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Financing renewable energy in developing economies

December 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

In 2015 at the United Nations Assembly, 17 Sustainable Development Goals were established. The purpose of the Sustainable Development Goals is to make sure that everyone has a better and sustainable future. One of them was coined SDG7 and aims […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Initiative to create ‘world’s first’ transnational solar grid network formed at COP26

November 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

At the United Nations COP26 climate summit that began this week, 80 countries endorsed plans for the world’s first transnational solar power network, led by the UK and India. The Green Grids Initiative seeks to connect 140 countries to clean, […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Cooperation Needed to Drive Energy Transition

October 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The decarbonization of our global economies is a must to arrest climate change and create a sustainable future for everyone. Yet, the transition off fossil fuels to a more sustainable economic foundation will be rocky. Recent events underscore both the […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Immediate grid upgrades needed to support global renewables deployment – EY

October 12, 2021

Via: PV Resources

The investment required to upgrade and expand transmission infrastructure across the world will be a key challenge as more renewables come online, consultancy EY has warned. While the “conditions are ripe for rapid growth” in renewables generation around the world, […]


Energy Consumption, Global

IRENA and the IPHE Forge Ties to Build a Green Hydrogen Economy Globally

October 5, 2021

Via: IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on issues of mutual interest that will advance green hydrogen production, transmission, […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Are we entering a new era for utility-scale solar?

July 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

As someone who has worked in the global solar PV sector for many years, recent reports outlining the huge growth in renewable energies and specifically solar PV, are very encouraging. For example, despite the disruption of the past 12-18 months, […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Renewable baseload is eroding the value of coal, improving energy independence

June 23, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Major system-wide benefits are obtainable for European power producers that quickly replace coal with renewable energy, from avoiding fuel and carbon costs to new power export opportunities. This was the conclusion of a modelling exercise by the Finish technology group […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Albania’s first floating solar plant starts commercial operations

June 9, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The project is placed at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72-MW Banja hydropower plant. After the successful completion of the first floating solar unit and connection to the grid, the plant is now generating renewable […]


Energy Consumption, Global

More wind and solar capacity could save some of the world’s most important rivers

April 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

In parallel to the internet technology revolution there is another revolution taking place: the power generation industry is fast decarbonizing, moving inexorably from fossil fuels to low carbon sources; maintaining, or even improving, efficiency and reliability even as the leading […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Global wind industry reached nearly 100 GW of new installed capacity in 2020

March 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

According to recent analysis by BloombergNEF, in last year’s record-setting year, the wind market commissioned nearly 100 gigawatts (GW) of new build in 2020. Undeterred by COVID-19, installations grew 59% year-on-year. Developers commissioned 96.3 GW of wind turbines globally in […]


Energy Consumption, Global

New ‘decade that matters’ report shows shifting attitudes about renewables and climate change

March 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

On March 1, BayWa r.e. launched its new “Decade That Matters” report, a deep dive into online climate discussions over the past 10 years and what these may tell us about where we are heading over the next 10 years. […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Examining the Limits of ‘Energy Return on Investment’

March 1, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

The energy transition isn’t just sounding the death knell for fossil fuels. According to some experts, it has also revealed flaws in an idea that has bugged some academics for decades: As we move to less energy-dense fuels, could we […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Corporate Clean Energy Purchases Hit Record

January 26, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting global economic slowdown curtailed some energy projects in 2020, but corporations worldwide still bought a record 23.7 GW of clean power through long-term purchase agreements. That’s according to research published Jan. 26 by BloombergNEF (BNEF). […]


Energy Consumption, Global

‘Landmark moment’ in Europe as renewable electricity surpasses fossil fuels for first time

January 25, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Despite making strong gains against coal and natural gas, Europe’s renewable energy growth needs to grow faster to reach the EU’s climate targets, according to new research. Europe saw its “greenest electricity year on record” in 2020, with renewables generating […]


Energy Consumption, Global

Does Teleworking Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Not Always, Suggests New Research.

January 5, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

In 2020, teleworking became increasingly used worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers adopted this modality as a safety policy to protect employees and citizens from the virus (Belzunegui-Eraso et al., 2020). Teleworking is not new—it dates to the 1960s […]