Solar key part of decarbonising EU building stock

October 16, 2020

The European Commission has unveiled its Renovation Wave strategy, and published its annual State of the Energy Union, accompanied by a series of documents, including the annual Renewable Energy Progress Report, the Report on Energy Prices and Costs in Europe, […]

Soltec plans €150m IPO to capitalise on solar’s growth trajectory

October 7, 2020

Spanish solar tracker manufacturer Soltec has unveiled plans to raise up to €150 million through an initial public offering to take aim at solar’s continued growth trajectory worldwide. According to an intent to file (ITF) document seen by PV Tech, […]

The Wind Sector Trend Helping to Minimize Bird Deaths

October 1, 2020

The trend toward ever-more-colossal turbines is not only cutting the cost of wind energy but could also deliver another important benefit: fewer bird deaths. Although there are numerous complex factors behind wind-farm-related bird mortality, one key feature of current collision […]

Energy Economics

The IEA’s Latest Forecast Is Out: How Reliable Are The Price Scenarios?

October 14, 2020

Via: Forbes

The IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook has been released and at a ‘mere’ 464 pages, did not crash the internet. (When I was a boy, we would say its release meant the death of many trees for the printing.) As […]

Energy Economics, News and Policies, State

West Virginia Natural Gas Power Project Shelved

October 13, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

A developer has shelved a 920-MW natural gas–fired power plant planned for Brooke County, West Virginia, citing “changing conditions in the energy and financial markets” and alleged coal industry interference. Energy Solutions Consortium (ESC), a single purpose entity engaged in […]

News and Policies, World

Total invests into hydrogen vehicle supplier Hyzon Motors

October 13, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, the venture capital arm of European energy giant Total announced a strategic investment led by Total and other specialist hydrogen investors into hydrogen mobility and clean energy company HYZON Motors. Established as a spin-off from Singapore-headquartered […]

Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Trump unveils plans to end bifacial exemption, raise solar import tariff rates

October 12, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The Trump Administration in the US has set in motion plans to repeal the exemption for bifacial panels within Section 201 trade tariffs, while also increasing the proposed tariff from 15% to 18% from next year. The White House has […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Aggreko launches solar power rental scheme

October 12, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Aggreko has launched a solar power rental offer, allowing companies to borrow 1MW PV solutions without a long-term commitment. The systems are available for a minimum term of five years, keeping financial and technical commitment low, as there is no […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

USA: GPM buys Empire’s fuel distribution and retail locations

October 9, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

ARKO Holdings and GPM Investments announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Empire Petroleum Partners’ fuel distribution business and retail locations. The acquisition will add approximately 1,500 independently operated fueling stations to GPM’s existing fuel distribution network. Currently […]

News and Policies, World

Proserv and Synaptec sign alliance agreement

October 8, 2020

Via: Energy Global

The objective of the partnership is to move both companies forward in several energy markets, including offshore wind and upstream oil and gas, via the co-development of multiple products and services. Synaptec was founded in Glasgow in 2014 and provides […]