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Wind energy and biomass help P&G reach 2020 sustainability goal ahead of schedule

On Thursday, P&G said that it is now purchasing 100% renewable electricity in the U.S. and Canada, and extended it to Western Europe. These three markets are among the company’s largest, it said, and represent over 70%...

Amazon backs renewables projects on path to 100% clean power

James Thornhill, Bloomberg Amazon.com Inc will invest in three new wind and solar projects as it moves toward a goal of meeting 80% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2024, and 100% by...
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How hydropower fared in Brazil’s latest power tender

Brazil recently held an A-6 auction, to source electricity from new projects, with supply due to begin by 2025. This resulted in 91 projects being awarded, with a total capacity of 2,979 MW, with...
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Consumers Energy testing aggregated residential energy storage with Sunverge

Consumers Energy’s residential battery storage pilot program is using the Sunverge real-time DER Control and Aggregation Platform to test and measure how aggregated battery storage can offer benefits to Michigan’s electric grid and utility customers. This week Michigan’s...
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French floating wind firm Eolfi in talks with investors to fund expansion

Francois de Beaupuy, Bloomberg French floating wind farm developer Eolfi SA is seeking new investors to fund the next stage of its expansion, people familiar with the matter said. Alain Delsupexhe, the founder and main shareholder...

Which new energy storage technologies might outcompete lithium-ion in the 2020’s?

Today, lithium is king of batteries. Plain and simple. That is, for now… Wood Mackenzie reports that lithium-ion batteries made up 99% of all battery deployments in Q4 2018.  Technology dominance is an understatement. But nobody is...

EBRD backs green bond to boost renewables in Greece, including wind

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is stepping up its efforts to support renewables in Greece by supporting Terna Energy with an €18 million (US$20 million) investment in the Greek company’s successful issuance of a seven-year €150 million (US$167...
GVEA - World's Largest Battery System. Credit:ABB

Big batteries are all the rage, but this one’s 16 years old

David R. Baker, Bloomberg New York City dove headlong into the race to build bigger and bigger batteries this week, as regulators approved plans for a massive system on the East River in Queens. But for those keeping...

Investment in Chinese hydrogen sector in 1H 2019 climbs 17%, surpassing US $14B

The Chinese hydrogen fuel sector realized total investment in excess of 100 billion yuan (approx. US$14.1 billion) during the first six months of 2019, compared with 85 billion yuan (approx. US$11.9 billion) in the same period of...

China explores revamp of renewable energy subsidies

The Circular on the Budget of the Central Government Fund for 2019 released by Ministry of Finance of China reveals that the budget for additional income from electricity prices for renewable energy in 2019 was 83.5 billion...