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MHPS set for IPA hydrogen build
USA-based Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) has awarded Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) a contract for two gas turbine power trains for an advanced renewable energy-hydrogen...
RTE announces capacity market results
French transmission operator RTE has announced the winners of 7-year capacity market (CM) contracts following a call for tenders held in 2019.
'Net Zero by 2050 is possible’ – Energy Systems Catapult
A new report by the Energy Systems Catapult has found that a UK target of ‘Net Zero by 2050’ is possible with support for innovation and scale-up across three essential areas.
Green hydrogen refinery to be built in Rotterdam
CEA, Neste, Paul Wurth, ENGIE and Sunfire have announced a project partnership to build and operate the world’s first multi-megawatt scale high-temperature electrolyser for...
Breakthrough in ceramic fuel cell technology
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen have discovered a new family of chemical compounds that could revolutionise fuel cell technology and help reduce global carbon emissions.
UK plans back onshore wind and solar
The UK government has confirmed plans to once again allow onshore wind energy and solar PV technologies to compete for support.
IEA reviews German energy policies
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has praised Germany’s efforts to advance its clean energy transition, but says it must go beyond the electricity sector to achieve its goals.
Global carbon dioxide emissions flatlined in 2019 – IEA
The latest data provides grounds for optimism that emissions can be dramatically reduced this decade.
Europe 'falling short on wind' – Wind Europe
European countries are not building enough wind energy capacity to deliver the region’s green targets, according to wind industry association Wind Europe.
Record decline in EU power plant emissions in 2019
In 2019, the EU electricity sector emitted 12 % less CO2 than in 2018, while the share of renewables in electricity production rose to 35 %, a new record.
Major banks join the anti-fossil ranks
Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse have joined the growing list of financial institutions to tighten policies on fossil fuel financing.
Drax sets out its carbon-negative ambitions
UK generator Drax says it wants to become the world’s first carbon-negative business within ten years.
Increase in renewables not enough to meet climate change goals – EIU report
On 4 December the Economist Intelligence Unit launched its Industries in 2020 report, predicting that the rising use of renewables in 2020 will not be enough to meet targets set in...
‘Deep disparities in the global energy system’ – IEA report
Rapid and widespread changes across all parts of the energy system are needed to put the world on a path to a secure and sustainable energy future, says the IEA.
'Climate goals at risk' – Capgemini report
Capgemini’s latest World Energy Markets Observatory (WEMO) report has warned that climate goals for 2050 will not be achieved if current trends continue.
RWE promises fossil fuel phase-out
Major German utility RWE has outlined plans to invest €1.5 billion per year in clean energy capacity.
Lithuania outlines auction plans
Lithuania’s government has outlined plans to hold renewable energy auctions between 2020 and 2022 to ensure the country meets its clean energy targets.
Coal fired generation in the UK at a new low
The proportion of power generated by coal fired plant in the UK hit a record low of 0.7% in the period April to June this year.
Victoria legislates for renewables
Australia’s Victoria state is set to enshrine ambitious renewable energy targets into law.