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 power, 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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Ed’s note: Is a green recovery good for the utility sector?

The European Green Deal is the EU's action plan to reduce emissions and deliver a sustainable economy. But is a green recovery good for the utility sector?

Cryogenic energy storage JV for utility-scale Latin America projects

Highview Power and Energía Latina SA (Enlasa) are to develop giga-scale cryogenic energy storage projects in Chile and elsewhere in Latin America.
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Tech innovation and lower CAPEX to reduce solar module costs

Wood Mackenzie states that solar module costs will continue to fall in the 2020s owing to technology innovation and lower CAPEX.

Four microgrids for California water treatment facilities

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is preparing to build four new microgrids at its facilities.
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Pope Francis given emissions free hydrogen popemobile

Pope Francis received as a gift from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan - a hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai adapted for his mobility needs.
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What if the pandemic accelerated the green transition?

“I think what we’re seeing now is a real commitment to use the energy transition as a means to come out of the pandemic in a more positive way.”
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Massive investments required in mining to accelerate the energy transition

Wood Mackenzie says more than $1tn is required by 2035 for the mining of five key metals required to accelerate the energy transition.
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Corporates to account for 20% of new utility-scale renewables projects in...

Corporate procurement will account for 20% of utility-scale renewable power additions by 2030—far ahead rest of the world.

First of its type biogas plant inaugurated in Brazil

Brazilian biofuel company Raizen’s Bonfim biogas plant, the first commercial-scale facility of its type, is in operation.

Power system operators launch new global consortium

The Global Power System Transformation Consortium (G-PST) has been launched to address barriers to scaling clean energy integration.

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