Author Archive: IEEFA

Renewable electricity topped fossil generation in EU for first time in 2020

Bloomberg: Renewables are for the first time the dominant power source in Europe’s electric grid. In a year that saw pandemic restrictions sap energy demand across the continent, the drop in supply came mostly from more expensive power from fossil fuels. That helped green sources take the biggest share of the European Union’s generation, a […]

January 25, 2021 Read More →

Japan’s Sumitomo reportedly will stop investing in new oil development activities

Reuters: Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp will stop investing in new oil development projects as it shifts away from fossil fuels businesses amid a global push to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday. The move comes as global miners and Japanese trading companies cut their exposure to coal operations, including […]

January 25, 2021 Read More →

Three Polish utilities join forces to develop country’s offshore wind resources

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Three of Poland’s state-controlled utilities signed a letter of intent Jan. 18 to cooperate in the development of new offshore wind projects in the Baltic Sea. Under the terms of the cooperation, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA, Tauron Polska Energia SA and Enea SA will establish a special purpose vehicle […]

January 25, 2021 Read More →

China moving forward with 300MW tidal flat solar project

PV Tech: The first tranches of a 300MW utility-scale solar project built on a coastal tidal flat in China have been connected to the grid. The project, contracted by the 12th Bureau of Hydropower in China, is believed to be the world’s largest solar installation to be built on a tidal flat, spanning more than […]

January 25, 2021 Read More →

Kipeto Energy connects 100MW wind farm to Kenyan power grid

ESI Africa: Kipeto Energy Plc (KEP), today announced it has connected Kipeto wind farm to the national grid and will start generating power in the next week. KEP has connected a 17km (220KV) high voltage transmission line, linking the facility to the national grid at the Isinya Substation, and signaling the start of the go-live […]

January 25, 2021 Read More →

Vattenfall to turn closed Moorburg coal plant into a green hydrogen hub

Bloomberg: Vattenfall AB plans to turn the site of its recently shuttered Moorburg coal power plant in northern Germany into a hub for turning wind and solar power into hydrogen. The Swedish state-owned utility is riding the growing enthusiasm for hydrogen, with many countries seeing the clean fuel as key to a low-carbon economy. Governments […]

January 22, 2021 Read More →

Wood Mackenzie sees solar as cheapest electricity resource worldwide by 2030

PV Tech: Solar is now cheapest form of new electricity in a host of international markets, driven by cost reductions and growth of bifaciality, large-area solar modules and trackers. That is the conclusion of a new report released by analysts Wood Mackenzie, which also forecasts that the cost of solar PV could fall by a […]

January 22, 2021 Read More →

Tampa Electric to close 445MW Unit 3 at Big Bend coal plant in 2023, 18 years early

Florida Politics: Tampa Electric announced this week its plans to double the number of homes it powers by solar energy from 100,000 today to 200,000 by 2023. “These significant milestones are improving the land, water and air for all Tampa Electric customers,” said Nancy Tower, President and CEO of Tampa Electric. “We are saving our […]

January 22, 2021 Read More →

Terna Energy proposes three floating solar projects in Greece totaling 265MW

Renewables Now: Greek renewable power producer Terna Energy is seeking permission to install 265 MW of floating solar plants in artificial reservoirs in central Greece. The company said on Tuesday it has submitted applications with Greece’s Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) to get a producer certificate in relation to the three projects. It estimates it […]

January 22, 2021 Read More →

Florida city gives final approval to close 360MW McIntosh Unit 3 coal plant

The Ledger: Lakeland Electric got approval to move forward with decommissioning Unit 3 this March. It has struck a $23.4 million deal to close its power gap. Lakeland commissioners unanimously approved Lakeland Electric’s plan to begin decommissioning McIntosh Unit 3 on March 31, three years ahead of the prior timeframe of fall 2024. This will […]

January 22, 2021 Read More →