‘Stop’ MP pension oil and gas investment, Sir Ed Davey says

‘Stop’ MP pension oil and gas investment, Sir Ed Davey says

The financial crash will look like a “picnic” if the “carbon bubble” bursts, a former energy secretary has warned, as he called for the MPs’ pension fund to stop investing in fossil fuels.

Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall named new president of Eurelectric

Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall named new president of Eurelectric

Vattenfall President and CEO Magnus Hall has been appointed new president of Eurelectric for the next two years, according to press releases from the Sweden-based energy company and the pan-European electricity sector association.

A step closer to decarbonising long-haul road transportation

A step closer to decarbonising long-haul road transportation

"Our research shows there is no common European support strategy towards AFs, and a clear lack of political and financial support, together with the discontinuity of policies and low economic appeal of Alternative fuel solutions."

Juwi and Neoen in court battle over Degrussa solar and storage project

Juwi and Neoen in court battle over Degrussa solar and storage project

Juwi is seeking the $650,000 payment for work performed during six months from October 2016 when, according to the writ, Neoen refused to restart the solar farm after the site-wide blackout, the West reported.

Shetland turbine project reduces operational costs by 15%

Shetland turbine project reduces operational costs by 15%

Edinburgh-based Nova Innovation has announced today that it’s Shetland tidal array has reduced operational costs of the technology by 15% – more than a quarter of the way to its 40% forecast by 2022.

As Coal Retires in PJM, Why Aren’t Renewables Filling the Vacuum?

As Coal Retires in PJM, Why Aren’t Renewables Filling the Vacuum?

Over the last several years, 29 gigawatts of retiring coal plants in PJM have been replaced with 23 gigawatts of natural gas, according to a recent Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables webinar.

Big firms join new task force looking to ‘make best use’ of UK wind power

Big firms join new task force looking to ‘make best use’ of UK wind power

Big firms from oil and gas and the renewable energy sector have signed up to new task force aimed at exploiting the large amounts of offshore wind power generated in the UK.

Salt Batteries Could Be Major Step in Move Away from Fossil Fuels

Salt Batteries Could Be Major Step in Move Away from Fossil Fuels

He told the Associated Press that power companies are able to produce twice as much energy as Germany needs through renewable sources. Roeglin says the process can take in 10 times more energy than water, which is currently used for power-to-heat facilities.

9.8% efficient “transparent” solar glass product ClearView Power finds global glass manufacturer

9.8% efficient “transparent” solar glass product ClearView Power finds global glass manufacturer

The transparent solar coating can be applied directly to architectural windows during the standard glass manufacturing process, allowing buildings to generate their own onsite renewable energy as part of the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) market.

Solar power system stolen from Boise County resort: 'It pains me to admit that we definitely, at least knew these people'

Solar power system stolen from Boise County resort: 'It pains me to admit that we definitely, at least knew these people'

“It made us feel really vulnerable, like anyone could come up and take what they want, and we weren't able to stop it,” Panda Sanford, Twin Springs Resort caretaker said. “It pains me to admit that we definitely at least knew these people,” Skylar Sanford, Twin Springs caretaker said.

SunPower Fleshes Out Future Vision as an Energy Services Company

SunPower Fleshes Out Future Vision as an Energy Services Company

Meanwhile, the Portland Business Journal reported last week that SunPower has placed the Oregon factory it purchased last year from SolarWorld on the market, with plans to lease back the portion of the facility it uses.

Vattenfall chief appointed to presidential position

Vattenfall chief appointed to presidential position

Eurelectric, the European industry association for the electricity sector, represents over 3,500 companies in more than 30 European countries in power generation, distribution and supply. Mr Hall will work with the organisation to achieve its main objective of reaching a carbon-neutral power sector well before 2050.

Afghan 15.1MW scheme enlists development financiers

Afghan 15.1MW scheme enlists development financiers

Turkey’s 77 Group recently secured a US$4 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to build a 15.1MW farm at Kandahar, in the country's south. Last February, the 77 Group project was cleared for construction alongside a second 15MW scheme also in Kandahar, to be delivered by local firm ZEFA.

JinkoSolar Wins Intersolar Award 2019 for its Swan Bifacial Module

JinkoSolar Wins Intersolar Award 2019 for its Swan Bifacial Module

The Intersolar Award Jury recognized the Company’s Swan bifacial module for its comprehensive performance quality with its Cheetah bifacial half-cut cell technology, as well as novel utilization of transparent backsheet, making it more lightweight than glass-glass modules. Among other things, the quotations from management in this press release and the Company’s operations and business outlook, contain forward-looking statements.

Queensland solar rules head to Supreme Court, as developers fight back

Queensland solar rules head to Supreme Court, as developers fight back

For IIG, whose Solar Asset Fund offers investors a portfolio of large-scale solar farms that sell clean electricity into Australia’s spot markets, the significance of this legal challenge no doubt extends beyond the Brigalow project.

Speaking to IFIs may be only way for environmental activists to convey message to right address

Speaking to IFIs may be only way for environmental activists to convey message to right address

This recognition followed Colovic Lesoska’s successful campaign to halt international lending for two hydropower plants, thereby protecting the habitat of the Balkan lynx, an endangered species.

