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IEEFA: Global capital mobilising for India’s $500bn renewable energy infrastructure opportunity

IEEFA: Global capital mobilising for India’s $500bn renewable energy infrastructure opportunity

The key domestic and international institutions driving renewable energy growth in India

16 February 2021 (IEEFA India): A huge global capital pool is mobilising to invest in renewable energy and grid projects in India, according to a new IEEFA report, with pull factors including solar power tariffs hitting record lows, plunging solar module costs, record low interest rates, and the security of government-backed, 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs). […]

IEEFA: These 7 auctions show India’s renewables sector is still primed for growth

IEEFA: These 7 auctions show India’s renewables sector is still primed for growth

Despite pandemic disruptions, there is plenty of investment capital available for renewable projects

22 September 2020 (IEEFA India): While the pace of renewable energy growth has slowed in India, positive outcomes in recent auctions suggest there remains plenty of appetite among domestic and foreign investors to build renewable infrastructure, according to a new IEEFA briefing note.  Policy-related headwinds and a collapse in electricity demand due to the COVID-19 […]

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Enel starts commercial operations at South America’s largest wind farm

Energy Live News: Enel Green Power, a subsidiary of Enel Group, has started commercial operations of what is described as South America’s largest wind farm. The company has invested €620 million (£533m) in the construction of the 716MW Lagoa dos Ventos wind farm. The project consists of 230 wind turbines and is forecast to generate […]

June 11, 2021 Read More →

Texas, top U.S. electricity producer, has $20B in renewables pipeline

Bloomberg ($): Four months after the failure of the Texas electric grid sparked a backlash against clean power, investors and developers have decided just what the state needs: more renewable energy. Much more. Texas is on pace to have as much green-power development in coming years as the next three states combined, according to the […]

June 9, 2021 Read More →

Carbon-burning power plants launching despite net-zero promises

Bloomberg ($): The red-and-white flue stacks of the James M. Barry Electric Generating Station tower over the Mobile River, belching steam into the Alabama sky. The sprawling complex of coal and natural gas plants already spews more than 7.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent every year. Now it’s about to get even bigger, with […]

May 24, 2021 Read More →

Oil majors moving into electricity markets with renewables purchases

Wall Street Journal ($): Businesses are buying more renewable power, and oil majors want a piece of the action. European oil companies including BP PLC and Royal Dutch Shell PLC are building new wind and solar projects and striking deals to supply electricity to big corporate buyers like Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. , treading […]

May 24, 2021 Read More →

Chile accelerates deadline to shut down coal-fired power plants

S&P Global Platts ($): Chile plans to close half of its coal-fired power plants by 2025, 15 years ahead of a deadline to eliminate the fossil fuel from its power mix, Energy Minister Juan Carlo Jobet said April 28. “We are continuing to consolidate the age of clean energy and leaving behind the coal age,” […]

April 29, 2021 Read More →

Enel Green Power, Monsson Alma to build 1,000MW of wind, solar generation in Romania

Balkan Green Energy News: Renewable energy company Enel Green Power, part of the Enel Group, and Monsson Alma, a subsidiary of Monsson Group, have signed an agreement on the development of 500 MW of wind power and 500 MW of solar projects in Romania. The projects will be ready for construction in the next three […]

April 2, 2021 Read More →

Enel breaks ground on large wind-plus-storage project in Texas

ReNews.biz: Enel Green Power North America has started construction of the Azure Sky wind plus storage project in Texas that, once operational, will supply Kellogg Company with electricity through a 100MW virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA). The project will comprise a 350MW wind farm coupled with 137MW of battery storage in Throckmorton County. Azure Sky […]

March 4, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA: Global capital mobilising for India’s $500bn renewable energy infrastructure opportunity
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IEEFA: Global capital mobilising for India’s $500bn renewable energy infrastructure opportunity

The key domestic and international institutions driving renewable energy growth in India

16 February 2021 (IEEFA India): A huge global capital pool is mobilising to invest in renewable energy and grid projects in India, according to a new IEEFA report, with pull factors including solar power tariffs hitting record lows, plunging solar module costs, record low interest rates, and the security of government-backed, 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs). […]

Endesa plans $3.5 billion green hydrogen investment in Spain

Reuters: Spanish utility Endesa is planning to invest 2.9 billion euros ($3.5 billion) to develop 23 green hydrogen projects in Spain to boost the green transition in the country. Endesa, controlled by Italian utility Enel, said in a statement on Monday it had presented plans to the Spanish government to build electrolysers with an overall […]

February 2, 2021 Read More →

Enel to phase out gas as part of 2050 net zero pledge, dismisses carbon capture options

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Enel SpA is planning to entirely phase out natural gas from its portfolio as it shoots for a net-zero emissions target, arguing that technology to capture carbon has proven to be a bad bet in energy companies’ quest to decarbonize. “We have a net-zero target for 2050. That’s clearly a […]

February 1, 2021 Read More →