World’s First ‘Negative Emissions’ Power Plant Opens in Iceland

In October, the nation flipped the switch on the world’s first power plant that eliminates more CO2 than it produces. The pilot program, which is operated by Climeworks, can remove an estimated 50 metric tons of CO2 from the air each year. The gases aren’t just contained; rather, they are turned into limestone where they will …

Tata Power Launches India’s First Solar Carport

Indian companies continue to push for innovation with an endeavor to meet the highly ambitious renewable energy target set by the government. The conducive policy and regulatory regime for the development of renewable energy in the country has reaped the first solar-powered carport. Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power companies, has announced the …

Changes to National Monuments Could Benefit the Fossil Fuel Industry

On December 4, President Donald Trump announced plans to drastically reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah. “Some people think the natural resources of Utah should be controlled by a small handful of very distant bureaucrats located in Washington,” Trump said during the announcement, according to the New York Times. “And guess what? …

Alberta (Tar Sands Capital Of The World) Invests In 600 MW Of Wind Power

Bill McKibben calls the Alberta tar sands a “carbon bomb.” Not only does it require huge quantities of energy to separate the oil from the sands, the oil produced creates more carbon emissions than other types of oil. Think of it as liquid coal. But wind power may change all that. Thanks to the imperative …

November Another Strong Month For Scottish Renewables

Wind energy in Scotland provided more than three-quarters of the country’s entire electricity demand in November, according to new figures published by WeatherEnergy and highlighted by WWF Scotland. According to WeatherEnergy, wind energy sources provided 1,651,050 MWh of electricity to the National Grid, 77% of Scotland’s entire electricity demand for the month. If we restrict …

Vestas Secures Largest Indian Wind Turbine Order

Vestas announced on Wednesday that it has received its largest Indian wind turbine order with a 250 megawatt turnkey order stemming from the country’s first wind power auction held earlier this year in February. Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced on Wednesday that it had received its largest Indian wind turbine order, a 250 megawatt …

Siemens Announces Production Of New Solar PV Inverters In India

Siemens AG has announced plans to start manufacturing new solar photovoltaic inverters in India through its Indian arm Siemens India. Siemens India recently launched the Sinacon PV, a new generation 5,000 kVA central inverter which will be manufactured at the Kalwa plant near Mumbai. This inverter is a part of company’s new electrical balance of …