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More Research & Innovation essential for decarbonisation & delivering a just energy transition

On 14 and 15 November the 13th Strategic Energy Technology plan (SET-Plan) conference took place in Helsinki. The SET-Plan provides an important framework to promote the EU’s goals in energy Research and Innovation (R&I). To deliver on its ambitious climate and energy targets, Europe needs strong and fit-for-purpose innovation programmes. These will develop and improve … Continue reading More Research & Innovation essential for decarbonisation & delivering a just energy transition

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City Roadmap 2050 Supports Low-Carbon Winter Olympics 2022 in China

The Chinese city of Zhangjiakou has stepped up its efforts to deploy renewable energy systems, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. The Agency’s first ever roadmap 2050 for the city of Zhangjiakou sets an example for Chinese cities to run their energy systems off coal and take advantage of renewable … Continue reading City Roadmap 2050 Supports Low-Carbon Winter Olympics 2022 in China

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Wind energy joins the Declaration of the Alliance for Electrification in Europe

A large group of 100 organizations from the main industrial and civil society sectors this week called on the European Commission to accelerate the adoption of clean and renewable electricity as a more profitable and energy efficient strategy to achieve climate neutrality in Europe . PREPA joins this initiative and attended this week in Brussels … Continue reading Wind energy joins the Declaration of the Alliance for Electrification in Europe

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IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

Boosting renewable energy projects on the ground requires scaling up investment. IRENA’s state-of-the-art analysis of enabling policy frameworks and finance mechanisms channel public and private investment in markets like Africa, Latin America, Asia, South-East Europe and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Now, IRENA is taking its work one step further by increasing the Agency’s … Continue reading IRENA Facilitates Investment and Renewable Projects on Ground in Africa

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European renewable production lowers the prices of the main electricity markets

Solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power production, wind power production and electricity demandFrom Monday to Wednesday of this week, solar production has recovered 21% in Italy compared to the average production last week. Similarly, a recovery of 8.5% has occurred in Spain. In the case of Germany, the generation from this technology has had a … Continue reading European renewable production lowers the prices of the main electricity markets

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Interconnection is essential for the development of wind energy and solar power in Africa

Interconnection is essential for the development of wind power and solar energy in Africa.Africa needs to accelerate the development of hydroelectric, wind and solar plants and strengthen the cross-border interconnection of the network to establish “an electric highway,” according to an industry report. The document, published in Beijing by the Development and Cooperation Organization for … Continue reading Interconnection is essential for the development of wind energy and solar power in Africa

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Civil society and wind energy in joint push for a climate neutral economy

A broad group of 100 organisations from major industrial sectors and civil society calls on EU policymakers to accelerate the uptake of clean and renewable electricity as the most cost-effective and energy efficient strategy to deliver a climate neutral Europe. The European Commission’s Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy “A Clean Planet for All” showed that renewable … Continue reading Civil society and wind energy in joint push for a climate neutral economy

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AleaSoft: Electricity market prices rise as a result of low solar and wind energy production

Solar power production during the first three days of this week in Germany, Spain and Italy has been lower than last week. The decline in renewable production in the European continent, both wind power and solar energy, has led to an increase in prices in most markets. Meanwhile, in the futures markets of Brent, gas … Continue reading AleaSoft: Electricity market prices rise as a result of low solar and wind energy production

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Uruguay exported 54% of the electricity generated on October 30

On Wednesday 30, the country broke the electricity export record, with 54% of the energy generated. Of the 60.7 GWh produced, 32.7 were exported. So far this year, 23% of the energy generated was exported and 98% of the total, between exports and domestic demand, came from renewable sources. Likewise, the energy generated that day … Continue reading Uruguay exported 54% of the electricity generated on October 30

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Clean Energy Options for Global Shipping Industry

Shipping is a major contributor to global carbon emissions. The sector today is responsible for 3 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 9 per cent of transport related emissions and this figure will rise significantly as trade volumes increase. If no mitigation action is taken, maritime emissions could grow between 50 and 250 … Continue reading Clean Energy Options for Global Shipping Industry

