Renewables Could Cover More Than One-Third of Energy Demand in CESEC

Within ten years, the economies of Central and South Eastern Europe could cover 34 percentage of their rising energy demand cost-effectively with renewables, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds. The Renewable Energy Roadmap for the Central and South Eastern Europe Energy Connectivity initiative (CESEC), released …

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Australia’s Capital Cities Face Water Restrictions as Dams Near 50%

Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane and Melbourne are all facing the prospect of dams below 50% capacity after low rainfall and high temperatures across the country. In Sydney, inflows are at their lowest since 1940. Greater Sydney’s 11 dams were at a combined 55% capacity on Sunday – compared to 73% at …

Microsoft Inks Deal for Hydropower in Washington

Microsoft has signed a new five-year agreement to buy hydropower for its campuses in Washington. The deal has been inked with the Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) for its Puget Sound campuses to be powered entirely by local hydro. Microsoft is also in the final stages of negotiating an …

RENEXPO® Energy, Waste & Water – Renewable Energy Hub for the Western Balkans

For the 6th year RENEXPO® is proving to be the leading platform in the Western Balkans region for presenting innovative technology solutions and efficient networking in renewable energy and energy efficiency sector. International trade fair and conference, RENEXPO® contributes to the regional market development, bringing together industry professionals, decision makers …

Blenheim Palace Goes Green with 100% Renewable Deal

The UNESCO World Heritage site will now be supplied with clean electricity from Good Energy. Good Energy is to provide Blenheim Palace with 100% renewable power under the terms of a new deal. The UNESCO World Heritage site says the move is part of an ongoing commitment to reduce its carbon …

About 70 Hydropower Projects in Himalayas at Risk of Quake-Triggered Landslides

During 2015 Nepal earthquake, the hydropower sector experienced severe losses. The country temporarily lost about 20 per cent of its hydropower capacity and more than 30 hydropower projects were damaged. The projects, which were affected by earthquake‐triggered landslides, were the worst hit. Two years prior to that, June 2013 flooding …