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Germany will undertake an emergency effort to meet the “massive, monstrous” 2030 emissions target
Faced with a "dramatic backlog" of too high emissions left by the previous government and insufficient measures in place to meet the 2030 climate targets, Germany's new economy and climate minister, Robert Habeck, has announced the launch of climate emergency…
RWE has given the go-ahead for its 17th Spanish wind farm
RWE is spending over €40 million in its new Rea Unificado wind farm in northeastern Spain. The 43 MW wind farm will be developed near Soria, around 160 kilometers east of Saragossa. The nine Nordex wind turbines will be installed…
Fury as the EU pushes on with plans to classify gas and nuclear as “green”
The European Commission is facing a strong reaction over proposals to enable gas and nuclear projects to be labeled as "green," with Germany's economics minister leading the campaign against "greenwashing." The EU executive has been accused of attempting to bury…
Green Hydrogen Dominoes Are Stacking Up
To make green hydrogen operate, multiple dominoes must fall into place. The first is low-cost energy, and the second is low-cost electrolyzers. Australia has an abundance of sunlight, which may be used to generate electricity. Now, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI)…
Namibia’s first grid-scale BESS will get a €20 million grant from Germany’s state development bank
Namibia's government-owned energy utility company has received a €20 million (US$22.66 million) grant for the building of the African country's first grid-scale battery storage facility. Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) told Energy-Storage.news that the finance was made available through a bilateral…
Germany appreciates the EU’s Green gas energy strategy but remains opposed to nuclear power
Germany praised the European Union's intention to classify some natural gas energy projects as "green" investments on Sunday, but expressed resistance to a proposal to do the same for nuclear power projects. Germany turned down three of its final six…
Iberdrola signs 1.9GW wind turbine contracts with Siemens Gamesa
Iberdrola, a Spanish energy provider, has entered into service contracts with Siemens Gamesa for 1,928MW of wind generating projects in Spain and Portugal. The scope of work includes design changes as well as fleet maintenance enhancements. The contracts span three…
Spain to announce renewables projects for Concentrated Solar Power and biomass by April
The Spanish government will publish its next renewable energy contract in April 2022, awarding 500 MW to projects based mostly on concentrated solar power (200 MW) and biomass (140 MW), according to the ministry for the ecological transition. The overall…
Despite a worldwide pandemic and supply chain restrictions, clean energy has had a record year
America's clean energy sector is experiencing a banner year. Look no farther than the top stories of the year. In 2021 alone, the United States reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement and set significant national carbon reduction and…
Will Renewable Energy Redefine Technology in a Sustainable Future?
Electric grids were first developed by energy specialists in the early 1900s. They obtained a plentiful and dependable source of power by burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil. Thomas Edison reacted to these power sources by advocating that…