Tagged with renewable energy

Egypt making good progress on its energy transition

Egypt making good progress on its energy transition

Matthew Phelan writes on the Inverse website about the progress Egypt is making in deploying renewable energy technologies. This is quite encouraging.   2030 Renewable Energy Goals: View Record Setting Solar, Wind Farms in Egypt The Egyptian government wants to get 42 percent of its energy sector powered by renewables by 2025, leaving a healthy … Continue reading

New report reveals that renewables are now providing more electricity than nuclear power in over half the US states and more electricity than coal in a third

New report reveals that renewables are now providing more electricity than nuclear power in over half the US states and more electricity than coal in a third

Regardless of the policies of the Trump administration, the momentum to deploy renewables in the US is gaining strength. Kelly Pickerel explains in an article on the Solar Power World website.   Renewable energy provides more electricity than nuclear power in over half of U.S. states Citing concerns about “national security” and “grid reliability,” the … Continue reading

Renewables make big gains in India

Renewables make big gains in India

We are watching the energy transition in India with great interest. Haley Zaremba writes on the Oilprice website that, for the first time in history, investing in India’s renewable energy sector surpassed that of traditional fossil fuel-based power production in 2017.   India’s Renewable Investments Near $20 Billion For the first time in history, investing … Continue reading

Japan continues shift to renewable energy

Japan continues shift to renewable energy

This week we have seen the devastation caused by major flooding. At the timing of writing, over 200 have died and it is considered the worst flooding in 36 years. It is encouraging to see that Japan is taking a sensible long-term perspective in its low-carbon energy transition. A staff report in the Japan Times … Continue reading

Indian government is pushing the country’s big power consumers to increase the share of renewables in their overall power mix

Indian government is pushing the country’s big power consumers to increase the share of renewables in their overall power mix

Sushma UN explains on the Quartz India website how the Indian government has increased the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) target from 17% now to 21% by 2022 and that the renewable energy target should be even higher than the current target. It is interesting to watch the many facets of India’s energy low-carbon energy transition. … Continue reading

Financing America’s renewable energy sector

Financing America’s renewable energy sector

In the energy transition, much effort is given to unlock necessary financing. Julia Pyper writes on the GreenTech Media website about what financiers need to do to facilitate financing since they say could double their planned investments in the U.S. renewable energy sector   What Financiers Need to Unlock $1 Trillion in Renewable Energy Investment … Continue reading