Saturday, September 26, 2020
Home Tags Transition

Tag: transition

‘20.08.24~’20.08.30 A Wireless Device Creating Fuel From Sunlight, CO2 and Water

Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, CO2, and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without any additional electricity.Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity. The device, developed by a team from the University of Cambridge, is a...

Six belt and road countries want renewables over coal: study

People living in six belt and road countries favour investment in renewable energy over the construction of coal-fired power plants, according to a study released by climate change group E3G. The survey, which analysed responses from citizens in Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam, found that the majority selected renewables as the type of energy their respective countries...

“Britain has been surviving without coal power since Thursday “

At the moment, Great Britain is drawing no power from burning coal. None at all. And it hasn’t since last Thursday. According to tweets from the UK’s national grid the country has been going without coal power for 86 hours straight. The streetlights are still working, the internet is still switched on and the kettles are still boiling. In...

Nevada Passes Bill to Double Renewable Standard, Aim for Carbon-Free Electricity by 2050

Nevada State lawmakers unanimously approved legislation on April 19 to boost the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2030, and set a goal for achieving 100 percent of the state’s electricity from carbon-free resources by 2050. The existing target calls for the state to get 25 percent of supplies from renewables by 2025. The bill now moves...

Norway Says No To Billions Of Barrels Of Oil While Trump Seeks More Pipelines

Over the weekend, politicians in Norway dealt a major blow to their country’s powerful oil industry when the opposition Labor Party — Norway’s biggest political group and a traditional oil backer — said it would no longer support oil exploration off the Lofoten islands, a remote and biodiverse archipelago in the Arctic region. Norway, Western Europe’s largest oil and...

Norway’s oil fund to invest more in renewable energy

The Norwegian government will double the framework for the oil fund's investments related to renewable energy, to the delight of the country's environmentalists, news agency NTB reported Saturday. The upper limit for these investments is doubled from 60 billion kroner (6.9 billion U.S. dollars) to 120 billion kroner (13.9 billion U.S. dollars). A special upper limit for investments in unlisted infrastructure...

The decree of self-consumption compensates surpluses and promotes collective consumption

The Minister council has approved the royal decree which regulates self-consumption electric in Spain, which includes a mechanism to compensate for surplus energy, enables the figure of collective self-consumption, opens the door to take advantage of the energy not consumed by the neighbor and reduces the procedures.... An excerpt from Spain's News

France to launch GO monthly auctions from September

French energy exchange Powernext will launch from September monthly auctions for Guarantees of Origin (GOs), a tracker for electricity produced by renewable sources. “With the new auction system, buyers of GOs will for the first time be able to specify preferences for the source of the renewable electricity,” The GO auctions come as France plans to increase the share of...

Renewable power generation in the UK has hit a record high

Britain's greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.5 percent in 2018, dropping for a sixth straight year but more slowly than before, as record output of renewable power ate away at coal-fired generation, government data showed on Thursday. Energy-sector emissions fell 7 percent as coal-fired power production dropped, amid record output from renewables such as wind and solar.... An excerpt from World Economic...

Eskom signs $180m loan with Brics bank to connect 670MW of renewable energy

The New Development Bank (NDB) and South African power utility Eskom on Monday signed a US$180 million loan agreement to connect 670MW of renewable energy projects to the national grid.... An excerpt from The Citizen

Australian insurer QBE to exit thermal coal over climate change

The country’s third-largest insurer said it aims to phase out all direct insurance services for thermal coal customers by 2030, but will still invest in and insure metallurgical coal and oil and gas companies.... An excerpt from Reuters

IEA: Natural Gas Prevented More Significant Rise In Global Energy-Related Co2 Emissions In 2018

The switch to natural gas for electricity generation prevented 95 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2018, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report. In fact, natural gas has cut 50 percent more emissions in the United States than wind or solar combined since 2005, and this increase does not diminish the progress that the United States has...

Idaho Power procures solar for 2.2 cents per kWh and plans to go 100% renewables

Idaho Power has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) at a price of 2.2 cents per kWh. The utility has also pledged to switch to 100% renewables by 2045.... An excerpt from Pv-tech

Google, GM and other corporate giants form alliance to create a boom in US clean energy

Corporations and nonprofits are creating a new trade group to make it easier for companies to buy clean energy. The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance will help firms take advantage of new deal structures that allow them to directly support clean power projects. REBA aims to grow the market for corporate renewable deals from nearly 16 gigawatts today to 60 GW by...

