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Seven countries sign on to UN plan to “consign coal to history”

Bloomberg ($): Seven countries have signed a pledge initiated by the United Nations to stop building new coal power plants, with the aim to gather more signatures before the global climate summit COP26 in Glasgow next month. The No New Coal agreement is the latest attempt to try and piece together a global phase-out of […]

September 24, 2021 Read More →
IEEFA Europe: Overcapacity and investment fever push costs to Spanish consumers, yet Enagás profits
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IEEFA Europe: Overcapacity and investment fever push costs to Spanish consumers, yet Enagás profits

Spain’s gas regulations benefit Enagás and burden consumers

September 15, 2021 (IEEFA) – Empresa Nacional de Gas (Enagás) has benefited from a “security and diversity of supply” strategy as an excuse to build or expand liquefied natural gas regasification terminals, natural gas pipelines and gas storage facilities. The resulting overcapacity has meant low utilization rates for gas infrastructure assets in Spain, as well […]

IEEFA Europa: El exceso de capacidad y una fiebre por invertir suben las facturas de los consumidores españoles, pero Enagás se lucra
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IEEFA Europa: El exceso de capacidad y una fiebre por invertir suben las facturas de los consumidores españoles, pero Enagás se lucra

La regulación del gas en España beneficia a Enagás y perjudica a los consumidores

15 de septiembre de 2021 (IEEFA) – La Empresa Nacional de Gas (Enagás) se ha beneficiado de una estrategia de «seguridad y diversidad del suministro» como excusa para construir o ampliar plantas de regasificación de gas natural licuado, gasoductos de gas natural e instalaciones de almacenamiento de gas. Según un informe del Instituto de Economía […]

Enel Green Power breaks ground at Chile’s first green hydrogen project Enel Green Power has broken ground on Chile’s first industrial-scale pilot plant for green hydrogen production. This 1.25MW plant, which is located at Cabo Negro north of Punta Arenas, will produce green hydrogen through electrolysis powered by a 3.4MW wind turbine. The plant is also Enel Green Power’s first project to produce green hydrogen […]

September 15, 2021 Read More →

Sonnedix wins permit for 150-MW solar project in Chilean desert

Renewables Now: Independent power producer Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd has obtained an environmental permit for the 150-MWp Sonnedix Tres Cruces solar project in the Atacama region in Chile. The Environmental Qualification Resolution (RCA) issued by the country’s environmental evaluation service SEA certifies that the project in question complies with environmental regulations and can be executed, […]

August 10, 2021 Read More →

Mainstream strikes deal for 1GW hybrid renewable platform in Chile Mainstream Renewable Power has unveiled a 1GW hybrid renewable energy platform in Chile. The Nazca Renovables platform consists of six projects, comprising three wind and three solar photovoltaic and is divided into three portfolios. Humboldt, the first of these, will provide 255MW of clean energy via the Tata Inti solar farm and the Entre […]

July 20, 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 →

AES accelerates closure of 1,097MW of coal units in Chile

Argus Media: US utility AES is accelerating the shutdown of 1,097MW of coal-fired power generating units in Chile, in line with the greening of its corporate strategy and the country’s decarbonization plan. Ventanas units 3 and 4 in the central coastal city of Puchuncavi and Angamos 1 and 2 in the northern port city of […]

July 7, 2021 Read More →

Engie to build 1.5GW of solar, wind and battery projects in Chile

PV Tech: Engie Chile has been awarded rights to develop two hybrid projects in Chile that will combine solar, wind and battery storage and have a combined capacity of 1.5GW. The concessions to the projects, which will be constructed in the northern Antofagasta region, were secured by the company through a public tender process carried […]

July 1, 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 →