Serbia's largest wind farm, 104.5 MW Kovačica officially starts operations

Serbia's largest wind farm, 104.5 MW Kovačica officially starts operations

The investor in the EUR 189 million project is Israel-based Enlight Renewable Energy, the company that has acquired three wind farms in the Balkan region .The Kovačica wind farm will supply 60,000 households with electricity and reduce CO2 emissions by almost 250,000 tonnes per year, the EBRD said in a press release.

California regulators identify multi-gigawatt energy shortfall

California regulators identify multi-gigawatt energy shortfall

The proposal calls for ‘all-source’ procurement, opening the door for natural gas-fired plants, energy storage, demand response and any other potential non-fossil generation facilities.It’s not every day that an energy need equivalent to the capacity of the state with the 8th most installed solar in the nation comes along.

Rolls-Royce’s Small Modular Reactor Project Delayed by Brexit Uncertainty

Rolls-Royce’s Small Modular Reactor Project Delayed by Brexit Uncertainty

Full development of the SMR design, which will use pressurized water reactor technology to deliver almost 1.3 gigawatts of thermal energy and 440 megawatts of electricity per unit, is expected to cost around £1.5 billion, Orr told GTM.

Eos Looks to Scale Up Battery Manufacturing in Pittsburgh

Eos Looks to Scale Up Battery Manufacturing in Pittsburgh

Last week the Edison, New Jersey-based battery company inked a deal with Holtec International, mostly known in energy circles as a front-runner in the race to commercialize small modular reactors , to create a manufacturing joint venture to produce Eos’ Znyth aqueous zinc batteries.

Angry residents send German wind industry spinning

Angry residents send German wind industry spinning

Market players said the tipping point came in 2016 when Germany amended its Renewable Energy Act. After almost two decades of providing subsidies to prop up the nascent sector, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government decided that the industry was now sufficiently mature and began withdrawing support.

KFC began offering meatless chicken at one store Tuesday. It sold out almost immediately.

KFC began offering meatless chicken at one store Tuesday. It sold out almost immediately.

A single KFC franchise — near the SunTrust Park baseball stadium in Atlanta — on Tuesday began offering meatless chicken from the plant-based food company Beyond Meat.The deal makes KFC the first fast-food restaurant to serve plant-based chicken.

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.

Media brief: The carbon price in B.C. and its impact on emissions, jobs and the economy

Media brief: The carbon price in B.C. and its impact on emissions, jobs and the economy

Carbon pricing is just one part of a whole suite of policies that are helping us reach our emissions targets, but as is evidenced in B.C., it is an extremely effective one.In fact, in a 2015 survey completed by 365 economists, 81% said that pricing carbon is the most efficient way to cut pollution.

Photos: wildfires hit the Amazon, Brazil, Spain, France, Turkey, and Indonesia

Photos: wildfires hit the Amazon, Brazil, Spain, France, Turkey, and Indonesia

Fires are a natural part of many ecosystems, but not in the Amazon, where they are an almost entirely human-caused phenomenon.The fires in the Amazon have now been burning for more than two weeks.

Solar to overtake wind in corporate renewable procurement

Solar to overtake wind in corporate renewable procurement

Starting in 2021, the most aggressive projections WoodMac has anticipate corporate adoption of solar to overtake that of wind, and as far as the report projects (2030), it never looks back.

'World's first' solar-powered rail line opens in the UK

'World's first' solar-powered rail line opens in the UK

Network Rail, which manages most of the railway infrastructure on the British mainland, has earmarked billions of pounds to electrify rail lines, and aims to do so with solar power if the pilot project is successful.

How wind and rooftop solar could meet most of EU electricity needs

How wind and rooftop solar could meet most of EU electricity needs

The first report claims Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100-times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore wind farms, while the second claims that rooftop solar across the European Union could provide 24.4 per cent of the region’s current electricity consumption.

Elon Musk’s Latest Plan for the Solar Market: Rentals

Elon Musk’s Latest Plan for the Solar Market: Rentals

The company ended the door-to-door sales of its predecessor SolarCity, cut its partnership with Home Depot in 2018 and recently closed many of its stores, gambling that it could sell solar mostly online.

Climate policy vacuum boosting investor focus on low-carbon assets

Climate policy vacuum boosting investor focus on low-carbon assets

The report, based on a survey of institutional Australia and New Zealand investors managing more than $1.3 trillion in assets, found between 50-80 per cent were undertaking or actively considering low carbon investment across most asset classes.

Queensland launches “most advanced” autonomous and electric Renault Zoe trial

Queensland launches “most advanced” autonomous and electric Renault Zoe trial

The Queensland Labor government has unveiled a $1.5 million, custom-designed, autonomous and electric Renault Zoe2, which it intends to use to learn more about how self-driving cars (or autonomous vehicles) will behave in an urban environment, and what is needed to make Queensland roads AV-ready.

