India plans world's largest floating solar power plant at 1GW

India plans world's largest floating solar power plant at 1GW

The floating solar plant is planned for India’s largest reservoir on the Indira Sagar Dam in Madhya Pradesh, in central India, said the Times of India , quoting the state’s renewable energy minister.

Young Norwegian politicians get taste of Scottish energy transition

Young Norwegian politicians get taste of Scottish energy transition

A group of young Norwegian politicians and climate activists visited a Stonehaven wind project and met the country’s energy minister in a bid to understand the Scottish clean energy transition.

How climate change ranks as a priority for 2020 Democratic presidential contenders

How climate change ranks as a priority for 2020 Democratic presidential contenders

[I] would take immediate action on day one of my Administration to meet this challenge and ensure the US achieves a 100 percent clean energy economy and net-zero emissions no later than 2050.

NSW energy minister says renewables and storage will replace old coal generators

NSW energy minister says renewables and storage will replace old coal generators

Image Credit: AAP Image/Peter Rae. The NSW energy minister Matt Kean has urged Australia’s investment community to support new energy projects and drive the energy transition in the state, and predicts that renewables, coupled with storage or fast-start gas generators, will replace the state’s ageing coal plants.“Here in New South Wales, we have a government that is pro-business and pro-investment,” Kean told the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) summit in Sydney on Monday.

Queensland approves new 180MW wind farm, with possible battery

Queensland approves new 180MW wind farm, with possible battery

The development approval for Lacour Energy’s Banana Range wind farm was announced on Sunday by state planning minister Cameron Dick and energy minister Anthony Lynham, who said it took the number of wind projects in the state – built or under construction or in the pipeline – to more than 2,200MW.The state’s first large scale wind farm, the 170MW Emerald facility, was completed earlier this year while another, the 450MW Cooper’s Gap facility is producing but not yet complete.

Trump Kills a Tariff Loophole in Latest Blow to Renewable Energy

Trump Kills a Tariff Loophole in Latest Blow to Renewable Energy

The Trump administration dealt a fresh blow to renewable energy developers on Friday by stripping away an exemption the industry was counting on to weather the president’s tariffs on imported panels.“The solar tariffs are back,” Tara Narayanan, an analyst at BloombergNEF, said in an interview Friday.

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry Says He’s Not Resigning

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry Says He’s Not Resigning

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday contradicted news reports of his impending resignation from last week, and disputed new reports of his involvement in Trump administration activities with Ukrainian government officials at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

The US has its first gas station that is fully electric

The US has its first gas station that is fully electric

(CNN)The first fully converted gas-to-electric refueling station for electric vehicles opened today at 7224 Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland."This fully-converted, gas-to-electric charging station is a prime example of our administration's commitment to the environment and transportation.".

Financial Trouble at an Iconic American Hydropower Giant

Financial Trouble at an Iconic American Hydropower Giant

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Greece seeks to phase out coal by 2028, Ptolemaida V prospects unclear

Greece seeks to phase out coal by 2028, Ptolemaida V prospects unclear

Greece will adopt a new national energy and climate plan by the end of 2019 that will envisage the shutdown of all coal power plants in Greece by 2028, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019.

Bulgaria to open first hydrogen filling stations by 2020

Bulgaria to open first hydrogen filling stations by 2020

The ministry recalled that under the best-case scenario envisaged under the national policy for the development of a market for alternative fuels in the transport sector, four hydrogen filling stations could be built by 2020, 10 by 2025, and 50 by 2030.

Behind closed doors: Australia pushes reputation as world’s leading fossil fuel dealer

Behind closed doors: Australia pushes reputation as world’s leading fossil fuel dealer

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has opted to spend his time with US President Donald Trump to take a tour of a box factory owned by a Liberal Party donor, instead of attending the UN climate leaders summit in New York – not surprising as new documents reveal the extent to which the Australian government has openly embraced its position as the world’s dealer of fossil fuels.

Scot Gov launches £1m floating wind funding pot

Scot Gov launches £1m floating wind funding pot

Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “I am delighted to announce the £1m Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition that Scottish Government are partnering with the Carbon Trust to deliver.

Piraeus Bank joins EIB green infrastructure investment program

Piraeus Bank joins EIB green infrastructure investment program

Piraeus Bank has agreed to support a new EUR 650 million infrastructure investment program developed by the Hellenic Ministry of Development and Investments and the European Investment Bank (EIB).Piraeus Bank will initially use EUR 32 million from the new fund to support investment in projects across Greece.

Coalition returns to climate denial roots as Morrison dodges UN summit

Coalition returns to climate denial roots as Morrison dodges UN summit

And just in case you thought that might not have been the official view, the federal minister for water and natural disasters, David Littleproud fell back to the old climate denial refuge of ‘the climate is always changing’ and that he doesn’t know, or apparently care, if humans are driving dangerous global warming.

Victoria rooftop solar rebate under fire again, as application portal crashes

Victoria rooftop solar rebate under fire again, as application portal crashes

State energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio said an additional 23,000 rebates would be opened up to application across the financial year, and that Solar Victoria would release two separate rebate allocations each month, to better meet demand for discounted rooftop solar.

