Category Archives: Other renewables

Wind energy, other renewable energy sources are the answer to climate change

With more than 22,000 employees in Texas, America’s wind energy industry feels the pain inflicted by Hurricane Harvey. Wind companies have pledged $1 million to Habitat for Humanity to help Texas communities recover from the disaster. But wind energy is helping Texas recover in other ways as well. Our industry has invested more than $38 … Continue reading Wind energy, other renewable energy sources are the answer to climate change

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Vietnam: wind energy has potential of about 12 GW

The figures were announced in the Viet Nam Energy Outlook Report 2017, released at an event co-organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Embassy of Denmark yesterday in Ha Noi. The report, compiled by Viet Nam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and Denmark’s Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate, aims to … Continue reading Vietnam: wind energy has potential of about 12 GW

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Debating the future of Europe’s electricity markets in Tallinn

WindEurope is in Tallinn today to take part in a conference on ‘Europe’s Future Electricity Markets’ organised by the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council. EU Energy Ministers are gathering in Estonia’s capital to discuss the Clean Energy Package, making this event an excellent opportunity to network with senior officials. The event comes at a … Continue reading Debating the future of Europe’s electricity markets in Tallinn

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Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost. Green power outlook presented by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The cost of renewables is plunging faster than forecasters anticipated just a few years ago as as technologies like gigantic wind turbines arrive on the market. That’s the conclusion of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, whose founder Michael Liebreich … Continue reading Renewables will increasingly challenge fossil fuels on cost

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Wind energy can be a key player in new Industrial Policy Strategy

The European Commission today published its new Industrial Policy Strategy, which aims to provide a boost to Europe’s industry, making it stronger and more competitive. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, commented on the Strategy: “WindEurope very much welcomes the European Commission’s new Industrial Policy Strategy, two of the pillars of which are digitalisation and industrial innovation. … Continue reading Wind energy can be a key player in new Industrial Policy Strategy

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Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

ACWA Power awarded 700 MW CSP fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park  at a levelised tariff of US $7.30 cents per kilowatt hour; a cost level that competes with fossil fuel generated electricity without subsidy for reliable and dispatchable solar energy through the night. By far the largest single-site thermo-solar … Continue reading Dubai to get Concentrated Solar Power Day and Night without subsidy at Lower Cost

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Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

The first-ever solar and wind power plant with the capacity of generating two megawatts of electricity was put into service  at the industrial park in western Herat province on Sunday. Water and Energy Minster Ali Ahmad Osmani, who inaugurated the plant, termed the $3.5 million project as “a biggest one” in Afghanistan.   He said … Continue reading Solar-wind power plant goes functional in Afghanistan

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DEWA Awards AED14.2 Billion Concentrated Solar Power Project With a Record Bid of USD 7.3 Cents Per kW/h to Generate 700MW

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved another world record by awarding the 700MW AED14.2 billion fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This is the largest single-site Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. The contract is awarded to a … Continue reading DEWA Awards AED14.2 Billion Concentrated Solar Power Project With a Record Bid of USD 7.3 Cents Per kW/h to Generate 700MW

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Wind industry at International Energy Charter: de-risk renewable energy investments

On 14 September 2017, WindEurope and the Industry Advisory Panel of the International Energy Charter jointly organized an event on “Promoting and De-risking Renewable Energy Investments.” The event was attended by government representatives, financial and legal institutions and energy companies. Discussions focused on the promotion of investors’ legal and financial certainty in renewable energy projects. … Continue reading Wind industry at International Energy Charter: de-risk renewable energy investments

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DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

One hundred tons of molten salt circulate through the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) test facility in Cologne. The molten salt is alternately heated and cooled from 250 to 560 degrees Celsius. Opened on 15 September 2017, the Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt (TESIS) is used … Continue reading DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

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WindEurope welcomes State of the EU speech

The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, today delivered his annual speech on the State of the European Union at the European Parliament. WindEurope welcomed the speech today, in which President Juncker announced the new industrialisation strategy and placed a strong emphasis on climate action. The speech also looked at Europe’s current political and … Continue reading WindEurope welcomes State of the EU speech

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Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) to welcome African energy leaders to Casablanca this November

The Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) (http://APO.af/do7jy9) and the preceding Gas Options: North & West Africa meeting will take place from 29th November – 1st December 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Casablanca. As the officially labelised side-event of COP22, the Africa Renewable Energy Forum was first held in Marrakesh from 2-4 November 2016 under … Continue reading Africa Renewable Energy Forum (ARF) to welcome African energy leaders to Casablanca this November

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Advanced Energy Buyers Group to Focus on Policy for Corporate Procurement

Today, national business organization Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) announced the launch of the Advanced Energy Buyers Group, a collection of large energy users seeking to expand access to energy that is secure, clean, and affordable. The Advanced Energy Buyers Group brings together corporate leaders committed to changing the policy landscape to increase opportunities for purchasing … Continue reading Advanced Energy Buyers Group to Focus on Policy for Corporate Procurement

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The Netherlands backs 3.21 GW of renewable energy projects

The Dutch government has allocated subsidy grants to thousands of domestic renewable energy projects, with a combined power-generating capacity of 3.21 GW. The awards were made under the ‘Spring Round’ of its 2017 SDE+ (Stimulation of Renewable Energy Production) subsidy programme. SDE+, managed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) on behalf of the Dutch government, … Continue reading The Netherlands backs 3.21 GW of renewable energy projects

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UAE- Clean energy on focus

Through its participation at Expo 2017 Astana, the UAE is looking to implement the benefits and lessons as it gears up for the big ‘six-month’ event in 2020. Under the theme Future Energy, the UAE pavilion displayed its key renewable energy projects to over 500,000 visitors through a series of features and activities that explored … Continue reading UAE- Clean energy on focus

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Plan for 100% renewable energy is possible, practical, and the smart thing to do

Since 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating the scientific, engineering, and economic potential of transitioning the world’s energy infrastructures to 100% … Continue reading Plan for 100% renewable energy is possible, practical, and the smart thing to do

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Iran building solar power plant in Persian Gulf

Iran has started the construction of a 10-megawatt solar power plant on Qeshm Island, the first photovoltaic power station on the Persian Gulf island, a media report said on Saturday. Hamidreza Momeni, Managing Director of Qeshm Free Trade Zone, said on the sidelines of the ceremony for the project that the plant will be built … Continue reading Iran building solar power plant in Persian Gulf

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WWEA to Conduct Renewable Energy Dialogues Across Pakistan

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the Alternative Energy Development Board of Pakistan with the support of Heinrich B?ll Stiftung Pakistan (hbs) have been working together for the growth of renewable energy in Pakistan since 2013. The work has been primarily focused on wind energy ranging from research based advocacy and policy recommendations to … Continue reading WWEA to Conduct Renewable Energy Dialogues Across Pakistan

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China’s amazing green shift to solar power, wind energy and water power

China’s energy-related agencies, the National Energy Administration (NEA) and the China Electricity Council (CEC), have released data on the operation of China’s electric power system in the first half of 2017 (1H 2017), noting that renewable sources (water, wind and sun) accounted for just on 69.8% of new capacity added, with thermal sources (mainly coal) … Continue reading China’s amazing green shift to solar power, wind energy and water power

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Enel mulls restructuring of Chilean renewables assets

Italian power group Enel said it is considering a possible corporate reorganisation of its renewables assets in Chile. The overhaul would involve simplifying the ownership structure of the group’s Chilean listed companies, Enel explained in a press statement. It would also include the integration of Chilean renewable assets held by another Enel Group company – … Continue reading Enel mulls restructuring of Chilean renewables assets

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