2023, March, 24, 07:25:00GLOBAL RENEWABLES CAPACITY UP
Renewable generation capacity increased by 295 GW (+9.6%) in 2022. Solar energy continued to lead capacity expansion, with a massive increase of 192 GW (+22%), followed by wind energy with 75 GW (+9%). Renewable hydropower capacity increased by 21 GW (+2%) and bioenergy by 8 GW (+5%). Geothermal energy increased by a very modest 181 MW.
2023, March, 24, 07:05:00AFRICA'S FLEXIBLE ENERGY
Africa’s ability to leapfrog traditional power systems and adopt renewables on a massive scale is not a fantasy. In-depth studies from Wärtsilä have demonstrated that with the adequate support of flexible power technologies, ambitious renewable energy objectives in Africa are not only achievable, they also represent the soundest and cheapest strategy for the successful electrification of the continent.
2023, March, 15, 07:10:00EUROPEAN ENERGY CHANGES
As the EU pushes more broadly to bolster clean energy, it’s also responding to concerns that green industries could emigrate to the US and China, with the price that Europe pays for its energy a driving factor.
2023, March, 15, 07:00:00CHINA ENERGY MODERNIZATION
China has accounted for the world's largest solar capacity addition in recent years, with around 30% of installed global capacity, but most of the low-hanging fruits have been picked, and deeper penetration into the energy mix requires overhauling large parts of the power system.
2023, March, 15, 06:40:00NORWAY PENSION FUND RETURNED -14.1% YET
The fund returned -14.1 percent, or -1,637 billion kroner, in a year of rising interest rates, high inflation and war in Europe. However, the market value of the fund increased by 90 million kroner in 2022.
2023, March, 10, 16:50:00OIL PRICES 2023-24: $84 - $78
The Brent crude oil spot price will fall from an average of $84/b in the second quarter of 2023 (2Q23) to $81/b in 4Q23 and then average $78/b in 2024.
2023, March, 10, 16:45:00U.S. RENEWABLES UP BY 12%
The latest issue of EIA's "Electric Power Monthly" report (with data through December 31) reveals that renewable energy sources (including small-scale solar systems) increased their electrical output by 12.37% last year compared to 2021.
2023, March, 10, 16:40:00U.S. RENEWABLES GROWTH
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has numerous programs that provide funding to support energy resilience projects throughout the country.
2023, March, 10, 16:35:00DIGITAL GREEN GRID
By leveraging digital technologies like artificial intelligence, data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT), the Digital Green Grid can optimize energy production, distribution, and consumption in real-time, reducing waste and maximizing efficiency.
2023, March, 3, 11:55:00GERMANY'S RENEWABLE PRICES UP
After excluding 7 bids due to formal errors, the regulator selected 119 proposals with prices ranging between €7.24c/kWh and the maximum permissible value of €7.35c/kWh. The volume-weighted average reached €7.34c/kWh (+25% compared to the previous round).
2023, March, 1, 11:15:00CHINA'S HYDROPOWER STATION 16 GW
The Baihetan station is the world's second-largest hydropower station by capacity, behind China's Three Gorges hydropower station with 22.5 GW of installed capacity.
2023, March, 1, 11:05:00INDIA'S HYDROGEN INVESTMENT $3.6 BLN
The Indian conglomerate Essar has announced that it will invest US$3.6bn in the United Kingdom and in India over the next five years through a new entity, named Essar Energy Transition (EET), with the goal to drive decarbonisation.
2023, March, 1, 11:00:00INDONESIA'S HYDROPOWER PLANT 1.4 GW
The 1.375 gigawatt plant will be linked to an industrial area the president said will house electric vehicle and battery plants as well as aluminium and petrochemical facilities.
2023, March, 1, 10:55:00AUSTRALIAN OFFSHORE WIND 8 GW
At the end of 2021, wind power accounted for 11% of Australia’s installed capacity with 9 GW and 9% of its power generation with 24.5 TWh.
2023, February, 27, 09:40:00GREEN ENERGY FOR THE RICH
Since 2000, the world has spent more than $5 trillion on green energy.