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REN Alliance: Renewables working together – building back better through a green recovery

The REN Alliance organised this week a webinar, which brought together the world’s leading renewable energy organisations. Special thanks go to our speakers from REN21, the IEA, IRENA, the International Geothermal Association (IGA), the International Hydropower Association (IHA), the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), the World Bioenergy Association (WBA), and the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA). As has … Continue reading REN Alliance: Renewables working together – building back better through a green recovery

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Galán: “Ibero-America has everything it needs — natural hydroelectric, wind energy and solar resources — to be a powerhouse for the green economy”

“Improving cooperation and dialogue among governments, institutions and private enterprise in Ibero-America is more critical than ever as we move toward a sustainable, competitive energy system while fostering growth, job creation and social welfare,” said Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán this afternoon. He made these remarks during a virtual event organised by Fundación Iberoamérica Empresarial to … Continue reading Galán: “Ibero-America has everything it needs — natural hydroelectric, wind energy and solar resources — to be a powerhouse for the green economy”

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Spain’s electricity demand falls 8.5% in June

Wind energy power represented 17.3%, concentrated solar power 3.9% and photovoltaic 9.2%. Spain’s electricity demand fell 8.5% in June. 43.9% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 63.5% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent.The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 33.3% and in the Canary … Continue reading Spain’s electricity demand falls 8.5% in June

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ENGIE signs partnership with Hannon Armstrong for 2.3 GW wind energy and solar power in the US

ENGIE announces the signing of an agreement to sell 49% equity interest in a 2.3 GW US renewables portfolio to Hannon Armstrong (NYSE:HASI), a leading investor in climate change solutions. ENGIE will retain a controlling share in the portfolio and continue to manage the assets. On commissioning, this 2.3 gigawatts (GW) portfolio that comprises 1.8 … Continue reading ENGIE signs partnership with Hannon Armstrong for 2.3 GW wind energy and solar power in the US

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Mexico and its great potential as a wind power generator

Wind energy is known as that produced when the wind blows strongly and moves giant blades that are connected to an electric power generator. It gets its name from Aeolus, the Greek god of the wind. Wind is a clean and renewable source, the advantage of which is that it is non-polluting, inexhaustible, indigenous and … Continue reading Mexico and its great potential as a wind power generator

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Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) celebrates the publication for public consultation by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies that, according to Protermosolar, simplifies the previous specific remuneration regime.For Protermosolar, one of the most attractive aspects of … Continue reading Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

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Capacity charges, neglecting renewables intensifying Pakistan’s financial burden

Massive build-up of coal power projects in Thar and ignoring renewable energy both at policy and operational level have been intensifying Pakistan’s financial burden amidst the economic downturn induced by COVID-19, reveal two studies launched on Friday. High capacity payments to thermal and coal power generators coupled with surplus installed generation capacity have been adding … Continue reading Capacity charges, neglecting renewables intensifying Pakistan’s financial burden

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Accelerate renewables and close coal-fired plants: the energy transition track

Imagine that the energy transition is a train track. Two parallel rails are ready to connect the energy mix of the past to the next station, which is sustainable development. On one rail runs renewable energies, which are pervading the nation faster and faster every day. On the other rail runs something equally important, the … Continue reading Accelerate renewables and close coal-fired plants: the energy transition track

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Germany adopts National Energy & Climate Plan and an ambitious Hydrogen Strategy

Just 20 days ahead of Germany’s EU Council Presidency starting in July, the German Government finally approved its 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). They also adopted a new National Hydrogen Strategy. Both will be critical in shaping the EU green recovery. They will also shape Germany’s approach to its EU Presidency, where its … Continue reading Germany adopts National Energy & Climate Plan and an ambitious Hydrogen Strategy

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EU Recovery Plan: it’s time to roll up our sleeves for a green recovery

The European Commission has tabled a Recovery Strategy of unprecedented scope: €1.85 trillion to counter the economic impacts of COVID-19. The plan is presented as a chance to accelerate the European Green Deal. But it will only be as green as the projects it funds and the jobs it creates. Society expects the huge resources … Continue reading EU Recovery Plan: it’s time to roll up our sleeves for a green recovery

