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UK unveils eight renewable projects under new market regime


The UK government today unveiled eight renewable energy projects which it is backing under its new Electricity Market Reform structure.

MENA needs $316bn in five years to meet power demand


Energy investment of $316bn will be needed in the Middle East and North Africa in the next five years to meet the region’s growing demand for power, according to a new study.

Latin America must install 14 GW of new capacity a year, says report


Over the next 20 years Latin American countries will need to add 14 GW annually to the current capacity if they want to respond to the rising power demand.

Spain’s Acciona awarded two wind projects in Mexico


Acciona Energy of Spain has been awarded the contracts for the engineering, construction and start-up of two wind farms in Mexico, with a total installed capacity of 252 MW.

Brazil’s parliament considers support for small hydro


Brazil's parliament is discussing a bill that will mandate power distribution companies to purchase electricity from small hydropower plants – those with an installed capacity of up to 30 MW.

Alstom signs Haliade wind turbine deal


Alstom has signed a deal with French manufacturing firm BFG France for the supply of composite structures to make the nacelle casings for its Haliade 150-6MW wind turbine.

Court rejects complaint against Cuervo hydro project


Chile's Coyhaique court has rejected a petition from several social and environmental groups against the construction of the 640 MW Cuervo hydropower plant.

Feature: Geothermal power gains traction in Latin America


Diversity is something that characterizes energy resources in Latin America. The region enjoys several ways to produce electricity, especially through low-carbon resources. Many governments have approved ambitious hydro, wind and solar projects but geothermal power also plays a key role in the future of generation in those countries.

Construction of Brazil’s Apiacas hydro plant gets underway


Italy’s Enel Green Power has started the construction of the Apiacas hydropower plant in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.

European CHP growth to boost gas and steam turbines


The installed capacity of the combined heat and power (CHP) market in Europe is forecast to rise from the current 202 GW to 245 GW by 2020.

Mexico begins to realize its solar PV potential


Solar photovoltaic (PV) power advances in Mexico is improving the sector’s attractiveness to investors, according to the latest study by IHS Technology.

Renova to build large-scale wind farm in Brazil


Renova Energia, a Brazilian renewable energy developer, and local generation and transmission company Cemig GT have agreed to jointly build a 676.2 MW wind farm.

Global CPV market will triple by 2020 says report


The cumulative installed capacity of the global concentrated photovoltaic market is expected to triple in the next six years according to a new report.

Kenya’s 300 MW wind farm gets €200m European bank funding


The European Investment Bank is to provide €200m ($275m) of funding for the biggest wind farm in sub-Saharan Africa.

EDF Renewables buys UK wind farm from Duke and Statkraft


EDF Energy Renewables has acquired a UK wind farm project from Duke Energy and Statkraft UK.

Mainstream gains approval for solar farm EIS


The environmental evaluationsService of the Chilean region of Coquimbo has approved Mainstream Renewable Power’s environmental impact study (EIS) for its Estancia solar power plant.

US utility sector faces ‘death spiral’


According to a new report, US utility professionals believe their sector will change dramatically over the next 10 years.

Mexico on verge of becoming Latin America's wind power leader


Spanish renewables firm AMDA is to undertake a 150 MW wind power project in Mexico as part of a wider initiative with Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa to develop 500 MW of wind power in the country.

Cost of sustainable HQ forces European Renewable Energy Council into liquidation


The European Renewable Energy Council has been dissolved after more than ten years of campaigning for green power technology.

Solar PV to grow tenfold in Americas as US and Canada lead way


The installed capacity of the solar PV sector in North and South America will increase tenfold by 2030, according to a new report.