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Chile to auction areas for wind energy and solar power

Chile is set to auction off vast new areas of land for anyone who will use the space to develop solar power or wind energy projects. Chile has a fast growing renewable energy sector, setting a target that 20 percent of its energy will be renewable by 2025. The Chilean Ministry of National Assets made … Continue reading Chile to auction areas for wind energy and solar power

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Ozone hole nears record size again

The ozone hole over Antarctica currently extends over 26 million square kilometres – an area larger than the North American continent. Currently, it is approximately 2.5 million square kilometres larger than at the same time in 2014. In 2006 it was larger than now, at 27 million square kilometres. Researchers from the German Aerospace Center … Continue reading Ozone hole nears record size again

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Wind energy in Indonesia: Largest wind power project

Construction will begin in May 2016 on Indonesia’s largest wind farm as Asia Green Capital Partners Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based clean energy developer, lines up financing for the 62.5-megawatt project. The World Bank’s International Finance Corp. will contribute to the project known as Jeneponto 1, which will cost $120 million to $135 million, according to … Continue reading Wind energy in Indonesia: Largest wind power project

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Climate pledges for COP21 slow energy sector emissions growth dramatically

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released on Wednesday a World Energy Outlook (WEO) special briefing that outlines the energy sector implications of national climate pledges submitted for the upcoming climate summit in Paris (COP21). The briefing finds that if all countries meet goals outlined in their submitted pledges, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), … Continue reading Climate pledges for COP21 slow energy sector emissions growth dramatically

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China Three Gorges to acquire stake in Moray offshore wind farm in Scotland

China Three Gorges (CTG) has signed an agreement with EDP Renováveis (EDPR) subsidiary EDPR UK to acquire 30% stake in the up to 1.1GW Moray offshore wind project, located in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland.   As per the deal, CTG will participate in the investment, development and operation of the wind … Continue reading China Three Gorges to acquire stake in Moray offshore wind farm in Scotland

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Google to buy Vestas’ shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power

Upon completion of the project in 2017, Google will acquire Vestas’ 12.5 percent stake in Africa’s largest wind farm, which will supply around 15 percent of Kenya’s electricity needs based on current generation capacity.   The share purchase agreement was announced in Washington, DC, in connection with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Climate and … Continue reading Google to buy Vestas’ shares in Lake Turkana Wind Power

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Renewables bring down the wholesale cost of energy

The report has been published today by independent energy company Good Energy and is backed by experts at the University of Sheffield. It follows recent announcements by the Government that it will cut subsidies for renewables such as solar and wind in order to keep bills as low as possible for families and businesses. Good … Continue reading Renewables bring down the wholesale cost of energy

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Cuba to increase renewable energy use by 2030

Cuba is working to increase by six times the use of renewable energy in the national energy matrix by 2030 by among others constructing 13 large wind energy farms capable of producing 633 megawatts. During the Ministry of Energy and Mines national conference on science, technology and innovation taking place in Cojimar, Havana, the ministry’s … Continue reading Cuba to increase renewable energy use by 2030

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International renewable energy developers look to invest in Sub-Saharan Africa

International renewable energy (RE) power developers are looking to invest in Africa as a result of the continued success of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and the global decline in RE technology costs. RE suppliers are more specifically looking to explore opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa due to the surplus … Continue reading International renewable energy developers look to invest in Sub-Saharan Africa

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My bright future as a wind turbine technician

I can’t say I was never afraid that jumping ship mid-career into the burgeoning wind tech field would leave me scrambling to find a job. I’d had assurances from friends in the field, from global and, finally, national concern over climate change that is translating into incredible progress in wind farm development, but frankly, when it … Continue reading My bright future as a wind turbine technician

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ENVISION Completes Acquisition of a 600MW Portfolio of Wind Power Projects in Mexico and Signs a Strategic Alliance with ViveEnergia

Envision Energy, the world’s leading smart energy solution provider, has completed the acquisition of a controlling stake in a portfolio of more than 600 MW developed by ViveEnergia (www.viveenergia.com), one of Mexico’s leading firms in the renewable energy sector, with the aim to commissioning its first wind farm by the end of 2016.   “Mexico … Continue reading ENVISION Completes Acquisition of a 600MW Portfolio of Wind Power Projects in Mexico and Signs a Strategic Alliance with ViveEnergia