Flood of cash for most powerful tidal turbine

Flood of cash for most powerful tidal turbine

Orkney-based Orbital Marine Power has been awarded £3.4 million of Scottish Government funding to help build the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine.Scottish Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “We have established a world lead in marine renewable technologies and this project represents a significant step forward in technological development.

Trump says his mileage rules make cars safer. His EPA was worried they will kill more people.

Trump says his mileage rules make cars safer. His EPA was worried they will kill more people.

In fact, four car companies — Volkswagen, BMW, Ford, and Honda — signed a surprise deal with the state of California earlier this summer to set stricter mileage rules for themselves than what the Trump administration proposed.

TENDERING: Montenegro leasing land for wind farm on Brajići locality

TENDERING: Montenegro leasing land for wind farm on Brajići locality

Montenegro’s Ministry of Economy has launched tendering for a long-term lease to state land for the construction of a wind farm with a minimum installed capacity of 70 MW on the Brajići locality in the municipalities of Budva and Bar. The land on the Brajići locality spans 13,791,606 square meters.

Trump delay casts doubt on first major US offshore windfarm

Trump delay casts doubt on first major US offshore windfarm

The Trump administration cast the fate of the nation’s first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review for the $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts.

Big firms urge new Minister of State to reconsider wind ‘ban’ in letter

Big firms urge new Minister of State to reconsider wind ‘ban’ in letter

A group of the biggest firms operating in the UK’s renewables sector has written to the new Minister of State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) asking him to reconsider his party’s position on onshore wind.

Trump Administration Moves to Finalize Weakening of Car Efficiency Standards

Trump Administration Moves to Finalize Weakening of Car Efficiency Standards

The agreement strikes a balance between the Obama rules and the Trump administration’s version: requiring car manufacturers to increase fleet fuel economy by an annual 3.7 percent from model years 2022 through 2026.

Downer takes $45m hit on troubled Murra Warra Wind Farm

Downer takes $45m hit on troubled Murra Warra Wind Farm

Project developer Downer EDI has announced that it will take a $45 million hit to its profits, as a result of project partner and wind turbine manufacturer Senvion entering voluntary administration, and effectively leaving it on the hook for completion of the Murra Warra wind farm.

China’s AVIC offers to finance, build HPP Buk Bijela, 4 small hydropower plants

China’s AVIC offers to finance, build HPP Buk Bijela, 4 small hydropower plants

China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corporation (AVIC) has expressed interest in the construction of three large hydropower plants (HPPs) – Buk Bijela, Foča, and Paunci – and four small hydropower plants (SHPPs), the Ministry of Energy and Mining said on its website.

How to spend windfalls from windfarms?

How to spend windfalls from windfarms?

On land three miles north of Lybster, German energy giant E.On Climate and Renewables will soon learn if Scottish ministers will approve its Golticlay windfarm, comprising 19 430ft turbines.

Run-of-river hydropower: Two years on, the struggle continues

Run-of-river hydropower: Two years on, the struggle continues

The issue will be addressed in Belgrade tomorrow, at a conference titled “Rakita – the rule of law crushed,” with the media and the public to be informed about the latest developments in Rakita and the illegal resumption of works to lay pipes for the Zvonce mini hydropower plant despite the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s decision ordering the removal of pipes from the Rakitska riverbed.

South Korean government announces 2.1 GW floating PV project

South Korean government announces 2.1 GW floating PV project

The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced in a press release that a 2.1 GW floating solar power plant will be built on a water surface close to the Saemangeum, an estuarine tidal flat on the coast of the Yellow Sea. The ministry said construction on the project will start in the second half of next year, after all relevant licenses and permits, including environmental impact assessment, will be secured.

Power utility ERS to borrow EUR 307 million for new power plants

Power utility ERS to borrow EUR 307 million for new power plants

Ministries had called for issuing guarantees primarily in the energy sector, for the construction of power plants for the utilization of renewable energy worth BAM 300 million (about EUR 153.5 million) – the construction of hydropower plants (HPPs) Bistrica, Janjina, and Buk Bijela.

UPDATE 1-China sets 2019 subsidies for large-scale solar power projects at $248 mln

UPDATE 1-China sets 2019 subsidies for large-scale solar power projects at $248 mln

BEIJING, July 11 (Reuters) - China has estimated government subsidies for centralised solar power projects in 2019 at 1.7 billion yuan ($247.64 million), involving total installed capacity of 22.79 gigawatts (GW), the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Thursday.

NSW plays to its pumped hydro strengths, with green light for Shoalhaven

NSW plays to its pumped hydro strengths, with green light for Shoalhaven

State planning minister Rob Stokes said on Tuesday that his department had given Origin Energy the go-ahead for geological works for the major upgrade at its Shoalhaven Pumped Hydro Storage Scheme .The project stands to double the capacity of the Southern Highlands generator, from its current 240MW to 475MW – potentially making it the second largest pumped hydro facility in Australia.