REM - Renewable Energy

12 January 2024

Lobbying under way as US clean hydrogen rules in debate

11 January 2024

A public hearing will be held in late March on the US Treasury Department’s new and controversial clean hydrogen guidance, unveiled just before Christmas. And fierce lobbying is now under way to try and influence the final rules.

Tide starting to turn for wind power: Vestas will have “massive” revenue growth

11 January 2024

Denmark’s Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, will see “massive revenue growth in the coming years”, said a senior analyst.

More wind generation in Europe than coal, says Ember

11 January 2024

For the first time, Europe saw more wind power generation in the last quarter of 2023 than generation from coal. This is according to the climate think-tank Ember.

Gautam Adani promises $24.05bn investment in Gujarat, to create 100,000 jobs

11 January 2024

The Adani Group has unveiled plans to invest INR2 lakh crore - $25.04bn - in Gujarat's green energy and renewable sectors over the next five year

Commercial fusion reactors breakthrough expected in 2024

10 January 2024

A breakthrough in producing power by fusion reactions is expected in 2024, according to S&P Global.

Astra Group's United Tractors dives into the geothermal sector with Supreme Energy acquisition

9 January 2024

PT United Tractors, Astra Group’s subsidiary specialising in heavy equipment, construction, and energy, is set to broaden its business through the acquisition of geothermal power generation company PT Supreme Energy

State-owned electricity company PLN to implement bundled scheme for large-scale renewable energy projects

9 January 2024

The Executive Director of the Institute for Essential Services Reform, Fabby Tumiwa, is urging state electricity company PT PLN to initiate auctions for large-scale renewable energy projects in 2024

Azerbaijan appoints former oil executive as head of climate talks

8 January 2024

Choice of Mukhtar Babayev, a former SOCAR executive, follows the contentious leadership of Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber from the UAE during last month’s COP28.

China building up electric auto infrastructure in Central Asia

5 January 2024

An update on infrastructure development and investment in Central Asia.

Vega Solar installs rooftop PV plant for Alba Cosmetic International

5 January 2024

Albanian photovoltaic system company Vega Solar has completed the installation of a 500-kW photovoltaic (PV) plant for Alba Cosmetic International, Vega announced in a Facebook post.

De-industrialisation in Germany dramatically reduces emissions in 2023

5 January 2024

Germany led the way in reducing emissions in 2023, but the fall had more to do with the dramatic de-industrialisation due to the effects of the war in Ukraine and soaring energy costs than it did with green policies.

COP29: Is Azerbaijan ready for decarbonisation?

4 January 2024

In November 2024 Azerbaijan will host one of the largest international events, the COP29 climate summit, as Baku ramps up its renewable strategy.

Hydropower giant Hua Na debuts on HoSE with over VND4 trillion valuation, despite profit dip in 2023

4 January 2024

Hua Na Hydropower Joint Stock Company, the investor behind the 180MW Hua Na Hydropower Plant, is poised to make its grand entrance on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange

Quang Tri solar and wind projects attract Singaporean and Taiwanese investors

4 January 2024

Foreign investors eyeing Quang Tri's solar and wind energy potential with potential stake purchases include Singaporean and Taiwanese companies

OMV Petrom steps towards green future with renewables and electromobility deals

4 January 2024

Southeast Europe’s biggest energy company buys into wind and solar power company and EV charging network.

North Macedonia fails yet again to get €1bn Cebren HPP project started

4 January 2024

14th tender for the Cebren hydropower plant with one of the world's tallest dams fails after efforts that started back in the 1960s.

Shin Hanul Nuclear Plant expands with second unit grid connection

4 January 2024

South Korea's nuclear energy capabilities have received a significant boost as the second unit of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant has started supplying electricity to the national grid

China creates new nuclear fusion body

4 January 2024

In a major stride towards pioneering the future of energy, China unveiled the formation of the China Fusion Corporation on December 29

Iran to build two new solar farms in north

3 January 2024

Iran has unveiled plans to build two more solar power parks in the north under a broader imitative that would see the country churn out 4,500 megawatts of green energy per day before the summer peak.

Output of Czech nuclear power plants dropped by 0.6 TWh y/y in 2023

3 January 2024

Czech nuclear power plants Dukovany and Temelin delivered 30.6 TWh of electricity to the domestic energy grid in 2023.

Setback for Sinopec: Kuqa Green Hydrogen Project delayed until late 2025

2 January 2024

In a far-reaching development for China’s efforts to expand its green hydrogen output, Sinopec has conceded that its Kuqa green hydrogen project, currently the world’s largest, will not reach full operational capacity until late 2025

The retreat of glaciers in the 21st century

2 January 2024

A recent UNESCO study on protected glaciers around the world highlights the particularly severe impact of climate change on the Arctic region, where glacier and ice cap melting is generally faster than in the Antarctic.

NREI, a joint venture of RATCH Group, acquires 30MW hydropower plant in Vietnam

2 January 2024

Nexif Ratch Energy Investments Pte. Ltd., a joint venture of RATCH Group, has successfully acquired a 100% stake in the Minh Luong hydropower plant in Vietnam for approximately $25mn

India’s SJVN pins down 100-MW solar project in Gujarat

2 January 2024

In a much lauded advancement in India's renewable energy sector, SJVN Limited has successfully acquired the rights to develop a 100-MW solar power project

UPC Renewables sells wind power assets in Indonesia

2 January 2024

In a significant move to bolster renewable energy in Indonesia, PT Barito Wind Energy and ACEN Investments HK Limited have finalised a sale and purchase agreement to acquire UPC Renewables Asia Pacific Holdings' late-stage wind development assets

Bangladesh energy report urges shift to renewables

2 January 2024

The Centre for Policy Dialogue has called upon Bangladesh's political factions to actively participate in steering the country towards renewable energy

Belarus’ Russian-built nuclear power plant leak in February 2022 reported

1 January 2024

Leaked documents seen by Bloomberg suggest that there was an incident at Belarus’ Russian-built Ostrovets (aka Astravets in Lithuanian) nuclear power plant in February 2022

Final COP28 agreement is a cop-out

31 December 2023

The final COP28 agreement calls for a "historic" transition away from fossil fuels and a trebling of renewables. But in the end it seems the fossil fuel lobby won.

ThorCon Power Indonesia to collaborate with state-owned enterprises for nuclear power plant development

15 December 2023

PT ThorCon Power Indonesia, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based nuclear power plant company ThorCon, is set to collaborate with a State-Owned Enterprise to establish a joint operating company for the development of a nuclear power plant

Powering a sustainable future: Vietnam seeks to boost domestic renewable energy production

15 December 2023

Vietnam, a rising star in Southeast Asia's renewable energy scene, is aiming to accelerate its domestic production of solar and wind power solutions