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Germany tops global league table for renewable energy

A list compiled by a British price comparison website draws upon data from German company Statista which shows clean energy – including hydro – made up 12.74% of the nation’s power mix at the end of September.

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PV takes a stand at 2019 Web Summit

This year’s record-breaking event held in Lisbon, Portugal, included an energy track devoted to renewable sources and technology to address climate change.

World Bank to support efficient, clean cooling in developing countries

By 2050, energy use for cooling is projected to triple, according to the World Bank. And by 2050, demand for cooling in countries such as India, China, Brazil and Indonesia will grow fivefold, putting pressure on already strained energy systems and hampering efforts to curb climate change.

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Australia’s new Energy Minister takes aim at gentailers, networks, renewables

Australia’s new federal Energy Minister has revealed his thinking, although few details, as to the measures the government will take in pursuit of its new “laser like”, focus on electricity price reduction. While denying that he is a climate sceptic, emissions reduction clearly has no place in the proposed policy measures.

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$1.2 billion clean energy fund closes, targets utility scale in the US

Capital Dynamics announced the final close on its most recent clean energy fund, totaling US$1.2 billion in commitments. The company is now managing 2.3 GW of solar installations.

UK’s decarbonization depends on continued growth of EVs, RE, storage – National Grid

Outlining energy pathways for the next 30 years and beyond, the U.K.’s National Grid has released four different scenarios, considering growing electricity demand and a significant increase in energy infrastructure from new renewable generation and EV charging networks. Only two of them meet the U.K.’s 2050 carbon reduction target on the back of a large growth of renewables and energy storage, and almost completely decarbonized transport.

The EU agrees on 32% renewable target by 2030 after all-night negotiations

The EU Commission, Council and Parliament have been in trialogue negotiations to broker a deal on the revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), the first version of which was adopted in 2009. By 3:30am this morning, a deal was finally brokered and legislative processes for official adoption are now just a formality

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US: New York awards 647 MW of solar in 22 projects

With another 734 MW of wind and 3 MW of hydro, the results of the latest New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) solicitation has been described as the largest state-level award of clean energy to date.

BNEF releases 2018 clean energy predictions

BNEF has released its top 10 clean energy predictions for 2018, including at least 107 GW of solar PV installs. China will lead, but Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East will notably up the ante. India will install less RE than in 2017, but will see fossils outpace RE for the last time; and China will see distributed grid connected solar leading the market. Li-ion prices are also declining, while EV sales grow.

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Pamir Energy lands Ashden Award for increasing energy access in Tajikistan and Afghanistan

Pamir Energy, a project company of the Geneva-based Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, has won a prestigious international award for bringing clean energy to eastern Tajikistan and northern Afghanistan.

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