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Green Push Leaves U.K. Energy Supply at the Mercy of Weather – EQ Mag Pro

The U.K.’s wind-power drive has dramatically cut carbon emissions, but it’s also created a vulnerability that’s been brutally exposed. Calm weather over the past two weeks has cut output from the country’s 11,000 turbines, which account for more than 20% of electricity generation. Coupled with a Europe-wide gas shortage, the crunch has forced some companies […]

Netherlands: EIB finances TenneT electricity transmission corridor supporting renewable energy production – EQ Mag Pro

EIB signs a €250 million loan agreement with TenneT to finance the 40km high voltage electricity transmission corridor in the north of the Netherlands between Eemshaven and Vierverlaten, as well as the new high voltage substation in Vierverlaten. The upgraded energy infrastructure will, amongst others, support the connection of North Sea wind farms to the […]

World’s largest plant capturing carbon from air starts in Iceland – EQ Mag Pro

COPENHAGEN : The world’s largest plant that sucks carbon dioxide directly from the air and deposits it underground is due to start operating on Wednesday, the company behind the nascent green technology said. Swiss start-up Climeworks AG, which specialises in capturing carbon dioxide directly from the air, has partnered with Icelandic carbon storage firm Carbfix […]

Serbs protest against lithium mining, other environmental problems – EQ Mag Pro

The protesters held banners demanding protection of Serbia’s rivers, nature and air which they say have been endangered by profit-seeking government policies and decades of neglect. BELGRADE, Serbia : Several thousand people protested in Serbia on Saturday demanding a ban on planned lithium mining in the Balkan country as well as a resolution to scores […]

Germany ratifies ISA agreement, hands Instrument of Accession – EQ Mag Pro

New Delhi : Germany has ratified the International Solar Alliance agreement, and the instrument of accession was handed over to officials of the External Affairs Ministry in Delhi, MEA said. “Germany Ratifies ISA Agreement! handed Instrument of Accession to International Solar Alliance, during meeting of Dr Maria Flachsbarth and Mr Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretaries, […]

EIB Vice-President Lilyana Pavlova visits Skopje and reaffirms EIB support for North Macedonia’s green and digital development – EQ Mag Pro

The EIB is committed to supporting new projects for climate action, climate adaptation and mitigation by providing accessible finance and technical assistance. To date, the EIB Group has invested some €1 billion in the economic and social development of North Macedonia As part of the Team Europe financial package for the COVID-19 recovery in the […]

Ascent Solar Receives $5M In First Tranche of BD 1 Funding

THORNTON, CO : Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (Ascent Solar” or the “Company”) (OTCMKTS: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, lightweight, flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, is pleased to announce that the Company has received $5M from BD 1 Investment Holding, LLC (“BD 1”), the largest stakeholder of Ascent Solar, as the first tranche of […]