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IEEFA Global: A $51 Billion Gap (and a $51 Billion Opportunity) in BRICS Nations’ Renewable Energy Development

How to Meet the Goal? Through "Blended Finance" Where Public Funds Unleash Private Money

Here, in one chart, is an IEEFA picture worth a thousand words. While some $130 billion was invested last year in renewable-energy development in the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—billions more are required if these countries are to meet their commitments to climate-change mitigation policies. The four countries, in all, have announced […]

October 17, 2016 Read More →

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Shell plans $570 million renewables investment in Brazil through 2025

PV Tech: Oil and gas major Shell has launched the Shell Energy brand in Brazil and has committed to investing R$3 billion (US$570 million) in renewables in the country by the end of 2025.   With Shell’s division focused on decarbonisation and renewables, Shell Energy will provide clean electricity from solar and wind power plants as […]

September 22, 2021 Read More →

ExxonMobil begins selling off U.S. shale gas properties to raise money

Reuters: Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) has begun marketing U.S. shale gas properties as it ramps up a long-stalled program that aims to raise billions of dollars to shed unwanted assets and reduce debt taken on last year. Three years ago, the top U.S. oil producer set a goal of raising $15 billion from sales by […]

August 11, 2021 Read More →

Brazil rolls out $3.9 billion plan to support nation’s coal industry

Bloomberg ($): Brazil is offering a lifeline to its coal industry even as the world’s scientists make it crystal clear that fossil fuel use must stop to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry on Monday published details of a new program that would support the coal sector through 2050 […]

August 11, 2021 Read More →

Oil- and coal-rich Colombia passes energy transition law

Argus Media ($): Colombia has enacted an energy transition law to promote investment in hydrogen, renewable energy and sustainable transport. The law, signed by President Ivan Duque yesterday, recognizes green and blue hydrogen as renewable energy eligible for reduced income tax, VAT and tariff exemptions and accelerated depreciation. The new legislation also provides a legal […]

July 13, 2021 Read More →

Solatio announces 810-megawatt solar complex in Brazil

Renewables Now: The Brazilian government officials and representatives from Spanish PV sector player Solatio Energia on Friday inaugurated a solar power complex that will add 810 MWp once fully up and running. Solatio, a company with more than a decade-long presence in Brazil, is installing the BRL-3-billion (USD 570.3m/EUR 480.6m) three solar-farm project in the […]

July 12, 2021 Read More →

Australia ranks last for climate action among 193 nations in UN report

Renew Economy:  Australia has been ranked dead last for climate action in the latest Sustainable Development Report, which assesses the progress of countries towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In the latest edition of the report, produced by the UN-backed Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Australia received the lowest score awarded to any of the 193 […]

July 1, 2021 Read More →

More than 200GW of offshore wind projects announced since 2020

Renew Economy:  More than 200GW worth of new offshore wind projects have been announced around the world since 2020, according to new figures published this week, but regulatory hurdles and supply chain constraints will nevertheless hinder the completion of the entire pipeline by 2030. The new figures were published this week by renewable energy consultancy […]

June 24, 2021 Read More →

Asia continues to lead in number of 1GW+ solar projects in pipeline

PV Tech:  Asia boasts a growing number of markets with solar development pipelines in excess of 1GW, a new report by Fitch has found, with the region dominating the consultancy’s project database analysis this year. While solar development in Asia is of course dominated by China, Fitch noted that ten markets in the continent hold […]

June 15, 2021 Read More →

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 →

Oil companies resisting boom-and-bust cycle as transition accelerates

Bloomberg ($): “This time is different” may be the most dangerous words in business: billions of dollars have been lost betting that history won’t repeat itself. And yet now, in the oil world, it looks like this time really will be. For the first time in decades, oil companies aren’t rushing to increase production to […]

June 1, 2021 Read More →