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Wind power in Aragon: Enel Green Power wind farm

The new wind power plant, located in the Turolenses towns of Mezquita de Jarque, Fuentes Calientes, Cañada Vellida and Rillo, has a capacity of 50 MW, will be able to generate 141 GWh / year and has meant an investment of 45 million euros.Sierra Costera I is the first wind project, awarded to Enel Green … Continue reading Wind power in Aragon: Enel Green Power wind farm

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The fall of solar and wind energy production raises the prices of electricity markets

Solar energy production has fallen during the first three days of this week in Germany and Spain and in Italy it has remained at levels similar to those of last week. This decline in solar production coupled with the general decline in wind power production on the continent and the increase in demand in several … Continue reading The fall of solar and wind energy production raises the prices of electricity markets

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The Concentrated Solar Power triggers its production in Spain

Although installed capacity has been stagnant since 2013, Spain remains at the forefront of the world in the Concentrated Solar Power sector. In addition, the objectives for 2030 provide for the update of new GW and a resurgence of this technology, which is emerging as the best complement for photovoltaics. The concentrating solar power installed … Continue reading The Concentrated Solar Power triggers its production in Spain

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Hydrogen, an important step towards independence from fossil fuels

Wind power and solar energy is expected to provide the largest contribution to the EU renewable energy targets for 2030 and beyond. At least 32 per cent of total energy consumption in the sectors of electricity, heat and transport shall be covered by renewable energy – in ten years’ time.  Since renewable energy faces some … Continue reading Hydrogen, an important step towards independence from fossil fuels

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EDP and El Corte Inglés sign joint wind energy project for technological innovation

On World Energy Saving Day in October, the project was presented during a celebration at one of the department-store chain’s locations in Madrid, with the theme “Clean Energy and Eco-efficiency”. This business alliance promotes a pilot initiative which will use blockchain technology for the real-time tracking of green energy sources. Electricity consumed by El Corte … Continue reading EDP and El Corte Inglés sign joint wind energy project for technological innovation

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Renewables auction allocated 1,186 megawatts of wind power and solar energy in Colombia

Auction will achieve the incorporation of 2,250 MW of installed capacity for the country, produced with solar and wind energy essentially, which corresponds to approximately 12% of current power generation capacity In the first auction of unconventional renewable energy sources in the country, generation responsibilities were assigned to 8 projects awarded with a total effective … Continue reading Renewables auction allocated 1,186 megawatts of wind power and solar energy in Colombia

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While Coal Still Dominates in South East Asia, Growth of Wind Power is Urgently Needed

Around the world, there is a palpable sense of urgency to accelerate the energy transition. With millions of citizens participating in the #FridaysForFuture movement and still more facing intensifying natural hazards like typhoons, droughts and hurricanes, climate change has become an indisputable condition of our modern world.  Wind and renewable energy have achieved strong progress … Continue reading While Coal Still Dominates in South East Asia, Growth of Wind Power is Urgently Needed

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Molten salt storage in concentrated solar power plants

The first thing you see of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility, and you can be miles away, is a light so bright you can’t look directly at it. This sits atop a 640-foot cement tower, rising from the flat, empty Nevada desert around the halfway point on the highway from Reno to Las Vegas. … Continue reading Molten salt storage in concentrated solar power plants

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Unprecedented momentum for green hydrogen

Hydrogen from renewable energy could play a central role in the global energy transformation, the latest report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. ‘Hydrogen: a renewable energy perspective’ estimates that hydrogen from renewable power, so called green hydrogen, could translate into 8 per cent of global energy consumption by 2050. 16 per cent … Continue reading Unprecedented momentum for green hydrogen

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Significant uncertainty over the growth of wind energy in Europe over the next five years

There is significant uncertainty over how much wind energy capacity will grow in Europe over the next five years, according to WindEurope’s new ‘Wind Energy Outlook to 2023’ released today. If Governments end up producing clear and ambitious National Energy & Climate Plans (NECPs) and they improve the permitting arrangements for wind farms and they keep investing … Continue reading Significant uncertainty over the growth of wind energy in Europe over the next five years

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