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News and Policies, World

Could Coronavirus Beat Green Deal In Slowing Climate Change?

March 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

Last week’s unveiling of a landmark climate law in the European Union has come with a variety of new obligations for European companies. Each will have to do their part to meet the EU’s goal of completely decabonizing by 2050. […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Canada, UK strengthen nuclear collaboration

March 6, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

CNL and NNL’s action plan, announced on 4 March, includes exploring joint research projects and studies, information exchange workshops and other resource and knowledge-sharing opportunities. They have identified research related to advanced nuclear reactor fuel, targeted alpha therapy and medical […]


News and Policies, World

The European Union’s proposed climate law has not gone down well with Greta Thunberg

March 5, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

A proposed climate law to enforce the European Union’s commitment to be climate-neutral by the year 2050 has drawn criticism from environmental organizations and activists including Greta Thunberg. Plans for the European Climate Law, as it’s known, were unveiled by […]


News and Policies, World

Energy Storage Set To Charge Into Central Role In Global Markets

February 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

Energy storage is set to take an increasingly central role in the global economy, growing almost tenfold over the next decade and a half, new research suggests. The total energy storage market is expected to grow to $546 billion in […]


News and Policies, World

Coronavirus delays 135MW solar duo by Philippines utility

February 25, 2020

Via: PV Resources

As global efforts to contain the coronavirus step up, the disease continues to affect the solar industry, with a subsidiary of major Filipino utility Meralco announcing that the commissioning of 135MW of solar projects has been delayed due to the […]


News and Policies, World

Coronavirus Is Poised To Disrupt Solar And Battery Storage Sectors

February 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

When a financial crisis begins to unfold, it’s hard to assess the impact until well after the fact. The dot-com crash that started in 2000 and the subprime mortgage crisis that started in 2007 played out over several years. The […]


News and Policies, World

UK government announces millions in funding for ‘low carbon’ hydrogen production

February 18, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The U.K. government announced £28 million ($36.47 million) in funding on Tuesday for five projects focused on hydrogen production. The funding is part of a £90 million package which in turn comes from a £500 million innovation fund. The Hydrogen […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

The UAE gets green light to operate the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant

February 17, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The independent nuclear regulator for the United Arab Emirates on Monday issued the operating license for Unit 1 of the country’s Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, giving the go-ahead on operations for the first nuclear […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Coronavirus outbreak in China impacting solar industry in Korea, India and Taiwan

February 14, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Manufacturing delays and supply chain constraints in China, caused by the coronavirus outbreak are starting to impact both upstream PV manufacturers and downstream installers in countries such as South Korea, India and Taiwan. Hanwha Solutions In a statement given to […]


News and Policies, World

Political Tensions Boil Over Rights To Mediterranean Natural Gas Bonanza

February 7, 2020

Via: Forbes

While the eyes of the world have been on the impeachment of President Trump, Brexit, the coronavirus and the new American peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, the seeds for the next war perhaps are being sown in the […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Offshore wind installations in European waters hit a record level last year

February 6, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

European countries installed a record amount of offshore wind capacity in 2019, according to new figures from industry body WindEurope. The amount — just over 3.6 gigawatts (GW) — marked a leap higher than 2018, when more than 2.6 GW […]


News and Policies, World

The UK’s Offshore Wind Program Is Working Well. Time for an Overhaul?

February 3, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

GLASGOW — The U.K.’s contracts for difference program for offshore wind would seem by most measures to be working very well. Over the past decade, contracts for difference have supported 10 gigawatts of offshore wind deployment, including 5.5 gigawatts in […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

First Light Crude From Guyana Signals Start Of New Oil-Producing Region

January 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

As the tiny nation of Guyana sends off its first tanker full of crude, the world welcomes a newcomer to the ranks of high volume oil producers. With fresh discoveries this month off small nearby countries, this small stretch of […]


News and Policies, World

Domestic solar and storage on the rise as Japanese market bounces back

January 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The Japanese PV market has enjoyed considerable prosperity over the last few years. 2012 saw capacity more than double thanks on the back of subsidies and new installations in 2015 reached a peak value of 10.5GW. But as PV is […]


News and Policies, World

EU Unveils Fund To Woo Poland On Climate

January 14, 2020

Via: Forbes

Poland may have balked at the last minute at supporting an EU plan to completely decarbonize by 2050 last month, but the European Commission is still honoring its end of a deal meant to get Warsaw and other reluctant Eastern […]