM leaders from wind, solar and storage come together to discuss what’s next

AWEA’s just-completed Clean Energy Executive Summit is a one-stop shop to gather intel on the latest clean energy trends. At this year’s conference, attendees learned about current projections and industry forecasts, followed by a discussion of leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of wind, solar and storage technologies. These leaders spanned the pan-renewable spectrum and came … Continue reading OEM leaders from wind, solar and storage come together to discuss what’s next

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The renewable energy organizations see the Spanish Energy and Climate Plan ambitious but feasible

The main renewable energy organizations in Spain highlight that the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (Pniec) is «ambitious» but «feasible», and that proposals such as reaching 74% of renewable electricity generation in 2030 «could even be exceed». The president of Protermosolar, Luis Crespo, has pointed out that all actors must work «together and efficiently» … Continue reading The renewable energy organizations see the Spanish Energy and Climate Plan ambitious but feasible

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Wind energy, solar energy, oil, coal, natural gas and climate change

The greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change reached a record in 2019. Scientists’ warnings abound, and much of the world has long denied the effects of nature-causing gas emissions on climate change in the planet. Now, however, there is no way to ignore the protests: the facts and research show that we are close … Continue reading Wind energy, solar energy, oil, coal, natural gas and climate change

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Europe’s Just Transition Fund must rise to the challenge

On 3 December WindEurope Deputy CEO Malgosia Bartosik called for an ambitious Just Transition Fund – a “must have” if we want the energy transition to work for all Europeans. Bartosik spoke on a panel in Brussels about financing the energy transition alongside: MEP Jerzy Buzek; Marc Lemaître, Director General for Regional and Urban development … Continue reading Europe’s Just Transition Fund must rise to the challenge

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Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

Abengoa highlights the key role of hybridization with concentrating solar power, wind energy and PV for the energy transition during its participation in COP25. Miguel Méndez Trigo, director of Solar Technology of the company, described it as a key solution for decarbonization during his participation in the «Solar thermal electricity: an essential building block for … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

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5 large-scale concentrated solar power plants operational and 4 to complete in China

The year of 2019 already witnessed the successful completion of two more new-built concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in China, including Luneng Haixi 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project and Power China Gonghe 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project. Together with the three operational solar thermal plants finished in 2018, China now owns 5 large-scale … Continue reading 5 large-scale concentrated solar power plants operational and 4 to complete in China

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