African Development Bank approves $20 Million facility for Green Mini-Grid Program in Democratic Republic of Congo

The African Development Bank Board has approved the allocation of $20 million in loans to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support renewable-based, mini-grid solutions to the off-grid cities of Isiro, Bumba and Genema.... An excerpt from ADBG

Marguerite adds another 50 MW of solar in Spanish acquisition spree

Pan-European equity fund Marguerite announced last week the acquisition of an 80% stake in a 50-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Andalusia from Spain’s OPDEnergy for an undisclosed sum.... An excerpt from Renewables Now

EDF Buys Into Two Chinese Offshore Wind Projects

French energy company EDF has signed an agreement with the Chinese utility China Energy Investment Corporation (CEI) to jointly deliver two offshore wind power projects in China. The Dongtai IV and V offshore wind farms account for a total installed capacity of 500MW and will be the EDF Group’s first offshore projects in China. With 3.8GW of offshore wind capacity already...

Siemens to Install Rooftop Solar Arrays at Manhattan’s Javits Center

New York Power Authority has selected Siemens to design and install a 1.4-megawatt solar system on the green rooftop of the 17-story, LEED Silver-certified Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side. This will turn into New York City’s largest rooftop solar generation project to date... An excerpt from Commercial Property Executive

The Wonderful Company Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity in US Operations By 2025

The Wonderful Company announced today it will use 100 percent renewable electricity across all its U.S. operations by 2025. As part of this commitment, The Wonderful Company is joining RE100, a collaborative, global initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, uniting more than 160 influential businesses committed to transitioning to 100 percent renewable electricity.... An excerpt from...

Shell renames First Utility, switches customers to renewable power

Shell has rebranded First Utility to Shell Energy and switched its customers to renewable power. It plans to become the world’s biggest power company by 2030, with gas and renewables the mainstay of its generation portfolio. From a UK energy services perspective, Shell is also pushing into smart homes and grids, battery storage and electric vehicles. Shell launched an industrial and commercial...

EDF greens French cash and carry

EDF subsidiary Agregio is to supply cash and carry company Metro France with 100% renewable energy under a power purchase agreement signed today. The three-year agreement covers 25 gigawatt-hours of electricity.... An excerpt from Renews.biz

Dubai Electricity reach financial closing for fourth phase of solar park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Silk Road Fund (SRF) has achieved financial close for the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park). With investments totalling AED50bn ($13.6bn) MBR Solar Park is reported to be the largest single-site solar park in the world,...

New Mexico Governor Signs Landmark Clean Energy Bill

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed sweeping energy legislation on Friday that calls for New Mexico’s major electric utilities to get 100 percent of their power from carbon emission-free sources by 2045. Current law requires that 20 percent of New Mexico’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2020. SB 489 raises that threshold to 50 percent by 2030 for investor-owned utilities like...

REE to invest EUR 3.2bn to aid energy transition in Spain

Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana (REE) will invest a total of EUR 3.221 billion (USD 3.6bn) in the development of the high voltage transport network and the operation of the electric system to enable the energy transition across the entire territory of Spain.... An excerpt from Renewables Now

Canada’s new budget plan eyes efficiency, EVs and community energy

Canada has released its 2019 federal budget, titled Investing in the Middle Class. The document outlines plans to significantly increase spending on the energy transition. In particular, the budget earmarks CAD 1.01 billion ($750 million) to improve energy efficiency in buildings.... An excerpt from PV Magazine

IEEFA update: RWE, Uniper risk prolonging Dutch coal mistakes via compensation strategy

The owners of three new Dutch coal power plants in the Netherlands are nursing around €4 billion in losses, as a result of market headwinds and a mandated coal phaseout, but only one, Engie, has decided to exit coal power in the country, as the remaining two, RWE and Uniper, hold out for compensation which will delay a more...

GoodFuels and Varo extend partnership to scale biofuels

Dutch renewable fuel producer GoodFuels announced that it has extended its partnership with Varo Energy subsidiary Reinplus Fiwado Bunker to improve access to biofuels for deep sea vessels leaving from Rotterdam.... An excerpt from Biofules International

[Colorado] Utilities negotiating plan for renewable energy

Colorado Springs Utilities says negotiations are nearing an end to award a contract for 150 megawatts of new solar generation in Southern Colorado as well as a new 25 megawatt battery storage system. The storage would be the largest energy storage facility in Colorado, and in place by 2023. Once all of these renewable energy projects are operational, more than 95,000...

Entergy will need to add more renewable energy under proposal by New Orleans City Council

Members of New Orleans' City Council.. on Thursday took the first step in a process that would eventually require Entergy to generate a certain percentage of the electricity it sells using wind, solar or other renewable energy sources. A resolution, passed unanimously, directed the council's third-party energy consultant to draft for Entergy what's known as a "renewable portfolio standard," The...

China completes new 70MW floating solar PV project on old coal area

French-based Ciel & Terre International has announced that its 70 MW floating solar power plant located on top of an old coal mining area in the province of Anhui, China, is now officially complete after several months of tests and monitoring. Built atop a former coal-mining area in the Yongqiao district, Suzhou city, the new project will primarily be used...