Solar COVID-19

US solar companies call for action from Congress on COVID-19

554 US solar companies have sent a letter to the US Congress underscoring the impact COVID-19 is having on the solar industry, via industry body, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

5 ways utilities are helping their communities through the COVID-19 outbreak

As countries around the world put plans in place to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak, most of us are spending more time in our homes through social distancing. Even at the best of times, we rely on utilities to keep us supplied with energy and take it for granted that power and light will be at the flick of a switch.
Tesla coronavirus

Tesla Gigafactory to produce ventilators “as soon as humanly possible”

Tesla’s New York Gigafactory is set to re-open, and will start producing ventilators "as soon as humanly possible" to combat the shortage of the life-saving devices in the state.
China COVID-19

Renewables set to win during China’s COVID-19 lockdown

Renewables' non-dispatchability and preferential status in China's power system are allowing them to grow while power demand declined during the COVID-19 lockdown. IHS Markit expects this trend to continue as the world continues to fight the pandemic.
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Global roundup: Sector response to Coronavirus pandemic

Utilities globally have been urged to update business continuity plans and weigh the need to prioritize construction or maintenance projects while the COVID-19 virus continues to spread.
Coradia iLint

ENGIE refuels the world’s first renewable hydrogen passenger train

The train is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which produces electrical power for traction. It emits only water and steam during operation, representing a clean alternative for the regional government looking to replace diesel fleets.
Offshore wind forecast

Offshore wind set to soar to 200GW by 2030 says report

As the offshore wind sector’s global expansion trend continues to grow, increased awareness of the risks and effects of climate change is likely to lead to a greater focus on decarbonisation efforts in both the supply chain, and means of component production, says a new report by the Energy Industries Council (EIC).
Gender bond

IFC invests $200m in a gender bond to empower women-owned SMEs

The proceeds from the gender bond will enable the bank to increase lending to women entrepreneurs and women-owned small and medium enterprises (WSMEs).
Enel COVID-19

Enel Cuore in the field for the COVID-19 emergency

Enel Cuore, Enel’s non-profit organisation, has approved a series of measures to support key organizations involved in providing health and social assistance services in the response to the health emergency triggered by spread of the COVID-19 virus in Italy.
Malaysia utility TNB pledges $2m to fight Covid19

Malaysia utility TNB pledges $2m to fight Covid19

Malaysian utility TNB has pledged $2.3m to the country’s Ministry of Health as part of a corporate initiative to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

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