Chinese Technology Helps Cuba Build Largest Wind Farm

Cuba aims to become one of the more than 100 countries that will meet their energy demands with renewable sources like wind, water or sunlight by 2050, as experts predict. To reach that goal, Cuba plans to produce around 24 percent of its total energy needs from different renewable sources by 2030. It is an …

China Donates Thousands of Solar Power Generating Systems to Nepal

China on Sunday donated more than 32,000 solar power generating systems to Nepal to enhance its domestic capacity in combating climate change and to provide electricity to communities that have not had power since an earthquake in 2015. The donated items included 32,000 sets of household solar power generation systems and 325 sets of solar …

Renewable Energy Helps Michigan

In 2008, Michigan passed energy legislation that required big utility companies to generate a certain percentage of their electricity from clean, renewable energy. Fast-forward to 2018: Michigan gets more than 10 percent of our electricity from clean, renewable sources, like wind and solar, and new energy laws that took effect last year put us on …

Masdar Expands Renewables Portfolio Amid Flurry of Solar Deals Across Middle East

As clean energy firm Masdar unveiled a raft of deals aimed at expanding its renewables portfolio internationally, a flurry of wind and solar investments this week further served to highlight the Middle East and India’s rapidly growing presence in the global solar power market. Yesterday Abu Dhabi-owned Masdar signed an agreement with Egyptian electricity infrastructure …

Shell Continues Renewable Investment Spree With UK Solar PPA

Shell has continued its recent investment spree in the clean energy sector this week, announcing a Power Purchase Agreement in England which will make it the single off-taker from the largest solar farm in the country, the 69.8 megawatt Bradenstoke solar power plant. This most recent investment spree began last month, when four days before …

EU Lawmakers Back More Ambitious Renewables, Energy Saving Goals

European lawmakers approved draft measures on Wednesday to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption that envisage more ambitious climate goals, setting the stage for tough talks with reluctant EU member states. Under the plan backed by the European Parliament, renewable energy would account for at least 35 percent of the EU’s overall energy …

Worldwide Clean Energy Investments Hit $333.5 Billion Last Year

Global investment in renewable energy hit $333.5 billion in 2018, the second-highest on record, according to a new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). That’s a 3 percent jump from 2016 and 7 percent short of the $360 billion record set in 2015. In all, 2017 represented a record 160 commissioned gigawatts of clean …