Egypt Set to Open Its First Solar Farm – and It’s the Largest in...

Egypt has long relied on environmentally taxing fossil fuels. Over 90% of electricity is generated from oil and natural gas, and the country subsidizes fossil fuels, making them a cheap option for its 96 million citizens. However, Egypt’s government plans to change courses and put itself on the clean energy …

Global Corporations Buy Record 7.2GW of Clean Energy So Far This Year

So far this year, global corporations have purchased 7.2GW of clean energy. New statistics released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) show this has already surpassed last year’s record of 5.4GW. Around 60% of 2018’s renewable procurement to date has come from the US, totalling 4.2GW – Facebook has been …

Cheap Material Could Radically Improve Battery Charging Speed

Discovery could accelerate adoption of electric cars and solar energy, as well as helping to recharge your smartphone in minutes. A newly identified group of materials could help recharge batteries faster, raising the possibility of smartphones that charge fully in minutes and accelerating the adoption of major clean technologies like …

New York State to Procure 800MW of Offshore Wind Power

New York State has announced a plan to procure around 800MW of offshore wind power by 2019. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said the move would support its goals of owning 2,400MW of new offshore wind generation by 2030, enough to power 1.2 million households, as well as its target of …

India’s Huge Solar Ambitions Could Push Coal Further into Shade

India says it intends to launch a tender for 100 gigawatts of solar power, 10 times the size of the current largest solar tender in the world – another Indian project scheduled to open for bids next month. But analysts have said the country has neither the infrastructure nor the …

New York Announces ‘Energy Storage Roadmap’ to Hit Low Carbon Goals

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an ‘Energy Storage Roadmap’ to guide the state toward its energy storage target of 1.5GW by 2025. This figure is equivalent to the electricity demand of a fifth of the state’s homes and if achieved, is expected to deliver approximately $2 billion …

EU Raises Renewable Energy Targets to 32% by 2030

The EU is raising its target for the amount of energy it consumes from renewable sources, in a deal lauded by the bloc’s climate chief as a hard-won victory for the switch to clean energy. Energy ministers agreed a binding renewable energy target of 32% by 2030, up from the …