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).
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.
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).
EMEA coronavirus

EMEA utilities will remain resilient during pandemic says S&P

The credit quality of European utilities is likely to be more resilient to the effects of COVID-19 than many other sectors, says S&P Global Ratings in a new report, "EMEA Utilities Should Withstand COVID-19 Better Than Most Sectors".
UK storage

UK: Diamond battery could store energy for thousands of years

Scientists at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) are working with academics at the University of Bristol to make diamond batteries, which could provide decades or thousands of years’ worth of energy without a recharge.

Study into potential coronavirus treatment starts testing in Canada

The Montreal Heart Institute announces that its Research Center is launching today a COVID-19 clinical study in Canada to determine whether short-term treatment would reduce the risk of pulmonary complications and related deaths.
Europe energy storage

Energy storage adoption has dropped in Europe says new report

The report indicates that 2018 saw a particularly rapid increase in front-of-the-meter projects, partly driven by Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tenders, bringing significant levels of storage to market
India coal power

India: Funding for new coal power projects dries up

Contradicting recent claims from the Environment Ministry, India’s coal-fired power project pipeline is rapidly shrinking with 46GW of cancellations in the last twelve months adding to over 600GW of cancellations this past decade, says the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
NSW solar

NSW announces first hydrogen storage, new solar/storage plants

The Australian state of New South Wales has announced seven new energy projects to help improve energy affordability across the region, including the first state-owned hydrogen storage system

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