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#AmericanCleanPowerWeek: Celebrating The United States of Clean Energy

It’s #AmericanCleanPowerWeek!  Across the nation, we are celebrating the thriving clean energy industry—wind, solar, energy storage, and the transmission infrastructure that carries power to our homes and the places where we work.  But it’s not just about providing reliable and affordable energy.  Clean energy is powering good-paying American jobs across all 50 states. Today, on … Continue reading #AmericanCleanPowerWeek: Celebrating The United States of Clean Energy

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Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 12 Million Globally

Renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.5 million in 2019, according to the eighth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021. The report was released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) at a high-level opening of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework … Continue reading Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 12 Million Globally

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RWE and John Cockerill to build German test facility for Dutch circular and green hydrogen project FUREC

RWE and partners John Cockerill are to jointly build a testing facility in Germany which will optimize a key stage in the process of turning household waste into hydrogen. The facility – called a torrefaction plant – will be built at RWE’s innovation centre in Niederaußem (Germany) and will test the production of feedstock pellets … Continue reading RWE and John Cockerill to build German test facility for Dutch circular and green hydrogen project FUREC

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Valuation of the wind power of the auction of the economic regime of Renewable Energies

The wind energy awarded has been 2,258 MW, distributed among 5 companies. The average price awarded to wind power was € 30.18 / MWh, compared to the current price of the electricity market of over € 200 / MWh.The auction is an important step in moving towards compliance with the PNIEC. In total, with the … Continue reading Valuation of the wind power of the auction of the economic regime of Renewable Energies

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Iberdrola increases its ‘green’ capacity by 10% to 37,300 MW in the first nine months

Half are located in international markets and are growing in all areas where it is has a presence: Brazil (+8.6%), the UK (+6.6%), the rest of the countries of the world (+19.4%), the USA (+4%). Spain reaches 19,000 MW installed (+16%) Installed onshore wind power exceeds 19,000 MW (+5.6%), the Tâmega project (Portugal) boosts hydropower … Continue reading Iberdrola increases its ‘green’ capacity by 10% to 37,300 MW in the first nine months

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EDP and Repsol enter an agreement to implement renewable hydrogen projects in the Iberian Peninsula

This agreement focuses on the assessment of investment opportunities for the two companies in renewable hydrogen projects across Portugal and Spain. Sines, Asturias and the Basque Country are the first planned locations. EDP Renewables (EDPR), the fourth largest producer of renewable energy in the world, and Repsol, the multienergy company, leading the mobility and industrial … Continue reading EDP and Repsol enter an agreement to implement renewable hydrogen projects in the Iberian Peninsula

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EC doubles down on wind energy and other renewables to remedy high energy prices

The European Commission has presented a toolbox to guide EU Member States on how to deal with the current high gas and electricity prices. The toolbox aims to protect vulnerable consumers and reduce Europe’s future exposure to the sort of prices we see today. To that end the Commission are clear that Europe needs to … Continue reading EC doubles down on wind energy and other renewables to remedy high energy prices

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Green Hydrogen Fuels to Enable Up to 80 per cent of Global Shipping Emission Cuts by 2050

A rapid replacement of fossil fuels with renewable fuels based on green hydrogen and advanced biofuels could enable to cut up to 80% of CO2 emissions attributed to international maritime shipping by mid-century, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. Renewable fuels should contribute at least 70% of the sector’s energy … Continue reading Green Hydrogen Fuels to Enable Up to 80 per cent of Global Shipping Emission Cuts by 2050

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The EU needs to take ambitious action to reach its renewable hydrogen targets

On 29 September the first ever Renewable Hydrogen Summit took place online.  As well as discussing the future of renewable hydrogen in Europe, the Renewable Hydrogen Coalition also appointed Ignacio Galán, Iberdrola’s CEO as its new chair and Nils Aldag Sunfire’s CEO, as Vice-chair. The European Commission has set new targets for renewable hydrogen in … Continue reading The EU needs to take ambitious action to reach its renewable hydrogen targets

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Iberdrola bids to construct and operate a 1,500 km power line in Chile with investment over $2.5 billion

The company continues its commitment to develop modern electricity networks, which accounts for half of planned investments to 2025 and 2030, and to investing in new growth markets. Iberdrola leads a consortium made up of the Spanish network infrastructure specialist Elecnor, with over a decade of experience in Chile, and the Dutch pension fund APG … Continue reading Iberdrola bids to construct and operate a 1,500 km power line in Chile with investment over $2.5 billion

