Category Archives: Other renewables

Shanghai Electric Makes Significant Progress on the CSP Tower and Parabolic Trough Plant in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Shanghai Electric (“Shanghai Electric” or “the Company”) (601727.SS and 02727.HK) announced that the first molten salt tank hydro test for the Parabolic Trough Plant-II (PT2) of the fourth phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al MaktoumSolar Park was carried out on May 9, the positive results of which laid a crucial foundation for the next phase … Continue reading Shanghai Electric Makes Significant Progress on the CSP Tower and Parabolic Trough Plant in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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Plan for a competitive green-hydrogen industry by 2030

Unlocking the Green Hydrogen Revolution, a new whitepaper from Siemens Gamesa, sets out a roadmap to drive down the cost of green hydrogen production within the next decade Green hydrogen price parity with fossil-based hydrogen achievable from onshore wind by 2030 and offshore wind by 2035 with appropriate policy frameworks and market mechanisms in place … Continue reading Plan for a competitive green-hydrogen industry by 2030

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Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant inaugurated in Chile

The concentrated solar power plant, built by a consortium formed by Abengoa and Acciona for EIG Global Energy Partners, has a capacity of 110 MW and is the first of its kind built in Latin America. Yesterday, June 8, the Cerro Dominador solar thermal plant was officially inaugurated. It has been built by a consortium … Continue reading Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant inaugurated in Chile

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EIG-Owned Cerro Dominador Inaugurates Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant in Chile

First CSP Plant in Latin America to Provide 100% Renewable Energy on 24-Hour Basis. Facility to Supply Chilean National Electrical System with Flexible, Reliable and Safe Energy. EIG, a leading institutional investor to the global energy sector and one of the world’s leading infrastructure investors, today announced the inauguration of the Cerro Dominador solar complex … Continue reading EIG-Owned Cerro Dominador Inaugurates Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant in Chile

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IRENA Members Contribute to G20 Action Agenda on Offshore Renewables

On the occasion of the 2021 World Ocean Day, over 70 IRENA members and private sector representatives came together in a Collaborative Framework on Ocean Energy and Offshore Renewables to accelerate the deployment of ocean technologies worldwide. Energy from the sea and through offshore renewables is increasingly recognised as significant climate solution for the power … Continue reading IRENA Members Contribute to G20 Action Agenda on Offshore Renewables

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Clean Energy Boom to Create Quality American Jobs

New U.S. jobs report shows America’s clean energy transition will drive massive expansion of good-paying jobs in wind energy, solar, and energy storage. America’s decarbonization has the potential to create 500,000 – 600,000 new jobs for American workers across the solar, wind, and battery storage technologies by 2030, according to the new 2021 Clean Energy … Continue reading Clean Energy Boom to Create Quality American Jobs

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CLEANPOWER 2021 kicks off today!

Today, ACP kicks off what is set to be a monumental industry event. The CLEANPOWER Virtual Summit will be an unparalleled opportunity to interact directly with policy makers at this critical time in the national debate. Featuring a dynamic lineup of speakers ranging from elected officials to business leaders and policy experts, the June 7 -10 summit will showcase how … Continue reading CLEANPOWER 2021 kicks off today!

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Universal Access to Sustainable Energy Will Remain Elusive Without Addressing Inequalities

Sustainable solutions must target African countries left behind in quest for global energy access. During the last decade, a greater share of the global population gained access to electricity than ever before, but the number of people without electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa actually increased. Unless efforts are scaled up significantly in countries with the largest … Continue reading Universal Access to Sustainable Energy Will Remain Elusive Without Addressing Inequalities

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China and IRENA Boost Ties as Leading Renewables Market Eyes Carbon Neutrality Goals

IRENA and National Energy Administration of China sign MoU to advance the transition and cooperate on market development. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and the National Energy Administration of the People’s Republic of China (NEA) have today agreed to work to strengthen cooperation as the world’s largest renewable energy market builds momentum towards the … Continue reading China and IRENA Boost Ties as Leading Renewables Market Eyes Carbon Neutrality Goals

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Solar & Wind energy Are 93.8% of New U.S. Electrical Generating Capacity for 1st Third 2021

According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data recently released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), wind and solar resources provided nearly all (93.84%) of the new electrical generating capacity added in the U.S. during the first four months of 2021 .    FERC’s latest monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” report (with … Continue reading Solar & Wind energy Are 93.8% of New U.S. Electrical Generating Capacity for 1st Third 2021

