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New Zealand to build 150-megawatt solar farm, country’s largest

Otago Daily Times: A solar farm big enough to power 20 percent of residential Christchurch will be built at the city’s airport. Energy Minister Megan Woods, Climate Change Minister James Shaw and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel made the announcement yesterday. Four hundred hectares of land, called Kōwhai Park, at Christchurch Airport will be used to […]

December 2, 2021 Read More →

Biggest South Africa cement maker plans net-zero by 2050

Bloomberg ($): PPC Ltd., the biggest South African cement maker, has set a target of attaining net zero emissions by 2050. The company aims to cut emissions by 10% by 2025 and 27% by 2030, it said in its inaugural climate change report on Monday. PPC produces a total of 11.6 million tons of cement […]

December 1, 2021 Read More →

IEEFA Update: How India’s clean energy drive is supercharged by Reliance’s grand ambitions

Critical mass of investment boosts India's clean energy value chain, delivers significant localisation while deploying disrupt-and-dominate strategy

With more than 100 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy on its grid, India is now commencing what some energy industry experts are referring to as chapter 3 of its clean energy story. Chapter 1 began in 2010 when the government set a 20GW solar capacity target by 2020 under the National Solar Mission. In Paris […]

November 30, 2021 Read More →

Australia states pushing back against federal rejection of renewables

Renew Economy: Two new reports have highlighted the critical role Australian states and territories continue to play in driving renewables uptake around the country, at the same time as the federal government has consistently undermined investor confidence in the market. The first report from WWF-Australia, ranks the progress of federal, state and territory governments in […]

November 30, 2021 Read More →

German coalition plans renewables expansion, faster coal exit

PV Tech: Germany’s new three-way coalition government of the SDP, Green and FDP parties have set guidelines for future energy policy in the country which include an expansion of planned renewable capacity and an accelerated phase out of coal power. They have agreed to double Germany’s solar target to 200GW by 2030, increase the country’s […]

November 29, 2021 Read More →

Tokyo Gas plans to spend $17.5 billion on clean fuels by 2030

Reuters: Japanese city gas distributor Tokyo Gas Co Ltd (9531.T) said on Friday it will spend 2 trillion yen ($17.5 billion) on cleaner fuels, such as hydrogen, and renewable power with the aim of doubling its profit to 200 billion yen by 2030. “We need to accelerate our actions in the face of a growing […]

November 29, 2021 Read More →

BP plans large-scale green hydrogen plant in northeast England

ReNews.biz: BP is planning a new large-scale green hydrogen production facility in north-east England that could deliver up to 500MWe of hydrogen production ‎by 2030. HyGreen Teesside will be developed in multiple stages, with an initial ‎phase of some 60MWe aiming to start production by 2025. A final investment decision on the ‎project is expected […]

November 29, 2021 Read More →

Singapore offshore wind developer plans $10 billion farm off Irish coast

Bloomberg ($): A Singapore-based offshore wind developer has signed an agreement to build a huge $10 billion wind farm off the coast of Ireland to power a green hydrogen facility. Green hydrogen — produced by renewable electricity — is seen as a clean alternative to natural gas for industries such as steel and chemicals, with […]

November 23, 2021 Read More →

Intersect secures $2.6 bln for solar, storage projects in Texas, California

PV Tech: Utility-scale renewables developer Intersect Power has secured US$2.6 billion in financing for the construction and operations of a portfolio of solar and energy storage projects in California and Texas. Eight separate transactions cover construction financing, tax equity, land financing and portfolio level term debt for the six-project portfolio, which includes 2.2GWdc of late-stage […]

November 19, 2021 Read More →

IEEFA U.S.: New Mexico pushes plan to pivot from heavy dependence on oil and gas industry

Report urges diversifying to shift from boom-and-bust cycles driven by fossil fuels

New Mexico has announced a major realignment of its economic development program that calls for reducing reliance on oil and gas production. One of its six major goals is to shift the economy from its dependence on just a few key industries, including government, retail, and oil and gas. The plan represents an important and […]

November 18, 2021 Read More →