Category Archives: Other renewables

Broad Energy Industry Coalition Encourages PJM to Continue to Examine Carbon Pricing in its Electricity Market

s U.S. policymakers look for cost-effective ways to tackle climate change, a diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations, and think tanks last week sent a letter encouraging PJM to continue its examination of the policy options and implications of carbon pricing in its market. The request comes at a time when many states in … Continue reading Broad Energy Industry Coalition Encourages PJM to Continue to Examine Carbon Pricing in its Electricity Market

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Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) celebrates the publication for public consultation by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies that, according to Protermosolar, simplifies the previous specific remuneration regime.For Protermosolar, one of the most attractive aspects of … Continue reading Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

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Ireland forms historic new government – promising a “revolution” in renewables

After long and difficult political discussions, Ireland has succeeded in forming a new government. The new three-party government coalition between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party marks unknown territory for Ireland. Before agreeing to the coalition, the three parties had to make a number of political compromises, amongst them a shared term: Fianna … Continue reading Ireland forms historic new government – promising a “revolution” in renewables

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Capacity charges, neglecting renewables intensifying Pakistan’s financial burden

Massive build-up of coal power projects in Thar and ignoring renewable energy both at policy and operational level have been intensifying Pakistan’s financial burden amidst the economic downturn induced by COVID-19, reveal two studies launched on Friday. High capacity payments to thermal and coal power generators coupled with surplus installed generation capacity have been adding … Continue reading Capacity charges, neglecting renewables intensifying Pakistan’s financial burden

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A robust wind energy and solar power industry – at the core of the European Green Deal

On 25 June WindEurope and SolarPower Europe joined forces for EU Sustainable Energy Week to host a panel discussion on the need for a coherent industrial strategy for renewables. The session opened with a scene-setting presentation from WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson. Wind is already 15% of the EU’s electricity mix and is a well-established, homegrown … Continue reading A robust wind energy and solar power industry – at the core of the European Green Deal

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Iberdrola, the Mondragon Group, Álava Regional Council and the EVE join forces to build the largest photovoltaic plant in the Basque Country

Iberdrola, the Mondragon Group, the Provincial Council of Alava and the Basque Government’s energy agency (EVE) have created a major Basque public-private partnership with the aim of building what will be the largest photovoltaic plant in the Basque Country: EKIENEA. The Basque electricity company has a 75 % stake; the EVE, backed by the Provincial … Continue reading Iberdrola, the Mondragon Group, Álava Regional Council and the EVE join forces to build the largest photovoltaic plant in the Basque Country

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Wind energy, solar and hydraulic production reached 40% of the total in Spain

The installed wind power and photovoltaic energy grew by 20% in 2019. The new report on the Spanish electricity sector prepared by the Naturgy Foundation also includes the increase in production with combined cycles last year, which acted as backup energy for renewables, as well as the increase in the tariff deficit. As stated in … Continue reading Wind energy, solar and hydraulic production reached 40% of the total in Spain

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Solar and wind power now cheaper than coal

IRENA found 56% of renewable capacity added last year achieved lower electricity costs than new coal power plants. Furthermore, by the end of 2021 it would be cheaper to build new photovoltaic facilities than to keep running active coal power plants of as much as 1.2 TW, more than half of the world total, according … Continue reading Solar and wind power now cheaper than coal

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IRENA Puts Energy Transformation at Heart of Sustainable Recovery Agenda

Report says targeted public spending and policy action will bring immediate jobs and boost GDP – provides recommendations how to maximise recovery while meeting climate goals. Governments can align immediate economic stimulus needs with medium to long-term decarbonisation and sustainable development objectives by targeting policy measures and public spending towards the energy transformation, a new … Continue reading IRENA Puts Energy Transformation at Heart of Sustainable Recovery Agenda

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New DLR institutes to research maritime energy systems and future mobility

On 23 June 2020, the Senate of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) gave the green light for the establishment of two new institutes. These will conduct research on innovative technologies for the mobility and energy transition. On 14 November 2019, the Budget Committee of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) … Continue reading New DLR institutes to research maritime energy systems and future mobility