Colorado’s most powerful climate tool isn’t what you think

Colorado’s most powerful climate tool isn’t what you think

In the cleaner-grid scenario, as the shuttered coal plants are replaced with a mix of wind, solar, and natural gas, emissions are reduced 55 percent in the electricity sector.

We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

Researchers at North Carolina State University set out to determine how much harm to the climate results from each portion of a scooter’s “life cycle.” They found that most of the harm comes from manufacturing the device, which is typically done in China, and from transporting it around a city, which is typically done by — you guessed it — cars.

World’s 8th largest bank says Big Oil’s days are numbered thanks to electric cars and solar

World’s 8th largest bank says Big Oil’s days are numbered thanks to electric cars and solar

But one of the most startling findings is that because the cost of running EVs on solar or wind power is dropping so rapidly, the only way gasoline cars can compete with these renewable energy-powered EVs in the 2020s is if the price of oil were to drop to $11 to $12 per barrel.

Australia’s leading clean energy event launches registration

Australia’s leading clean energy event launches registration

All-Energy Australia, the nation’s most comprehensive clean and renewable energy event, has today announced the launch of visitor registration for the free-to-attend event. Kane Thornton, Chief Executive of the Clean Energy Council, labelled All-Energy Australia an important event for professionals working in the renewable energy industry to enhance collaboration and learn from leading organisations within the sector.

Emissions auction flop rams home climate policy failures as Taylor blames election timing

Emissions auction flop rams home climate policy failures as Taylor blames election timing

Based on the most recent projection from the Department of Environment and Energy, Australia’s abatement task through to 2030 stands at 695 million tonnes, meaning the latest auction results will contribute just 0.0085% of the emissions reductions needed to meet the 2030 target.

The perks and realities of solar parking garages

The perks and realities of solar parking garages

Cost Driver # 1 – Structural type of parking garage: The four most common types of garages are: Steel Framed / I-Beam (hyperlink), Cast in Place (hyperlink), Pre-Cast (hyperlink), and Cast in Place Post-Tension (hyperlink).At Quest we use a simple chart to score the structural viability of solar by type of garage.

South Australia says Tesla virtual power plant charging ahead

South Australia says Tesla virtual power plant charging ahead

“This VPP is delivering affordable electricity to some of South Australia’s most disadvantaged households whilst increasing the reliability of the state’s electricity network,” van Holst Pellekaan said in a statement.“Households participating in the Phase 2 trial are charged electricity rates more than 20 per cent better than the Default Market Offer introduced on 1 July 2019.

Low-carbon energy makes majority of UK electricity for first time

Low-carbon energy makes majority of UK electricity for first time

A rapid rise in renewable energy, combined with low-carbon electricity from nuclear reactors, made up almost 53% of generation in 2018, the government’s annual review of energy statistics revealed. The rise of renewables has edged out coal and gas plants which together made up less than 45% of the UK’s electricity last year.

Queensland shortlists 10 big renewable and storage projects for CleanCo contracts

Queensland shortlists 10 big renewable and storage projects for CleanCo contracts

The 10 projects shortlisted by the Queensland Labor government total more than 2,000MW of wind, solar and battery storage capacity, and include some of the most ambitious and biggest hybrid projects in the country.

New York signs deal for 1.7GW of offshore wind as it moves to 100% renewables

New York signs deal for 1.7GW of offshore wind as it moves to 100% renewables

“With this agreement, New York will lead the way in developing the largest source of offshore wind power in the nation, and today I will sign the most aggressive climate law in the United States of America.

Can Switzerland succeed without fossil fuels?

Can Switzerland succeed without fossil fuels?

Even more alarming than this significant increase in consumption, however, was the temporal gap between electricity generation and demand: solar cells produce the most electricity in summer—but heat pumps and heated cars require a particularly large amount of electricity in winter.

Why 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang doesn’t want to break up Google

Why 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang doesn’t want to break up Google

So I do think there’s a little bit of almost a shortcut taken in terms of my background, where when I’m interviewed in the media a lot of the times, it seems like, “Oh, here’s the Silicon Valley candidate.”.

The climate change policy with the most potential is the most neglected

The climate change policy with the most potential is the most neglected

Public spending on clean energy R&D came in first: Obviously (as the researchers freely admit), metrics like this involve all kinds of value judgments, particularly when it comes to political economy.

Choking India gets first fully-fledged electric car

Choking India gets first fully-fledged electric car

India hopes electric vehicles will help ease pollution caused by combustion engines Motorists in India, home to some of the world's most polluted cities, can now buy a fully-fledged electric car after Hyundai unveiled a model that can travel 452 kilometres (281 miles) on one charge.

What most Americans are looking for in a new home: solar panels

What most Americans are looking for in a new home: solar panels

Late last year, California became the first state in the U.S. to introduce a policy requiring rooftop solar to be installed on all new homes. And it’s likely that the increased visibility of home solar installations might make people more amenable to supporting larger-scale policy shifts in favor of renewable energy.