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Inauguration of President Biden Kicks Energy and Climate Agenda Into Action

Hours after being sworn in, Joe Biden resubmits U.S. to Paris Agreement and lays the groundwork for a major climate-change mitigation push. U.S. President Joe Biden hit the ground running Wednesday, with plans to sign a raft of executive orders to start the process of reversing Trump administration environmental and energy regulations and set the […]

Biden Injects Hope In Renewable Energy Supporters

Tesla CEO says electric cars will double global electricity demand

Increasing the availability of sustainable energy is a major challenge as cars move from combustion engines to battery-driven electric motors FRANKFURT: Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday that electricity consumption will double if the world’s car fleets are electrified, increasing the need to expand nuclear, solar, geothermal and wind energy generating sources. Increasing […]

Volkswagen core brand to accelerate electric vehicle shift

6 Out-of-the-Ordinary Energy Concepts From 2020

Even COVID-19 didn’t lock down the ingenuity of energy entrepreneurs this year. It’s been a remarkably business-as-usual year for renewables, despite the societal upheaval wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Most of our headlines this year have still been about conventional renewable segments such as solar and energy storage. On the margins, virtual power plants have […]

India on track to achieving climate goals: PM

Wind energy powers more than half of UK electricity for first time

The percentage of wind power in the country’s energy mix hit a record 50.67 percent on Saturday, the company said over the weekend, beating the previous record of 50 percent in August. London: Wind power accounted for more than half of Britain’s daily generated electricity on Saturday in the wake of Storm Bella, according to […]

Biden Injects Hope In Renewable Energy Supporters

South Africa Renewables Developers Impatient for New Bidding Opportunities in 2021

A stop-gap procurement ending this month raises hopes for a new bid window soon. South African independent power producers (IPPs) are hoping for the return of a national procurement program next year following a stop-gap auction ending this month. Offers to cover 2 gigawatts of “risk-mitigation” IPP capacity were due by Dec. 22, after an […]

SOLAR PANELS IN THE SAHARA COULD DAMAGE GLOBAL CLIMATE

Hannon Armstrong and Clearway Link $950M Solar, Wind and Storage Investment

Nearly 2 gigawatts of existing and new projects from Hawaii and California to Texas and West Virginia. Hannon Armstrong and Clearway Energy Inc. are jointly investing about $950 million in a nearly 2-gigawatt portfolio of existing and new wind, solar and energy storage projects, capping off a year of record-setting U.S. renewables growth with an […]

Biden Injects Hope In Renewable Energy Supporters

Spain Tenders 3 Gigawatts of Renewables Under New Pay-as-Bid Model

Solar and onshore wind get 1 gigawatt each while floating offshore wind seeks foothold. Spain has launched a tender for up to 3.18 gigawatts of renewable generation in its first auction under a pay-as-bid model introduced earlier this year. The model, similar to the contracts-for-difference program used in the U.K., aims to correct problems with […]

Poland sees energy transformation costing $120 billion by 2045