The global renewables sector bounced back last year to add 103GW of capacity, as growth in Chinese and Japanese solar, and European offshore wind pushed total investments up 17% to $270bn, said a major UN-backed report.
31 March 2015 02:57 GMT
Indian wind manufacturer Suzlon is developing a turbine supply chain in Brazil in preparation for the opening of a nacelle-assembly plant to market its S111 machine in the country and comply with local-content rules by January 2016.
30 March 2015 03:47 GMT
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded grant money to private Vietnamese developer Cong Ly Ltd to study feasibility of a 300MW third phase of the Bac Lieu Wind farm in shallow waters of the Mekong Delta.
27 March 2015 05:59 GMT
General Electric will build two 50-worker O&M service centres in Brazil to support wind projects owned by Casa dos Ventos – GE’s “main wind power customer in the Latin American market” – following a meeting of the two companies’ chief executives in São Paulo.
26 March 2015 09:17 GMT
Brazilian renewables developer CPFL Energias Renováveis posted a 2014 net loss of R$167.3m ($52.9m) as rising revenue from newly-completed wind power projects failed to offset higher operational costs and increased spending caused by depleted hydro-reservoirs.
25 March 2015 05:14 GMT
Ontario will add about 2.3GW of new generation capacity through September 2016 including 1.7GW of wind and 240MW of solar, leaving the electricity system “well resourced” to meet forecast demand, according to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
24 March 2015 05:02 GMT
Brazil wants to bring forward the start-up of 1GW of wind projects by three to four months as part of a programme to bolster supplies in the face of possible power rationing because of dwindling hydro reservoirs.
20 March 2015 04:29 GMT
Italian energy giant Enel is no longer in the business of building large conventional power plants, and will place an even heavier emphasis going forward on renewables, emerging markets, and the digital transformation ripping across global energy markets, says chief executive Francesco Starace.
20 March 2015 02:57 GMT
President Barack Obama signed an executive order to cut the US federal government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40% by 2025 from 2008 levels, a move that will boost its electricity consumption from renewable sources to 30%, the White House says.
19 March 2015 08:54 GMT
Innergex Renewable Energy and its partner the Algonquins of the Pikwakanagan First Nation have halted further development of the 150MW Nodinosi wind project in northeastern Ontario, citing lack of support by local communities.
18 March 2015 04:30 GMT
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