Category Archives: Other renewables

Spain to hold a new 3,000 MW renewable energy auction

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Thursday a new 3,000-megawatt (MW) renewables auction seeking wind power and solar photovoltaic capacity, following the success of last week’s auction round.   Rajoy said the new auction will be held before the summer and will contribute to improving competition in the domestic electricity market, as well as reduce energy … Continue reading Spain to hold a new 3,000 MW renewable energy auction

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Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide

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WindEurope discusses EU electricity market priorities at Florence Forum

On 16-17 May, WindEurope participated in the 32nd meeting of the European electricity regulatory forum (Florence Forum). Every year national regulators, Member State governments, the European Commission, system operators, power exchangers and market parties gather in this forum to discuss reforms to the EU internal electricity market.   WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson was invited to … Continue reading WindEurope discusses EU electricity market priorities at Florence Forum

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A new narrative for Europe

This year’s European Business Summit invited EU thought leaders to discuss Europe’s future. Around 2,500 delegates listened to 200 speakers on this two-day highlight in Brussels. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson deliberated in a panel with European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia and representatives from the steel, engineering and ICT sectors. Energy has … Continue reading A new narrative for Europe

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Switzerland vote for gradual nuclear phaseout

The Swiss appeared on Sunday to have voted in favour of a massive overhaul of the country’s energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. According to preliminary results ticking in shortly after voting stations closed at noon (1000 GMT), a majority of Swiss voters supported the shift … Continue reading Switzerland vote for gradual nuclear phaseout

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Sri Lanka betting big on renewable energy through competitive bidding route

With abundant wind and solar power potential, Sri Lanka is betting big on these electricity sources through competitive bidding for projects, a top government official in the power ministry said. The projects include a 100 MW floating solar power project on a reservoir, 60 MW of wind power on a distributed basis of 1 MW … Continue reading Sri Lanka betting big on renewable energy through competitive bidding route

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WindEurope tells Bulgaria to do the right thing on renewables before its EU Presidency starts next year

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at an energy markets conference in Sofia on 16 May. It was a major event with the Bulgarian Energy Minister, government officials, industry and other stakeholders. Bulgaria has 700 MW of wind power installed today, covering 4% of its electricity demand. Bulgaria is the biggest exporter of electricity in Southeast … Continue reading WindEurope tells Bulgaria to do the right thing on renewables before its EU Presidency starts next year

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Tunisia to produce over 210 MW of renewable energy

Operators willing to invest in solar photovoltaic and wind energy must submit their bids, no later than November 15, 2017, Minister of Energy, Mining and Renewable Energies, Hela Cheikhrouhou, said during a press conference on Wednesday .   She told reporters on the sidelines of the international show on renewable energies that the Department of … Continue reading Tunisia to produce over 210 MW of renewable energy

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Spain awards 3 GW of wind energy at clean power auction

Spain’s government has picked suppliers for 3 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power in an auction on Wednesday. The successful bidders will obtain regulated revenues in exchange for producing clean energy. Spanish wind energy producer Forestalia has obtained 1.2 GW, while Gas Natural has won 600 megawatts (MW), Endesa’s Enel Green Power 500 MW and Gamesa … Continue reading Spain awards 3 GW of wind energy at clean power auction

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Egypt plans to produce 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022

The vista in the central province of Minya is as empty as far as the eye can see except for rows and rows of solar panels and the blue sky above. The panels are helping Amr al- Saad’s 8-month-old power sta­tion address the worsening issue of brownouts and blackouts in the area. “A few years … Continue reading Egypt plans to produce 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2022

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National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect Electric Reliability

Today four national business groups representing the range of advanced and renewable energy companies in the United States submitted materials to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy market study he called for last month. The four groups developed separate analyses, based on existing sources and industry experience, showing that changing energy sources … Continue reading National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect Electric Reliability

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Tesla’s photovoltaic solar energy roofs cost less than its cars

Tesla Inc. has begun taking $1,000 deposits for its remarkable solar roof tiles—to be delivered this summer at a price point that could expand the U.S. solar market. Tesla will begin with production of two of the four styles it unveiled in October: a smooth glass and a textured glass tile. Roofing a 2,000 square-foot home in New York state—with … Continue reading Tesla’s photovoltaic solar energy roofs cost less than its cars

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Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform launched

Today, representatives from major organizations from all over the world have gathered in Bonn to launch the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform. During the launch event, some of the world’s most renowned experts on renewable energy presented solutions and strategies for achieving global 100% renewable energy, in line with the world’s climate change mitigation needs … Continue reading Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform launched

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Mexico announces schedule for third power auction

Mexico has published a call for bids for the country’s third electrical power auction aimed at attracting new investment in renewables. The winners will sign long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for clean energy supply, the energy secretariat SENER and the state energy control centre CENACE said in a joint statement. Public and private companies and … Continue reading Mexico announces schedule for third power auction

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DNV GL is looking up to fifteen expert Engineers in Renewable Energies, Sustainability, Digital Technologies and System Integration

DNV GL, the world’s largest technical and independent engineering consultancy firm for Energy companies, with a strong presence in Spain and a workforce of over 130, is now looking up to 15 Engineers to expand our professional team. We are seeking highly enthusiastic Engineers for our offices in Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona who wish to … Continue reading DNV GL is looking up to fifteen expert Engineers in Renewable Energies, Sustainability, Digital Technologies and System Integration

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WindEurope tells gas industry how best to integrate variable renewables

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the European gas industry at their annual “FLAME” event in Amsterdam today. He said the wind industry was working towards the long-term goal of 100% renewables but gas would have a role to play in the transition. On the role of gas in balancing wind, he said 5 things are … Continue reading WindEurope tells gas industry how best to integrate variable renewables

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The latest major American city to pledge 100 percent renewables: Atlanta

This week, the Atlanta City Council passed a measure to power the city entirely on renewables by 2035. The move also requires the the transition of all city operations – including powering public buildings – to 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. In doing so, Atlanta became the 27th city – the first in Georgia … Continue reading The latest major American city to pledge 100 percent renewables: Atlanta

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Iran offers renewables investment incentives

Iran is offering foreign and private domestic companies tax incentives and long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) to encourage investment and development of renewable energy generation projects in the country. Speaking last week at the first Iran-European Union Business Forum on Sustainable Energy, the president of Iran’s Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran, … Continue reading Iran offers renewables investment incentives

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California legislative leaders call for 100 percent renewable energy

Yesterday, the leader of the California Senate, Kevin de Leon, proposed a bill that would transition California to 100 percent renewable retail electricity. That would improve upon the state’s existing renewable energy standard, which calls for 50 percent renewables by 2030. Under the new legislation the state would hit that target five years early, and … Continue reading California legislative leaders call for 100 percent renewable energy

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Industry groups ask Secretary Perry for study of electricity markets

Three national business associations representing the wind, solar, and broad advanced energy industries have called on U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to “initiate a public process” to gather input to inform the 60-day study he has ordered on electricity markets and reliability. In a letter to Secretary Perry, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the American … Continue reading Industry groups ask Secretary Perry for study of electricity markets

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