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IRENA and the IPHE Forge Ties to Build a Green Hydrogen Economy Globally

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on issues of mutual interest that will advance green hydrogen production, transmission, storage and use globally and make a significant contribution to global net zero goals. The … Continue reading IRENA and the IPHE Forge Ties to Build a Green Hydrogen Economy Globally

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The hydrogen we want: green, sustainable and – very soon – competitive, too

The Green Hydrogen Development event that took place in Milan as part of All4Climate offered comparisons between current and future projects and a call to act together to create a zero emissions economy and the green revolution we all want. Today, when we talk about combatting climate change, we can no longer ignore green hydrogen, … Continue reading The hydrogen we want: green, sustainable and – very soon – competitive, too

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Snam and IRENA to Collaborate on the Development of Green Hydrogen Worldwide

Snam, Europe’s largest energy infrastructure operator and IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency), the leading intergovernmental organisation supporting countries in their sustainable, renewables transitions, have today announced a Partnership Agreement aimed at developing hydrogen based on renewables (‘green hydrogen’) to support the energy transition worldwide. The signing ceremony was held today at the presence of Roberto … Continue reading Snam and IRENA to Collaborate on the Development of Green Hydrogen Worldwide

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GWEC Creates Africa WindPower to Accelerate Africa’s Energy Transition

Ahead of COP26, commitments must go beyond Climate Finance – Public-Private Sector collaboration is the key driver of Africa’s Energy Transition GWEC launches Africa WindPower to act as an interface between government and the private sector to accelerate wind power development in Africa Africa’s technical wind power potential is enough to power the continent’s entire … Continue reading GWEC Creates Africa WindPower to Accelerate Africa’s Energy Transition

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Iberdrola completes the wind farm of its first hybrid plant in the world

The initiative combines a 210 MW installed capacity wind farm and a 107 MW photovoltaic plant. The company already operates 800 MW of renewable power in Australia, has 453 MW under construction and a development pipeline of more than 1,000 MW. Iberdrola has completed the installation of the last wind turbine at its first wind-solar … Continue reading Iberdrola completes the wind farm of its first hybrid plant in the world

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RWE, EP Infrastructure, Eustream and NAFTA sign memorandum of understanding on blue hydrogen development in Slovakia

EP Infrastructure (EPIF), Eustream, NAFTA and RWE Supply & Trading are looking to jointly explore the potential development of state-of-the art blue hydrogen production facilities in eastern Slovakia. To this end the companies have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding. RWE Supply & Trading could off-take and import the produced hydrogen to Germany and other … Continue reading RWE, EP Infrastructure, Eustream and NAFTA sign memorandum of understanding on blue hydrogen development in Slovakia

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Clean Power Sources are ‘Getting it Done’

After a year of catastrophic weather events and increasingly dire warnings from experts on the need for climate action, it feels like the spotlight should be on climate change every week. Climate takes center stage this week as today marks the official start of Climate Week NYC, an annual international climate summit that has taken … Continue reading Clean Power Sources are ‘Getting it Done’

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Wind Energy, Solar and Hydrogen Can Increase Energy Security in Paraguay

Diversifying the energy mix by tapping into abundant solar and wind resources, and establishing clear guidelines to increase the application of renewables across all end-use sectors can improve energy security, support economic growth and enhance climate resilience in Paraguay, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s Renewables … Continue reading Wind Energy, Solar and Hydrogen Can Increase Energy Security in Paraguay

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American Clean Power statement on Illinois Governor signing historic energy bill

American Clean Power Association CEO Heather Zichal issued the following statement after Illinois Governor Pritzker signed monumental renewable energy legislation, Senate Bill 2408, into law. “Today, Governor J.B. Pritzker made a historic move toward achieving the Illinois renewable energy vision by signing Senate Bill 2408 into law. Recent studies predict the result of this legislation … Continue reading American Clean Power statement on Illinois Governor signing historic energy bill

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Groundbreaking ceremony for first green hydrogen pilot plant in Magallanes, Chile

AME and Enel are partners in this project, co-developing renewable generation (wind energy) and green hydrogen production. The groundbreaking for Chile’s first industrial-scale pilot plant for green hydrogen production located in Cabo Negro, north of Punta Arenas, took place today. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Energy and Mining, Juan Carlos Jobet, along … Continue reading Groundbreaking ceremony for first green hydrogen pilot plant in Magallanes, Chile

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