Renewable Energy

New and analysis of the rise of Renewable Energy resources, which has a significant impact on the performance and reliability of electricity grids. The integration of renewable energy into electric power systems around the world is a major trend as they must connect to existing transmission grids at a range of voltage levels. Renewable Energy resources include solar, wind power, hydroelectric energy, hydrogen and fuel cells, biomass, geothermal power and other forms of energy such as tides and hot hydrogen fusion.

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Shell backs “Europe’s largest storage project” with offtake agreement

Shell Energy Europe will provide financial security for the Minety power storage project, declared to be Europe’s largest battery storage project, via an offtake agreement.
ENGIE hydrogen

ENGIE wins additional funding for Europe’s largest hydrogen vehicles project

ENGIE and partners have secured additional funding to implement the Zero Emission Valley Project.
Greece solar auction

Greece opens second renewable energy auction

Greece’s energy regulator, RAE, has announced the country’s second renewable energy auction for wind and solar power.
Air-Gen

UMass announces technology that generates power from thin air

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture.
Warren

Warren’s $3 trillion climate change plan

White House candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren has put forward what is said to be "one of the most aggressive, detailed and wide-ranging plans for combating climate change," according to the MIT Technology Review.
Virginia Clean Energy

Virginia passes Clean Economy Act – sets renewables, storage targets

The Virginia state legislature narrowly passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, passing into law a requirement that all energy produced in the state be renewable by 2050.
jeff bezos climate change

World’s richest man commits $10bn to fight climate change

Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, has committed $10 billion to accelerate global efforts to combat climate change.
Sweden wind

Vestas debuts EnVentus turbine in Sweden

Vestas has secured a 39 MW order and a 30-year service contract from long-term customer Stena Renewables AB for the Riskebo wind energy project in the Hedemora Municipality in Sweden.
rio tinto

Rio Tinto to build its first solar at $2.6 billion project

Rio Tinto has announced plans to build its first solar photovoltaic plant in Western Australia.
Europe Wind energy

15% of electricity from wind – too little to deliver EU’s...

Onshore wind generation grew by 11.8 GW compared to offshore wind which grew 3.6 GW, bringing Europe's total wind capacity at the start of the decade to 205GW of wind energy - 15% of all electricity consumption in Europe last year.

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