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World Resources Institute and Ørsted: How governments can scale up private sector investment in the renewable energy transition

Governments must work with the private sector to scale up much needed investments through conducive regulatory frameworks and policy solutions to speed up the decarbonization of the energy sector and avert the worst effects of climate change, says WRI and Ørsted in their new joint working paper. To achieve a net-zero society by 2050 and … Continue reading World Resources Institute and Ørsted: How governments can scale up private sector investment in the renewable energy transition

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More proof the clean energy transition is well underway: An oil and gas major embraces renewables

While some observers might claim we’re on the cusp of a clean energy transition, the reality is a widespread shift to renewables began years ago. The U.S. already has enough clean energy capacity to power 50 million homes, and over 300,000 Americans already have direct clean energy jobs. Economics are one of the biggest drivers. … Continue reading More proof the clean energy transition is well underway: An oil and gas major embraces renewables

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Ron Wyden join Next Week’s CLEANPOWER Headliners

Pelosi and Wyden join all-star lineup of speakers including John Kerry, Gina McCarthy,Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Joni Ernst,Richard Glick, Anne Finucane, and Andrew Steer CLEANPOWER 2021 starts next Monday and the American Clean Power Association (ACP) is honored to add House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Ron Wyden to the list of VIP … Continue reading House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Ron Wyden join Next Week’s CLEANPOWER Headliners

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First floating solar power plant in Albania starts commercial operations

Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy generator, in cooperation with Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun has started commercial operations at the first unit of its floating solar project in Albania, further contributing to the country’s renewable energy journey. The project is placed at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72-megawatt Banja hydropower plant. … Continue reading First floating solar power plant in Albania starts commercial operations

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Agrivoltaics at Cohuna: making the best use of Australia’s land and sun

Our global experimental program, which began in January in Europe, continues at the Cohuna photovoltaic plant, in the Australian state of Victoria. Here, an innovation project in partnership with the State Department of Agriculture will establish which are the best pastoral farming plants that can coexist with solar panels, in order to combine energy efficiency … Continue reading Agrivoltaics at Cohuna: making the best use of Australia’s land and sun

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ACP/MAREC Statement on Ohio SB 52

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?and Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition (MAREC Action) issued the following statement today regarding Ohio SB 52, which would dramatically curtail, if not halt, wind and solar development in the Buckeye State. “The American Clean Power Association (ACP) and Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition (MAREC Action) are disappointed to see that, in … Continue reading ACP/MAREC Statement on Ohio SB 52

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Enhanced Financial Instruments Needed to Accelerate Renewables Deployment in Tunisia

IRENA outlines recommendations to help country achieve its 30% renewables goal while boosting growth and development. Measures to reform the renewable energy sector’s financial instruments and encourage greater involvement from national financial institutions are critical to the achievement of Tunisia’s energy transformation goals, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy … Continue reading Enhanced Financial Instruments Needed to Accelerate Renewables Deployment in Tunisia

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Ørsted accelerates growth to realise its full potential as a global wind energy major

In connection with the company’s Capital Markets Day, the Board of Directors today approved Ørsted’s new strategic ambition and financial guidance. Over the past decade, Ørsted has built a global market-leading position in renewable energy with a total of 12 GW of installed renewable capacity. Looking ahead, the global build-out of renewable energy is expected … Continue reading Ørsted accelerates growth to realise its full potential as a global wind energy major

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Framework on Just and Inclusive Energy Transition

Representatives from over 50 IRENA member countries gathered for the first meeting of the Collaborative Framework for Just and Inclusive Energy Transitions. The meeting took place during the last week’s IRENA Council and was co-facilitated by the United States and South Africa. As IRENA members are stepping up action to meet global climate objectives and … Continue reading Framework on Just and Inclusive Energy Transition

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American Clean Power Association Statement on the Biden Administration’s Proposed Budget to Congress

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?issued the following statement today following the Biden-Harris Administration’s budget request submitted to Congress. “The American clean power industry applauds the Biden-Harris Administration’s budget for targeting funds to the most crucial initiatives needed to achieve America’s energy, climate, and economic goals. These funding levels for wind, solar, and energy storage … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Statement on the Biden Administration’s Proposed Budget to Congress

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