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The Netherlands Announces Ban on Coal, Plans Close of 2 Power Plants by 2024

CleanTechnica: The Netherlands has announced that it will ban the use of coal for electricity generation from 2030 onwards, and that the two oldest plants must close by the end of 2024, in a move that Germany utility company RWE has deemed “ill judged.” The power industry in Europe is undergoing a seismic shift as […]

May 22, 2018 Read More →

The Unstoppable Tide of Solar Illustrated by the Rise of Floating Projects

PV Magazine: A report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) examines almost 100 of the world’s largest operational and planned solar projects, with 14 of the biggest under construction in India, China, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Mexico, Japan, Argentina, Portugal and Australia. The report also focuses on corporate renewable […]

May 22, 2018 Read More →

Philippines Struggles to Embrace Renewable Energy

Financial Tribune: The Philippines, however, still has plans for more than 10,000 MW of new coal power in the pipeline, worth $20.8 billion, according to a study published by ICSC and the Institute for Energy Economics And Financial Analysis last year. But international efforts to address climate change—including a potential flight of investor capital from […]

May 22, 2018 Read More →

India Pushing to Take Solar Leadership From China

Quartz India: Since its big entry a decade ago, China has led the global solar energy industry. A massive manufacturing sector that has driven down costs, coupled with supportive government policies, have helped it commission multiple large-scale projects and become the world’s largest producer of solar energy. Meanwhile, neighbouring India has turned up at the […]

May 22, 2018 Read More →

Ameren Plans Missouri’s Largest Wind Farm

Associated Press: Ameren Missouri announced plans Monday for a 400 megawatt wind farm in rural northeast Missouri, creating enough power to serve 120,000 homes within two years. St. Louis-based Ameren said its High Prairie Wind Farm near Kirksville will be the largest in the state. Ajay Arora, vice president of power operations and energy management […]

May 22, 2018 Read More →

More Transmission Would Speed Coal Plant Closures Says German Regulator

Reuters: FRANKFURT—Germany could reduce its coal-fired power generation capacity by half in the coming years if planned grid expansion and the addition of new gas-fired plants come online on schedule, the head of its energy regulator said. “Half of coal-fired power plant capacity can disappear by 2030 without any risk to supply,” Jochen Homann, president […]

May 22, 2018 Read More →

Second Big Storage Project Opens in Australia

Clean Technica: Last year, French energy company Neoen partnered with Tesla to bring the first large battery storage facility to Australia, the Hornsdale facility in South Australia. Now, it is moving forward with two more projects that involve Tesla Powerpack batteries, one in Gannawarra and another at the Bulgana Green Power Hub, both located in […]

May 22, 2018 Read More →

U.S. Wind Power PPAs Hit Record Level Last Quarter

Utility Dive: The number of wind power purchase agreements (PPA) signed last quarter was the highest volume of PPA announcements in any quarter since AWEA began tracking them in 2013. AWEA noted that six companies, including Adobe, AT&T and Nestle, signed wind PPAs for the first time while several other corporations were repeat customers. Utilities […]

May 22, 2018 Read More →

EIB to invest €300 million in carbon reduction efforts in China

European Scientist: Despite China’s progress and growing investment in clean energy, the country is still struggling to transition away from coal. China burns more coal than any other nation and remains the top greenhouse gas emitter globally. In spite of its emissions, many view China as leading the global energy transition. “The clean energy market […]

May 21, 2018 Read More →

China, India Lead Global Solar Power Expansion

Bloomberg: India and China are driving a rapid global expansion in large-scale, solar power developments as the cost of building new projects falls, according to an analysis by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. “Solar energy is taking an increasingly prominent role in driving the ongoing transformation of global electricity generation markets alongside gains […]

May 21, 2018 Read More →