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The Spanish Wind Energy Association positively value the RDL 23/2020 that promotes the role of wind power in the Spanish economic revival

AEE valuations on the RDL 23/2020 by which measures are approved to promote renewable energies and promote economic recovery The RDL is a necessary boost to take advantage of the potential of the wind sector in its contribution to the revival of the economy, its industrial driving effect on other sectors, its leadership in innovation … Continue reading The Spanish Wind Energy Association positively value the RDL 23/2020 that promotes the role of wind power in the Spanish economic revival

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Coalition Applauds FERC Decision to Hold Carbon Pricing Discussion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Wednesday seized a timely opportunity to facilitate a conversation on how competitive power markets can cost-effectively achieve carbon emissions reduction goals, says the Carbon Price Coalition, a diverse group of power generators, trade associations and think tank experts that in April called on FERC to explore the issue. … Continue reading Coalition Applauds FERC Decision to Hold Carbon Pricing Discussion

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Solar farms can increase biodiversity

With proper planning and ecological strategy Vattenfall’s solar power farms can contribute to a wider range of plant and animal life. 2020-06-18 Clemens van Gessel #Solarpower#Biodiversity In 2020 and 2021, Vattenfall will invest around  EUR 50 million in solar power and energy storage. When developing a solar farm a number of measures to reinforce ecology … Continue reading Solar farms can increase biodiversity

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REN21 Report shows renewables’ progress limited to power sector

Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport. Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report(GSR), released today. The journey towards climate disaster continues, unless we make an immediate switch … Continue reading REN21 Report shows renewables’ progress limited to power sector

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New Jersey Wind Port Will Help New Jersey Reach a 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Future

Today, New Jersey announced the development of the New Jersey Wind Port, the first port in the country to be built specifically for offshore wind marshalling and manufacturing. The port will be sited in the Lower Alloway Creek area in Salem County on Artificial Island next to the Hope Creek Nuclear Generation site. The project … Continue reading New Jersey Wind Port Will Help New Jersey Reach a 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Future

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Concentrating Solar Power Best Practices Report Is First of Its Kind

So, you want to build a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant. Have you developed a technical specification that clearly defines the key project requirements? Does your team have the relevant experience and knowledge to successfully deploy a solar thermal project? Have you designed your plant for the daily start-ups and transient conditions it will experience? … Continue reading Concentrating Solar Power Best Practices Report Is First of Its Kind

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Accelerate renewables and close coal-fired plants: the energy transition track

Imagine that the energy transition is a train track. Two parallel rails are ready to connect the energy mix of the past to the next station, which is sustainable development. On one rail runs renewable energies, which are pervading the nation faster and faster every day. On the other rail runs something equally important, the … Continue reading Accelerate renewables and close coal-fired plants: the energy transition track

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Dubai installs world’s tallest concentrated solar power tower

Dubai saw the lifting and installation of the Molten Salt Receiver, MSR, on top of the world’s tallest solar power tower at 262.44 meters, at the largest Concentrated Solar Power project in the world. World’s Tallest Solar Power Tower (Asharq Al-Awsat Ar) This is part of the 4th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al … Continue reading Dubai installs world’s tallest concentrated solar power tower

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Germany adopts National Energy & Climate Plan and an ambitious Hydrogen Strategy

Just 20 days ahead of Germany’s EU Council Presidency starting in July, the German Government finally approved its 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). They also adopted a new National Hydrogen Strategy. Both will be critical in shaping the EU green recovery. They will also shape Germany’s approach to its EU Presidency, where its … Continue reading Germany adopts National Energy & Climate Plan and an ambitious Hydrogen Strategy

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Acciona will supply certified 100% renewable electricity to the facilities of Madrid Calle 30

ACCIONA has been awarded the public contract to supply energy to Madrid Calle 30. The one-year contract will begin in June 2020. ACCIONA will supply certified 100% renewable electricity to the facilities of Madrid Calle 30, the firm that manages Madrid’s main ring road, as well as its surrounding infrastructure and areas. The contract encompasses … Continue reading Acciona will supply certified 100% renewable electricity to the facilities of Madrid Calle 30

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