REM - Renewable Energy

15 April 2021

ADB, France’s AFD to work together to boost climate action

14 April 2021

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Agence Française de Développement Group (AFD) are to work more closely on key issues such as climate change and aspirations for COP26.

IRENA, China State Grid seals network development deal

14 April 2021

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) are to work closely to support grid enhancements, system flexibility and sector-coupling in China and a range of developing countries.

Siemens Gamesa to supply wind turbines for ENGIE’s first wind farm in Peru

14 April 2021

Siemens Gamesa is to supply 50 turbines to ENGIE’s 260-MW Punta Lomitas in Peru in what is ENGIE’s first wind farm in the country.

Major economies still reliant on coal

14 April 2021

China, India, the US and Japan dominated coal generation in 2020, and they must take the lead in reducing emissions.

Biden budget to hike clean energy spending by $14bn

14 April 2021

US President Joe Biden has proposed a budget including $10bn for "clean energy innovation,” part of a call for $14bn in climate-related spending. A president’s budget must be approved by Congress.

US renewables roll-out to miss Biden's climate goal

14 April 2021

The United States must install 70 GW or more of wind and solar projects yearly to meet President Joe Biden's goal of decarbonising the US power sector by 2035, says BloombergNEF. BNEF currently projects 43 GW of installed utility-scale energy yearly.

Amazon, Google and financial giants team up to oppose anti-wind power bills in Texas

12 April 2021

Legislation that would drive up wind and solar power costs should not be passed, Amazon, Google and other large companies are telling the Texas governor in the wake of the big freeze in February that sent the state’s grid into disarray.

New Biden cabinet member: $2 trillion infrastructure plan will help reverse climate change

11 April 2021

A member of President Joe Biden’s cabinet has again emphasised in a high-profile interview that President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan will help in the administration’s aggressive fight against climate change.

ACWA Power seals deal to build Egypt’s 200-MW Kom Ombo PV plant

8 April 2021

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has finalised the project agreements for Egypt’s 200-MW Kom Ombo solar PV plant.

Guterres calls for global support for Africa’s climate efforts

8 April 2021

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for all countries to support Africa’s efforts to limit the effects of climate change and to invest $100bn in the continent’s green energy industry.

South Africa improves emissions targets in updated draft NDC

8 April 2021

South Africa aims to reduce its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 398-440mn tonnes per year by 2030, 28% less than its 2015-set targets.

Russia gets ready for green power and problems from costing carbon

8 April 2021

A string of massive environmental disasters in 2020 and the increasing awareness that Russia’s permafrost is melting have put the climate crisis on Russia’s table and the Kremlin is responding.