THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Monday

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Double the Share of Renewables in the ‘Decade of Action’ to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives

The share of renewables in global power should more than double by 2030 to advance the global energy transformation, achieve sustainable development goals and a pathway to climate safety, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable electricity should supply 57 percent of global power by the end of the decade…

We have entered the decade of renewable energy action, a period in which the energy system will transform at unparalleled speed. To ensure this happens, we must urgently address the need for stronger enabling policies and a significant increase in investment over the next 10 years. Renewables hold the key to sustainable development and should be central to energy and economic planning all over the world.

IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera

Enel reached a new renewable energy milestone in 2019

Enel built around 190MW more renewable energy capacity in 2019 than in 2018, a 6.5% increase. The milestone makes Enel the largest private renewable energy player at global level Enel built 47 facilities of which the majority were wind (1,813 MW) and then solar (1,193 MW). Around 1,072MW was built in Europe, mainly in Spain, 997MW in Latin…

We have beaten our yearly renewable capacity construction record thanks to the relentless work and dedication of our colleagues around the world.

Antonio Cammisecra, CEO of Enel Green Power

Germany’s biggest wind energy plant has been connected to the grid

Germany’s biggest wind farm has been fully connected to the grid. According to EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG  (EnBW), its  Albatros offshore wind farm is located roughly 100 km off the coast of Germany. The Albatros project features 16 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-7.0-154  wind turbines. Albatros is located near the…

The Hohe See offshore wind farm has already been in operation since October 2019. Now its smaller neighbour Albatros is also producing electricity.


Austria Pledges To Fit 1 Million Roofs With Solar By 2030

Austria’s new government has promised a 1 million photovoltaic roofing program as part of its plan to achieve climate neutrality by 2040. The country pledged to source all its electricity supply from renewable sources by 2030.
The new Austrian federal government, formed by the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) in coalition…

Photovoltaics in general and the 1 million roof programme in particular will add substantially to these goals in a world where mobility is to be switched to electric driving and also fossil heating systems have to be replaced speedily during the next decades.

The new climate protection minister, Leonore Gewessler from the Greens

From clothes that grow to making paper from wheat: meet the companies to pitch at Cleantech Venture Day

Cleantech Venture Days have been running since 2006, and over the past 13 years, more than 220 companies have pitched their ideas and as much as 600 million euros have been invested post the events. Cambridge Cleantech has been hosting the event in London since 2017 and this year is partnering with Avanto Ventures and Oxfordshire Greentech…

We are very excited to see the list of companies that will be pitching on CVD 2020. There are some very innovative business propositions here, and it will be very much a ‘target rich environment’ for investors. As a sponsor of the event, we very much look forward to hearing about what these companies have to bring to the ever-growing cleantech sector.

Andrew Priest, partner at Hewitsons

Rolling out power grids across Africa

Uganda has been ranked among the four countries with the lowest electricity connections in Africa which is the darkest continent in the world. According to an analysis by Carolyn Logan, the Deputy Director of the research organisation Afrobarometer, 80% of Ugandans live in homes without an electricity connection. Only Burkina Faso, with 81% homes…


Top 3 Trends to Streamline the Usage of Clean Energy

To meet the future energy demands in environment-friendly ways, utility energy providers are continuously exploring innovative energy generation and distribution solutions. Harnessing the natural resources for extracting energy has become the primary agenda for various energy companies. With every passing year, energy producers are exploring…


Power Ledger purchases 250kW solar asset to launch energy auditing system

Power Ledger has purchased a 250kW photovoltaic (PV) system from Perdaman Advanced Energy, that will use a new data management and settlement system called PPA Vision. The Maddington-based PV system will integrate Power Ledger’s energy data management and settlement system through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)…

Our trials with energy retailers and governments around the world have highlighted the demand for a product that enabled autonomous management and settlement of energy generation and consumption.

Power Ledger Co-founder and Executive Chairman Dr Jemma Green

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