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Six more countries, including France, join alliance to ban oil and gas

Reuters: A fledgling international alliance to halt new oil and gas drilling added six members on Thursday during the U.N. climate conference but did not get the support of any major fossil fuel producers or the British government, host of the talks. The absence of more widespread backing reflects the difficulty of imposing blanket policies […]

November 12, 2021 Read More →

Coal investment being cut by 99% of development finance institutions

Reuters: Nearly all internationally available development financing is now committed to reducing or ending investment in coal-fired power after moves by China and the G20 to stop supporting new projects overseas, new research showed on Tuesday. Just before a new round of climate talks began in Glasgow, the G20 nations pledged on Sunday to end […]

November 2, 2021 Read More →

Forrest plans potential $8.4 billion green hydrogen hub in Argentina

Reuters: Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest is planning what could be up to an $8.4 billion “green hydrogen” investment in Argentina, the South American country’s government said on Monday after a meeting between the businessman and President Alberto Fernandez. Forrest, whose Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG.AX) aims to become carbon-neutral by 2030, is a major […]

November 2, 2021 Read More →

One-gigawatt wind-plus-battery projects on tap for Chile, Kazakhstan

Energy Storage News: Statkraft has been awarded a tender of public lands in Chile to host a wind power project and Total Eren is developing a 1GW wind power project in Kazakhstan: both would be paired with large-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) of up to 1GWh capacity each.  Statkraft Chile said last week that […]

November 1, 2021 Read More →

Essentia begins operations at 475-megawatt solar plant in Brazil

PV Tech: Essentia Energia has begun operations at its 475MW Sol do Sertao solar power plant in the Brazilian state of Bahia. Sol do Sertao is the second largest solar project in Brazil and the third largest in Latin America, according to Essentia. The plant, which took 19 months to complete, utilises more than one […]

October 25, 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 →

Mexico announces plans to develop Latin America’s largest solar plant

PV Magazine: The Mexican government plans to develop what it claims will be Latin America’s largest PV plant. The array will be built in Puerto Penasco, in the state of Sonora – one of the world’s best regions for solar power generation. The project was initially announced by the CEO of the country’s power utility, […]

July 19, 2021 Read More →

El Salvador gives green light to 45MW project, nation’s first wind farm

ReNews.Biz: Tracia Network Corporation has successfully commissioned El Salvador’s first wind farm, the Ventus Wind Project. Located in Metapán, the 54MW Ventus wind farm comprises 15 Vestas V136-3.6MW turbines. It will significantly add to El Salvador’s capacity for renewable energy generation and prevent the emission of approximately 200,000 tons of CO2 per year into the […]

July 15, 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 →

Coal hits highest level in decade amid global carbon reduction pledges

Wall Street Journal ($):  Coal prices have climbed to their highest level in a decade, making the fuel a hot commodity in a year when governments are pledging reductions in carbon emissions. A shortfall of natural gas, rebounding electricity usage and scanty rainfall in China have lifted demand for thermal coal. Supplies have been crimped […]

June 25, 2021 Read More →