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EU Recovery Plan: it’s time to roll up our sleeves for a green recovery

The European Commission has tabled a Recovery Strategy of unprecedented scope: €1.85 trillion to counter the economic impacts of COVID-19. The plan is presented as a chance to accelerate the European Green Deal. But it will only be as green as the projects it funds and the jobs it creates. Society expects the huge resources … Continue reading EU Recovery Plan: it’s time to roll up our sleeves for a green recovery

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Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 13.1% in May

Wind energy represented 21.9% of the electricity demand in Spain in May, concentrated solar power 3.3% and photovoltaic energy 9, 3%. 52.5% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 70.8% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent. The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 31.3% and … Continue reading Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 13.1% in May

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Irena: costs have fallen by onshore wind energy at 40% and offshore wind power at 29%

Renewable electricity costs have fallen sharply over the past decade, driven by improving technologies, economies of scale, increasingly competitive supply chains and growing developer experience. Since 2010, utility-scale solar PV power has shown the sharpest cost decline at 82%, followed by concentrating solar power (CSP) at 47%, onshore wind at 39% and offshore wind at … Continue reading Irena: costs have fallen by onshore wind energy at 40% and offshore wind power at 29%

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Wind energy can power a green recovery for Asia

The global COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the health and wellbeing of millions of people, creating unprecedented economic and social challenges, disrupting business and supply chain operations and affecting 2.7 billion workers globally. Governments across the world are now rising to the challenge of preparing a roadmap to economic recovery, with an excess of (USD) $10 … Continue reading Wind energy can power a green recovery for Asia

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Central and Eastern Europe: now leading the way in facilitating corporate renewable PPAs

Corporate renewable electricity sourcing is set to play a major role in the energy transition. Corporates are increasingly looking at ways to reduce the environmental impact of their own operations, both for reputational reasons and to gain a competitive edge in a society in which awareness and the importance of environmental impacts are ever increasing. … Continue reading Central and Eastern Europe: now leading the way in facilitating corporate renewable PPAs

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on IRS Safe Harbor Guidance

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided one additional year of safe harbor flexibility for wind projects that began construction in 2016 and 2017, in order to help address the significant short-term challenges associated with COVID-19. “We applaud the Administration for taking this critical … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on IRS Safe Harbor Guidance

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FROM GREEN DEAL TO GREEN RECOVERY: A joint initiative of the EU solar industry

In early 2020, the proposal of the European Commission to launch a “Green Deal” set an ambitious double objective for the sake of European citizens’ wealth and health : increasing the European contribution to fight climate change while boosting the European economy. Within a few months, the COVID-19 crisis added a dramatic level of urgency … Continue reading FROM GREEN DEAL TO GREEN RECOVERY: A joint initiative of the EU solar industry

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The Spanish Wind Energy Association joins the manifesto for a sustainable economic recovery

3549/5000in More than 1,300 personalities from politics, businessmen, unions, NGOs, scientists and civil society have signed a manifesto showing their support for a recovery plan for the Spanish economy that is sustainable. The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) has joined this initiative. “We support a recovery towards a more sustainable and robust economy, and demand … Continue reading The Spanish Wind Energy Association joins the manifesto for a sustainable economic recovery

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Iberdrola: “If we accelerate clean energy provision we could create 300,000 jobs immediately”

In an interview with national newspaper El País External link, opens in new window. on Sunday 24 May as part of its Jobs and the Crisis series, Iberdrola group chairman Ignacio Galán explained that “we will emerge from this crisis greener or not at all”, an opinion shared by all European Union and United Nations … Continue reading Iberdrola: “If we accelerate clean energy provision we could create 300,000 jobs immediately”

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Renewable hydrogen is key to unlocking the complete decarbonisation of European industries

Today eight industry leading companies, SolarPower Europe and WindEurope have launched “Choose Renewable Hydrogen”, a joint initiative highlighting the crucial role of renewables to ensure a sound economic recovery, aligned with the European Green Deal. Signatories called on the European Commission to make the right choices for Europe’s upcoming energy system integration and hydrogen strategy, … Continue reading Renewable hydrogen is key to unlocking the complete decarbonisation of European industries

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