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Fast-responding 11-MW energy storage system to help stabilize Irish grid

When Ireland’s first-ever battery-based energy storage project goes online in the coming weeks, the 11-megawatt (MW) installation in Co. Kerry will be guaranteed to deliver a response to any power fluctuations on the grid in 150 milliseconds...
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Budweiser Solar Farm coming soon as AB InBev commits to 100% renewable energy in...

AB InBev beers will soon be brewed with renewable electricity throughout Europe as the company has inkied a deal with global renewable energy developer, BayWa r.e., to purchase 100% renewable electricity for its European brewing operations. The company will...

Russia approves national action plan to adapt to climate change

According to a report from the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree approving a national action plan for the first stage of adaptation to climate change, for the period...

DOE launches Grand Challenge to accelerate U.S. energy storage supply chain, deployment

The U.S. Department of Energy is accelerating its commitment to developing large-scale energy storage technologies. DOE Secretary Dan Brouillette announced the launch of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, an initiative to help create and sustain...

Bioenergy JV with Duke, Smithfield Foods goes into operation

Duke Energy and a food processor have begun producing renewable natural gas from the waste at a North Carolina hog plant. Smithfield Foods, OptimaBio and Duke are working together to develop biofuel from the wastewater...
Pattern Energy’s Gulf Wind facility in Kenedy County, Texas

Repowering underway at Gulf Wind facility in Texas

Pattern Energy Group this week announced it has closed financing and started construction on the repowering of its Gulf Wind facility located in Kenedy County, Texas.  Repowering the Gulf Wind facility will consist of...
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2019 was a record year for ‘sustainable debt’ with 78% growth

A new record was set in 2019 for the volume of sustainable debt issued in any one year, with the total hitting $465 billion globally, up a remarkable 78% from $261.4 billion in 2018. Last year...

WAPDA says 2019 was “historic year” for Pakistan’s hydropower sector

The Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority says 2019 was a historic year for development of water and hydropower resources in Pakistan: Record generation of hydroelectricity was supplied to the National Grid, and construction work on the...

Dominion’s planned US offshore wind project could be world’s largest at 2.64 GW

Today, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) said that Dominion Energy named it the preferred supplier for what could be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. The project will be an expansion of the 12-MW Coastal...

Five 2020 trends show how utilities can take a leadership role in the clean...

For many electric power companies, leading the economy-wide transition to lower carbon, cleaner energy sources starts close to home. As capital markets and other stakeholders organize around climate change issues, many power companies are...