REM - Renewable Energy

25 September 2020

US to provide $2.6mn to fund solar in sub-Saharan Africa

24 September 2020

Power Africa and USAID are to provide $2.6mn in grants to help solar companies provide off-grid power to healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.

IEA talks up CCUS as key to reducing emissions

24 September 2020

CCUS has a vital role to play in limiting global warning, the IEA says, but more investment and research is needed

Alberta empties emissions reduction fund with new investments

24 September 2020

The government of Alberta said this week that it was emptying its Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund by spending CAD750mn ($560mn) on projects that help industries reduce their carbon emissions.

Maine awards 546 MW of green utility-scale capacity

24 September 2020

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) procured 17 renewable energy projects this week, with 482 MW out of the 546 MW of projects approved this week going to solar developers.

PVH, Madrid Polytechnic to collaborate on bifacial photovoltaics

24 September 2020

PVH and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), through UPM’s Solar Energy Institute (IES), have signed a collaboration agreement for a six-month study of bifacial photovoltaic systems at the PVH Innovation Centre.

Norway launches ambitious CCS project

24 September 2020

Norway on September 21 submitted a white paper to Parliament, proposing to launch a $2.7bn carbon capture and storage (CCS) project named Longship (Langskip in Norwegian).

GE to supply 13-MW Haliade-X turbines to Dogger Bank

24 September 2020

GE Renewable Energy is to install 190 of its 13-MW Haliade-X offshore turbines to SSE Renewables and Equinor’s Dogger Bank wind farm, which is set to be the largest offshore wind farm when complete.

EBRD arranges financing for Kazakh solar plant

23 September 2020

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is organising a $42.6mn financing package for the construction of a 76-MW peak solar plant in Kazakhstan’s Karaganda region.

Georgia looks to green hydrogen

23 September 2020

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has accepted a request from the Georgian government to explore the country’s potential for generating green hydrogen

GE exits new build coal power market

23 September 2020

US-based GE has said it is to stop building coal-fired power plants and will concentrate instead on renewables and gas-fired generation.

China’s welcome net zero surprise

23 September 2020

China’s net zero ambitions are a welcome surprise for the global energy transition, but more details are needed

Spain's Elecnor to build wind project in Mexico

23 September 2020

Spain’s Elecnor has won a €28.8mn ($34.1m) contract to build the 56-MW Coromuel wind farm in Mexico.

Europe gains ground in new generation of battery innovation

22 September 2020

Innovation in electric batteries is central to electromobility and the transition to the green economy, but European firms have so far lagged behind their peers from East Asia.

Sberbank starts taking climate risk seriously

18 September 2020

Russia’s Sberbank has set out its climate agenda, which aims to reduce the bank’s carbon footprint and put climate risk at the top of its investment strategy.

Iberdrola buys into Japanese offshore wind market

17 September 2020

Iberdrola has bought Japanese offshore wind developer Acacia Renewables from Macquarie's Green Investment Group in a bid to boost its exposure to offshore wind.

Masdar buys 64-MW Infinity 50 PV plant in Egypt

17 September 2020

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has acquired the 64-MW Infinity 50 photovoltaic plant in Egypt from German renewables developer Ib Vogt.

Lumos secures $35m in financing to power households across Nigeria

17 September 2020

African solar installer Lumos has announced $35mn in new financing from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to fund its expansion in the Nigerian renewables market.

Eskom welcomes 11,000 MW of new capacity

17 September 2020

Eskom has welcomed the South African government’s plans to bring on a total of 11,813 MW of generating capacity owned both by itself and by private developers.

Ukraine’s green generators urge government to pay $1.1bn green tariff debts

17 September 2020

Ukraine’s solar and wind generators are lobbying the government to commit to pay the country’s $1.1bn unpaid green tariff bills.

Spain’s Guzman solar plant connected to grid

17 September 2020

The UK-based infrastructure and private equity investment company Foresight Group announced that its 50-MWe Guzman solar power plant in Puebla de Guzman, south-west Spain has been connected to the grid.

Vestas to supply wind turbines for Viking wind farm in Scotland

17 September 2020

Vestas has been confirmed as supplier of the 103 turbines for the 443MWe Viking Wind Farm project in the Shetland Islands off the Scottish coast.

Iberdrola commissions East Anglia One offshore wind farm

17 September 2020

ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, has finally commissioned what Iberdrola has described as “ the largest renewable project in its history” - the East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

More electrification needed to speed up growth in renewables

17 September 2020

Europe’s power sector CO2 emissions are dropping faster than anticipated, industry group Eurelectric noted in its latest Power Barometer.

European coal power output rebounds as EU electricity demand surges

17 September 2020

European coal generation has reached its highest level since March – down just 2TWh year-on-year – as EU electricity demand has roared back.