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Ivanpah giant solar plant incinerates birds in mid-air

20/08/2014

Heat from the giant Ivanpah solar plant in the Mojave Desert is incinerating birds in mid-air as they fly over the 393 MW facility.

DNV signs climate pact with UN Environment Programme

15/08/2014

Norwegian company DNV GL has signed a strategic partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to improve access to climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies in developing countries.

Solar market revenues predicted to hit $137bn

23/07/2014

Revenues from the global solar market are predicted to more than double in the next five years according to a new report.

European thermal power sector ‘uninvestable’ says IEA’s Birol

18/07/2014

The European thermal power plant market is “almost uninvestable” at the moment according to Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency.

UK gets fourth energy minister in as many years

15/07/2014

The UK has two new energy ministers following Prime Minister David Cameron’s most extensive Cabinet reshuffle yesterday.

Asian Development Bank invests $228m in Pacific energy projects

09/07/2014

The Asian Development Bank is to invest $228m in energy projects in the Pacific in the next three years to help the region reduce its heavy reliance on fossil fuels.

Iberdrola and Gamesa awarded turnkey wind project in Honduras

08/07/2014

Spain’s Iberdrola Energia and Gamesa have signed an agreement with Grupo Terra of Honduras to build the San Marcos wind farm on a turnkey basis at a cost of EUR62m ($84m).

White Rose CCS is biggest winner in EC €1bn funding

08/07/2014

The European Commission has awarded funding worth a total of €1bn ($1.3bn) to 19 clean energy projects, with the biggest winner being the White Rose carbon capture and storage plant in the UK.

Alstom hails HVDC link as South Korean milestone

07/07/2014

Alstom Grid has completed a “first of its kind” 400 MW high voltage direct current turnkey project in South Korea.

China to overtake US as diesel genset market leader

04/07/2014

China is poised to overtake the US as the global diesel generator set market leader according to new data.

Uruguay's UTE signs 30-year solar PPA

03/07/2014

UTE, Uruguay's state-owned power utility, has signed a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Fotowatio Renewable Ventures to buy electricity generated by solar photovoltaics.

Asia to outpace Europe in renewables investment says BNEF

03/07/2014

The Asia-Pacific region will spend $3.6 trillion between now and 2030 to meet its power demands, and two thirds of that sum will go on renewable technologies, according to a new report.

Civil works to begin on Endesa Chile’s Los Condores

01/07/2014

Spain’s Endesa has put the recent cancellation of its controversial HidroAysen project in Chile behind it, and is set to start the civil works of the 150 MW Las Condores hydro station this month.

Climate change minister advocates shale gas to fight emissions

01/07/2014

UK Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has said that shale gas has a key role to play in cutting carbon emissions and helping to eradicate the use of coal.

Metso wins waste to energy deal in UK

01/07/2014

Finnish automation solutions company Metso has signed a deal with Babcock & Wilcox Vølund to supply automation for a waste-to-energy plant in the UK. 

Uruguay to be wind power leader within two years

26/06/2014

Historically Uruguay has had a power mix primarily based on conventional resources, but that is now changing thanks to increasing wind power development.

GESA and HAE sign MOU to collaborate in Colombia

26/06/2014

USA’s Hydro Alternative Energy Inc. (HAE) is to collaborate with Colombia's Generamos Energia (GESA) in the development of hydro, as well as potentially other power projects in this South American country.

Green Investment Bank unveils £1bn offshore wind fund

24/06/2014

The UK’s Green Investment Bank today unveiled plans for a £1bn fund to attract private investors to offshore wind farms in Britain.

PEC Energia and Chesf to invest $225m in wind projects

20/06/2014

Brazil’s renewable energy specialist PEC Energia and state-owned utility Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco (Chesf) confirmed they are to invest $224.8m in the construction of four wind farms in the state of Pernambuco.

Latin America promotes solar power

19/06/2014

The growth in electricity demand in the Latin American countries, as well as greater support from governments and a buyer's market for photovoltaic (PV) equipment are boosting solar development in the region.