Floating Solar Excels Where Land Is Scarce, and That’s a Lot of Places

Floating Solar Excels Where Land Is Scarce, and That’s a Lot of Places

Most importantly, it allows developers to generate power without taking land off-line for other uses, which is already becoming table stakes in certain densely populated regions. Besides creating market opportunities, the siting of solar modules on water produces operational benefits.

Questions About Tesla’s ‘Low-Cost Solar’ Announcement

Questions About Tesla’s ‘Low-Cost Solar’ Announcement

As reported by The New York Times, Tesla will begin selling solar entirely online, offering systems in increments of 4 kilowatts and at a price of $1.75-$1.99 per watt, compared to the national average of $2.08 per watt published by the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Redflow cracks China battery market, with deal on EV charging station

Redflow cracks China battery market, with deal on EV charging station

ASX listed energy storage company Redflow has been tapped to supply 100kWh of its ZBM2 zinc bromine flow batteries for a solar and electric vehicle smart grid project in China, in a deal with Beijing-based flow battery maker ZbestPower.

Inslee's $9 Trillion Climate Plan Praised for Showing Why Rapid Mobilization a 'Massive Economic Opportunity'

Inslee's $9 Trillion Climate Plan Praised for Showing Why Rapid Mobilization a 'Massive Economic Opportunity'

A new climate action plan put forth by Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday is being praised for highlighting the enormous economic benefits that would result from a rapid shift in the U.S. to a renewable energy that centers the needs of workers and vulnerable communities.

Environment markets suffer as Coalition win kills emissions, renewable targets

Environment markets suffer as Coalition win kills emissions, renewable targets

The first tangible impact from the surprise re-election of the Morrison Coalition government has been a direct hit on environmental markets, where the price of renewable energy certificates and Australian carbon credits (yes, we do already have a carbon market) both fell.

India investing more money in solar power than coal for first time

India investing more money in solar power than coal for first time

For the past three years in a row India has seen greater total investments in renewables than in fossil fuels, the report shows, while spending on solar energy overtook spending on coal-fired power generation for the first time in 2018.

Denial and confusion live on, as energy hopes turn to states and AEMO

Denial and confusion live on, as energy hopes turn to states and AEMO

That same sense of emptiness – like a deflated balloon – was experienced across the country, at least for the one half of the population that didn’t want the Coalition to retain power, and for those in the energy and the electric vehicle sectors who had assumed that they would finally have a government happy to shift policies to embrace the 21st century.

Cement as a climate killer: Using industrial waste to produce carbon neutral alternatives

Cement as a climate killer: Using industrial waste to produce carbon neutral alternatives

Credit: Herbert Pöllmann/MLU Producing cement takes a heavy toll on our climate: Around eight per cent of annual global carbon dioxide emissions can be attributed to this process. A team of geoscientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has found a way to produce more environmentally friendly and sustainable alternatives.

Election Wrap: Morrison set to win majority as Labor leadership and Senate up for grabs

Election Wrap: Morrison set to win majority as Labor leadership and Senate up for grabs

As of Monday morning, the Australian Electoral Commission is showing the Coalition ahead in a total of 77 seats, which would put Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a position to be returned with an outright majority.

CCUS is a necessity not an option if we’re to have any hope of achieving net zero emissions by 2050

CCUS is a necessity not an option if we’re to have any hope of achieving net zero emissions by 2050

But Tom misses the essential point about the very nature of CCUS technology when he says we should ‘bypass CCUS” in order to decarbonise our economy and stimulate investment in hydrogen.

Know your NEM: We may still get to 50% renewables by 2030

Know your NEM: We may still get to 50% renewables by 2030

If we assume that Federal politics won’t impact the personnel, culture or path that electricity market and reform takes place in the NEM, that is via the National Electricity Law, COAG Energy Council delegating to the ESB which runs the system with AEMO/AEMC/AER then there remain a huge number of long and short term changes running through the system.

Climate change is the root driver of electricity prices

Climate change is the root driver of electricity prices

So the ocean heat content has increased about 400 Zettajoules since around 1950 or over the past 70 years. The amount of heat energy going into the world’s oceans each year is about 12X the energy the world’s global population of 7.8 bn people consume in total from fossil fuels.

Engie North America acquires Genbright to further growth of DERs

Engie North America acquires Genbright to further growth of DERs

“This acquisition coupled with ENGIE Energy Marketing NA’s power market operations allow ENGIE Storage to deliver co-optimized energy storage services seamlessly that span from behind-the-meter peak demand shaving and energy arbitrage to in-front-of the-meter wholesale electricity market capacity, energy, and ancillary services, all from a single energy storage asset,” said Christopher Tilley, CEO of ENGIE Storage.

Air Pollution Is Slowly Killing Us All, New Global Study Claims

Air Pollution Is Slowly Killing Us All, New Global Study Claims

Since most air pollution comes from burning fossil fuels to generate electricity, heat homes and power transport, “We need to work on these factors in a very dramatic way,” Dr. Neira.