Oil companies should branch into renewables: Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings has warned that oil companies not diversified into renewables could struggle to access capital as the advance of battery technologies and the rise of electric vehicles (EVs) curbs global demand for oil.

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Brazil won't change transmission rules despite criticism

Brazil’s energy planning authority EPE said it will not revise grid-connection rules for the upcoming solar and wind tender, despite criticisms by regional authorities and trade groups that wanted changes to the guidelines.

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Suzlon JV marks debut Indian investment for Canadian Solar

Suzlon has linked with global Tier 1 PV manufacturer Canadian Solar to advance 30MW of Indian projects, in a partnership that marks the latter's debut investment in the country's solar market.

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Canada boosts renewables output but challenges remain: report

Canada ranked fourth in the world in renewable power production in 2015, with its hydro-dominated base providing 64.5% of the country’s electricity versus 60.2% a decade earlier – but solar and wind face challenges to further gain market share, according to a new report from the National Energy Board.

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Senvion confirms 112MW Norway onshore turbine order

Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has confirmed its first onshore contract in Norway, for the supply of 33 of its 3.4M114 machines to the 112.2MW Egersund wind project on the country’s North Sea coast.

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Wind could supply 20% of global power by 2030: GWEC

Wind power is gearing up to be the main engine for the global power sector's growth, with expectations it will supply as much as 20% of world's electricity by 2030, according to the latest forecast from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

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Vestas begins inquiry into turbine fire at Brazilian wind farm

Vestas tells Recharge it has started an investigation into what caused one of its V112-3.0MW turbines to catch fire at a wind farm in southern Brazil.

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Google in group to buy power from 102MW Dutch wind park

A consortium set up by Google, Dutch firm AkzoNobel, DSM and Philips have made a long-term agreement to jointly buy electricity from renewable energy projects for part of their operations in the Netherlands.

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Construction begins on Missouri's largest wind farm

Enel Green Power North America has begun construction on the 300MW Rock Creek project in northwestern Missouri, which will be the largest wind farm in the state when completed in 2017.

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