Russia’s first offshore wind park Created by NormanEinstein

White Sea » 04.12.2016

Russia’s first offshore wind park

Russia goes offshore. A cooperation deal signed by Karelian Governor Aleksandr Khudilainen and Vice President of Chinese energy company Sinomec Li Yan includes the investment of €130 million in an offshore wind park located off the coast of Karelia. read more »

Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels welcome Commission proposal on advanced biofuels Foto: JH-Foto/fotolia.de

Transport Sector » 01.12.2016

Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels welcome Commission proposal on advanced biofuels

Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) welcome the European Commission proposal for a review of the Renewable Energy Directive, which sets the legislative framework for the implementation of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy policy objectives. read more »

Making Australias electricity grids smarter ARENA

Making Australias electricity grids smarter

More than 150 households in NSW and Victoria will take part in an innovative new trial to test how smart inverters can work alongside rooftop solar and home energy storage to cut costs and improve the stability and reliability of Australia’s electricity supply. read more »

Decarbonization of Canada’s Electricity Supply CanWEA

Decarbonization of Canada’s Electricity Supply

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) applauds today’s announcement by the Federal Government of new actions to reduce the carbon intensity of electricity production in Canada. These measures will open up new opportunities for wind energy in Canada and will enhance Canada’s ability to compete for renewable energy investment as the world transitions to a low carbon economy in response to climate change. read more »

Industrial benefits of renewables to UK eastangliaone.com

Industrial benefits of renewables to UK

RenewableUK welcomes today’s announcement by Harland and Wolff in Belfast that it has won a major contract to supply steel foundations to an innovative offshore wind farm off the Suffolk coast. read more »

Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities Foto: TU Darmstadt

USA » 28.11.2016

Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities

As a part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and facilities, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help districts achieve zero energy use in buildings. read more »

Trump Vows Paris Agreement Pull Out Photo: Gage Skidmore

Trump Vows Paris Agreement Pull Out

The 22nd United Nations climate summit began as a wonky, low-profile affair. Nearly 200 nations, finally agreeing to keep the world from burning up, began writing the rulebook by which the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement could be achieved, while seeking the trillions needed to move quickly away from fossil fuels to a green-energy economy. read more »

"An alliance is emerging": COP22 concludes Photo: UNFCCC

Climate summit » 23.11.2016

"An alliance is emerging": COP22 concludes

The UN climate summit COP22 in Morocco sent a signal of renewed confidence in the Paris climate agreement - despite the widespread concern that the USA under President Donald Trump might drop out of international climate policy. read more »

Obama Administration Announces New Financing For Renewable Energy Projects Foto: Siemens AG

USA » 22.11.2016

Obama Administration Announces New Financing For Renewable Energy Projects

President Obama’s leadership has catalyzed a global transition towards a clean energy economy. From 2010-2015 alone, the U.S. has invested in more than $11 billion in international clean energy finance – including grant-based assistance, development finance, and export credit – to support countries as they work to meet their growing energy needs, while improving development outcomes and reducing carbon emissions. read more »

Broad transformations in the global energy landscape Juwi

Broad transformations in the global energy landscape

As a result of major transformations in the global energy system that take place over the next decades, renewables and natural gas are the big winners in the race to meet energy demand growth until 2040, according to the latest edition of the World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency's flagship publication. read more »

100% Renewables a Must for 1.5 Degrees Foto: Paul Langrock / Zenit / Greenpeace

Marrakesh » 15.11.2016

100% Renewables a Must for 1.5 Degrees

With the UN Climate Summit in Marrakesh starting its final week, all major non-state actor groups join forces, urging national governments to implement policies towards 100% Renewable Energy. read more »

New support for green energy in Middle East and North Africa NAPS Systems Oy Finland

New support for green energy in Middle East and North Africa

With the issue of how to get the private sector on board for climate financing high on the agenda at COP22 in Marrakesh, the first projects of a new fund supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB) – the Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund (Catalyst) – are now taking off. read more »

Gamesa finalises development of its offgrid system Gamesa

Storage battery » 10.11.2016

Gamesa finalises development of its offgrid system

Gamesa has made a new step forward in the development of its offgrid technology with the installation and start-up of a lithium battery for the storage of power at the prototype installed by the company in La Muela (Aragon). read more »

Fukushima Community Power Declaration IAEA

Fukushima Community Power Declaration

All the participants of the 1st World Community Power Conference in Fukushima WCPC2016, gathered more than 600 people from more than 30 countries in Fukushima city on 3 and 4 November 2016, the year of the fifth commemoration of the Fukushima disaster and one year after the Paris climate agreement, agreed to and decided to issue the following Declaration. read more »

3 billion dollar in solar funding Foto: Suntech

3 billion dollar in solar funding

Total corporate funding, including venture capital, public market and debt financing into the solar sector in Q3 2016 was up to about $3 billion in 45 deals, compared to the $1.7 billion in 32 deals in Q2 2016. read more »