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EDF Energies Nouvelles has reached a gigawatt of installed wind energy capacity in Texas with the commissioning of a 194 MW wind farm

EDF Energies Nouvelles announces the commissioning of Spinning Spur 3 wind farm (194 MW) in Texas by its North American subsidiary, EDF Renewable Energy. The group passes the threshold of a gigawatt of installed wind energy capacity in Texas.   Spinning Spur 3 is located nearby Amarillo, Texas. This 194 MW wind farm is comprised … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles has reached a gigawatt of installed wind energy capacity in Texas with the commissioning of a 194 MW wind farm

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Solar Energy Photovoltaics plus Energy Storage Nanogrid Revenue Is Expected to Reach $23.1 Billion in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for solar photovoltaics (PV) plus energy storage nanogrids, including an analysis of market issues, with forecasts for capacity and revenue, through 2024.   During the last year, partnerships between solar PV companies and energy storage system (ESS) providers have increased rapidly, with their synergies giving … Continue reading Solar Energy Photovoltaics plus Energy Storage Nanogrid Revenue Is Expected to Reach $23.1 Billion in 2024

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The Americas stand out in solid Q3 for clean energy investment

Worldwide investment in renewable energy and energy-smart technologies totalled $70bn in the third quarter of 2015, just 1% below the equivalent figure a year earlier, according to the latest authoritative data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.   The largest projects to be financed in Q3 this year included solar thermal electricity generation, or CSP, plants … Continue reading The Americas stand out in solid Q3 for clean energy investment

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South Africa on way to 30 pct renewable energy by 2025

South Africa has rapidly become a world player in renewable energy and is well on its way to achieving the government’s goal of 30 percent clean energy by 2025, the Department of Energy (DOE) said on Tuesday.   In a report, the department cited an independent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research … Continue reading South Africa on way to 30 pct renewable energy by 2025

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U.S. renewable energy surges to historic levels, coal use 21% below 2005

America’s reliance on wind, solar and other renewable sources of energy has reached historic levels and is poised to make even greater gains in the near future, according to new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. NRDC’s Third Annual Energy Report, “A Tectonic Shift in America’s Energy Landscape,” found that the energy sector in … Continue reading U.S. renewable energy surges to historic levels, coal use 21% below 2005

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New IRENA guide helps countries integrate larger share of renewable energy

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) aims to assist countries in their transition to renewable energy-based power systems. The Age of Renewable Power, released today on the sidelines of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum in Tokyo, identifies 20 measures that can be taken to support the development of national roadmaps … Continue reading New IRENA guide helps countries integrate larger share of renewable energy

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Low-cost wind energy can play key role in California’s renewable energy future

Today, California Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation to get 50 percent of the state’s electricity from zero-carbon renewable sources within 15 years. American wind power applauded the governor and the bill’s author, Senate leader Kevin De Leon, saying wind can help California meet these goals cost-effectively and reliably.   Not only will wind help protect … Continue reading Low-cost wind energy can play key role in California’s renewable energy future

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Renewables Will Drive Denmark’s Cumulative Installed Capacity Beyond 16 GW by 2025

Denmark’s cumulative installed capacity is expected to expand from 13.5 Gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to reach 16.1 GW by 2025, rising at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.7%, says research and consulting firm GlobalData.   The company’s latest report* states that more than half of the total power generation will come from renewables … Continue reading Renewables Will Drive Denmark’s Cumulative Installed Capacity Beyond 16 GW by 2025

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Enel Green Power will exit the Portuguese renewables market

Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“EGP”) announced today that its subsidiary Enel Green Power España, S.L. (“EGPE”) has signed an agreement with Portuguese company First State Wind Energy Investments S.A. (“First State Wind Energy Investments”), for the sale of the entire share capital of Finerge Gestão de Projectos Energéticos, S.A. (“Finerge”), a wholly-owned EGPE subsidiary active … Continue reading Enel Green Power will exit the Portuguese renewables market

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