Category Archives: Other renewables

Europe’s Just Transition Fund must rise to the challenge

On 3 December WindEurope Deputy CEO Malgosia Bartosik called for an ambitious Just Transition Fund – a “must have” if we want the energy transition to work for all Europeans. Bartosik spoke on a panel in Brussels about financing the energy transition alongside: MEP Jerzy Buzek; Marc Lemaître, Director General for Regional and Urban development … Continue reading Europe’s Just Transition Fund must rise to the challenge

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Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

Abengoa highlights the key role of hybridization with concentrating solar power, wind energy and PV for the energy transition during its participation in COP25. Miguel Méndez Trigo, director of Solar Technology of the company, described it as a key solution for decarbonization during his participation in the «Solar thermal electricity: an essential building block for … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power electricity: an essential building block for the energy transition

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5 large-scale concentrated solar power plants operational and 4 to complete in China

The year of 2019 already witnessed the successful completion of two more new-built concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in China, including Luneng Haixi 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project and Power China Gonghe 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project. Together with the three operational solar thermal plants finished in 2018, China now owns 5 large-scale … Continue reading 5 large-scale concentrated solar power plants operational and 4 to complete in China

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IRENA at COP25

IRENA will be present at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) that takes place in Madrid, Spain from 2 to 13 December 2019. Together with a wide range of partners, IRENA will ensure through a series of high-level events, panel discussions and initiatives, that renewable energy is at the highest level on the global agenda … Continue reading IRENA at COP25

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China’s climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy

As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for about 30% … Continue reading China’s climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy

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EDP Renewables installs a new energy storage system connected to a solar PV plant

EDP Renewables, a leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, has commissioned a battery energy storage system (BESS) today connected to the Bailesti solar PV plant in Romania. It is the company’s first energy storage plant connected to a solar PV plant; it previously set up another … Continue reading EDP Renewables installs a new energy storage system connected to a solar PV plant

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Hope or disaster at stake in Madrid climate talks

The decisions taken at climate change talks that started on December 2 in Madrid will define whether we take a path towards hope or a path towards disaster, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said. At a buzzing and colorful conference center in the Spanish capital the 25th Conference of the Parties, got underway, with policymakers … Continue reading Hope or disaster at stake in Madrid climate talks

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China concentrated solar power demonstration projects’ development

The year of 2018 witnessed the rapid growth of concentrated solar power (CSP) industry in China, a total capacity of 215 MW new concentrated solar power (CSP) projects were finished, which is almost 7 times of the 30 MW capacity made before that year. Coming to the year of 2019 for China, we are happy … Continue reading China concentrated solar power demonstration projects’ development

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Iberdrola will replace Lada and Velilla’s coal thermal plants with wind energy and solar power

The president of Iberdrola has proposed to the Ministry the closure of the Lada (Asturias) and Velilla (Palencia) plants and instead build 420 wind power and photovoltaic megawatts in the Velilla area and four ecological wind farms in Lada, which would add some 130 MW The president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, has announced that … Continue reading Iberdrola will replace Lada and Velilla’s coal thermal plants with wind energy and solar power

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Enel has started 220 MW solar plant Magdalena II

Enel, through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power México (“EGPM”), has started operations at its new 220 MW Magdalena II solar facility, the Mexican state of Tlaxcala’s first-ever renewable energy project, located in the municipalities of Tlaxco and Hueyotlipan. The project’s construction works involved an investment of around 165 million US dollars. The plant’s inauguration … Continue reading Enel has started 220 MW solar plant Magdalena II

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China helps Kazakhstan build solar and wind power plants

China has help implement two renewable energy projects in the Almaty region, southern Kazakhstan – the construction of a 5 MW wind farm and a 1 MW solar power station (SES), the Kazakh Energy Ministry said on 29 November. Following an agreement between the two countries in 2011, the Chinese side donated new equipment for … Continue reading China helps Kazakhstan build solar and wind power plants

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African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

The Bank is playing a leading role in guiding progress on climate change on the continent. The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025. The African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org) will on Monday kick off a campaign to plead the continent’s case at the world’s leading climate change … Continue reading African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

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Energy companies call for a more ambitious 2030 climate target for the EU

Today, in an open letter to European Environment and Climate Ministers, Ørsted and six other European energy companies support a carbon-neutral EU by 2050. These companies also ask the EU to increase the 2030 target for greenhouse-gas reduction to at least 55%. It is crucial that the EU speeds up the implementation of green energy solutions now … Continue reading Energy companies call for a more ambitious 2030 climate target for the EU

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New hope for Port Augusta’s failed SolarReserve Concentrated Solar Power project

Port Augusta’s failed solar thermal project has been revived by a South Australian company with big plans for the ill-fated Aurora site. Thermal energy storage company 1414 Degrees is set to acquire SolarReserve Australia, which owns the Aurora Solar Energy Project near Port Augusta and two solar sites in New South Wales. NEW LIFE: 1414 … Continue reading New hope for Port Augusta’s failed SolarReserve Concentrated Solar Power project

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The Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power, in Chile, is 85%

The Spanish companies Abengoa and Acciona have celebrated this week the manufacture and assembly of the last of the heliostats that form the solar field of Cerro Dominador: the first solar thermal plant in the tower of Latin America, owned by the funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners and our construction is being carried … Continue reading The Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power, in Chile, is 85%

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Solar Thermal Electricity: An Essential Building Block for The Energy Transition

This year the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 will take place from 2 to 13 December 2019 at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, in Spain, under the incoming Presidency of the Government of Chile. The EU and its Member States will take part as Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). ESTELA will … Continue reading Solar Thermal Electricity: An Essential Building Block for The Energy Transition

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Vattenfall builds its first floating solar farm

The first floating solar farm developed by Vattenfall will be built in the Netherlands. In late December, Vattenfall will start construction of the solar farm, which will have a capacity of 1.2 megawatt. Space for building solar farms is scarce in the Netherlands. One solution is to construct floating solar farms, for example on ponds and … Continue reading Vattenfall builds its first floating solar farm

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Building Capacity on Bankable Power Purchase Agreements in Pacific Islands

Committing private capital to the deployment of renewable energy projects in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) has been the focus of a roundtable that kicked off on Monday 25 November 2019 in Nadi, Fiji. The capacity building roundtable on the design of bankable power purchase agreements in the Pacific SIDS was organised by … Continue reading Building Capacity on Bankable Power Purchase Agreements in Pacific Islands

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The photovoltaic solar energy capacity will exceed 8,000 GW by 2050

Wind energy and concentrated solar power have reduced their costs significantly, but it is photovoltaic that has reduced their costs dramatically thanks to China. Annual investments of more than 7 billion would see Latin America’s photovoltaic capacity increase from the current 7 gigawatts (GW) to more than 280 GW by mid-century, although Asia, North America … Continue reading The photovoltaic solar energy capacity will exceed 8,000 GW by 2050

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