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IEEFA: 50 new green hydrogen projects show Europe, Australia, Asia are lead players but US$75 billion in costs and government inaction could create delays

The green hydrogen industry needs more government backing to reach demand goals

24 August 2020 (IEEFA): The renewable rich green hydrogen industry is accelerating with 50 new projects announced in the last year including five just last month, but a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) finds the pace is not fast enough to meet global energy demand, with massive capital […]

August 24, 2020 Read More →

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BlueFloat, Energy Estate plan 4.3 gigawatts of Australia offshore wind

Renew Economy: Australia’s push into offshore wind projects is about to accelerate, with Spanish firm BlueFloat Energy and Australia’s Energy Estate announcing plans to partner in the development of at least 4,300MW of offshore wind capacity in Australian waters. The partners announced on Wednesday that projects are being proposed at two of New South Wales’ […]

December 22, 2021 Read More →

ENKRAFT warns RWE to divest from brown coal or risk falling behind

Reuters: RWE (RWEG.DE) risks falling behind in the fast growing and competitive renewables sector if it fails to quickly divest its brown coal activities, activist fund ENKRAFT said, criticising management for failing to come up with a rapid solution. ENKRAFT in September disclosed a small stake in RWE, Germany’s largest producer, calling for a separation […]

December 6, 2021 Read More →

Portugal becomes fourth EU country to shut down last coal-fired plant

Reuters: Portugal shut down its last remaining coal plant over the weekend, ending the use of the polluting material for electricity generation and becoming the fourth country in the European Union to do so. Environmental group Zero said in a statement the Pego plant in central Portugal had been the country’s second-largest emitter of carbon […]

November 22, 2021 Read More →

EDP plans to invest $13 billion in UK wind and solar projects by 2030

Reuters: Power distribution company WEL Networks and renewables developer Infratec are in the final stages of assessment for what will be New Zealand’s first utility-scale battery energy storage Power company Energias de Portugal (EDP.LS) (EDP) plans to invest 12.86 billion pounds ($17.65 billion) in wind and solar projects in Britain by 2030 as the country […]

October 19, 2021 Read More →

Portuguese utility EDP to convert Spanish coal plant to green hydrogen production facility

Renewables Now: Portuguese utility group EDP – Energias de Portugal SA plans to invest over EUR 550 million (USD 649.7m) in a project to convert its Los Barrios coal-fired power plant in Cadiz province, southern Spain, into a green hydrogen production facility. These plans were announced by the Los Barrios city hall on Tuesday, after […]

September 17, 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 […]

Activist fund takes stake in RWE, calls for coal activity separation

Reuters: Activist fund ENKRAFT has taken a stake in RWE (RWEG.DE) and is calling for a separation of the company’s brown coal activities to remove the burden of a legacy business that has weighed on the value of shares in Germany’s largest power producer. ENKRAFT, which has a track record in investing in the renewable […]

September 10, 2021 Read More →

Solar panels generated a record 10% of EU electricity over June and July

ReNews.biz: New analysis by energy think tank Ember reveals that, for the first time, solar panels generated a tenth of EU-27 electricity during their peak months of June and July this year. Solar panels generated 39 terawatt-hours in June-July 2021, up from 28TWh in the same period in 2018. Eight EU countries set a new […]

August 18, 2021 Read More →

Spain to install offshore wind with as much as 3GW capacity by 2030

Reuters: Spain plans to install floating wind turbines on the deep waters off its coasts with capacity to generate between 1 and 3 gigawatts of power by 2030, its Energy and Environment Ministry said on Wednesday. As part of a global shift away from carbon-emitting fossil fuels, governments and companies are seeking new ways to […]

July 8, 2021 Read More →