Category Archives: Other renewables

Iberdrola ramps up investment by 45% to €2.5 billion

Record investments for a green recovery Investment of €2.5 billion (+45%) in a single quarter: 92% is earmarked for grids (50%) and renewables (42%). The United States, Spain and Brazil account for nearly 80% of total investment Accelerating hiring: In the last 12 months, the number of new recruits across the Group has reached around … Continue reading Iberdrola ramps up investment by 45% to €2.5 billion

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100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power with 12 Hours Daily Thermal Energy Storage Closes Financing

ACWA Power has led South Africa’s largest renewable energy project Redstone CSP to financial close The ZAR 11.6 billion Redstone concentrated solar power plant will power 200,000 households upon completion Redstone CSP Closes Financing May 2021 – ACWA Power Commercial operation scheduled to start in Q4 2023 ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor and … Continue reading 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power with 12 Hours Daily Thermal Energy Storage Closes Financing

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Debrief: What do all these new climate pledges mean for renewables?

The Leaders Climate Summit promised to be a big moment on the (so far virtual) road to COP26. With global leaders setting out their updated NDCs and climate strategies ahead of the Glasgow-bound conference in November, it’s fair to say that global climate ambition has never been higher. Now that the dust has settled, it … Continue reading Debrief: What do all these new climate pledges mean for renewables?

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Iberdrola puts its first photovoltaic plant in Teruel into operation

Its capacity adds to the almost 500 MW the company already operates in Aragon, where it will develop another 500 MW of green energy in the coming years The project preserves biodiversity and promotes the coexistence of renewable energies and agriculture and livestock farming activities through the use of the photovoltaic site for grazing sheep … Continue reading Iberdrola puts its first photovoltaic plant in Teruel into operation

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JC Sandberg Joins American Clean Power Association As Chief Advocacy Officer

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) announced today that JC Sandberg will assume the role of Chief Advocacy Officer (CAO). Sandberg brings to the job more than two decades of legislative, regulatory and corporate experience where he has established himself as a policy expert and trusted voice on energy and infrastructure issues. In this newly-created … Continue reading JC Sandberg Joins American Clean Power Association As Chief Advocacy Officer

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Transmission policy would unlock wind energy growth

Building just 22 high-voltage transmission lines that are currently on hold in the U.S. could increase national wind and solar generation by 50 percent and create approximately 1.2 million jobs, according to a new study from Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG). The report, titled Transmission Projects Ready to Go: Plugging into America’s Untapped … Continue reading Transmission policy would unlock wind energy growth

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Eu approves new German renewables law but sets unhelpful precedent by allowing short-term cuts in auction volumes

Last week the European Commission approved the latest amendments to the German Renewable Energy Act. This means Germany can now publish the results of its last onshore wind auction, and work on the relevant wind farms can start. But the Commission have set an unhelpful precedent by approving a new mechanism in the Act which … Continue reading Eu approves new German renewables law but sets unhelpful precedent by allowing short-term cuts in auction volumes

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The EU’s revised Industrial Strategy: towards a strategic approach to renewables

Today the European Commission published its revised Industrial Strategy. The revised Strategy is an update of its Industrial Strategy of March 2020. It contains several new measures aimed at accelerating the roll-out of wind energy and other renewables. And crucially it acknowledges the strategic importance of renewable energies as a key industry that will make … Continue reading The EU’s revised Industrial Strategy: towards a strategic approach to renewables

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Enel starts 1.5GW of wind energy and solar power in the United States

Enel Green Power North America has started construction on five new renewable energy projects in the US, including three hybrid renewable + storage projects and it’s largest solar plant in the US.The new wind, solar and hybrid projects are located in Texas (Roseland solar + storage, Blue Jay solar + storage and Ranchland wind + … Continue reading Enel starts 1.5GW of wind energy and solar power in the United States

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Wind power, responsible for a fifth of the electricity generated in April in Spain

46.2% of the monthly generation was of renewable origin between wind energy, hydroelectric, concentrated solar power and photovoltaic, and 68.1% was produced from technologies that do not emit equivalent CO2. Wind energy, responsible for 20.8% of the electricity produced in April, has increased its production by 12.3% compared to the same month in 2020. The … Continue reading Wind power, responsible for a fifth of the electricity generated in April in Spain

