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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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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 →

Oman plans shift to build one of largest green hydrogen plants in world

The Guardian: Oman is planning to build one of the largest green hydrogen plants in the world in a move to make the oil-producing nation a leader in renewable energy technology. Construction is scheduled to start in 2028 in Al Wusta governorate on the Arabian Sea. It will be built in stages, with the aim […]

May 27, 2021 Read More →

Engie unveils new corporate strategy including focus on renewables

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): After a long search for focus and direction, and five months since its new leader took charge, French multi-utility Engie SA presented a new corporate strategy. The result is a four-pronged group — slimmed down from 25 business units — focused on renewables, energy solutions, networks, and thermal and supply. […]

May 20, 2021 Read More →

BHP reports record $7.2B write-down on U.S. shale assets Mining giant BHP Billiton (ASX, NYSE:BHP), (LON:BLT) logged Friday its largest-ever write-down, a roughly US$7.2 billion pretax charge on its extensive US shale assets, as a persistent downturn in commodities continues to hurt the mining and energy sectors. The fresh disappointment from the company’s $20 billion foray into the US shale gas industry comes […]

May 18, 2021 Read More →

Only one-third of increase in Africa electricity demand met by renewables

ESI Africa: Renewables supplied only a third of Africa’s electricity demand growth in 2020 according to energy think tank Ember’s The Global Electricity Review. The Global Electricity Review showed that wind and solar showed resilient growth in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. While this forced a record fall in global power figures, this was not […]

May 7, 2021 Read More →

Latin America possesses potential to become key hydrogen player As oil majors around the world solidify their positions in the hydrogen industry, the IEA has highlighted Latin America as a clear area of opportunity for the production of what many expect to be the energy source of the future.  “Latin America could become a key contributor to the global push towards low carbon […]

April 28, 2021 Read More →

Chile takes Latin America lead for early works renewables pipeline

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April 27, 2021 Read More →

Brazilian miner acquires Mozambique coal mine as part of exit strategy Vale SA (NYSE : VALE) has inked a deal to acquire Mitsui & Co’s stake in the Moatize metallurgical and thermal coal mine and port project in Mozambique, as the Brazilian miner works to exit the fossil fuel and become carbon neutral by 2050. The company is buying the 15% interest in the venture […]

April 22, 2021 Read More →