Global energy transformation: A roadmap to 2050

Increased use of renewable energy, combined with intensified electrification, could prove decisive for the world to meet key climate goals by 2050. This study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights immediately deployable, cost-effective options for countries to fulfil climate commitments and limit the rise of global temperatures. The envisaged energy transformation would also…

European utility key Enel plans 14GW of new renewable generation by 2022

European utility giant Enel has committed half of its total investment over the next few years to decarbonization, part of a new strategic plan revealed on Tuesday. Between 2020 and 2022, the Italian group will invest €11.5 billion ($12.6 billion) in additional renewable capacity, which it expects to equate to another 14.1 gigawatts of assets…

Energy-storage

Albioma to add 7.4 MW of battery storage to Mayotte archipelago

French renewable energy producer Albioma SA announced that a 7.4-MW/14.9-MWh battery storage project was selected for installation in the French department of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean. The Group, which is established in Overseas France, Mauritius and Brazil, has developed a unique partnership for 25 years with the sugar industry, to produce renewable energy from…

Renewables will dominate world’s energy needs, says global body IRENA

Renewable energy could become the dominant source of energy across the world, provide up to 86% of global power demand under a scenario in which deeper electrification means that electricity’s share of final energy consumption jumps from its current levels of 20% to 50% by 2050. A new report published by the International Renewable Energy…

ESTELA Welcomes The Proposed “Integrated National Energy And Climate Plans” From The Spanish Government Under The Governance 2030 Regulation.

In Spain, the draft National “Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans” (NECPs) has been approved by the Spanish Council of Ministers and submitted to the European Commission. ESTELA, as the representative of the European Solar Thermal Electricity sector (also known as concentrated solar power) industry, welcomes the proposed increasing of installed capacity in solar thermal…

RioglassSolar Signs Contracts For World’s Largest CSP Plant

The record-breaking Dubai 700 MW CSP + 250 MW PV Hybrid Project Noor Energy 1, developed by Acwa Power in close cooperation with DEWA, Shanghai Electric Group Corporation as EPC, and AbengoaEnergía as solar field technology provider, will utilize the Rioglass Solar tempered mirror and solar receiver technologies. Rioglass Solar Signs Dubai 600 MWE CSP…

A Climate Neutral Economy Will Give The European Renewable Energy Industry a Global Competitive Advantage

The second High-level meeting of the renewables section of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Forum took place in Brussels on 18th March at the European Commission headquarters building, the Berlaymont. Opened by Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, it was attended by a group of 22 CEOs, industry leaders, and representatives…