The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has set a 50% renewable power target for 2030, requiring a doubling of its current capacity, and set in motion both near- and longer-term competitive procurement rounds for new wind farms and other renewables projects.
24 November 2015 07:50 GMT
Renova Energia chief executive Mathias Becker is resigning, and in January will be replaced by Carlos Waack as the Brazilian renewables developer is gearing up for an international expansion after US renewables group SunEdison earlier this year took a 16% stake in it.
24 November 2015 03:18 GMT
Following the announcement of Alberta's 30% renewables target, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo), which manages money for the province’s pension funds, said it will invest C$200m ($150m) to become the second largest shareholder in Calgary-based TransAlta Renewables.
24 November 2015 02:34 GMT
Rachel Notley, Alberta’s recently elected premier, delivered a shockwave to the Canadian renewables market, pledging that the province will source 30% of its electricity from renewables by 2030 as it phases out coal-fired generation entirely.
23 November 2015 03:51 GMT
MidAmerican Energy has tapped Siemens to build a concrete wind turbine tower that will support the tallest onshore wind turbine ever erected in the US – more than 40% taller than most turbines in MidAmerican’s fleet.
18 November 2015 09:03 GMT
The US Senate has voted to block President Barack Obama’s high-profile plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants less than two weeks before he and other world leaders meet in Paris looking to finalize a legally binding deal to slow global warming.
18 November 2015 05:28 GMT
Mortenson Construction, a leading builder of utility-scale wind and solar projects in North America, has launched into the energy storage market, adding to the growing list of renewables heavyweights diversifying into the storage business.
17 November 2015 08:37 GMT
GE Renewable Energy has pulled back the curtain on its new range of 3MW turbines, which will feature an option of two rotor diameters, three generator ratings and five tower heights to "address the complexities of European wind conditions".
17 November 2015 09:41 GMT
The US Department of Energy has given developers of three US offshore wind demonstration projects six-month extensions to meet milestones set to receive additional funding, while also disbursing $3.7m each to two alternate projects for continued development.
16 November 2015 09:02 GMT
Brazil's transmission bottlenecks returned with a vengeance as a factor in its latest power tender, forcing wind developers to compete more strongly for grid-connection points than for power purchase agreements (PPAs) and pushing the nascent solar industry to more densely-connected regions of the country, where land is more expensive.
16 November 2015 04:57 GMT
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