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Waiting for the world to have its climate change moment

Everyone’s climate change moment is different. For those who haven’t had theirs yet, it’s the moment when you become viscerally aware, and almost fearful, that our planet is warming too fast and the consequences will be devastating. For Statkraft CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, that moment came in 2010, when the warnings of scientists and environmental experts … Continue reading Waiting for the world to have its climate change moment

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Green hydrogen and decarbonisation solutions: Shell and RWE want to drive energy transition forward

Shell New Energies NL BV (Shell) and RWE Generation SE (RWE) intend to jointly advance ambitious projects for the production, use and distribution of green hydrogen as well as further options to decarbonise RWE gas and biomass-fired power plants in northwest Europe. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed by Markus Krebber, CEO of … Continue reading Green hydrogen and decarbonisation solutions: Shell and RWE want to drive energy transition forward

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Building Enhanced Climate Ambitions with Renewable Energy

Energy sector remains the biggest contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, accounting for more than two-thirds of the total emissions. Therefore, transitioning to low-carbon energy sector is increasingly recognised as key to achieving carbon neutrality by mid-century and mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. Renewables present an innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective solution … Continue reading Building Enhanced Climate Ambitions with Renewable Energy

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Materials Shortage Will Not Stop The Energy Transition

The signs of climate change are everywhere. More and more countries have rallied under the banner of net zero carbon dioxide emissions by mid-century. To achieve this goal, the world needs an energy transition. The pathway outlined in IRENA’s World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway indicates that renewable power generation, energy efficiency and electrification of … Continue reading Materials Shortage Will Not Stop The Energy Transition

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Accelerating the Global Energy Transition for a 1.5°C Future

“Placing priority on the people most affected, opens an opportunity to transition from an economy focused model of development into an integrated model that considers the wellbeing of the people and planet”, said Passy Amayo Ogolla from SDG 7 Youth, setting the scene at the opening of this COP26’s Energy Action Event in Glasgow. Under … Continue reading Accelerating the Global Energy Transition for a 1.5°C Future

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ACP CEO Heather Zichal statement on House of Representatives passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

After passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Heather Zichal CEO of the American Clean Power Association issued the following statement: “Today, after action by the U.S. House of Representatives, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)will be signed into law by President Biden.  The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will invest … Continue reading ACP CEO Heather Zichal statement on House of Representatives passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Wind and solar could power the world’s major countries most of the time

With the eyes of the world on the United Nations COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, strategies for decarbonizing energy infrastructure are a trending topic. Yet critics of renewables question the dependability of systems that rely on intermittent resources. A recent study led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine tackles the reliability question head-on.   In … Continue reading Wind and solar could power the world’s major countries most of the time

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Indonesia and IRENA Agree Partnership to Decarbonise Southeast Asia’s Largest Economy

Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), have today signed a partnership that will see the two parties work closely to identify and implement decarbonisation pathways aligned with a 1.5°C future. Indonesia took over as G20 President for the first time in history at the recently concluded Rome … Continue reading Indonesia and IRENA Agree Partnership to Decarbonise Southeast Asia’s Largest Economy

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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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The demolition at the Velilla thermal power plant is a giant step towards a greener economy

At 16.05, the power plant cooling tower was demolished by controlled explosion without environmental impact: electronic detonators were used, and the concrete rubble and metal structure will be recycled The work to dismantle the power plant, now 35% complete, is being carried out by suppliers and 50 specialised workers, half of them locallocales Iberdrola’s investment … Continue reading The demolition at the Velilla thermal power plant is a giant step towards a greener economy

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Iberdrola and AFEC have joined forces to promote sustainable, electric home climate control in Spain

They have entered into a strategic alliance to promote efficient, clean technologies in households and companies based on heat pumps They will also work together to disseminate knowledge and train workers to meet the growing demand for these types of solutions in the short and medium term Iberdrola and the Spanish Association of Climate Control … Continue reading Iberdrola and AFEC have joined forces to promote sustainable, electric home climate control in Spain

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Ørsted becomes the first energy company in the world with long-term science-based net-zero target

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has launched the Net-Zero Standard as the world’s only framework and leading standard for aligning corporate net-zero targets with climate science. As part of the launch, Ørsted’s 2040 net-zero full value chain decarbonisation target has now been validated as science-based. SBTi’s new Net-Zero Standard provides a common, robust, and science-based … Continue reading Ørsted becomes the first energy company in the world with long-term science-based net-zero target

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The Case for Leadership and Bold Choices

IRENA urges global community to seize energy transition momentum at G20, COP26 and beyond The global community is approaching a fork in the road on climate change. Growing scientific evidence suggests there may be a diminishing window of opportunity to put the world on a path to safety, and choices made now in respect to … Continue reading The Case for Leadership and Bold Choices

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Energy storage makes a resilient, clean American power system possible today–if Congress accelerates its deployment

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) will merge into ACP on January 1, 2022. This year has been a wakeup call that climate change will harm many of us alive today, not just future generations. Communities across the country experienced unprecedented extreme weather events – from record-breaking heat waves and wildfires in the West, to a … Continue reading Energy storage makes a resilient, clean American power system possible today–if Congress accelerates its deployment

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#AmericanCleanPowerWeek: Solar power is a key climate solution that creates jobs, drives innovation, and strengthens our economy

It’s day two of #AmericanCleanPowerWeek! Today we are highlighting solar power, a key climate solution that can help meet our nation’s 100% carbon-free power goal by 2035. Utility-scale solar power is the 3rd largest source of renewable energy in the country, generating enough energy to power 12.1 million homes. Today, solar energy delivers over 12% … Continue reading #AmericanCleanPowerWeek: Solar power is a key climate solution that creates jobs, drives innovation, and strengthens our economy

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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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