REM - Renewable Energy

27 May 2021

Japan holds back G7 commitment to ending coal funding

26 May 2021

Japan has managed to water down the G7’s commitment to phasing out coal, with Japanese media saying that the group’s recent meeting of environment ministers had stopped short of calling for the total abandonment of coal-fired power generation.

Singapore’s SP Group to invest in renewables in Vietnam

26 May 2021

Singapore’s SP Group and Vietnam’s BCG Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to invest in renewable energy projects in Vietnam.

Indonesia floats carbon tax

26 May 2021

Indonesia has drawn up proposals to bring in a carbon tax to curb greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to raising VAT rates and reforming income tax, as part of a major overhaul of the tax system, a finance ministry document showed.

Keppel eyes Warburg Pincus’ stake in India’s CleanMax

26 May 2021

Singapore’s Keppel Corp. is among suitors for Warburg Pincus’s majority stake in Indian rooftop solar power producer CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions.

Biden Administration opens California for offshore wind

26 May 2021

The Biden administration is opening the Californian coast to offshore wind development, ending a long-standing battle with the US Department of Defense.

Google to partner on geothermal energy in Nevada

26 May 2021

The search giant Google has signed the world’s first corporate agreement to develop a next-generation 5-MW geothermal power project. The geothermal power, generated by Fervo, will be for data centres and infrastructure in Nevada.

Pattern to supply Uniper from 1,050-MW Western Spirit wind project in New Mexico

26 May 2021

Pattern Energy is to supply the German company Uniper with electricity from the 1,050-MW Western Spirit wind farm in New Mexico in the south-western US.

Sinopec to expand into green hydrogen

26 May 2021

Chinese state-controlled oil giant Sinopec said it would launch its first green hydrogen project, involving a 270-MW solar plant and a 50-MW wind farm, in the Inner Mongolia region in 2022.

Serbia aims to boost energy and mining sector to 10% of GDP in 10 years

23 May 2021

Mining and Energy Minister Zorana Mihajlovic says Belgrade wants to pursue a "new, green and sustainable path" for the sector.

The EU’s Green Deal: Putting a carbon price on imports

22 May 2021

The EU’s journey to net zero threatens a carbon price war with its trading partners

AfDB and EBRD partner on sustainable private sector funding in Africa

21 May 2021

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a new partnership to ensure increased participation of the private sector in financing and implementation of sustainable projects.

KenGen to raise $2bn to fund green expansion

21 May 2021

Kenyan generator KenGen has unveiled plans to raise $1.95bn to extends its renewable generating capacity, with 651 MW of new geothermal top of its spending list.

Kibo Energy to develop waste to energy in SA

21 May 2021

Kibo Energy has entered into an agreement with South Africa-based Industrial Green Solutions to jointly develop a portfolio of waste-to-energy projects in South Africa.

HEP to expand Port Arthur terminal to support renewable diesel project

20 May 2021

Howard Energy Partners announced last week that it would “significantly” expand its Port Arthur terminal facilities in Texas. The expansion will be aimed at supporting a renewable diesel production project being developed by Diamond Green Diesel.

AGN blends green hydrogen into South Australian gas grid

20 May 2021

Australian Gas Networks (AGN) has begun blending green hydrogen into its natural gas grid in South Australia following the official opening its AUD14.5mn Hydrogen Park South Australia (HyP SA).