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Renewables supplied only a third of Africa’s electricity demand growth

Wind energy and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas trap. An analysis of global electricity revealed that wind and solar showed resilient growth in 2020 despite the pandemic, forcing a record fall in global coal power. The Global Electricity Review (https://bit.ly/3nMqxBv) published by energy think tank Ember (www.Ember-climate.org) analysed … Continue reading Renewables supplied only a third of Africa’s electricity demand growth

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IRENA Members Commit to Top Up Global Hydropower Fleet

IRENA Members and private sector representatives join forces to modernise and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe. This is one of the results of the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower organised by IRENA which aims to expand collaboration and action between the Agency’s global Membership on the continued deployment of … Continue reading IRENA Members Commit to Top Up Global Hydropower Fleet

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Ørsted completes Permian Energy Center

The company’s first utility-scale solar plus battery storage project of 460MWAC reaches commercial operation, making Ørsted the first developer to operate the full spectrum of new renewable technologies at utility scale in the US. Ørsted has completed its Permian Energy Center project, a 460 MWAC hybrid solar and battery storage facility located in Andrews County, … Continue reading Ørsted completes Permian Energy Center

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RWE can soon supply solar electricity from the Tagebau Inden open-cast mine

It is still a gravel surface on the western edge of the Tagebau Inden open-cast mine. When it is terminated at the end of 2029, this strip of land will become the banks of a lake. But it will be two decades before the first waves hit the shore – time enough to turn the … Continue reading RWE can soon supply solar electricity from the Tagebau Inden open-cast mine

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American Clean Power Association Supports SEIA Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol

The American Clean Power Association (ACP)?today issued the following statement in support of the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol. “The American Clean Power Association and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) stand shoulder to shoulder united in our commitment to the Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol. This is an important initiative driven … Continue reading American Clean Power Association Supports SEIA Solar Supply Chain Traceability Protocol

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Renault group signs agreement with Iberdrola to reach zero carbon footprint in its factories

Renault Group and Iberdrola today signed a strategic partnership to reduce the CO2 emissions of Renault’s energy consumption in Spain and Portugal. Under the agreement, Iberdrola will supply green energy on a long-term basis, while implementing heat electrification and energy efficiency systems at the manufacturer’s facilities. Additionally, Iberdrola will analyse on-site renewable projects, electrify mobility … Continue reading Renault group signs agreement with Iberdrola to reach zero carbon footprint in its factories

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Green electricity for green vehicles – RWE signs long-term contract with VW and Luxcara

10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with annual volume of up to 170 gigawatt hours  Green electricity to flow from Luxcara’s German solar farm to VW starting in 2022  VW and RWE in talks about further purchase agreements  RWE Supply & Trading will source electricity from Germany’s largest independent solar park from 2022 onwards and supply … Continue reading Green electricity for green vehicles – RWE signs long-term contract with VW and Luxcara

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Door to 1.5°C Still Open Says Francesco La Camera Following Biden Leaders Summit on Climate

The door is still open to achieve the 1.5°C goal by mid-century but the priority now is to move away from pledges and firmly towards implementation, said Francesco La Camera, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). His comments were made in the aftermath of the recently concluded Leaders Summit on Climate hosted by … Continue reading Door to 1.5°C Still Open Says Francesco La Camera Following Biden Leaders Summit on Climate

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The clean energy transition is already happening—the proof is all around us

Here’s a myth that needs to be put to bed—we’re just starting the clean energy transition. In reality, clean energy arrived years ago and power sources like wind and solar are supplying affordable, reliable, clean electricity to millions of U.S. homes and businesses. Clean energy isn’t a niche product or novelty; it’s a major American … Continue reading The clean energy transition is already happening—the proof is all around us

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Biden’s climate summit could mark a new beginning

On Earth Day, the world’s political leaders gathered at US President Joe Biden’s climate summit. If the world’s three largest economic blocs agree on the importance of carbon pricing, the summit will send a strong signal across the world. Opinion piece by Statkraft CEO, Christian Rynning-Tønnesen The period leading up to the UN Climate Change … Continue reading Biden’s climate summit could mark a new beginning

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