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Catholic Church shows faith in green gas


More than 4500 Catholic churches and schools have switched to renewable gas and electricity supplied by British Gas in one of the UK’s largest combined green energy contracts.


Ireland’s renewables expansion to attract massive investment says report


Ireland is set to add 5.8 GW of non-hydro renewable power capacity over the next decade to reach a total 9.6 GW by 2030.


Virtual power plant market to be worth $4.5bn by 2024 says report


The global market for virtual power plants is expected to be worth $4.5bn by 2024 according to new research.

How companies can transform their energy management strategy


As organisations become more aware of their need to tackle energy management, they are increasingly choosing renewables over the traditional energy grid as part of their strategy.

Vattenfall building $39m hybrid energy park in Netherlands


Vattenfall is building a $39m hybrid energy park at Haringvliet in the Netherlands with a total capacity of 60 MW.

Siemens Gamesa taps 453 MW windpower in India


Saudi Arabian renewables developer and independent power producer Alfanar has awarded the contract for two wind farms in India with a total of 453 MW to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

Portugal’s largest auction spells solar opportunity for Iberdrola


Iberdrola has been awarded 149 MW of photovoltaic solar power in Portugal’s largest energy auction in 10 years, a venture that will increase the company’s installed power by 6 per cent.

Caribbean set for largest solar and storage project


The largest solar generation plus energy storage project ever to be built in the Caribbean has been announced by the government of St Kitts and Nevis, the state-owned St Kitts Electric Company (SKELEC) and Swiss energy storage firm Leclanché.

Danone in $25m biomass deal to make plant carbon neutral


Global food company Danone is investing $25.8m to make its Nutricia spray drying plant in New Zealand carbon neutral by 2021.

Humanising the energy transition: Diversity and creativity as sources of innovation


Back in the 1970s, numerous international aid organisations decided to tackle a huge sustainable energy issue. They wanted to find a new solution to the inefficient, hazardous and polluting cooking methods which were the only option for millions of people in the developing world.

Delivering a new energy strategy for Asia: Interview with Narsingh Chaudhary of Black & Veatch


Narsingh Chaudhary is the new Executive Vice-President of the Asia Power business of Black & Veatch – and he couldn’t have chosen a more exciting and critical time to join the global engineering and construction company.

US wind farm activity by Fortune 500 breaks records

05/08/2019 The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has released data for Q2, indicating activity rose to new heights in the wind development sector.

China, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia partner on renewable energy


Financing for the three-year project comes from the Ministry of Commerce of China with the provision of $2 million, which will be equally shared between Ethiopia and Sri Lanka

Flow machines qualify for UK frequency response market for first time


redT, an energy storage infrastructure company, and energy tech company Open Energi have announced that, for the first time, a vanadium redox flow machine has achieved pre-qualification status from National Grid to provide Dynamic Firm Frequency Response (dFFR) services to the UK grid. 

Energy storage plant set for southeast Asia


Finnish energy technology group Wärtsilä has signed an EPC contract for a 100 MW/100 MWh total capacity energy storage project in southeast Asia.

At the sharp end of Asia’s energy transition - POWERGEN Asia interview


Having spent more than 20 years working in the energy sector in Asia, James Harris has seen many changes in the region.

Crowdfunded solar plant goes live in France


Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH has supplied almost 15,000 solar modules to a large ground-mounted solar farm in western France that has had around 40 per cent its installation’s costs come from crowdfunding. 

DNV GL opens first LiDAR test site in Asia


Global certification group DNV GL has launched its first LiDAR verification site in Asia to cater for the growing windpower market.

Renewables outpace fossil fuels in Europe for second year


For the second consecutive year, renewables produced more power than fossil fuels in the first and second quarters of 2019.

Banks lend $319m to largest solar PV project in Europe


The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Spanish state-owned bank Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) have agreed to finance the largest solar PV power project under construction in Europe.

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