REM - Renewable Energy

1 July 2021

US government bans some solar products from China due to alleged forced labour

30 June 2021

The Biden administration has banned products used in solar panels from a company in China’s Xinjiang region over allegations of forced labour. China has blasted the action and denied the slave labour charges.

Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure plan is a “generational investment”

30 June 2021

President Joe Biden has touted a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure deal struck with a bipartisan group of senators as a “generational investment” that would advance the country’s electricity grid as well as old bridges and water lines.

ASIAELEC: Asia’s coal proposals could threaten Paris goals

30 June 2021

Coal is set to be more expensive than renewables, making green energy a better bet financially and environmentally.

New Jersey awards nearly 2.66 GW of offshore wind to EDF/Shell and Ørsted

30 June 2021

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has selected a combined 2,658 MW of offshore wind bids for EDF/Shell’s Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind and Ørsted’s Ocean Wind II.

MDB climate finance reaches $66bn in 2020

30 June 2021

Multilateral development banks (MDBs) provided $66bn of climate finance in 2020, up from $61.6bn in 2019.

Hydro’s elderly turbines need fresh investment to contribute to net zero

30 June 2021

Hydro needs new investment to replace elderly infrastructure and accelerate the road to net zero, the IEA says

China’s Hengtong delivers cabling to Vietnam’s Hiep Thanh and Tra Vinh V1-2 wind farm

30 June 2021

Chinese submarine cable manufacturer Hengtong has delivered the 35-kV cables and accessories for Vietnam’s Hiep Thanh and Tra Vinh V1-2 nearshore wind farms.

REM: US government launches environmental review of 2-2.3 GW offshore wind project off New England

30 June 2021

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has launched an environmental review of the construction and operations plan for the massive Vineyard Wind South offshore wind project off the north-eastern US.

Massachusetts lawsuit alleging Exxon climate deceit to proceed

28 June 2021

ExxonMobil Corp.'s attempt to have a climate lawsuit brought by the state of Massachusetts dismissed has been denied. The state accuses the oil company of misrepresenting the risks and impacts of climate change to investors and customers.

Erdogan launches Kanal Istanbul construction despite chorus of environmental protest

27 June 2021

Mega infrastructure has estimated cost of $65bn but critics say it's not needed. Observers see it as revenue spinner for backers of ruling party.

Carbon’s emerging costs

25 June 2021

The cost of joining the global movement towards net zero is not yet fully known, and both governments and corporations with the highest levels of both greenhouse gas emissions and energy intensity face the highest costs for carbon.

Adenia acquires South African solar distributor Herholdt’s

25 June 2021

Adenia Partners, a private equity firm investing in Africa, has acquired a majority stake in Herholdt’s, a leading distributor of solar systems and low-voltage electrical products in South Africa, its first acquisition in the country.