REM - Renewable Energy

8 October 2020

Bright Energy opens 180-MW Warradarge wind farm in Western Australia

7 October 2020

Bright Energy Investments has completed the 180-MW Warradarge wind farm in Western Australia's Mid-West.

Siemens Gamesa wins 260-MW wind turbine order from Pakistan

7 October 2020

Siemens Gamesa has secured wind turbine orders totalling 260 MW from Pakistan between June and September, adding to the 150 MW already closed in the previous nine months.

India to replace coal with more renewables

7 October 2020

India plans to retire a generation of elderly and outdated coal-fired power plants and to replace them with solar and wind projects in a bid to have 175 GW of green capacity by 2022.

Spain outlines green hydrogen plans

7 October 2020

Spain has approved plans to replace 25% of its current fossil-fuel-sourced hydrogen with green hydrogen as part of plans to meet international carbon emissions targets.

Fossil fuel producers not prepared to meet Paris targets

7 October 2020

None of the world’s fossil fuel producers will be able to limit climate warming to 2°C by 2050, according to new research published this week

European Parliament votes to raise emissions reduction target to 60%

7 October 2020

The European Parliament has voted raise to 60% the EU’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target for 2030.

Duke Energy to build 1.1-MW floating solar plant in North Carolina

2 October 2020

US generator Duke Energy is to build a 1.1-MW floating solar plant at the US Army’s Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina.

Vistra to invest $850mn in solar and storage to push forward pivot to clean energy

1 October 2020

Texas utility Vistra is to invest $850mn in 1,000 MW of green capacity and retire its entire Midwest coal fleet as part of plans to move away from fossil fuels.

Trump extends drilling bans off certain states

1 October 2020

US President Donald Trump has extended the bans in place on drilling in waters off the coasts of North Carolina and Virginia from 2022 previously until 2032. It subsequently emerged that the bans would also cover new offshore wind development.

South Africa sets date for emergency power IPP bids

1 October 2020

The South African government has set November 24 as the date for private power developers to submit bids for the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP).

Nigeria aims for 30% green target by 2030

1 October 2020

Nigerian Science and Technology Minister Ogbonnaya Onu said Nigeria would be able to generate 30% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, as currently called for by the National Energy Policy.

Africa has 59,000 GW of onshore wind potential

1 October 2020

Africa has the potential to generate almost 180,000 TWh per year of electricity from 59,000 GW of onshore wind farms, 250 times more that the continent’s current power demand.

Vestas to supply 252 MW of turbines to Egypt’s Suez 1 wind project

1 October 2020

Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) has placed a 252 MW order with Vestas for the Gulf of Suez 1 wind project in the Gulf of Suez.